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PA10309: Fundamentals of pharmacy: the healthy body 2

[Page last updated: 15 October 2020]

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology
Further information on credits Credits: 12      [equivalent to 24 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 240
Further information on unit levels Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: EX 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • EXAMINATION (EX 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: While taking this module you must take PA10306 AND take PA10307 AND take PA10308 AND take PA10310
Description: Aims:
To provide the student pharmacist with an understanding of the structure and function of the major organs and systems of the human body, the physiological principles of homeostasis, and regulation of these systems relevant to pharmacy.
To provide the student pharmacist with an understanding of the principles of patient consultation skills and provide the opportunity to engage with patients.

Learning Outcomes:
After taking this unit, the student pharmacist should be able to:
* Describe the structure and function of the major organs and systems of the human body.
* Demonstrate knowledge of how the function of major organs and systems is integrated and regulated in normal healthy physiology
* Describe the structure of a patient centred consultation and patient centred communication skills and apply these skills in responding to patients symptoms of minor ailments in the normally healthy patient.

Skills:
Scientific and practical skills (T/F/A) Study skills, handling information, working with others (T/F) Problem solving (T/F/A).

Content:

* Personal and interpersonal skills for communicating with patients about healthy lifestyles
* Introduction to consultation skills
* Liver anatomy & function
* Skin anatomy & function
* Kidney: anatomy & function, overview of ions & water regulation.
* Bladder and micturition
* Lungs and respiratory system
* Regulation of respiration, chemical / neuronal
* Understanding oxygen transport
* Acid / base balance
* Cellular respiration & energy, ATP, NAD, NADH
* Cellular metabolism: glucose transport & pathways
* Cellular metabolism: tricarboxylic acid cycle
* Anatomy of the cardiovascular system
* Blood flow and heart rate
* Cardiac output & ECG
* Blood pressure regulation
* The blood brain barrier
* Body temperature and energy balance
* Diet and nutrition for a healthy body
* Introduction to endocrine system
* Calcium homeostasis: bone and joint physiology
* Calcium homeostasis: hormonal regulation
* Glucose homeostasis - Pancreas
* Introduction to Diabetes
* Neuroendocrine regulation and pituitary
* Reproductive system
* Hormones of pregnancy, menopause and contraception
* Thyroid gland
* Adrenal gland.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

PA10309 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology
  • USPA-AFM03 : MPharm(Hons) Pharmacy (Year 1)
  • USPA-AKM03 : MPharm(Hons) Pharmacy with integrated pre-registration year (Year 1)

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