Pharmacy Practice 5

Course code PHAR6221Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy

Considers aspects of pharmacy practice including a systematic review of over-the-counter and complementary medicines. The need to develop and evaluate key performance indicators to evaluate the quality use of medicines through high standard pharmacy practice is an essential component of good pharmaceutical care. Experiential placement will develop clinical skills.

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.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusTrimester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesStudents should:
1. Develop skills in the appropriate use of over the counter products and advice on non-drug treatment options
2. Develop advanced communication skills in relation to Pharmacy Practice.
3. Develop competency in dispensing, including patient counselling and extemporaneous dispensing
4. Develop skills in medication management with the aim of optimising health outcomes
Content1. The concept of minor illness and major disease and the use of OTC products, including complementary medicines
2. The use of OTC products for illnesses of the:
- genitourinary tract
- the nervous system
- dermatological conditions including allergies
3. Women's Health issues
4. Dispensing skill development
5. Communication skills development
6. Medication management services
7. Visits to hospital and community pharmacies and health care units
Replacing Course(s)Replaces PHAR6012 Pharmacy Practice 5 10 Units
TransitionNA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgePHAR6211 Pharmacy Practice 4
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsClinical
Problem Based Learning
Lecture
Experience Based Learning
Self Directed Learning
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Examination: OralOral examination and OSCES.
Course learning objectives 1,2,3,4
Examination: FormalWritten examination (may comprise True/False, multiple choice and short answer questions, calculations and case study scenarios.)
Practical examination
Course learning objectives 1,4
Other: (please specify)Compulsory Course Component: Students must demonstrate competency in both theoretical knowledge & laboratory skills which form part of the core competencies required of a pharmacist. To demonstrate this students must achieve a passing grade in all examination components (written, practical and oral/OSCEs) and all other assessment items to obtain a passing or higher grade in this course.

Students must also satisfactorily complete the placement during this course. This will be determined by satisfactory completion of a placement workbook, reflective journal and preceptor appraisals.
Practicum/PlacementPlacement- reflective journal and demonstrated competency during placement activities as assessed by preceptor.
Course learning objectives 1,2,3,4
Contact HoursLaboratory: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 1 weeks
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 8 weeks
Laboratory: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 1 weeks
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Compulsory Components
Compulsory Course ComponentThe assessment tests a student's competency in both theoretical knowledge & laboratory skills which form part of the core competencies required of a pharmacist. Students must:-
1. achieve a passing grade in all examination components (written, practical and oral/OSCEs) and all other assessment items and
2. satisfactorily complete the placement during this course.
Compulsory Program ComponentPrior successful completion of PHAR6211 Pharmacy Practice 4
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Pharmacy program.
Compulsory Program ComponentMandatory NSW Health Verification Requirements must be met and Workcover approved First Aid Certificate.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for PHAR6221