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Course structure
This course covers six fundamental themes :
A . Structure and function of the body ( how the body works ) These studies will provide you with the foundational understanding and knowledge of the human body , including studies of anatomy , physiology and biochemistry relevant to pharmacists .
• How the body works ( 12 points )
B . Drug structure , disposition , and action ( how medicines work ) You ’ ll learn the important aspects for a molecule to become a medicine , and how medicines produce their effects . This will include studies of medicinal chemistry , pharmacology , pharmaceutics and pharmacokinetics / pharmacodynamics .
• How medicines work I , II and III ( 30 points )
C . Professional practice ( what pharmacists do ) These studies will equip you with the sociocultural context in which the pharmacist and the client operate , social and health practice issues , ethical , legal context of pharmacy , and relevant professional and social values necessary for practice .
• Professional practice I , II , III , IV and V ( 36 points )
D . Comprehensive care Through these studies , you ’ ll acquire knowledge about diseases and disorders and their management . You ’ ll understand the relationship between pathophysiology and the design and use of drugs in treating various health conditions .
• Respiratory and gastrointestinal disease ( six points )
• Dermatology and pain ( six points )
• Endocrinology and renal ( six points )
• Cardiovascular ( six points )
• Blood , brain and cancers ( 12 points )
• Pathogens , host defense and treatments ( 12 points )
• Acute care : Inquiry cases ( 12 points )
• Integrated care ( 12 points )
E . Inquiry and innovation These studies will build upon problem-solving and innovative thinking skills developed in previous units . You ’ ll apply these skills to conduct a project and explore innovative solutions in a laboratory , clinical , social or business environment .
• Inquiry and innovation I , II and III ( 24 points )
F . Professional experience You ’ ll participate in work-based training and experiential programs in a variety of settings to develop and give context for your skill development .
• Student experiential placements I and II ( 18 points )
PHARMACY
What your course will look like
YEAR 1
UNITS
Semester 1 24 Credit points
PHR1011 Professional practice I 6 Credit points
PHR1021 How medicines work I 6 Credit points
PHR1031 How the body works 12 Credit points
Semester 2 24 Credit points
PHR1012 Professional practice II 6 Credit points
PHR1022 How medicines work II 18 Credit points
YEAR 2
UNITS
Semester 1 24 Credit points
PHR2011 Professional practice III 6 Credit points
PHR2021 How medicines work III 6 Credit points
PHR2041 Respiratory and gastrointestinal disease 6 Credit points
PHR2141 Dermatology and pain 6 Credit points
Semester 2 24 Credit points
PHR2012 Professional practice IV 12 Credit points
PHR2042 Endocrinology and renal 6 Credit points
PHR2142 Cardiovascular 6 Credit points
YEAR 3
UNITS
Semester 1 24 Credit points
PHR3041 Blood , brain and cancers 12 Credit points
PHR3141 Pathogens , host defence and treatments 12 Credit points
Semester 2 24 Credit points
PHR3062 Student experiential placements I 6 Credit points
PHR3042 Acute care : Inquiry cases 12 Credit points
PHR5052 Inquiry and innovation methods 6 Credit points
YEAR 3
UNITS
Semester 1 18 Credit points
PHR4061 Student experiential placements II 12 Credit points
PHR5151 Inquiry and innovation projects 12 Credit points
Semester 2 24 Credit points
PHR4012 Professional practice V 6 Credit points
PHR5252 Inquiry and innovation results 6 Credit points
PHR4042 Integrated care 12 Credit points
How the Body Works units How Medicine Works units Professional Practice units Comprehensive Care units Inquiry and Innovation units Professional Experience units
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