Module MSE-2010:
Therapeutics & Practice II

Module Facts

Run by School of Medical Sciences

20 Credits or 10 ECTS Credits

Semester 1

Organiser: Dr Rachel Hallett

Overall aims and purpose

This module provides opportunities to explore the development, actions and use of medicines in some detail, focusing on the treatment of infection. There will be opportunities to relate this knowledge to case studies.

Course content

Topics include the history and pharmacology of antibiotics, development and use of antiprotozoal and antiviral agents, and the treatment of some common and less commonly seen infections. The module will examine how disease management and drug delivery are linked. The adverse effects of infectious disease on the organs of the body will be covered to highlight benefits of therapeutic intervention.

Learning outcomes mapped to assessment criteria

  threshold

Threshold
D- to D+ (40 – 49%) Can demonstrate a basic understanding of clinical pharmacy and medicine management in relation to the treatment of infections. Gaps in knowledge and understanding evident.

good

Satisfactory C-to C+ (50 – 59%) Demonstrates a reasonable understanding of clinical pharmacy and medicine management, in relation to the treatment of infections. Good coverage of lecture material. Few gaps or weaknesses in knowledge.

Good B- to B+ (60 – 69%) Demonstrates a good working knowledge and understanding of Pharmacy and medicine management including the consequences of drugs on the body, the treatment of a range of infections and the development of drug resistance. Some wider reading evident.

excellent

Excellent A- to A* (79 -100%) Demonstrates a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of Pharmacy and medicine management including the consequences of drugs on the body, the treatment of a range of infections and the development of drug resistance. Evidence of extensive wider reading demonstrated.

Outline safe, effective and economic use of medicines in clinical settings.

Satisfactory C-to C+ (50 – 59%) Demonstrates a reasonable understanding of clinical pharmacy and medicine management. Good B- to B+ (60 – 69%) Demonstrates a good working knowledge and understanding of Pharmacy and medicine management including the consequences of subscription drugs on the body. Threshold D- to D+ (40 – 49%) Can demonstrate an understanding of clinical pharmacy and medicine management Excellent A- to A* (79 -100%) Demonstrates a deep knowledge and understanding of Pharmacy and medicine management including the principles of drug action and receptors.

Understand the pharmacology of commonly used medicines used to treat infectious diseases.

Threshold D- to D+ (40 – 49%) Can demonstrate an understanding of clinical pharmacy and medicine management Satisfactory C-to C+ (50 – 59%) Demonstrates a reasonable understanding of clinical pharmacy and medicine management. Good B- to B+ (60 – 69%) Demonstrates a good working knowledge and understanding of Pharmacy and medicine management including the consequences of subscription drugs on the body. Excellent A- to A* (79 -100%) Demonstrates a deep knowledge and understanding of Pharmacy and medicine management including the principles of drug action and receptors.

Discuss the benefits and the consequences of using medicines in clinical practice.

Satisfactory C-to C+ (50 – 59%) Demonstrates a reasonable understanding of clinical pharmacy and medicine management. Good B- to B+ (60 – 69%) Demonstrates a good working knowledge and understanding of Pharmacy and medicine management including the consequences of subscription drugs on the body. Threshold D- to D+ (40 – 49%) Can demonstrate an understanding of clinical pharmacy and medicine management Excellent A- to A* (79 -100%) Demonstrates a deep knowledge and understanding of Pharmacy and medicine management including the principles of drug action and receptors.

Apply skills in appropriate use of medicines through case studies and wider reading.

Satisfactory C-to C+ (50 – 59%) Demonstrates a reasonable understanding of clinical pharmacy and medicine management. Good B- to B+ (60 – 69%) Demonstrates a good working knowledge and understanding of Pharmacy and medicine management including the consequences of subscription drugs on the body. Excellent A- to A* (79 -100%) Demonstrates a deep knowledge and understanding of Pharmacy and medicine management including the principles of drug action and receptors. Threshold D- to D+ (40 – 49%) Can demonstrate an understanding of clinical pharmacy and medicine management

Demonstrate a good understanding of factors impacting the rational choices of drugs for the treatment of common and less common infections.

Satisfactory C-to C+ (50 – 59%) Demonstrates a reasonable understanding of clinical pharmacy and medicine management. Good B- to B+ (60 – 69%) Demonstrates a good working knowledge and understanding of Pharmacy and medicine management including the consequences of subscription drugs on the body. Excellent A- to A* (79 -100%) Demonstrates a deep knowledge and understanding of Pharmacy and medicine management including the principles of drug action and receptors. Threshold D- to D+ (40 – 49%) Can demonstrate an understanding of clinical pharmacy and medicine management

Assessment Methods

Type Name Description Weight
EXAM MCQ Exam 1.5 hours

Multiple choice questions (MCQ) Exam on all taught elements, and directed reading - 1.5 hours

50
COURSEWORK Critical analysis report

A 2000 word scientific report, which varies in its focus from year to year, to enable students to critically discuss a timely aspect of modern therapeutic approaches to infectious disease treatment.

50

Teaching and Learning Strategy

Hours
Private study 178
Lecture

11 x 2 hour lectures, including discussion of case studies, coursework guidance and feedback, and MCQ exam practice.

22

Transferable skills

  • Literacy - Proficiency in reading and writing through a variety of media
  • Numeracy - Proficiency in using numbers at appropriate levels of accuracy
  • Self-Management - Able to work unsupervised in an efficient, punctual and structured manner. To examine the outcomes of tasks and events, and judge levels of quality and importance
  • Exploring - Able to investigate, research and consider alternatives
  • Information retrieval - Able to access different and multiple sources of information
  • Inter-personal - Able to question, actively listen, examine given answers and interact sensitevely with others
  • Critical analysis & Problem Solving - Able to deconstruct and analyse problems or complex situations. To find solutions to problems through analyses and exploration of all possibilities using appropriate methods, rescources and creativity.
  • Argument - Able to put forward, debate and justify an opinion or a course of action, with an individual or in a wider group setting

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