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PC4402 - Advanced Pharmacy Practice (Research Honours) 1

Credit points: 6
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Medicine & Dentistry

This subject continues to develop areas of professional pharmacy practice, pharmaceutics and counselling. In the pharmacy practice area, students will expand on their previous knowledge in management to include financial management relating to pharmacy practice. Pharmacy law and ethics will consider issues in contemporary practice, with a focus on workplace law, negligence, privacy, digital health and ethical dilemmas. Students will continue to develop skills in clinical dispensing and counselling and extemporaneous dispensing. In the area of pharmaceutics, students will explore novel drug delivery and biosimilar medications. Additionally, students will learn the theory and principles of immunisation and be trained in the delivery of vaccinations in the pharmacy setting. Students will continue development of their independent research skills development and project. They will collect, collate and analyse research data in order to derive robust research findings. Students will then critically examine their research findings in relation to existing knowledge on their research topic and analyse the relevance of these findings to pharmacy practice.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate the basic dispensing functions of a pharmacist in the areas of clinical and extemporaneous dispensing and patient counselling;
  • Discuss and demonstrate an understanding of aspects of contemporary pharmacy practice relating to management theory, business law and ethics;
  • Discuss advanced applications in drug delivery including novel drug delivery systems;
  • Explain the theoretical basis of immunisation and demonstrate competence in vaccine delivery;
  • Collect, collate, conduct appropriate analyses of data in accordance with their chosen research methodology and critically examine and interpret their research findings in order to extract robust conclusions and implications for theory and practice.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (40%) - Individual
  • On-course - (25%) - Group & Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Practical assessment/practical skills demonstration - (35%) - Individual.
Assumed
Knowledge:
As this is a core level 4 subject in the BPharm(Hons)/MPharm pathway, students will be expected to have completed all core level 1, 2 and 3 subjects.
Prerequisites: PC3304

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Coordinator: Professor Beverley Glass
Lecturers: Mrs Gillian Knott, Dr Martina Mylrea, Mr Shane MacDonald, Mrs Amanda Mackay, Dr Robi Islam.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours practicals
  • 60 hours - Guided Learning Sessions
  • 21 hours laboratory sessions
  • 12 hours online collaboration sessions
  • 48 hours pre-recorded content/lectures
  • 120 hours placement

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.