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 subjects from (PHA2THA, PHA3THB, PHA3THC, PHA3THD, PHA3PLP). Only available to students admitted in the Bachelor of Pharmacy course (SHPB).

Co-requisites PHA4THE

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Pharmacy course. To be completed in final year. Satisfactory placement report and/or manual from placement is required to pass this subject. 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 an understanding of the quality use of medicine principles in a pharmacy context.

Activities:
Lectures and workshops; Assessment tasks; Placement
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Take a thorough medication history and integrate information from clinical records to develop a comprehensive patient management plan.

Activities:
Lectures and workshops; Assessment tasks; Placement
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical 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
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills

04. Applying the principles of health literacy advise and counsel patients about therapy in a wide range of disease sates encountered in pharmacy practice.

Activities:
Lectures and workshops; Assessment tasks; Placement
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical 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

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)"

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: 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"

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"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Hurdle - Placement reportsHurdle: Satisfactory Placement reports from all placements are required to pass this subject.
Placement portfolio (2000 word equivalent) A portfolio that includes pre-placement online modules: Taking a medication history; National inpatient chart; Medical tests; Hand hygiene (all modules hurdle for hospital placement); a satisfactory community and hospital placement and placement manual; 1000 word written case study from local hospital placement patient interview.20 01, 02, 03, 04
One 10 minute oral assessment (500 words) Hurdle - students must pass this assessment in order to attend the community pharmacy placement. Based around the top 30 most dispensed medications in pharmacy 20 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).45 01, 02, 03, 04
One 500-word written assignmentIncorporates patient interview and questioning to problem solve presenting symptoms then develop a patient management plan.15 01, 02, 03, 04