Courses Catalogue

Introduction To Pharmaceutical Care & Clinical Lab Data

COURSE CODE: BPH 3201
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 5
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Pharmacy, B.Sc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Pharmacy
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

This core course introduces the concepts and theories in pharmaceutical care. It prepares students for clinical work by providing information on roles of a clinical pharmacist in patient care, effect of disease conditions on pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of drugs, and drug use in special groups.

 COURSE JUSTIFICATION

Procedures for drug selection, prescribing and patient care have become increasingly more complex and demanding, and should be undertaken as part of a multi-disciplinary process that involves pharmacists, some of whom are now prescribers in their own right, along with doctors, nurses and other members of the healthcare team. This course equips the students with the right knowledge, skills and attitude to ably be a part a multi-disciplinary health care team.

 COURSE AIM 

To develop the student’s ability to perform patient care. 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of this course, the student is expected to:

1.    Explain the concepts of clinical pharmacy and develop a pharmaceutical care plan

2.    Integrate and apply knowledge obtained in the basic and pharmaceutical sciences to solve clinical problems. 

3.    Co-operate with other health workers in patient care. 

4.    Interpret clinical laboratory data

5.    Describe the effect of disease conditions on the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of drugs