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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
OfferedParkville First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Parkville Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Mr Rohan Elliott


Geriatric disease state management is an elective unit in the Masters and Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice. The unit will help students develop specialist knowledge and skills in the management of major diseases and syndromes affecting older people. In particular it will focus on medication-related issues and the role of the pharmacist, including medication management reviews in patients with these conditions.


To help students develop a comprehensive understanding of the following major diseases and syndromes affecting older people, and the role of the pharmacist in managing these problems: cognitive disorders (dementia and delirium); falls, balance and mobility; osteoporosis; bladder & bowel problems; Parkinson's disease; and chronic pain.


Medication review or audit to be conducted in students' workplace.


Case studies, online discussions, written medication management review reports.

Chief examiner(s)

Mr Rohan Elliott