PC1003 - Introduction to Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences 2
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Available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Pharmacy.
Continuing from PC1004, in this subject students will further develop an understanding
of the systems of weights and measures, equipment, calculations and techniques employed
in the extemporaneous production of pharmaceutical formulations. All currently-available
dosage forms will be introduced together with packaging, labelling, transportation
and storage of pharmaceuticals; with an emphasis on the unique needs of rural and
remote areas. Students will be introduced to the importance of statistics in pharmacy
and gain experience of the statistical manipulation of data for scientific pharmaceutical
analysis. Pharmacokinetic principles will be expanded upon and the subjects of management
in pharmacy and complementary medicines introduced.
- be able to describe the principles of pharmaceutics relating to a broad range of pharmaceutical
formulations and dosage forms, including bioavailability, packaging, labelling, transportation,
storage and both large and small scale manufacture;
- demonstrate practical competence in extemporaneous dispensing together with the requisite
record keeping, written and verbal communication skills; and be able to discuss the
issues relating to the extemporaneous production of simple pharmaceutical products;
- demonstrate a working understanding of basic statistics and data analysis including
when the application of particular techniques is appropriate;
- be able to expand upon the principles of basic pharmacokinetics applied to professional
pharmacy practise and apply simple pharmacokinetic calculations;
- be able to discuss basic management principles as they apply to pharmacy and demonstrate
some understanding of the use of complementary medicines in pharmacy.
- end of semester exam (60%)
- lab test, reports, quizzes (30%)
- assignment (10%).
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