Pharmacy Practice 1

Course code PHAR6111Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy

Introduces the student to the profession of pharmacy and the role of the pharmacist within health care delivery in Australia including the roles and responsibilities of a pharmacist. Rural, Remote and Indigenous health issues are discussed in the context of the provision of pharmaceutical care delivery. The course develops these concepts in the context of the National Medicines Policy, and introduces dosage form design and the calculations required in the practice of pharmacy.

This course is a Compulsory Program Component and must be passed in order to progress in the Master of Pharmacy.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusTrimester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesStudents should:
1. Understand and explain the role of pharmacy practice in health care delivery;
2. Perform pharmaceutical calculations correctly;
3. Describe the concepts of dosage form design and their preparation;
4. Develop competency in the extemporaneous pharmaceutical products and dispensing;
5. Describe the role of the pharmacists in rural and remote health care within the Australian context; and
6. Understand and describe the principles of the National Medicines Policy.
7. Describe the distribution of pharmaceuticals within Australia
Content1. The history of pharmacy
2. The Australian healthcare system, including rural, remote and Indigenous Health care
3. The National Medicines Policy and professional standards
4. Drug distribution in Australia
5. Drug manufacture including the concepts of quality control and standards
6. Pharmaceutical products and the routes of administration
7. Rights and responsibilities of pharmacists
8. Pharmaceutical calculations and extemporaneous dispensing techniques
Replacing Course(s)PHAR6001 Pharmacy Practice 1
TransitionThere are no students requiring transition arrangements
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeEntry level requirements for Master of Pharmacy
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsProblem Based Learning
Experience Based Learning
Assessment Items
Examination: FormalComprising multiple choice and short answer questions.
Other: (please specify)Students must satisfactorily complete the placement and clinical skills components during this course. This will be determined by satisfactory completion of their clinical skills/placement workbook, placement journal and preceptor appraisals.
Other: (please specify)Calculation Tests.
Competency in extemporaneous dispensing. Summative assessment of the practicals will be conducted throughout the trimester.
Other: (please specify)Essential Criteria. Students must achieve a passing grade in the formal examination to be able to obtain a passing or higher grade in this course.

Students must demonstrate competency in both theoretical knowledge and laboratory skills which form part of the core competencies required of a pharmacist.
Contact HoursLaboratory: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 1 weeks
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 3 weeks
Lecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Laboratory: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 8 weeks
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 3 weeks
Experience Based Learning: for 14 hour(s) per Week for 1 weeks
Tutorial: for 12 hour(s) per Week for 1 weeks
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Pharmacy program.
Compulsory Program ComponentStudents require a National Police Check, Working with Children and Young People Declaration, a current NSW Health Immunisation record & Patient Confidentiality Form
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for PHAR6111