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PC3205 - Professional Pharmacy Practice 2 Part 2 of 2

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Subject chain: PC3204 PC3205
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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: PC3204, PC3205. 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 clinical 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.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate the basic dispensing functions of a pharmacist including eliciting, reviewing and assessing patient history, maintaining records and counselling patients to encourage compliance;
  • 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 competent skills in self directed learning.
Prerequisites: All level 2 Pharmacy subjects
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
PC3004 PC3104 PC3014 PC3016

Availabilities

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.

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: Mr Joe Grasso, Mrs Gillian Knott
Lecturers: Mr David Herron, Assoc. Professor Ian Heslop, Professor Beverley Glass, <Person not found>, Dr Aaron Drovandi.
Workload expectations:
  • 42 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • 36 hours practicals
  • 4 hours workshops/Seminars
  • 240 hours clinical placement
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); other exams (40%).
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".

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.