Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE Pharmacy Practice 4

LEVEL 04 - Years 4, 5 in Modular UG or PG Cert Course



DESCRIPTION - Gastrointestinal System disorders:
o Control of gastric acidity and treatment of peptic ulcers
o Nausea and emesis
o Inflammatory bowel disease, constipation and diarrhoea
- Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders:
o Thyroid disorders, Diabetes, Anaemia
- Neurologic Disorders:
o Parkinsonism, Headache, Pain Management
- Rheumatic disorders, Osteoarthritis and Gout
- Bone disorders
- Cancer Chemotherapy
- Critical Care Therapeutics
- Infectious Diseases
- Techniques in Patient Counselling and Education
- Recent advances in pharmacotherapy
- Chronotherapeutics
- Pharmacy Practice and the Healthcare System
- Assessment of nutritional status and estimating nutritional requirements
- Nutrition support- oral, enteral and parenteral feeding
- Special diets- vegetarianism, allergies, modified consistency meals
- Nutrition management in coronary heart disease
- Nutrition management in diabetes
- Menu requirements and nutrition analysis of hospital meals
- Research methodology: dissemination of results, participation at the yearly symposium
- Practical experience in a community pharmacy

Study unit aims:

o to appreciate provision of pharmaceutical care in co-operation with patients, prescribers and other members of an interprofessional health care team based on therapeutic principles and evidence-based data taking into account relevant socio-economic factors, professional issues and evolving pharmaceutical technology

Learning Outcomes:

1. Knowledge & Understanding
By the end of this study unit, the student will be able to:

o propose therapeutic management of specific chronic disease states
o develop pharmaceutical care plans to meet patient needs
o integrate principles of pharmaceutical sciences into applied pharmacotherapy

2. Skills
By the end of this study unit, the student will be able to:

o Retrieve, evaluate and manage information in a critical, scientific and effective manner
o Communicate professional knowledge clearly to colleagues and patients orally and in writing
o Conduct medication use evaluations
o Evaluate and manage formulary processes
o Interact with individuals of different socio-economic background and health status to promote motivation for the adoption of healthy lifestyle habits

Main texts:

o Azzopardi L (ed). Lecture notes in pharmacy practice. 2009. London: Pharmaceutical Press
o Randall MD, Neil KE. Disease management: A Guide to Clinical Pharmacology. 2009. London: Pharmaceutical Press.
o Walker, R, Whittlesea, C. Clinical pharmacy and therapeutics. 2007. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone.
o Greene, RJ, Harris, N. Pathology and therapeutics for pharmacists: A Basis for Clinical Pharmacy Practice. London: Pharmaceutical Press. 2008
o Cipolle, RJ, Strand, LM, MORLEY PC. Pharmaceutical care practice. 1998. USA: McGraw Hill.
o Wright J, Gray A. Clinical Pharmacy Pocket companion. 2006, London: Pharmaceutical Press.
o Ferguson N. Osteoporosis in focus. 2004. London: Pharmaceutical Press.
o Patel A. Diabetes in focus. 2003. London: Pharmaceutical Press
o Redfern P. Chronotherapeutics. 2003. London: Pharmaceutical
o Azzopardi, L. Validation instruments for community pharmacy: Pharmaceutical care for the third millennium. 2000. Birminghamton, USA: Pharmaceutical Products Press.
o Brown, TR. ed. Handbook of institutional pharmacy practice. 1992. Bethesda: ASHP.
o McKay, AB, Hepler, CD, Knapp, DA. How to evaluate progressive pharmaceutical services. 1987. Bethesda: ASHP.
o Longe, RL, Calvert, JC., Young, YL. Physical assessment: a guide for evaluating drug therapy. 1994. Vancouver: Applied Therapeutics Inc.
o Koda-Kimble M.A, Young LY, Kradjan WA. Handbook of Applied Therapeutics. 2006. USA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
o Bond C. Concordance: A Partnership in Medicine Taking. 2004. London: Pharmaceutical Press.
o Bond C. Evidence-Based Pharmacy. 2000. London: Pharmaceutical Press
o Tugwell C. Parkinson’s Disease in Focus. 2007. London: Pharmaceutical Press.


STUDY-UNIT TYPE Synoptic Study-Unit

Assessment Component/s Assessment Due Resit Availability Weighting
Logbook SEM2 Yes 5%
Online Examination (3 Hours) SEM2 Yes 95%

LECTURER/S Alison Anastasi
Lilian M. Azzopardi
Anthony Serracino Inglott

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