MPharm Pharmacy

Year of entry: 2022

Course unit details:
The Patient (Year 2): Pathology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics 1

Unit code PHAR20300
Credit rating 20
Unit level Level 2
Teaching period(s) Full year
Offered by Pharmacy
Available as a free choice unit? No

Pre/co-requisites

Unit title Unit code Requirement type Description
The Medicine (Year 1) PHAR10100 Pre-Requisite Compulsory
The Pharmacist (Year 1) PHAR10200 Pre-Requisite Compulsory
The Patient (Year 1): Introduction to Human Biology PHAR10300 Pre-Requisite Compulsory
The Public (Year 1): Public Health Microbiology PHAR10400 Pre-Requisite Compulsory
The Medicine (Year 2) PHAR20100 Co-Requisite Compulsory
The Pharmacist (Year 2): Law and Professional Practice PHAR20200 Co-Requisite Compulsory
The Public (Year 2): Infectious Disease & Prophylaxis/Treatment in Public Health PHAR20400 Co-Requisite Compulsory
Integrated Professional Practice (Part 1) PHAR10500 Pre-Requisite Compulsory
Yr 2 Integrated Prof Practice PHAR20500 Co-Requisite Compulsory
Integrated Professional Practice Part 2 PHAR10600 Pre-Requisite Compulsory

Aims

To provide an understanding of the physiology and pathophysiology of the cardiovascular, gastrointestinal (GI), pulmonary and renal systems.

To provide an understanding of pharmacology-based treatments and therapeutic management of major disease conditions of the above systems.

Learning outcomes

To provide an understanding of the normal physiology of the cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, pulmonary and renal systems.

To appreciate the relevance and contribution of physiological processes to basic pharmacokinetics.

To provide an understanding of major pathological disease states and conditions which affect the normal physiology of the cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, pulmonary and renal systems.

To provide an understanding of key biological drug targets associated with the cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, pulmonary and renal systems and the mechanisms by which therapeutic drugs act in these systems.

To develop problem solving, data analysis and practical skills.

Teaching and learning methods

 
 

Assessment methods

Formative Assessment

A model examination paper is available on Blackboard.

Use of in-teaching quizzes and cases.

Blackboard MCQ formative assessments are available online

Summative Assessment

Semester 1

  • Semester 1 consolidated examination: 25% contribution to the unit mark
  • Pharmacology lab report (coursework): 25% contribution to the unit mark.
  • Physiology case study (coursework) - pass/fail
  • Semester 1 TBL: Part of IPP, marks contribute to the IPP mark

Semester 2

  • Semester 2 consolidated examination: 25% contribution to the unit mark
  • Physiology calculations assessment (coursework): 25% contribution to the unit mark.
  • Physiology case study (coursework) - pass/fail
  • Semester 2 TBL: Part of IPP, marks contribute to the IPP mark
  • Year 2 Integrated Exam: Part of IPP, marks contribute to the IPP mark

Notes

The consolidated exams will contain questions from all three units (The Medicine, The Public and The Patient) contributing equally. Students must achieve a minimum of 40% over both semesters in The Patient sections of the consolidated exam.

 Three component marks will be reported to the Examination Board as below.  In order to pass this module you will need at least 40% in each of the following components:

Component 1: Semester 1 and semester 2 consolidated exams contribute 50% to the overall mark for the unit.  Exam marks refers to marks received for “The Patient” part of the consolidated exam. Students must achieve a minimum of 40% over both semesters in the Patient sections of the consolidated exam.

Component 2: Marks for pharmacology lab report (semester 1) and physiology assessment (semester 2) will be combined to generate a single component mark which contributes 50% of the total mark for this unit.

Component 3: Mandatory physiology case studies (coursework) from semester one and two are graded as a pass or fail.

The Year 2 integrated exam (semester 2) and TBL marks (from both semesters) contribute to the IPP marks.

Assessment

Weighting

Credits

Semester 1 consolidated exam

25%

5

Semester 1 physiology case study

P/F

0

Semester 1 pharmacology lab report

25%

5

Semester 2 consolidated exam

25%

5

Semester 2 physiology case study

P/F

0

Semester 2 physiology calculations assessment

25%

5

 

Feedback methods

Laboratory classes: written formative feedback will be provided on practical reports.

Tutorial classes: feedback is provided during the tutorial sessions.

Students are encouraged to individually discuss issues with academic staff before/after lectures, practical sessions and tutorials as appropriate.

Students are encouraged to contact academic staff by email to discuss issues or to arrange an appointment.

Recommended reading

Stanfield. Principles of Human Physiology - 5th Edition. Pearson Education.

Note - any edition of this text is acceptable. Full text available via the University Library website (VLE books).

Rang, Dale, Ritter and Flower. Rang & Dale’s Pharmacology - 9th Edition. Churchill Livingston.

Full text available via the University Library website (Elsevier eLibrary).

Greene and Harris. Pathology & Therapeutics for Pharmacists: A basis for clinical practice - 3rd Edition. Pharmaceutical Press.

Full text available via the University Library website (Ebook central).

Whittlesea and Hodson. Clinical Pharmacy & Therapeutics - 6th Edition. Elsevier Health Sciences.

Full text available via the University Library website (Elsevier eLibrary).

Boarder, Newby and Navti. Pharmacology for pharmacy and the health sciences: a patient-centred approach – 2nd edition. Oxford University Press.

Full text available via the University Library (hard copy).

 

Study hours

Scheduled activity hours
Lectures 49
Practical classes & workshops 9
Tutorials 2
Work based learning 2
Independent study hours
Independent study 220

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Sarah Knighton Unit coordinator
Katherine Finegan Unit coordinator

Additional notes

Attendance Requirements

A minimum of 80% attendance at tutorials and laboratory/practical classes is required in order to pass the unit. Students who fail to attend a minimum of 80% of the teaching sessions will not normally be able to progress.

 

 

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