PC5511 - Clinical Pharmaceutics
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Medicine & Dentistry
Clinical Pharmaceutics is a developing speciality, providing the pharmacist and other
healthcare professionals with the knowledge to aid the basic understanding of pharmaceutics
in determining or modifying the clinical outcomes for patients. This subject commences
with an introduction to clinical pharmaceutics which focuses on the use of dosage
forms for the delivery of drugs. Those dosage forms must however not be seen as inactive
vectors as not all dosage forms required by all patients especially paediatric and
geriatric patients are actually produced by the Pharmaceutical Industry. Throughout
this subject consideration will be given to the role of pharmacists in providing safe
and effective medicines, in whatever environment they may practice, whether that is
in community pharmacy, specialised hospital pharmacy or in rural and remote practice.
- demonstrate an understanding of the physicochemical factors of drugs which may impact
on the alteration or repackaging of a dosage form or drug product;
- demonstrate and in-depth knowledge of the impact on a patient's quality of life of
the alteration of medications, whether this is formulating a liquid dosage form from
tablets for paediatric patients or repackaging drugs into dose administration aids
for geriatric patients;
- demonstrate an ability to be able to relate the role of excipients in these drug products
to potential effects resulting from their modification;
- demonstrate an ability to implement the safe and effective use of these modified products
in an appropriate practice setting.
Study Period 1
|Census Date 26-Mar-2015
||Professor Beverley Glass.
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