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Medical Care Commodity Sciences

Study Course Description

Course Description Statuss:Approved
Course Description Version:3.00
Study Course Accepted:27.07.2020
Study Course Information
Course Code:ZFTK_023LQF level:Level 7
Credit Points:2.00ECTS:3.00
Branch of Science:Pharmacy; Social PharmacyTarget Audience:Pharmacy
Study Course Supervisor
Course Supervisor:Venta Šidlovska
Study Course Implementer
Structural Unit:Department of Dosage Form Technology
The Head of Structural Unit:Baiba Mauriņa
Contacts:Riga, 16 Dzirciema Street, zftkatrsu[pnkts]lv, +371 67061547
Study Course Planning
Full-Time - Semester No.1
Lectures (count)0Lecture Length (academic hours)0Total Contact Hours of Lectures0
Classes (count)11Class Length (academic hours)3Total Contact Hours of Classes33
Total Contact Hours33
Part-Time - Semester No.1
Lectures (count)0Lecture Length (academic hours)Total Contact Hours of Lectures0
Classes (count)8Class Length (academic hours)4Total Contact Hours of Classes32
Total Contact Hours32
Study course description
Preliminary Knowledge:
Human anatomy, physiology, biology, physics and chemistry.
Objective:
Student should acquire knowledge about diversity, formation, storage and sales conditions of health care goods, as well as about their role and importance in health care.
Topic Layout (Full-Time)
No.TopicType of ImplementationNumberVenue
1Pharmaceutical and medical commodity science as a study course. Traditional dressings, their properties, assortment and use. Hygiene products.Classes1.00laboratory
2Modern dressings.Classes1.00laboratory
3Healthcare raw materials – rubber, plastic and others.Classes1.00laboratory
4Inhalers, their use in pharmaceutical care.Classes1.00METC
5Blood pressure and its measurement.Classes1.00METC
6Patient care supplies.Classes1.00laboratory
7Specialized stoma therapy products and hygiene products of stoma patients in pharmacy, their proper use.Classes1.00METC
8Glucometers and insulin delivery devices.Classes1.00METC
9Apparatus and instruments for functional testing of visual organs.Classes1.00laboratory
10Devices, apparatus and labware in a pharmacy and a laboratory.Classes1.00laboratory
11Individual work presentations on MITC topics and practical test on one of these topics.Classes1.00METC
Topic Layout (Part-Time)
No.TopicType of ImplementationNumberVenue
1Pharmaceutical and medical commodity science as a study course. Traditional dressings, their properties, assortment and use. Hygiene products.Classes1.00auditorium
2Modern dressings.Classes1.00auditorium
3Healthcare raw materials – rubber, plastic and others.Classes1.00auditorium
4Inhalers, their use in pharmaceutical care.Classes1.00auditorium
5Blood pressure and its measurement.Classes1.00auditorium
6Patient care supplies.Classes1.00auditorium
9Apparatus and instruments for functional testing of visual organs.Classes1.00auditorium
10Devices, apparatus and labware in a pharmacy and a laboratory.Classes1.00auditorium
Assessment
Unaided Work:
Students should familiarize themselves with the range of health care products available in pharmacies. Prepare a presentation on one of the raffle topics, reflecting the role of pharmacists in advising on the use and selection of devices, or as facilitators of hypertension patients and inhaler users.
Assessment Criteria:
Test papers: written test papers on the main topics according to the list of test papers. Electronic tests during classes and in the next lesson on justification of the use of theoretical devices in presentations and video. Assessment of practical skills during role play and mannequins in accordance with a detailed description of skills in the skill list. Exam: Cumulative Exam.
Final Examination (Full-Time):Exam (Written)
Final Examination (Part-Time):Exam (Written)
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge:Student will acquire basic knowledge in classification, assortment, raw materials of health care goods and will be able to see the connection between structure and properties, usage and storage in the result of acquirement of the course. Student will be able to describe the theoretical principles of operation of specific medical devices, will be able to describe differences in the use of different devices.
Skills:Student will be able to use the devices defined in the skill list. Student will be able to apply and recommend the most appropriate health care products for the individual patient – will be able to correctly measure blood pressure, use inhalers, spacers, insulin delivery devices, glucometers.
Competencies:1. The student will be able to explain and show the patient the use of medical devices (inhalers, insulin delivery devices, glucometers). 2. The student will be able to assess the patient's ability to use the device for self-care and make recommendations for improving use.
Clinical Skills:
No.SkillLevel
1Assessing Blood PressureA - Theoretical
2Breezhaler inhalers usageA - Theoretical
3Diskus inhaler useA - Theoretical
4Genuair inhalers usageA - Theoretical
5Handihaler inhalers usageA - Theoretical
6Metered - dose inhaler with spacerA - Theoretical
7Metered - dose inhaler with spacer and maskA - Theoretical
8Metered - dose inhaler without spacerA - Theoretical
9Use of glycemetersA - Theoretical
Bibliography
No.Reference
Required Reading
1Harman, R. J. 2002. Patient Care in Community Practice, Second edition. London: Pharmaceutical Press.
2Scullion, J., Fletcher, M. 2018. Inhaler Standards and Competency Document. Available from: http://www.respiratoryfutures.org.uk [viewed 24.05.2018.].
3Delivery of aerosol asthma medications in adults and adolescents.
4National Asthma Council Australia. 2017. Australian Asthma Handbook, version 1.3. South Melbourne.
5National Asthma Education and Prevention Program. 2007. Expert Panel Report 3 (EPR-3): Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma–Summary Report 2007. The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.
6Dalby, R., N., Eicher, J., Zierenberg, B. 2011. Development of Respimat Soft Mist Inhaler and its clinical utility in respiratory disorders. Med Devices (Auckl), vol.4, 145-155. doi: 10.2147/MDER.S7409
Additional Reading
1Kaneshiro, N. K. 2016. How to use an inhaler - with spacer. MedlinePlus
2Kaneshiro, N. K. 2016. How to use an inhaler - no spacer. MedlinePlus.
3Pickering, T. G. et al. 2005. Recommendations for Blood Pressure Measurement in Humans and Experimental Animals. Circulation, volume 111, issue 5. Available from: http://circ.ahajournals.org
4Amoore JN, Scott DH. 2000. Can simulators evaluate systematic differences between oscillometric non-invasive blood-pressure monitors? Blood Pressure Monitoring, volume 5, 81–89. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
5Chunli Liao, Ying Qin. 2014. Factors associated with stoma quality of life among stoma patients. ScienceDirect. Availbale from: https://www.sciencedirect.com
6Berard, L. et al. 2015. Recommendations for Best Practice in Injection Technique, 2nd Edition. FIT Forum for Injection Technique Canada. Available from: http://www.fit4diabetes.com
Other Information Sources
1AMBOSS: Asthma
2AMBOSS: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
3AMBOSS: Bowel surgery (stoma)
4AMBOSS: Insulin
5AMBOSS: Diabetes mellitus
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