This unit provides detailed therapeutic principles to form a basis for developing clinical knowledge and skills in the delivery of pharmaceutical care.
The course material is designed to facilitate the learning of clinical pharmacology, disease states, and the therapeutic principles in their management. Treatment strategies will also include non-pharmacological agents and complementary treatments where appropriate.
Topics include disease processes and therapeutic principles in the management of diseases in the following areas: oncology, male disorders including erectile dysfunction and benign prostatic hyperplasia, and common female disorders including menopause, menstrual disorders and pregnancy-related complications. Principles of palliative care and paediatric therapeutics will also be discussed.
Complex multiple disease states and their management will be reviewed, with special emphasis on the prevalence of these conditions in the indigenous and remote communities where appropriate.
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