School Of Health Sciences

Pharmacology for PodiatristsWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 401182.2

Discipline: PODIATRY

Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
Completion of all core units to this semester year of study is assumed knowledge

400981 Clinical Pharmacology

400929 Podiatric Practice 1

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
The unit is Podiatry specific and restricted only to students enrolled in courses 4708 Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine and 4709 Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine (Honours). The unit involves pharmacology in the context of podiatric clinical practice. Students will be building on previous clinical skills and knowledge in the podiatry program.

About this Unit
This unit will cover the pharmacological foundations and principles of drugs with a particular emphasis on those that may be prescribed by podiatrists upon appropriate qualification, including indications, contraindications, drug-drug interactions and adverse drug reactions. Student knowledge of national legislation relating to the effective and safe use of drugs will be developed, alongside an understanding of the process for obtaining prescribing rights and the attendant responsibilities. Upon successful completion of this unit and registration as a podiatrist, students will be eligible to seek further training to gain endorsement to prescribe.

4708.1Bachelor of Podiatric MedicineCONTINUING
4708.2Bachelor of Podiatric MedicineCURRENT
4709.1Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine (Honours)CONTINUING
4709.2Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine (Honours)CURRENT
4789.1Bachelor of Health Science (Clinical Science)CURRENT

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