PC2004 - Professional Pharmacy Practice 1
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Medicine & Dentistry
Available to students enrolled in level 2 of the Bachelor of Pharmacy.
This subject examines the social and behavioural aspects of pharmacy practice and
the role of the pharmacisst as a primary health care provider within the multidisciplinary
health care team. It has been designed to increase the students knowledge and understanding
of verbal communication, history taking, interpersonal and counselling skills that
consider the different cultural and socioeconomic needs of the patient. The provision
of appropriate primary health care promotion information and the principles underlying
quality use of medicines is introduced. The student will also extend their knowledge
of the pharmaceutics of solid and parenteral pharmaceutical formulations. This knowledge
will be applied in the preparation of various dosage forms with close attention paid
to pharmaceutical correctness and appropriate presentation of the final product.
- consolidate understanding of the forensic aspects of pharmacy practice;
- demonstrate an awareness and understanding of the concepts of pharmaceutical care
and of quality use of medication and their relevance to rural and remote health care;
- develop an appreciation of the need for accuracy and thoroughness in extemporaneous
dispensing and manufacturing operations;
- develop awareness of the nature of the health care professions and the pharmacists
role in both the primary and secondary care team;
- further develop verbal communication and counselling skills required for the education
of patients and the provision of advice to other health care professionals;
- understand the fundamental concepts of quality in health care;
- demonstrate an understanding of the pharmaceutics of both solid and parenteral pharmaceutical
formulations and dosage forms;
- develop skills required to undertake pharmaceutical calculations required in practice.
||All level 1 BPharm subjects
Study Period 1
|Census Date 28-Mar-2019
||Mrs Martina Mylrea
||Assoc. Professor Sue Devine, Mr David Herron, Assoc. Professor Ian Heslop, Professor Beverley Glass, Ms Selina Taylor.
- 36 hours lectures
- 12 hours tutorials
- 36 hours practicals
||end of semester exam (60%); on-course assessment (28%); on-course assessment (12%).
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