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PC6200 - Professional Practice for Pharmacists 2

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Medicine & Dentistry

Professional Practice for Pharmacists 2 is the final subject that will teach the relevant skills and knowledge for the safe, collaborative, person-centered provision of clinical interventions for selected diseases, wellbeing, and chronic disease management program services. Students will apply relevant skills and knowledge to the management of specified acute common skin conditions and wounds, the provision of pharmacist-led health and wellbeing interventions including travel health and smoking cessation services and the provision of respiratory chronic disease management programs. On completion of this subject, students will be prepared to provide selected clinical services as part of the North Queensland Community Pharmacy Scope of Practice Pilot.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the scope of practice of a pharmacist in the management of selected patient presentations within the clinical and professional scope, and relevant legislative frameworks;
  • Relate knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology to the signs and symptoms to identify differential/provisional diagnosis, and potential risks of untreated disease;
  • Apply an approved clinical pathway to the management of patient presentations within the practice scope of the pharmacist in conjunction with the patient and/or carer, including treatment, documentation, follow-up and referral pathways;
  • Demonstrate history and examination skills and order relevant pathology, testing, and evaluate findings to formulate a diagnosis.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (%) - Individual
  • Written > Case study analysis - (%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) - (%) - Individual.


Townsville, Trimester 2, Mixed attendance
Census Date 22-Jun-2023
Face to face teaching (TBA)
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor John Smithson
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor John Smithson, Assoc. Professor Joyce Cooper.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 45 hours workshops - Residential Workshops and Synthesising sessions
  • 30 hours online activity
  • 15 hours online Tutorials
  • 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.