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PA50223: Surgery

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2015/6
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:
  • Medicines Optimisation Tool (CW 70% - Qualifying Mark: 40)
  • Case-Based Discussion (CW 20% - Qualifying Mark: 40)
  • Reflection (CARE) (CW 10% - 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:
To update pharmacists on the disease and patient monitoring factors that should be considered when prescribing for surgical patients.

Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this unit the student will be able to::
1. Analyse the role of the healthcare professional / pharmacist in prescribing and monitoring medication for surgical patients (knowledge & understanding skill).
2. Explain the disease and patient monitoring factors that are influenced before, during and after surgery (knowledge & understanding skill).
3. Critically evaluate the evidence base for management of thromboembolic disease, analgesia, infection and post operative nausea and vomiting (intellectual skill).
4. Assess the local availability and role of guidelines and protocols for use by a multidisciplinary team for the management of surgical patients (professional skill). Reflect on their own practice in supporting surgical patients and identify areas for continuous improvement (professional skill).


* Knowledge and understanding through monitoring of medicines and patients.
* Intellectual skills of critical evaluation of evidence.
* Communication skills through working in multidisciplinary teams; undertaking patient monitoring; report writing.
* Professional skills of reflection on practice.


* Unit Introduction
* Pharmaceutical Care for Surgical Patients
* Nutrition
* Developing Protocols and Guidelines
* Thromboembolic Disease - treatment and prophylaxis
* Management of Infection, PONV and surgical complications
* Analgesia and the Surgical Patient
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

PA50223 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology
* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2015/16 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2016/17 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2015/16.
* 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.