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PC1102 - Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutics 1

Credit points: 6
Year: 2022
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Medicine & Dentistry

Only available to Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons) students.

This subject introduces students to ethical issues in professional practice and explores management practices relevant to community 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 compounding including calculations and more advanced techniques in the production of pharmaceutical formulations. Students will also be introduced to basic principles of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics and consider their application to pharmacy practice. Students will learn about quality control procedures in the pharmaceutical industry, including pharmacopoeial quality testing of solid dosage forms. Students will attend an observational placement in community pharmacy.

Learning Outcomes

  • 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 pharmacokinetic calculations;
  • Discuss and evaluate ethical and management principles in pharmacy practice and identify these principles during experiential (observational) placement;
  • Demonstrate competence in communication in compounding skills and knowledge.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (30%) - Individual
  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (%) - Individual
  • Written > Case study analysis - (10%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Portfolio - (10%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Practical assessment/practical skills demonstration - (40%) - Individual
  • Written > Test/Quiz 2 - (10%) - Individual.

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 2, Mixed attendance
Census Date 25-Aug-2022
Face to face teaching (Residential)
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 6 credit point subject is approximately 260 hours.

  • 36 hours tutorials - Guided learning sessions
  • 33 hours practicals
  • 4 hours - Placement activities
  • 12 hours online collaboration sessions
  • 120 hours self study
  • 4 hours placement
  • assessment and self-directed study

Mackay, Study Period 2, Mixed attendance
Census Date 25-Aug-2022
Face to face teaching (Residential)
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 6 credit point subject is approximately 260 hours.

  • 36 hours tutorials - Guided learning sessions
  • 33 hours practicals
  • 4 hours - Placement activities
  • 12 hours online collaboration sessions
  • 120 hours self study
  • 4 hours placement
  • assessment and self-directed study

Mount Isa, Study Period 2, Mixed attendance
Census Date 25-Aug-2022
Face to face teaching (Residential)
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 6 credit point subject is approximately 260 hours.

  • 24 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 24 hours tutorials - Guided learning sessions
  • 36 hours practicals
  • 16 hours - Placement activities
  • 126 hours self study
  • 2 days placement

Townsville, Study Period 2, Mixed attendance
Census Date 25-Aug-2022
Face to face teaching (Residential)
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 6 credit point subject is approximately 260 hours.

  • 36 hours tutorials - Guided learning sessions
  • 33 hours practicals
  • 4 hours - Placement activities
  • 12 hours online collaboration sessions
  • 120 hours self study
  • 4 hours placement
  • assessment and self-directed study

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.