This subject builds on the student's knowledge of pharmacology, to develop an understanding of the issues associated with the prescription, administration and dispensing of medicines. Students will study the clinical use of a range of S2, S3 and S4 medicines of relevance to podiatric practice. Medico-legal and ethical implications of prescribing will be addressed and students will consider their professional responsibilities as a potential podiatrist prescriber. Areas of study are informed by the prescribing competencies framework and will comprise: understanding the person and their clinical needs; understanding treatment options and how they support the person's clinical needs; working in partnership with the person to develop and implement a treatment plan; communicating the treatment plan clearly to other health professionals; monitoring and reviewing the person's response to treatment. This subject will provide students with a firm foundation from which to apply for endorsement of scheduled medicines and to work towards becoming competent prescribers.
School of Community Health
Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine; Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine (Honours)
BMS263 and BMS236
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