PHARMACY LEGISLATION AND PRACTICE

PHA3PLP

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject presents the Law and Ethics of Pharmacy. The State and Federal legislation controlling pharmacy, drugs and poisons, ethical and moral decision making are covered. Students apply the law of negligence to health professionals dealing with the public and discuss the history, structure and function of relevant professional bodies. Supply and evaluation of Over-The-Counter (OTC) medicines, especially S2 & S3, are discussed in detail. In addition this subject is designed to further develop students' critical thinking, writing and speaking skills.

SchoolSchool of Molecular Sciences/LIMS

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJoseph Tucci

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites PHA1IPP and PHA2THA and must be admitted into the Bachelor of Pharmacy course (SHPB).

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This subject is to to be completed in the penultimate year of the Bachelor of Pharmacy degree. It is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Pharmacy course. Student must complete 120cps in year one and 90cps in year two of the Bachelor of Pharmacy Degree to enrol in this subject. Students must have a current Police check and Working with Children check before attending placement.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsCase Studies in Pharmacy EthicsPrescribedVeatch, R, Haddad A, 2008OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, NEW YORK
ReadingsAustralian Medicines HandbookRecommendedRossi, R. ed, 2016AUSTRALIAN MEDICINES HANDBOOK PTY LTD, ADELAIDE.
ReadingsNon-prescription medicines in the pharmacyPrescribedThe Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, 2012The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia
ReadingsAustralian Pharmaceutical Formulary and HandbookRecommendedSansom, L. ed, 2015The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia
MediaeFactCards - available at www.psa.org.au/kioskPrescribedThe Pharmaceutical Society of AustraliaThe Pharmaceutical Society of Australia

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Discuss the appropriate laws, code of ethics and professional practice standards related to the practice of pharmacy.

Activities:
The laws, code of ethics and professional practice standards related to pharmacy practice are discussed in lectures. Students will research and apply these legal, ethical and professional principles in workshops, writing tasks, oral presentations and placements.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Discuss the ethical complexity of a situation and justify an ethically sound resolution.

Activities:
Ethical and moral decision making is discussed and clarified in lectures/workshops and applied in writing tasks.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Discuss the impact of scheduling and Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) requirements on supply of medicines and apply to a list of commonly used drugs

Activities:
Drug scheduling is discussed and investigated in lectures and applied in workshops
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Explain and demonstrate the process of dispensing with consideration to safe supply of medication, prescribers' intentions and the law.

Activities:
In lectures/workshops students will investigate and discuss the issues of safe supply of medication, prescribers' intentions, Medicare and the law in dispensing. Students will further explore these issues and practice the dispensing process in workshops and their placement.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Apply the Quality Use of Medicines (QUM) principles in the context of supply of over-the-counter (OTC) medication

Activities:
S2 and S3 medicines are discussed in lectures. Students will research and apply S2/S3 knowledge in workshops, oral presentations and on placement. The appropriate way of dealing with queries is discussed and applied in the workshops and on placement.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

06. Apply differential diagnosis skills to determine the appropriateness of OTC medications for presenting patients.

Activities:
In lectures students will develop their appreciation of diagnosis skills. They will practise the skills in the dispensing process in workshops.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJoseph Tucci

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 10 - 22
Three 1.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off Site
One 5.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"1 week placement (during the mid-year break)."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Dispensing assessment10 01
One 2-hour examination40 01, 03, 05
One 1500 word assignment25 01, 02
One oral assessment (500 word equivalent)20 01, 04, 05, 06
Placement ethical writing taskHurdle: A satisfactory placement is required to pass this subject.5 01, 02