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PC1004 - Introduction to Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences 1

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
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Available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Pharmacy.

Professional pharmacy practice occurs in a large variety of settings including hospitals, the community, the armed forces, industry and in research institutions. In this module, students are introduced to the role of pharmacy in Australian society, including the history of pharmacy, professional ethics and forensic aspects of pharmacy. Students are introduced to the skills necessary to effectively communicate with other health care professionals in the provision of quality primary and secondary health care in both urban areas and the extended role in rural and remote parts of Australia. Students are introduced to formulation science, including practical extemporaneous dispensing, together with the basics of pharmaceutics.

Learning Outcomes

  • be able to identify the role of the pharmacy practitioner as a member of the primary and secondary health care team in Australia;
  • have gained experience in communication skills and theory in support of the role of the pharmacist;
  • be experienced in elementary extemporaneous dispensing, and be able to discuss introductory aspects of pharmaceutics;
  • develop skills required to undertake pharmaceutical calculations required in pharmacy practice;
  • be able to discuss the complexities of managing health conditions in rural and remote areas.


Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: Mr David Herron, Mr Joe Grasso, Professor Beverley Glass, Dr Martina Mylrea, Mrs Sue Carson, <Person not found>, Dr Niechole Robinson.
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures
  • 18 hours tutorials
  • 24 hours practicals
  • 3 hours professional experience
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); pharmacy practice assessment (40%).

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 3
Census Date 06-Feb-2014
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Ian Heslop, Professor Beverley Glass, Mrs Sue Carson.
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures
  • 18 hours tutorials
  • 24 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); lab test and reports (30%); assignments (10%).

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.