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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
OfferedParkville Second semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Jennifer Marriott


This unit builds on the knowledge and skills developed in the seven Integrated Therapeutics Units.

The unit reviews and updates the basic knowledge of the management of conditions dealt with in the Integrated therapeutics units and will introduce relevant new material in relation to these areas.

The unit will consolidate the principles of management of complex patients and patients prescribed multiple medications to manage co-existing illnesses further developing the ability of students to manage these patients.

Students will develop their problem-solving skills and their abilities in application of therapeutics to individual patients with complex medical conditions and multiple medicines use.

This unit will include an Interprofessional Learning module in conjunction with the Faculty of medicine.

Students will perform a number of tasks which will help with the development of critical thinking skills and develop their skills in decision-making and case-presentation.


  1. The problems involved with managing patients with multiple chronic and/acute illnesses.
  2. Advances in the management of a range of therapeutic conditions, building on knowledge developed in Integrated Therapeutics units
  3. The development of management goals for patients with chronic diseases
  4. The pharmacists role in the management of chronic disease
  5. Individual differences which may occur in response to multiple medication use and how problems can be managed.
  6. Working in a multidisciplinary team

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Jennifer Marriott

Contact hours

72 hours of formal study per semester

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