Courses Catalogue

Chemotherapy And Therapeutics

COURSE CODE: PHA 3104
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Pharmacy, B.Sc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Pharmacy
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

This course will be theoretical mainly. Practical where applicable will include visits to the hospital pharmacy to familiarize with the drugs themselves and encouraging the students to be in close contact with those in the laboratories to learn about culture and sensitivity testing while for their laboratory placement.


COURSE JUSTIFICATION/RATIONALE

This course is designed to introduce and build the student’s capacity in the use of both natural synthetic and semisynthetic chemicals to kill or inhibit the growth and proliferation of pathologic organisms.

 

COURSE AIM 

This course aims at imparting knowledge on the use of antimicrobial and chemotherapeutic agents to students, to be able to effectively treat both microbial infections and cancer.

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES

The student who completes this course properly will be able to:

1.    Explain the different chemotherapeutic agent used against pathologic infections. 

2.    Explain the different chemotherapeutic agents used in the treatment of neoplasms.

3.    Prescribe/use drugs rationally and effectively and to educate the community members on rational drug use.