Continuing professional Development/NON-INSULIN DEPENDANT DIABETES MELLITUS (NIDDM)

Continuing professional Development/NON-INSULIN DEPENDANT DIABETES MELLITUS (NIDDM)Task
Write two articles for the Australian Journal of Pharmacy in the area of primary professional or health focus.
As a professional pharmacist you are expected to continue learning. Part of this process is to identify areas which need further development and outline a plan to address these areas. Your task is to identify, by reflection, TWO disease states where your skills and knowledge need further development, particularly in the area of pharmacotherapeutics. You need to outline and implement a study plan to build upon these areas. You will also need to indicate how your research meets your needs in this area. You may do this by addressing questions or by using headings which you have defined. However, don’t feel restricted by either of these frameworks. Complementary and alternative medicines may be covered but only as a supplement to Western based pharmacotherapeutics.
Areas you must include:
? Medication management
? Management of an alternate scenarios (eg. Pregnancy, breast feeding, comorbidities, children, elderly, liver or kidney failure)
Other subtopics which you might like to consider to create the rest of the article
? Disease state (pathophysiology)
? Aetiology and risk factors
? Diagnosis
? Symptoms (common, red flags, atypical)
? Management (lifestyle, programs, interdisciplinary)
? Case studies
? Useful resources (eg. links to support sites)
Rationale
Pharmacists need to be able to take a holistic approach to health care. Although you acquire knowledge and develop specific skills in different subjects you will need to use them all together as a pharmacist. This task will help you explore and see how the knowledge obtained in different subjects builds upon and complement each other. Pharmacists also need to maintain their knowledge currency by earning 40 continuing professional development points each year.
While maintaining a portfolio you will also be developing a useful resource for you to take into your career as a pharmacist which you can continue to build and supplement as you complete courses, workshops other assessable items for your continuing professional development (CPD).

Topic I SELECTED IS: NON-INSULIN DEPENDANT DIABETES MELLITUS (NIDDM)

Article length: 2,500 – 3,000 words (references not included in count)
If submitted as a document then
? font size: 12 point
line spacing: maximum of 1.5

Marking criteria
Criterion Weight HD DI CR PS FL
Integration: Other relevant topics will be considered
1) Physiology
2) Pathophysiology
3) Nutrition
4) Pharmacology
5) Pharmacokinetics
6) Pharmacy practice 7 % Relevant information from at least 5 areas is included
Relevant information from at least 4 areas is included
Relevant information from at least 3 areas is included
Relevant information from at least 2 areas is included
Portfolio only includes pharmacotherapy

Content
1) Standard order of treatment is listed
2) Order of treatment is justified
3) QUM is reviewed for at least one comorbidity
4) QUM is reviewed for at least one altered clinical state
5) Identifies potential future changes to guidelines
6) Describes non-pharmacological therapy of disease state
7) Useful resource links for the pharmacist are listed
8) At least 4 key points included 25 % Standards 1 & 2 are completed along with 4 other standards

Standards 1 & 2 are completed along with 3 other standards

Standards 1 & 2 are completed along with 2 other standards

Standards 1 & 2 are completed

Pharmacotherapy for disease state is not included
Sources of evidence
1) Textbooks
2) Summary reference text (eg. APF, AMH)
3) Special interest groups
4) Reviewed journal articles
5) Primary journal articles
6) Meta-analysis/systemic reviews 5 % At least 3 different source types are used with type 5 & 6 predominating
At least 3 different source types are used with type 4 & 5 predominating

Sources 1 to 3 predominately used

Sources 1 to 2 predominately used

Only sources 1 and 2 are used

Reflection
1) Topic is identified and justified in pre-reflection, including triggers & evidence.
2) Specific aspects of the disease are identified as learning outcomes
3) Post reflection addresses learning process
4) Post reflection addresses time management
5) Post reflection addresses goal achievement
6) Reflection suggests ways to improve 8 % Standards 1 & 2 are completed along with 3 other standards

Standards 1 & 2 are completed along with 2 other standards

Standards 1 & 2 are completed along with 1 other standard

Standard 1 & 2 are completed
No reflection is submitted or it does not identify or justify topic area selection

Plan
1) Allocates time for completing this assessment task
2) Addresses other assessment tasks
3) Includes visual map of time requirement (eg. GANTT)
4) Identifies search keywords, databases or other sources of information
5) Tracks progress
5 % Standards 1 to 2 are completed along with 2 other standards
Standards 1 to 2 are completed along with 1 other standards

Standards 1 to 2 are completed
Standard 1 is completed
No plan is submitted

Quality Multipliers (x2)* Weight HD DI CR PS FL
Referencing
1) References listed
2) In-text citations used correctly
3) Figures and tables referenced
4) Books referenced correctly
5) Lectures referenced correctly
6) Journals referenced correctly
7) Website referenced correctly
8) e-books referenced correctly 25 % All standards applied where appropriate

At least 4 types of references formatted according to APA standards and standards 1 to 3 applied

At least 3 types of references formatted consistently to APA standards and standard 1 & 2 applied

At least 2 types of references formatted consistently to APA standards and Standard 1 & 2 applied

References do not exist and/or do not follow APA standard

Presentation
1) Learning outcomes identified for article
2) Figureslabelled with figure legends and referred to in text
3) Tableslabelled with figure legends and referred to in text
4) Headings are used throughout 25 % All 4 standards are applied
At least 3 standards are applied
At least 2 standards are applied
At least 1 standard is applied
No standards are applied

Written Communication
1) Spelling errors are not noticeable
2) Grammatical errors are not noticeable
3) Sentences are constructed correctly
4) Paragraphs are constructed correctly
5) Argument and information flow is supportive and progressive
6) Information from multiple sources is synthesised
7) Word count is within 1 % of limit. 50 % All standards are applied Standard 1 &2 are applied and at least 2 others
Standard 1 is applied and at least 1 other
Standard 1 is applied

Portfolio is difficult to read or lines of thought or arguments are difficult to follow or word count exceeds limit by 10%.

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