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PC4404 - Advanced Pharmacy Practice 3

[Not offered in 2020]

Credit points: 6
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Medicine & Dentistry

In order to prepare students for the professional workplace, this capstone subject will consolidate core disciplines of advanced pharmacy practice, using a case-based approach. Students will be required to integrate therapeutic, scientific and professional knowledge, in the consideration of contemporary professional pharmacy practices, with a particular focus on rural, regional and remote Australia. Students will apply their knowledge and skills across nine weeks of supervised clinical pharmacy placements, demonstrating professional competence and a highly developed understanding of current and future professional roles of the pharmacist.

Learning Outcomes

  • In the consideration of case-based scenarios, demonstrate an understanding of the current legislative, ethical, pharmacoeconomic and management issues relevant to contemporary pharmacy practice;
  • In the consideration of case-based scenarios, identify and be able to address social and cultural issues pertinent to the Australian healthcare context;
  • In the consideration of case-based scenarios, apply prior evidence-based knowledge of therapeutics in the assessment of patient pharmaceutical needs, adhering to the principles of good pharmaceutical care for optimal health outcomes;
  • Apply advanced knowledge of professional pharmacy practices in the Australian context, to experiential learning settings, relating theory and practice through reflective activity.

Subject Assessment

  • Invigilated > Other exams - (35%)
  • Extemporaneous dispensing and counselling - (35%)
  • Assignments - (20%)
  • Clinical placement reports and activities - (10%).
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: PC4412 AND PC4413

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.