PHARMACEUTICAL CARE - QUALITY USE OF MEDICINES A

PHA4PCA

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This Capstone subject utilises an integrated approach to the teaching of therapeutics and pharmacy practice. It develops further the knowledge gained in the Therapeutics Subjects completed during 2nd, 3rd and 4th year. The aim is to provide students with the skills to apply this therapeutic knowledge and to problem solve and improve the health outcomes of patients. Using a mix of theory and clinical placements, the subject provides experiential and practical content about pharmaceutical care. Through case scenarios and oral assessment students will explore the expanded role of the pharmacist in the delivery of optimised therapy. This subject puts into clinical practice prior knowledge and new topics on common presenting illnesses.







SchoolSchool of Molecular Sciences/LIMS

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPene Wood

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must have passed all of the following subjects (PHA2THA, PHA3THB, PHA3THC, PHA3THD, PHA3PLP) and must be admitted in the Bachelor of Pharmacy course (SHPB).

Co-requisites PHA4THE

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions To be completed in final year. Satisfactory completion of placement is required to pass this subject (Hurdle). Students must have a current Police check and Working with Children check and have obtained all required immunisations before attending placement.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsApplied TherapeuticsRecommendedKoda-Kimble, MA and Young LE (Eds) 200518TH EDITION, LIPPINCOTT-WILLIAMS & WILKINS, PHILADELPHIA
ReadingsAustralian Medicines HandbookPrescribedRossi, S 2018AUSTRALIAN MEDICINES HANDBOOK PTY LTD, ADELAIDE
ReadingsCommunity Pharmacy 2e Australian and New Zealand edition, Symptoms, Diagnosis and TreatmentRecommendedRutter, P, Newby, D 2012SYDNEY: CURCHILL LIVINGSTONE.
ReadingsTherapeutic Guidelines (most recent editions)RecommendedVarious authorsTHERAPEUTIC GUIDLINES LTD, NORTH MELBOURNE.
ReadingsPharmacy Practice Manual: A Guide to the Clinical ExperienceRecommendedBoh, L 20032ND EDITION LIPPINCOTT-WILLIAMS, PHILADELPHIA
ReadingsAustralian Pharmaceutical Formulary and Handbook 23rd edRecommendedPharmaceutical Society of Australia 2015Canberra: PSA
MediaNational Prescribing Service: Medicine WiseRecommendedhttp: www.nps.org.auNPS
ReadingsMedical Pharmacology at a Glance 7th ed.RecommendedNeal, M.J. 2012Wiley-Blackwell
ReadingsNon-prescription medicines in the pharmacy: a guide to advice and treatmentRecommendedPharmaceutical Society of Australia 2012Canberra:PSA

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply understanding of the quality use of medicine principles in pharmacy contexts

Activities:
Lectures and workshops; Assessment tasks; Placement
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Take thorough medication histories and integrate information from clinical records to develop comprehensive patient management plans.

Activities:
Lectures and workshops; Assessment tasks; Placement
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Apply differential diagnostic techniques to ensure optimal therapeutic outcomes for patients.

Activities:
Lectures and workshops; Assessment tasks; Placement
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Speaking)

04. Apply the principles of health literacy advice to counsel patients about therapy in the wide range of disease states encountered in pharmacy practice.

Activities:
Lectures and workshops; Assessment tasks; Placement
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
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, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPene Wood

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"2 x 1 hour lectures or equivalent per week"

Placement - Off Site Week: 16 - 17
One 5.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 16 to week 17 and delivered via face-to-face.
"2 week community pharmacy placement"

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"one 2-hour workshop or equivalent directed learning per week"

Placement - Off Site Week: 11 - 20
Five 2.5 hours placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 20 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One week (2.5 hours each day) local hospital placement. Each student only does one week (weeks 11, 12, 15, 18, 19, 20)"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Placement portfolio (2000 word equivalent) A portfolio that includes pre-placement online modules; progressive case assignment to problem solve common community pharmacy OTC presentations and community and hospital placement manuals.30 01, 02, 03, 04
One 10 minute oral assessment (500 words) Undertaken before students attend the community pharmacy placement. Based around the top 30 most dispensed medications in pharmacy10 01, 04
One 20 minute oral assessment (end of semester) (1000 words)Final assessment comprising of three oral case studies covering material from the whole semester (including placement).40 01, 02, 03, 04
One multiple choice test (1000 word equiv) Multiple choice assessment on case based scenarios.20 01, 02, 03, 04
Pharmacy practice placementHurdle requirement of satisfactory completion of placement. 01, 02, 03, 04