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Pharmacology and Nutrition (CHI459)

Organisational Unit Psychology, Counselling, Exercise Science and Chiropractic
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Description The general principles of pharmacology in a clinical environment are included in this Unit and also an understanding of how drugs work in the various bodily systems.
The principles of nutrition science is introduced. Topics include nutrients, nutritional toxicity and deficiency, nutritional assessment and nutritional recommendations.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
1. Understand the basic concepts and principles of pharmacology such as: standard definitions; sources of drugs; drug names and classifications; routes of administration; drug action; absorption; bioavailability; distribution; metabolism; excretion; and adverse reactions;
2. Understand how drugs work in the various systems of the body including, but not limited to, the CNS/PNS, cardiovascular, renal and GIT;
3. Understand basics of drug administration, treatment, and therapeutic guideline in various system disorders;
4. Analyse student's own dietary intake; explain the role of specific nutrients and the current Australian nutrition recommendations for a healthy diet and health promotion.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 3 hours per week (2 hours Pharmacology, 1 hour Nutrition); Workshop: 2 hours per week (1 hour Pharmacology, 1 hour Nutrition)
Unit Learning Experiences This unit utilises an adult learning approach where students are expected to take responsibility for their learning. They are also required to undertake a significant portion of self-directed study. In order to get the most out of this unit, the following steps are recommended:
1. Attend lectures and access the lecture materials on LMS.
2. Read the slides and study materials on each topic before attending the lectures.
3. Attend and participate in the workshops.
4. Answer the study questions on each topic.
5. Read recommended materials on each topic.
6. Review the study materials regularly.
Other Learning Experiences Computer software workshop for dietary assessment.
Assessment In order to pass this unit, the student is required to demonstrate a theoretical understanding of basics of pharmacology, pharmacotherapy in different body systems, role of some nutrients, analysing a dietary intake, and Australian nutrition recommendations.
Prerequisites Enrolment in Chiropractic Science + Clinical Chiropractic (BSc, BClinChiro), and successful completion of Years 1 to 3, or permission of the Unit Coordinator.
Exclusions CHI213, EXS213, CHI281 Nutrition component.
Previously 2015: 'Applied Nutrition and Pharmacology'
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Chiropractic Science + Clinical Chiropractic (BSc)+(BClinChiro) [New in 2015]
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


Unit Coordinator
Dr Emad Motavallizadeh Ardakani
Lecturer in Systems and Musculo-Skeletal Diagnosis

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2617
e: E.Ardakani@murdoch.edu.au
o: 460.2.057 - Building 460, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: S2-Internal
Dr Emad Motavallizadeh Ardakani
Lecturer in Systems and Musculo-Skeletal Diagnosis

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2617
e: E.Ardakani@murdoch.edu.au
o: 460.2.057 - Building 460, Murdoch Campus
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