Available in 2013
|Callaghan Campus||Trimester 3|
Previously offered in 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008
Considers aspects of pharmacy practice including a systematic review of over the counter medicines and the management of minor illnesses. Critical appraisal of literature and evidence based medicine approaches are introduced in this course to help in the provision of drug information to health professionals. Immunisation programs and their application in population health are discussed. Pharmaceutical dispensing techniques, including advanced extemporaneous manufacturing processes are further developed in this course. Placements to pharmacies in the community to gain an insight to the practice of pharmacy.
This course is a Compulsory Program Component and must be passed in order to progress in the Master of Pharmacy.
Programs generally have defined periods for their professional education placements. These are based on negotiations between health providers and the University. Students are asked to note however, that placements may occur at any time during the calendar year and not just within defined placement periods or university terms. The timing of your placement will depend largely on the availability of placement opportunities within health services sector. Students MUST NOT organise their own placements without prior approval by the Program Convenor.
1. Develop skills to provide advice for the proper use of over-the-counter (OTC) products;
2. Understand the role of immunisation programs in public health and to be able to counsel consumers about the benefits and risks of immunisation;
3. Display competency in the manufacture of extemporaneous pharmaceutical products, pharmaceutical calculations, dispensing skills and counselling;
4. Develop an understanding of drug information resources and their application in pharmacy;
5. Gain an understanding of the critical appraisal of literature and its use in the quality use of medicines and evidence based practice.
|Content||1. The concept of minor illness and major disease and the use of OTC products
2. The use of OTC products for respiratory tract conditions
3. Medicines in pregnancy and lactation
4. Vaccination - products, schedules and counselling issues
5. Principles of wound management
6. Dispensing and counselling skill development
7. Drug information resources and their use
8. Critical appraisal skills
9. Application and interpretation of basic statistical techniques
10. Visits to community pharmacies.
|Replacing Course(s)||Replacing PHAR6007 Pharmacy Practice 3 10 Units|
|Transition||This course will be taught for the first time in 2008. Students who are required to repeat PHAR6007 will be provided with specific lectures, tutorials and self directed learning material by both didactic and on-line modes of delivery.|
|Assumed Knowledge||PHAR6004 Pharmacy Practice 2 or PHAR6121 Pharmacy Practice 2|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
Experience Based Learning
Self Directed Learning
|Contact Hours||Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 5 weeks
Laboratory: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 7 weeks
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 1 weeks
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 10 weeks
|Timetables||2013 Course Timetables for PHAR6131|