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PA50201: Endocrinology

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2014/5
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology
Further information on credits Credits: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Modular (no specific semester)
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Case Based Discussion (CW 20% - Qualifying Mark: 40)
  • Medicines Optimisation Tool (CW 40% - Qualifying Mark: 40)
  • Reflection (CW 10% - Qualifying Mark: 40)
  • Skills Development Project (CW 30% - Qualifying Mark: 40)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
The aim of this unit is to update pharmacists on the disease and patient monitoring factors that should be considered when providing pharmaceutical care for patients with conditions of the endocrine system.

Learning Outcomes:
By the end of the unit students will be able to:
1. Describe and analyse the role of the healthcare professional / pharmacist in prescribing and monitoring medication for patients with diseases of the endocrine system (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 diseases of the endocrine system (intellectual skill).
4. Assess the role of the pharmacist and practice the skill of providing current and critically appraised evidence to patients in order for them to make informed decisions about treatment options in this therapeutic area, and specifically in HRT (professional practical skill).
5. 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)
* Study skills (Taught/Facilitated)
* Handling information (Taught/Facilitated)
* Written communication (Taught/Facilitated/Assessed)
* Working with others (Taught/Facilitated)
* Scientific & practical skills (Taught/Facilitated/Assessed)
* Improving learning & performance (Taught/Facilitated)
* Information & communication technology (ICT) (Taught/Facilitated)
* Problem solving (Taught/Facilitated).


* Unit Introduction
* Hormonal Contraception and Fertility
* Hormone Replacement Therapy
* Diabetes - Type 1
* Diabetes - Type 2
* Diabetes - Complications
* Thyroid Conditions
* Pituitary Disorders
* Osteoporosis.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

PA50201 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology
* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2014/15 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2015/16 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2014/15.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.