Courses Catalogue

Management Of Infectious Diseases

COURSE CODE: BPH 4101
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 6
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Pharmacy, B.Sc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Pharmacy
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

This course covers the pathophysiology, treatment and prevention of diseases that are caused by bacteria, fungi, viruses and helminthes. 

COURSE JUSTIFICATION

This core clinical course introduces students to the management of infectious diseases. The course largely focuses on the pathophysiology and management of infectious diseases. The knowledge, skills and attitude obtained from this course are vital to a pharmacist's pharmaceutical care role and job responsibilities in the management of infectious diseases.

COURSE AIM

To instill appropriate knowledge, skills and attitude essential for the prevention and management of infectious diseases. 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

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


1.    Explain the pathophysiology of infectious disease states

2.    Draw a pharmaceutical care plan essential for the management of infectious diseases


3.    Identify drug-related needs of patients and explain possible drug interactions and adverse effects of drugs used in the management of infectious disease states 

4.    Identify drug-related needs of patients with communicable diseases


5.    Communicate effectively with patients and other health care professionals