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PC2202 - Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutics 2

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

This subject introduces students to hospital and clinical pharmacy and the policies and standards underpinning clinical pharmacy services and specialist pharmacist roles. Students will contextualise this knowledge in an observational placement. The concept of pharmaceutical care will be explored and students will be introduced to the areas of patient history taking and care planning. To further situate the student in the clinical environment, students will be familiarised with basic haematology, the interpretation of laboratory values, as well as therapeutic drug monitoring. Student understanding of marketing in pharmacy practice will be developed including the principles and influencing factors of consumer behaviour, thus informing the provision of quality health care. The underlying chemistry of complementary and alternative medicines (CAMS) will be introduced to inform the therapeutic use of CAMS. Student knowledge in pharmaceutics will be further developed in the consideration of liquid and modified release dosage forms. Students will continue to develop their knowledge and skills in compounding, carrying out more advanced calculations and preparing more complex pharmaceutical products.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the practice of pharmacy in the hospital setting, identifying underpinning standards in clinical pharmacy practice and interpreting laboratory results;
  • Explain how marketing and consumer behaviour can assist pharmacists in the provision of quality health care;
  • Describe the underlying chemistry of complementary and alternative medicines;
  • Describe liquid and modified release dosage forms and their applications;
  • Produce elementary compounded preparations including the completion of requisite records, calculations and the use of appropriate communication skills.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (40%) - Individual
  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Portfolio - (20%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Practical assessment/practical skills demonstration - (30%) - Individual
  • Written > Test/Quiz 2 - (10%) - Individual.
Prerequisites: PC1101 AND PC1102

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 1, Mixed attendance
Census Date 24-Mar-2022
Face to face teaching (Compulsory weekly face-to-face attendance at the Cairns campus. Compulsory residential attendance is required at the Townsville campus during lecture recess)
Coordinator: Mrs Gillian Knott
Lecturers: Ms Kathy Thomas, Professor Beverley Glass, Dr Martina Mylrea, Assoc. Professor John Smithson, Mrs Amanda Mackay, Dr Robi Islam.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 35 hours - Guided Learning Sessions
  • 35 hours laboratory sessions
  • 12 hours online collaboration sessions
  • 56 hours pre-recorded content/lectures
  • 4 hours placement
  • assessment and self-directed study

Mackay, Study Period 1, Mixed attendance
Census Date 24-Mar-2022
Face to face teaching (Compulsory weekly face-to-face attendance at the Mackay campus. Compulsory residential attendance is required at the Townsville campus during lecture recess)
Coordinator: Mrs Gillian Knott
Lecturers: Ms Kathy Thomas, Professor Beverley Glass, Dr Martina Mylrea, Assoc. Professor John Smithson, Mrs Amanda Mackay, Dr Robi Islam.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 35 hours - Guided Learning Sessions
  • 35 hours laboratory sessions
  • 12 hours online collaboration sessions
  • 56 hours pre-recorded content/lectures
  • 4 hours placement
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Study Period 1, Mixed attendance
Census Date 24-Mar-2022
Face to face teaching (Compulsory weekly face-to-face attendance at the Townsville campus. Compulsory residential attendance is required at the Townsville campus during lecture recess)
Coordinator: Mrs Gillian Knott
Lecturers: Ms Kathy Thomas, Professor Beverley Glass, Dr Martina Mylrea, Assoc. Professor John Smithson, Mrs Amanda Mackay, Dr Robi Islam.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 35 hours - Guided Learning Sessions
  • 35 hours laboratory sessions
  • 12 hours online collaboration sessions
  • 56 hours pre-recorded content/lectures
  • 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.