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.
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.
Availability2017 Course Timetables
- Trimester 3 - 2017
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
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.
- The concept of minor illness and major disease and the use of OTC products
- The use of OTC products for respiratory tract conditions
- Medicines in pregnancy and lactation
- Vaccination - products, schedules and counselling issues
- Principles of wound management
- Dispensing and counselling skill development
- Drug information resources and their use
- Critical appraisal skills
- Application and interpretation of basic statistical techniques
- Visits to community pharmacies.
Review of Progress
This course is a compulsory program requirement for students in the following program(s):
In addition to meeting the University's overall requirements for academic progression, students enrolled in these program(s) must satisfactorily complete this course in order to progress in their program.
This course is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Pharmacy program. Pre-requisite - successful completion of PHAR6121. Pre-requisite or Co-requisite - successful completion of or concurrent enrolment in PHAR6132
PHAR6004 Pharmacy Practice 2 or PHAR6121 Pharmacy Practice 2
Formal Examination: Written formal examination *
In Term Test: Individual Oral/ OSCE examination *
Practical Demonstration: Dispensing practical assessments *
In Term Test: Calculation test *
Professional Task: Assessment of competencies during community placement by preceptor *
Written Assignment: Placement Activity Assignment *
* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.
In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:
Course Assessment Requirements:
- Professional Task: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course. - Students must satisfactorily complete the placement and reflective journal during this course; and students must satisfactorily complete the placement competencies to obtain a passing grading or higher in this course.
- Practical Demonstration: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course. - Students must complete both dispensing exams and achieve a mark of 60% or higher in the dispensing practical examinations (combined mid trimester and final practical examinations) to obtain a passing grade or higher in this course.
- Written Assignment: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.
- In Term Test: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.
- Formal Examination: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.
- In Term Test: Minimum Grade / Mark Requirement - Students must obtain a specified minimum grade / mark in this assessment item to pass the course.
- Practical Demonstration: Minimum Grade / Mark Requirement - Students must obtain a specified minimum grade / mark in this assessment item to pass the course. - Students must complete both dispensing exams and achieve a mark of 60% or higher in the dispensing practical examinations (combined mid trimester and final practical examinations) to obtain a passing grade or higher in this course.
- NSW Health Verification Requirements - Mandatory NSW Health Verification Requirements must be met.
Face to Face Off Campus 35 hour(s) per Week for 1 Weeks
Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for 7 Weeks
Online 2 hour(s) per Week for 11 Weeks
Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 10 Weeks