PHARMACOLOGY FOR PODIATRISTS FOR EXCHANGE STUDENTS

SHE Level 3
SCQF Credit Points 10.00
ECTS Credit Points 5.00
Module Code M3B222020
Module Leader Wendy Smith
School School of Health and Life Sciences
Subject Podiatry
Trimesters
  • A (September start)
  • B (January start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

Meeting University/programme requirements to proceed to 3rd year.

Summary of Content

The module provides an understanding of the basic principles of drug-receptor interaction, the routes of absorption and elimination of drugs and selected aspects of drug interactions. Drug action on the cardiovascular, respiratory, haemostatic and fibrinolytic systems with selected examples of their application. Drugs used to control pain and inflammation, bacterial, viral and fungal infection.

Syllabus

The module provides an understanding of the basic principles of drug-receptor interaction, the routes of absorption and elimination of drugs and selected aspects of drug interactions. Drug action on the cardiovascular, respiratory, haemostatic and fibrinolytic systems with selected examples of their application. Drugs used to control pain and inflammation, bacterial, viral and fungal infection.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the module the student should be able to:have the knowledge and understanding to gain access to a range of selected Prescription Only Medicines. appreciate the therapeutic role of selected pharmacological agents in a range of pathologies.demonstrate an understanding of the medico-legal context which underpins prescription, supply and administration of medicines on the approved listdemonstrate awareness of a patient centred approach to prescribing, supply and administration of medicinesoperate within the field of knowledge and scope of practice recognised by the SCP and HPCdescribe and understand their role within the public health context and in the maintenance of professional relationships between medical and other prescribers as relevant to the prescription, supply and administration of approved medicines

Teaching / Learning Strategy

Classroom didactic lectures will supply the theoretical basis of knowledge,which will be enhanced by interactive tutorials, case studies and application in the clinical environment. Directed learning will promote the enquiring mind and an ability to extract material from a variety of sources. Thus a clinical reasoned rational approach to problem solving is achieved through tutorials, classroom interactions, case studies and clinical studies. Independent learning is encouraged at 3rd year to prepare the student for 4th year studies. This is part of a teaching and learning strategy in preparation for clinical reasoning and continuous professional development.

Indicative Reading

Essential Texts Page C, Hoffman B, Curtis M, Walker M (2006) Integrated pharmacology Mosby Additional recommended reading Rang H P, Dale M M, Ritter J M (2003)Pharmacology 4th edition Churchill Livingstone Winstanley P & Walley T Medical Pharmacology: A clinical core text for integrated curricula with self-assessment Churchill Livingstone Antonaccio M J (1990) Cardiovascular Pharmacology Raven Press

Transferrable Skills

Communication skills Clinical reasoning skills Verbal and non-verbal communication including written skills Negotiation and problem solving Independent study skills

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Lectures (FT) 24.00
Tutorials (FT) 12.00
Assessment (FT) 10.00
Independent Learning (FT) 54.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Exam (Exams Office) 2.00 100.00 50% MCQs Pass mark of 50% (separately certificated).