Available in 2012
|Callaghan Campus||Trimester 2|
Previously offered in 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008
Considers the context of pharmacy practice and describes the legislative, ethical and professional standards and national policy programs framework in which the profession of pharmacy operates. The legislation relating to the practice of pharmacy, drug manufacture and distribution will be discussed. Communication skill is an important competency for pharmacists and this course will examine ways of effective communication with consumers and other health professionals. The course further develops extemporaneous dispensing, pharmaceutical calculations and counselling 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.
Students should be able to:
1. Understand the legislative (State and Australian Government) requirements for the production and distribution of pharmaceutical products of adequate safety, quality and efficacy;
2. Understand the core principles of good communication;
3. Develop a professional ethos for the provision of high standard pharmaceutical services; and
4. Develop a knowledge and understanding of public health and the role of the pharmacist;
5. Acquire the skills required to develop quality assurance programs in pharmacy practice.
6. Display competency in the manufacture of extemporaneous pharmaceutical products, dispensing and counselling;
7. Develop an understanding of Pharmaceutical service delivery in rural and remote locations in Australia.
1. The Codes of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and Good Clinical Practice.
2. Quality assurance in pharmacy practice
3. The drug evaluation process and the Therapeutic Goods Act.
4. The Pharmacy Practice Act and Regulations (NSW)
5. The Therapeutic Drugs and Poisons Act and Regulations (NSW)
6. The National Health Act and the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme
7. Introduction to professionalism and professional standards
8. Introduction to ethics in clinical practice and research
9. The requirements for effective communication and influencing factors.
10. The concept of Public Health and the role of the pharmacist
11. Pharmaceutical service delivery into Rural and Remote locations within Australia
Replace PHAR6004 Pharmacy Practice 2 10 Units
This course will be taught for the first time in 2008. Students who are required to repeat PHAR6004 will be provided with specific lectures, tutorials and self directed learning material by both didactic and on-line modes of delivery.
PHAR6001 Pharmacy Practice 1 or PHAR6111 Pharmacy Practice 1
Modes of Delivery
Problem Based Learning
Experience Based Learning
Self Directed Learning
Lecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 10 weeks
Tutorial: for 12 hour(s) per Week for 1 weeks
Laboratory: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 8 weeks
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 10 weeks