Courses - Faculty of Medical And Health Sciences


Pharmacy

Stage I

PHARMACY 107
15 Points

Special Topic

PHARMACY 111G
15 Points

Drugs and Society

The use of drugs in society including historical perspectives. Selected examples of the use of medicines in disease, recreational drug use and drug misuse, and cultural and ethnic influences on drug use. Differences between conventional and complementary medicines. The role of the pharmaceutical industry in drug discovery, manufacture and promotion. Legal and ethical issues pertaining to access to pharmaceuticals.

PHARMACY 199
0 Points

English Language Competency

To complete this course students must attain a level of competency in the English language as determined by the School of Pharmacy. This course must be completed prior to enrolling in PHARMACY 213.

Stage II

PHARMACY 211
30 Points

Applied Science for Pharmacy

Specific and selected aspects of chemistry, biochemistry, anatomy, physiology, immunology, microbiology, pathophysiology and pharmacology are explored in the context of beginning clinical pharmacy practice.

PHARMACY 212
30 Points

Pharmaceutical Science and Practice

The properties of materials, principles of pharmaceutical formulation, design of drug delivery systems and routes of administration of drugs are considered. The skills for competent pharmacy practice in New Zealand, including law, ethics, medicines information, clinical communication, cultural competence and elements of human behaviour are introduced.

PHARMACY 213
60 Points

Pharmacy 1

The optimal drug treatment of dermatological, gastrointestinal and respiratory diseases and disorders is explored through an integrated multidisciplinary systems-based approach. Clinical and professional skills in law and ethics, critical appraisal, medicines information, pharmaceutical compounding and calculations, clinical communication and cultural competence are introduced. Introductory experiential learning opportunities in hospital and community pharmacy sites are provided.

Prerequisite: PHARMACY 199, 211, 212

Stage III

PHARMACY 303
15 Points

Pharmaceutics 2

The scientific principles of formulation and drug delivery, and the choice of appropriate routes of administration. Principles behind the development of pharmaceutical dosage forms capable of achieving predictable and reproducible therapeutic responses are developed, including an introduction to industrial processes and quality assurance.

Prerequisite: PHARMACY 202

PHARMACY 311
60 Points

Pharmacy 2

The optimal drug treatment of cardiovascular, hepatic, renal, and infectious diseases and disorders are explored through an integrated multidisciplinary systems-based approach. Clinical pharmacy skills in law and ethics, dispensing, medicines information, adherence support, clinical communication, physical assessment and management are further developed. Experiential learning opportunities in industry, residential care, general practice and government agencies are provided.

Prerequisite: PHARMACY 211-213

PHARMACY 312
60 Points

Pharmacy 3

The optimal drug treatment of endocrine, musculoskeletal, eye, ear, nose and throat, and dental diseases and disorders and women’s and men’s health issues are explored through an integrated multidisciplinary systems-based approach. Clinical pharmacy skills in law and ethics, dispensing, medicines information, clinical communication, management, quality and safety, and research skills are further developed. Further experiential learning opportunities are provided.

Prerequisite: PHARMACY 311

Stage IV

PHARMACY 410
30 Points

PHARMACY 410A
15 Points

PHARMACY 410B
15 Points

Dissertation

Students undertake an original research project in the areas of pharmacy practice, clinical pharmacy and pharmaceutical science. They develop an awareness of the purpose, nature and practice of research and an ability to undertake an original research project in a small group under the supervision of an academic member of staff.

Prerequisite: PHARMACY 311, 312

To complete this course students must enrol in PHARMACY 410 A and B, or PHARMACY 410

PHARMACY 411
45 Points

Pharmacy 4

The optimal drug treatment of haematological, nutritional and psychiatric diseases and disorders and cancers are explored through an integrated multidisciplinary systems-based approach. Clinical pharmacy skills in areas such as as law and ethics, dispensing, aseptic compounding, medicines information, management, and teamwork and leadership are further developed. Advanced experiential learning opportunities in pharmacy sites, including in rural locations, are provided.

Prerequisite: PHARMACY 311, 312

PHARMACY 412
45 Points

Pharmacy 5

The optimal drug treatment of neurological diseases and disorders, children’s and older persons’ health issues and patients with multiple morbidities is explored through an integrated multidisciplinary systems-based approach. Clinical pharmacy skills in law and ethics, dispensing, medicines information, management, teamwork and leadership, pharmacoeconomics and health technology assessment are further developed. Further advanced experiential learning opportunities are provided.

Prerequisite: PHARMACY 411

Postgraduate 700 Level Courses

PHARMACY 750
30 Points

Pharmaceutical Formulation

Physiological and physicochemical factors in drug delivery and formulation of pharmaceutical products. Consideration of both traditional (e.g., solutions, semi-solids, solids, aerosols) and novel (e.g., liposomal) drug delivery systems based on the experimental literature.

PHARMACY 751
30 Points

Pharmaceutical Techniques

Experimental and analytical techniques in the assessment of pharmaceutical products and of drug action in biological systems. Consideration of pharmacopoeial and official standards, drug stability and drug metabolism.

PHARMACY 752
15 Points

Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance

Principles of good manufacturing practice (GMP), quality assurance and quality control as applied to pharmaceutical products and processes. Consideration of relevant industrial processes, legislation, safety issues, packaging, labelling, stability and regulatory requirements.

PHARMACY 753
15 Points

Regulatory Affairs

National and international requirements pertaining to the registration, licensing and distribution of pharmaceutical products. Consideration of the legal framework, pre-clinical testing, clinical trials, pharmacovigilance, role of statutory authorities, pharmacoeconomic data and the role of health professionals.

PHARMACY 754
15 Points

Pharmaceutical Science Research Proposal

A comprehensive critical study of the literature pertaining to the proposed thesis research. This will include a review of the relevant methodologies, the analysis of research results and the relationship of published work to the proposed research.

PHARMACY 760
15 Points

Literature Review in Pharmaceutical Sciences

A thorough investigation of the current literature in a specified area leading to a comprehensive review with the intent of a review publication.

PHARMACY 761
15 Points

Pharmaceutical Science Research Project

Building on the experience gained in PHARMACY 754, a practical research project in a specified field is conducted. An introductory review of the relevant literature, hypothesis, research methodology and findings framed within the current literature will be reported.

Prerequisite: PHARMACY 754

PHARMACY 762
15 Points

Literature Review in Pharmacy Practice

A thorough investigation of the current literature in a specified area of pharmacy practice or pharmacotherapy leading to a comprehensive review with the intent of a review publication.

PHARMACY 763
15 Points

Case Studies in Pharmacy Practice

The investigation and construction of case studies in a current area of pharmacy practice to a quality suitable for submission for publication.

PHARMACY 764
30 Points

Medicines Information and Critical Appraisal

Develops advanced skills in the retrieval, evaluation and dissemination of medicines information, as well as the ability to critically evaluate clinical literature in the context of selected common therapeutic areas.

Restriction: PHARMACY 712

PHARMACY 765
30 Points

Medicines Management and Pharmaceutical Care

Explores the concepts of medicines management and pharmaceutical care planning in the context of selected common therapeutic areas. The course will emphasise the role of the pharmacist in the optimisation of medicines therapy for individual patients.

Prerequisite: PHARMACY 764

Restriction: PHARMACY 712

PHARMACY 766
30 Points

Applied Pharmacotherapy

Explores current pharmacotherapeutics in the context of common disease presentations and special populations (for example the very young and the elderly), allowing for some specialisation in the student's areas of interest.

Prerequisite: PHARMACY 764, 765

PHARMACY 767
30 Points

Advanced Pharmacotherapy

Explores current pharmacotherapeutics in the context of patients with complex pathologies and complex clinical needs, allowing for some specialisation in the student's areas of interest.

Prerequisite: PHARMACY 764, 765

PHARMACY 768
30 Points

Innovative Pharmacy Services

Explores the design, implementation and evaluation of novel and innovative pharmacy services in the context of the individual's practice setting; principles of pharmaceutical management and strategic development of new services.

Prerequisite: PHARMACY 764, 765

PHARMACY 769
30 Points

Principles of Prescribing

Legal and ethical considerations; communication with patients and other health professionals; clinical reasoning and decision-making; physical assessment and diagnostic skills; 'mechanics' of prescribing; pharmacoeconomic considerations.

PHARMACY 770
30 Points

Prescribing Practicum

A practicum for prescribing: an experiential placement where the pharmacist develops experience in prescribing under the overarching guidance of a designated medical prescriber.

Prerequisite: PHARMACY 769

PHARMACY 771
15 Points

Special Studies

PHARMACY 772
15 Points

Special Studies

PHARMACY 773
30 Points

Special Topic

PHARMACY 774
30 Points

Special Topic

PHARMACY 792
60 Points

PHARMACY 792A
30 Points

PHARMACY 792B
30 Points

Dissertation

To complete this course students must enrol in PHARMACY 792 A and B, or PHARMACY 792

PHARMACY 796A
60 Points

PHARMACY 796B
60 Points

Thesis

To complete this course students must enrol in PHARMACY 796 A and B

PHARMACY 797
120 Points

Research Portfolio

Supervised research that represents the personal scholarly work of a student based on a coherent area of enquiry. Culminates in a conclusive piece of work related to a specific area of specialisation or aspect of practice in health.

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