Aims and Objectives
The module requires participants to critically review and update their knowledge of pharmacology at a higher level than that taught at undergraduate level.
You will study:
- The nature and effects of medicines
- Pharmacotherapeutics - the use of drugs to treat a disease or its symptoms
- Pharmacodynamics - the effects of drugs on the body or tissues
- Pharmacokinetics - the processes of absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion of an administered drug (prescription-only and pharmacy medicines) that can be accessed and supplied to patients by podiatrists
You will explore:
- Pharmacological principles, pharmacotherapeutics, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics of a range of prescribed medication regimes used to treat systemic pathologies in patients who may consult podiatrists.
- Undertake drug dose calculations
- Consider drug interactions and the side effects of drug medication regimes
Certificate and CPD Points
This ten-question module has been written by expert authors from the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists faculty of Podiatric Medicine and General Practice. The module is designed to test and improve your knowledge of Advanced Pharmacology
Upon successful completion of this module, a printable certificate of competence will be made available to you. This module gives you 2 hours of CPD points for your annual CPD assessment.
Author: Dr. Jean Mooney BSc(Hons), MA, PhD, Cert Ed (H&FE), FHEA, DPodM, PG Dip Biomech, FChS, FCPodS, FCPodMed