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PC4101 - Endocrine and Reproductive Pharmacy

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: School of Pharmacy & Molecular Sciences

Available to level 4 Bachelor of Pharmacy students.

Students will learn the physiological and pathophysiological aspects of the reproductive system, including obstetrics, infertility, contraception and gynaecological disorders. The pathophysiology and management of disorders of the endocrine system, such as pancreatic, thyroid and adrenal gland dysfunction. Students will also be taught the relationship between the endocrine and the reproductive system and other body systems such as the central nervous system, immunology and reproduction. The treatment and/or prevention of these conditions in rural and remote Australia will be discussed, with particular reference to the management of diabetes in the Indigenous population of Australia.The student will become knowledgeable about the underlying basis for the normal function and common dysfunctions of the endocrine system. Therapeutic interventions in the normal function of the reproductive system will be explored. Information will be presented in an integrated manner to allow students to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to provide effective primary health and pharmaceutical care to the community and other health care professionals.

Learning Outcomes

  • describe the basic structure, function and dysfunction of the endocrine and reproductive system;
  • describe the pharmacotherapeutics and pharmaceutical dosage forms associated with treatment of diseases of the endocrine and reproductive system, their pharmacology, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics;
  • develop an understanding of the effects that pregnancy and lactation may have on the use of therapeutic agents;
  • develop an understanding of the role of the pharmacist in monitoring, compliance, blood glucose level monitoring, personal hygiene of patients, identification of symptoms, emergency treatment, drug-drug interactions, interpretation of results, research needed, epidemiology and the effect of Indigenous population needs and compliance;
  • develop and understand the pharmacoeconomic implications of diseases and the management there of to promote the Quality Use of Medicines with particular focus on rural and remote communities and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations.
Prerequisites: PC3001 AND PC3002 AND (PC3204 OR PC3015) AND CH3100 AND PC3005 AND PC3201 AND (PC3202 OR PC3102) AND (PC3205 OR PC3016)


Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: Professor Beverley Glass, Mrs Sue Carson, <Person not found>, <Person not found>, Dr Lisa Chilton.
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • 24 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); other exams (25%); assignments (15%).

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