Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology, Unit Catalogue 2007/08
| Credits: 6 |
| Modular: no specific semester|
|Assessment: CW 100%|
Aims: This clinical module aims to update pharmacists on malignant diseases and patient monitoring factors that should be considered when providing pharmaceutical care for these patients.
By the end of the unit the student will be able to:
1. Describe and analyse the role of the healthcare professional / pharmacist in prescribing and monitoring medication for patients with malignant diseases (knowledge and understanding)
2. Explain the disease and patient monitoring factors that are influenced in this therapeutic area (knowledge and understanding, professional practical skill)
3. Critically evaluate the evidence base and medicines management issues for treatment of malignant diseases and be able to present this information to your peer group (intellectual skill)
4. Reflect on their own practice in prescribing and medicines management issues for these patients and identify areas for continuous improvement (personal transferable skill).
* Planning & organisation (Taught/Facilitated)
* Handling information (Taught/Facilitated/Assessed)
* Written communication (Taught/Facilitated/Assessed)
* Working with others (Taught/Facilitated)
* Scientific & practical skills (Taught/Facilitated/Assessed)
* Improving learning & performance (Taught/Facilitated/Assessed)
* Problem solving (Taught/Facilitated).
* Unit Introduction
* Introduction to Cancer
* Basics of Cancer Chemotherapy
* Complications with Chemotherapy
* Management of Patients with Solid Tumours
* Leukaemia and Lymphoma
* Drug Administration and Drug Delivery Systems in Oncology
* Pharmacy Cytotoxic Services.