Patient centred case study
This is an individual assignment, but is closely linked to group activities undertaken as part of the integrated learning days in semester 1 and semester 2. The skills developed during those sessions are fundamental to the approach required to complete this assignment and your attendance at both integrated learning days is strongly recommended.
You are required to write an essay based on your allocated patient-centred case study. You should take into account each aspect of the patient scenario and your essay must be written in a clear and concise scientific writing style, using appropriate reference sources. The word limit is 2000 words (excluding references).
In order to write an essay and demonstrate the multidisciplinary knowledge relating to the role of the pharmacist and patient safety, you will need to consider the following aspects of your case study:
What age and sex are they? What other social and ethical issues may be important to their treatment?
What is the most likely cause or underlying pathophysiology requiring treatment?
What is/are the physicochemical and pharmacological properties of the drug(s) to be used?
The Formulation & Regime
How is/are the drug(s) formulated? How frequently is/are the drug(s) to be administered? Are there any adverse reactions to be aware of?