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Area/Catalogue
PHAR 5028

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

Note: This offering may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Course ID
100673

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Unit Value
9

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

This class has not been
timetabled for year 2022.

Course owner

Course owner
UniSA Clinical & Health Sciences

Course aim

To provide students with the knowledge base and learning skills to contribute to the podiatry profession in matters of drugs and therapeutics

Course content

Applied pharmacokinetics; pharmacokinetic variation in disease and different age groups; pharmacokinetic drug interactions; therapeutic drug monitoring; Australia’s National Medicines Policy and the National Strategy for the Quality Use of Medicines. Pathophysiology, therapeutic management and practice issues in the management of infective diseases, clinical pharmacotherapeutics of anti-infective agents. Pathophysiology, therapeutic management and practice issues in the management of various disease states; cardiovascular diseases (including hypertension; heart failure; angina; clotting; coronary artery disease); respiratory diseases (including asthma and URTI); rheumatic diseases; endocrine (including diabetes, adrenal disease and thyroid disease), psychology and neurology (including epilepsy and psychosis; pain (including anaesthesia).  The syllabus includes discussions on the use of complementary medicines and non-prescription products in the management of these disease states. Critical literature review and drug information.

Textbook(s)

Therapeutic Guidelines:, Antibiotics, Current edition, North Melbourne

AMH, Australian Medicines Handbook, Current edition, Australian Medicines Handbook Pty Ltd., Adelaide

Birkett, D J 2010, Pharmacokinetics Made Easy, 2nd Ed (Pocket Guide), McGraw-Hill Company., Sydney

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
EXTERNAL, CITY EAST, ONLINE
External (Online Delivery) 13 weeks x -

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
EXTERNAL, CITY EAST, ONLINE
Written report (major) 2000 words 20% -
Written report (minor) 1000 words 10% -
Written examination 3 hours 70% -

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note: all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation.

Course Coordinators

UniSA Clinical & Health Sciences

Degrees this course is offered in

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