Purpose of the course:
Course outcomes and assessment criteria :
|Pharmacotherapy 1||After completion of this course, participants will:||Participant will be assessed on the following criteria:|
|The participant will have integrated knowledge and critical understanding and application of primary screening and monitoring services pertaining to primary health care||
Explain the clinical significance of the physical and chemical deviations from the normal of a urine analysis.
Outline different aspects of importance that should be considered when performing the different urine analysis tests.
Explain the general precautionary rules that should be adhered to, to prevent the spreading of potentially infectious organisms, e.g. Hepatitis B and Aids virus during blood extractions.
Describe the clinical significance of certain laboratory tests.
Interpret the clinical significance of the different blood examinations in pharmacy.
Describe and interpret blood pressure values, as well as be able to determine when there is a need for referral to a doctor.
Interpretation of peak expiration flow values; and identify the at risk patients whose peak expiration flow should be determined regularly
|The participant will have the ability to communicate with patients and obtain a comprehensive patient history.||
|The participant will have integrated knowledge of general examination techniques and the ability to perform physical and general examinations on patients||
Name and identify basic anatomical structures in the human body.
Understand and demonstrate the different examination techniques.
Describe general physical examination procedures and gather general information through observation.
Describe the variations in physical findings in the life cycle related to the general assessment of a patient.
Monitor vital signs.
Define selected the terminology.
Outline the examination procedures of the relevant body parts.
Describe the normal findings during the examination of the relevant body parts.
Identify the variations in physical findings in the life cycle related to the relevant organs and body parts.
Indicate the adaptations in examination techniques for infants and young children related to the relevant examinations.
Identify abnormal findings on examination of the body parts.
Define selected terminology.