|Student Contribution Band:||Band 2|
|Administered by:||School of Pharmacy & Molecular Sciences|
This subject provides a strong foundation in counter prescribing and the provision of unscheduled products, S2 and S3 medications for the treatment of patients who present to pharmacists with self limiting conditions. An emphasis will be placed on the process of counter prescribing and outline the use of various tools that assist pharmacists to make appropriate decisions regarding this type of presentation to pharmacies. It will discuss the relevant role of pharmacists and pharmacy assistants/technicians, legal, ethical and professional issues and the management of common presentations that are within the scope of practice of a pharmacist. The subject will also look at the implication of genetics in pharmacy practice focusing on common genetic disorders in adult life, the molecular biology of cancer and understanding the basis of inter-patient variation in drug response.
|Prerequisites:||All level 2 BPharm subjects|
|Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal|
|Census Date 22-Mar-2012|
|Coordinator:||Dr John Smithson|
|Lecturers:||Mr David Herron, Assoc. Professor Ian Heslop, Mr Joe Grasso, Professor Beverley Glass, <Person not found>, Mrs Sue Carson, Dr John Smithson.|
|Assessment:||end of semester exam (60%); other exams (20%); assignments (20%).|
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