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MO1017 - Quality use of Medicines

Credit points: 0.5
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

This module has been developed specifically for allied health professionals in the following professions; Dietetics, Medical Imaging, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Podiatry and Speech Pathology.

This module focuses on application of participants' clinical knowledge and skills in pharmaceutical management in rural and remote service settings. Participants examine medicines management, review and supply for consumers with complex health issues. Participants also examine medicine supply systems in rural service settings and strategies to address community service needs.

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply best practice medicines care to assess and manage the pharmaceutical needs of individual consumers in a rural or remote community;
  • Analyse pharmacy service management, supply work- based systems and provide advice on strategies for improved outcomes and processes.
Prerequisites: Participants are responsible for ensuring they are practicing in accordance with the regulatory instruments of their specific allied health profession, within their own personal scope of practice and experience level and in accordance with the policies of their employer.


Study Period 15, External
Census Date 17-Jun-2019
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Anne Jones, Mrs Amanda Mackay
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Anne Jones, Mrs Amanda Mackay.
Workload expectations:
  • 22 hours - Integrated online and work-based learning activites
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: assessments 1) medicines review and action plan (must pass). 2) written brief on pharmacy service improvement strategy (must pass).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.