Module title: Clinical Nutrition and Pharmacology

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: VET09107
Module leader: Jodie Smith
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Animal and Plant Science

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

This module will introduce students to the key concepts of veterinary pharmacology, and veterinary pharmacy. This will include pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics, commonly used groups of medications (e.g. antibacterial, analgesics, anaesthetics, parasite control and vaccines). Students will also learn about antimicrobial resistance, the development of new drugs as well as further their knowledge and understanding on appropriate nutrition in a therapeutic context in relation to prevention and treatment of selected diseases across the lifespan.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:

LO1: Apply knowledge of the principles of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics to companion animal anatomy and physiology
LO2: Examine the relationship between mode of action, indications and contraindications of groups of drugs
LO3: Explore the role of clinical nutrition in the prevention and treatment of common diseases
LO4: Extract core issues relating to legislation for Pharmacology and Pharmacy

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