PC3102 - Health Care for Pharmacists
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Medicine & Dentistry
This subject provides a foundation for over-the-counter prescribing and the provision
of unscheduled products, S2 and S3 medications, for patients who present to a pharmacist.
This subject will develop the understanding of professional pharmacy practice with
an emphasis on the process of over-the-counter prescribing and the management of common
presentations that are within the scope of practice of a pharmacist. Students will
develop communication skills during interactions with simulated patients. The subject
will include discussions about the relevant role of the pharmacist in primary health
care along with pharmacy assistants and pharmacy technicians, and will encompass legal,
ethical and professional issues. In this subject students will also examine the implication
of genetics in pharmacy practice focusing on common genetic disorders, the molecular
biology of cancer, and an understanding of inter-patient variation in drug response.
The subject PC3102 has a strong practical focus and will enable studetns to manage
common, minor, and self-limiting conditions, to refer when necessary, and to have
an understanding of the impact of genetic variability on disease and drug response
in individuals and populations.
- develop communication skills that are appropriate for practice as a pharmacist in
a community or hospital pharmacy setting;
- demonstrate the skills necessary to obtain a medication history, medical history,
and presenting complaint history as appropriate for pharmacy practice;
- demonstrate an understanding of the role of the pharmacist and pharmacy staff in the
management and treatment of common conditions and the supply of medications;
- demonstrate an ability to treat conditions with appropriate over-the-counter (unscheduled,
S2 & S3) and demonstrate knowledge and skill to refer when appropriate;
- demonstrate an understanding of the influence of genetics in pharmacy practice and
an ability to share this knowledge appropriately with consumers.
||All level 2 BPharm subjects
Study Period 1
|Census Date 23-Mar-2017
||Mr David Herron
||Assoc. Professor Ian Heslop, Dr Michelle Bellingan, Dr Margaret Jordan, Professor Alan Baxter, Professor Beverley Glass, Mrs Sue Carson, Mrs Robin Warren.
- 39 hours lectures
- 13 hours tutorials
- 33 hours workshops/Seminars
||end of semester exam (60%); other exams (25%); on-course assessment (15%).
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