SHE Level 3
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code M3B326098
Module Leader Allan Thomson
School School of Health and Life Sciences
Subject Podiatry
  • B (January start)

Summary of Content

-142b7 This module will provide students with the knowledge and understanding of the medicines covered by the HCPC annotation POM-S which relates specifically to medicines for sale and supply including named antibiotics, analgesics and medicines covered by the POM-S annotation. b7 This 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. b7 This module builds on the medicine and pathology module from level 2 and provides an understanding of drug action on the cardiovascular, respiratory, haemostatic and fibrinolytic systems with selected examples of their application and drugs used to control pain and inflammation, bacterial, viral and fungal infection.


-142b7 Pharmacology: -142 o General principles of pharmacology (pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics) associated physiology applied to specific drug groups of relevance to podiatry including analgesics, anti-inflammatory, antibiotics and other medicines either covered by the POMS-S annotation or of interest in the podiatry context. o Adverse reactions, interactions and contra-indications. -142b7 Use of medicines in a team context. -142b7 Analgesics, NSAIDs and adjuvants - the WHO pain ladder b7 Opioids, overuse and addiction b7 Antibiotics and antibiotic resistance b7 Antifungals b7 Evidence based approach to use of medicines. b7 Clinical governance b7 Legal and policy, liability, indemnity, ethical use of medicines b7 Decision making related to use of medicines and consideration of non-drug treatment or referral for treatments. b7 Using the British National Formulary b7 Licensing and monitoring of medicines b7 Audit of prescription only medicines in practice. b7 Managing drug associated clinical emergencies. b7 C

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this module the student should be able to:1. Demonstrate an understanding of general pharmacology principles.2. Demonstrate an understanding of the pharmacological management of podiatry patients as part of a person centred multidisciplinary team demonstrating knowledge of the different needs of specific client groups including children, elderly, pregnancy, nursing mothers inclusive of the legal, cognitive and emotional factors.3. Demonstrate a knowledge of the British National Formulary and its use as part of the decision making process in the safe, appropriate and cost effective use of medicines.4. Demonstrate the required knowledge and skills for safe and effective use of the podiatry POM-S annotation within the relevant legal and professional regulations.

Teaching / Learning Strategy

-142b7 Classroom based keynote lectures will supply the theoretical basis of knowledge which will be enhanced by interactive tutorials, case studies and application to the clinical environment. This will be further supported by a variety of online resources within the learning management system. b7 Practical sessions to integrate and apply theoretical knowledge to clinical scenarios using the inter-professional clinical simulation centre. Directed learning will promote the enquiring mind and an ability to extract material from a variety of sources. Independent learning is encouraged in 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

-142b7 Winstanley, P. & Walley, T. (2002) Medical pharmacology?: a clinical core text for integrated curricula with self-assessment / Peter Winstanley and Tom Walley. 2nd ed. Churchill livingstone. b7 Ritter, J.M., Flower, R.J., Henderson, G., Loke, Y.K., et al. (2019) Rang & Dale's Pharmacology /. 9th edition. Elsevier. b7 Ritter, J. & Rang, H.P. (2019) Rang and Dale's Pharmacology. Ninth edition /. Amsterdam?:, Elsevier,. b7 Page, C.P. (2006) Integrated pharmacology / Clive Page ... [et al.]. 3rd ed. Edinburgh?;, Elsevier Mosby. b7 Antonaccio, M.J. (1990) Cardiovascular pharmacology / editor, Michael J. Antonaccio. 3rd ed. New York?:, Raven Press. b7 Constable, S.. & Walley, T. (2007) Medical pharmacology?: a clinical core text for integrated curricula with self-assessment / Peter Winstanley, Simon Constable and Tom Walley. 3rd ed. Elsevier/Churchill Livingstone. b7 Rang, H.P. (2015) Rang and Dale's pharmacology [electronic resource] / H.P. Rang ...[et al]. 8th ed. Edinburgh?:, Elsevier/Churchill Livingstone. b7 Rang, H.P. (2015) Rang and Dale's pharmacology. 8th ed. Edinburgh?:, Elsevier Churchill Livingstone. b7 Royal Pharmaceutical Society (2016). A Competency Framework for all Prescribers. London: Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

Transferrable Skills

-142b7 Develop independent learning skills by working in a self-directed manner. b7 Develop study and IT skills to underpin effective learning b7 Develop critical thinking, decision making and communication skills; verbal and non-verbal and interview techniques b7 Underpin professional practice through reflection and clinical reasoning b7 Group learning b7 Problem based learning. b7 Appreciate the need for a high level of ethical and professional conduct.

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Practicals (FT) 12.00
Tutorials (FT) 12.00
Lectures (FT) 30.00
Independent Learning (FT) 126.00
Assessment (FT) 20.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Exam (Dept) 01 n/a 40.00 40% Exam - Summative LO3, LO4.
Exam 01 2.00 60.00 40% Exam - Summative Unseen LO1, LO2