6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL
Postgraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
This unit is quota restricted. Selection is on a first-in, first enrolled basis. For more information please contact the faculty at http://monash.edu/pharm/future/contact/
- Previously coded PGP5013 (VCP5013)
- For postgraduate coursework pharmacy discontinuation dates, please see https://www.intranet.monash/pharm/students/pg-coursework/unit-discontinuation-dates
Students completing this unit will develop an in depth knowledge of the identification and management of common dermatological problems. The focus of the unit is to provide care based on the principles of quality use of medicines to patients in both hospital and community settings.
Skin Disease- Diagnosis and Treatment by Thomas P Habif, 3rd edition, ISBN 978-0-323-07700-2
At the completion of this unit students will be able to:
- Describe dermatological conditions using appropriate morphological terms to peers or patients.
- Propose a differential diagnosis of common skin conditions given visual and symptomatic criteria.
- Formulate an evidence-based treatment plan for common skin conditions.
- Synthesise information from current research regarding the efficacy of treatments used in dermatology.
- Reflect on learning and performance to formulate ongoing professional practice development regarding dermatological knowledge.
Online discussion forum: 50%
Learning portfolio: 10% (hurdle)
Quizzes: 10% (hurdle)
Assignments: 30% (hurdle)
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. The unit requires on average 10-12 hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include teacher directed learning, reading time, participation in tutorials or discussion groups, research and preparation for assignments.
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This unit applies to the following area(s) of study
Clinical pharmacy practice