PC1102 - Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutics 1
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Medicine & Dentistry
Building on concepts covered in PC1101, this subject introduces students to ethical
issues in professional practice and explores management practices relevant to pharmacy.
The scientific basis of solid and liquid dosage form design will be covered, including
packaging, labelling, transportation and storage requirements of pharmaceuticals.
The role of complementary medicines in pharmacy will also be introduced. Students
will further develop skills in extemporaneous dispensing including equipment, calculations
and techniques in the production of pharmaceutical formulations. Students will also
be introduced to basic pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics and consider their application
to pharmacy practice. Students will also apply their knowledge to extemporaneous dispensing,
aseptic processing and a two-day observational placement in community pharmacy.
- Discuss basic ethical and management principles in practice and identify these principles
in practice during experiential (observational) placement;
- Describe the role of complementary medicines in contemporary pharmacy practice;
- Explain the principles of pharmaceutics relating to pre-formulation, including bioavailability,
packaging, labelling, transportation, storage and both large and small scale manufacture
(sterile and non- sterile);
- Explain the principles of basic pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics and apply simple
- Demonstrate competence in communication in extemporaneous dispensing.
- end of semester exam (40%)
- quizzes, lab test, lab report (40%)
- assignments, online quizzes (20%).
Study Period 2
|Census Date 27-Aug-2020
The student workload for this
credit point subject is approximately
- 50 hours lectures
- 30 hours tutorials
- 24 hours practicals
- 24 hours workshops/Seminars
- 16 hours - Placement activities
- 2 days placement
- assessment and self-directed study
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