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PC4413 - Advanced Pharmacy Practice (Professional Honours) 2

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

This subject will explore the full scope of practice for a pharmacist including new and expanded roles in various care settings. Students, in addition to acquiring knowledge in areas expanded practice will also apply their underpinning knowledge in both the pharmaceutical sciences and practice to fully appreciate selected areas of advanced and specialised practice. Students will complete their research and will prepare a written summary of their research findings in the form of a research paper suitable for publication in an appropriate academic journal, and include a reflection on their research Students will also deliver an oral presentation summarising their research, following which they will be required to respond to examiners' questions regarding their project design, findings and implications for practice.

Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss the full scope practice of the pharmacist in various practice settings;
  • Demonstrate knowledge in the pharmaceutical sciences and practice and apply this knowledge to fully appreciate selected areas of advanced and specialised practice;
  • Collate, summarise and interpret previously collected research data culminating in the construction of a scholarly manuscript, in preparation for dissemination as a research publication in a suitable academic journal;
  • Design and prepare an oral presentation, communicating the aims, methodologies and outcomes of their research project in a manner that is engaging for a target audience and respond effectively to examiner questions and critique.

Subject Assessment

  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (40%) - Group
  • Written > Case study analysis - (10%) - Individual
  • Written > Research report - (50%) - Group.

Special Assessment Requirements

Compulsory residential attendance is required for successful completion of this subject. 6 week on-campus teaching block, (Residential Assessment Week and Semester break prior to Placement)

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: PC3314 AND PC3312 AND PC4412


Townsville, Study Period 2, Mixed attendance
Census Date 26-Aug-2021
Face to face teaching (6 week on-campus teaching block; Residential)
Coordinator: Professor Beverley Glass
Lecturers: Mrs Gillian Knott, Dr Martina Mylrea, Assoc. Professor John Smithson, Mr Shane MacDonald, Mrs Amanda Mackay, Dr Robi Islam.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 6 credit point subject is approximately 260 hours.

  • 6 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • 30 hours workshops - GLS
  • 50 hours self study
  • assessment and self-directed study

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.