|Student Contribution Band:||Band 4|
|Administered by:||School of Pharmacy & Molecular Sciences|
Available to level 3 Bachelor of Pharmacy students.
Injury is one of the top four causes of morbidity and mortality in the Australian population, with a much higher incidence in young men in farming, Indigenous and rural communities. Patients frequently present to a pharmacist for advice about sports injuries and arthritic conditions.Students will explore the role of the musculoskeletal system in human movement and the management of common and chronic musculoskeletal conditions. They will gain a thorough knowledge of the pathophysiology and drugs used for treating musculoskeletal conditions, especially those found in tropical areas and Indigenous populations. They will develop the skills to educate patients about the appropriate use and storage of these agents with an emphasis being placed on patient education and prevention of illness.The use of non-pharmacological methods in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions will be discussed.
|Prerequisites:||All level 2 BPharm subjects|
|Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal|
|Census Date 22-Mar-2012|
|Coordinator:||Mr David Herron|
|Lecturers:||Professor Beverley Glass, Assoc. Professor Helen Anscomb, Dr John Smithson, <Person not found>, Assoc. Professor Rebecca Sealey.|
|Assessment:||end of semester exam (60%); osce (25%); assignments (15%).|
Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.