PC3015 - Professional Pharmacy Practice 2 (Honours) Part 1 of 2
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||College of Medicine & Dentistry
Available to students enrolled in level 3 (Honours) of the Bachelor of Pharmacy. Except
with the approval of the Head of School/Associate Dean, all subjects in a chain must
be studied in consecutive teaching periods.
Part of subject chain: PC3015, PC3016. Available to level 3 Pharmacy students enrolled
in the Honours course. This subject will further develop the students understanding
of aspects of professional pharmacy practice including communication, counselling
skills, dispensing, legal and ethical issues and professional standards. An emphasis
will be placed on how this applies to cross cultural communication, rural and remote
practice and the extended role of other health professionals in these communities.
The roles of relevant professional pharmacy organisations and bodies and their relevance
to contemporary pharmacy practice will be discussed. The student will also extend
their knowledge and understanding of the pharmaceutics of solid pharmaceutical formulations
and dosage forms. In addition the subject will provide supervised clinical pharmacy
placement with flexible support from the University to integrate and develop previously
learnt material with new observational and practical training. The placement will
be either rural or urban (hospital, community or industry) at an advanced level and
will enable the student to apply, develop, analyse and integrate the theories, principles
and practice of pharmacy in a variety of settings. An important part of this subject
involves the identification of an area of pharmacy research, review of the literature
and development of a research proposal.
- demonstrate the basic dispensing functions of a pharmacist including eliciting, reviewing
and assessing patient history, maintaining records and counselling patients to encourage
- describe, interpret and apply accepted standards of practice and codes of ethics especially
the Health (Drugs and Poisons) Regulation, Pharmacy Act and Regulations and the National
Health Act and Regulations;
- describe the pharmaceutics of solid pharmaceutical formulations and dosage forms including
reaction kinetics and drug stability;
- develop the skills to obtain a pharmaceutical history, including a patient's medication
and medical history and application of pharmacoeconomics;
- demonstrate an ability to retrieve, interpret and evaluate information and use this
in the design of a research project.
- Integrated assessment across subject chain - (%).
Special Assessment Requirements
The clinical placement performance report, attendance record and placement workbook
is assessed as either satisfactory or unsatisfactory. Satisfactory must be obtained
to pass this subject. As this subject is part of a "subject chain", a final standard
grade (e.g. P, C) will only be recorded for each subject after successful completion
of all parts of the "subject chain".
||All level 2 BPharm subjects
|PC3004 and PC3104 and PC3203 and PC3204
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