PHARMACEUTICAL CARE - QUALITY USE OF MEDICINES B

PHA4PCB

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students will explore information sources to determine the true therapeutic place of various treatment regimes, using an evidence-based medicine approach, and how this information can be conveyed to the patient and other health care providers so that therapy is optimised. Students will develop skills to problem solve and apply therapeutic knowledge in a pharmacy practice setting to assist with optimising patient care. An integrated approach is utilised that explores the pharmacist's role as part of the health care team. This subject introduces new topics on common illnesses and incorporates prior knowledge into contemporary clinical practice. Placement, role-plays, clinical scenarios, case studies, Meds Checks and Home Medication Reviews ensure that students will be introduced to the current roles of pharmacists in the delivery of pharmaceutical care.

SchoolSchool of Molecular Sciences/LIMS

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRichard Summers

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

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

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites PHA4PCA and must be admitted in the Bachelor of Pharmacy course (SHPB).

Co-requisites PHA4PAC

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Satisfactory completion of placement is required to pass this subject (hurdle). Students must have a current Police check and Working with Children check, comply with specified immunisation requirements, hand hygiene certification and complete associated placement documentation before attending placement.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsApplied Therapeutics: the Clinical Use of DrugsPrescribedKoda-Kimble MA et al (Eds.) 201310TH ED., PHILADELPHIA: LIPPINCOTT-WILLIAMS & WILKINS
ReadingsAustralian Medicines Handbook.PrescribedRossi, S 2018AUSTRALIAN MEDICINES HANDBOOK PTY LTD, ADELAIDE
ReadingsCommunity Pharmacy 2E Australian and New Zealand edition Symptoms, Diagnosis and TreatmentPrescribedRutter, P, Newby, D 2012SYDNEY: CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE
ReadingsCounselling Guide for Non-prescription MedicinesPrescribedReeve J, Polack M (eds) 20074TH EDITION, PHARMACEUTICAL SOCIETY OF AUSTRALIA, CANBERRA
ReadingsTherapeutic Guidelines (most recent editions) Therapeutic Guidelines LtdPrescribedVarious authors,NORTH MELBOURNE
ReadingsApplied Therapeutics: the Clinical Use of DrugsRecommendedKoda-Kimble MA et al (Eds.) 20058TH ED, PHILADELPHIA: LIPPINCOTT-WILLIAMS & WILKINS
ReadingsPharmacy Practice Manual A Guide to the Clinical ExperienceRecommendedBoh, LE, Young LY (Eds) 20012ND ED. LIPPINCOTT-WILLIAMS & WILKINS, PHILADELPHIA

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply the quality use of medicine principles in the pharmacy practice context

Activities:
Classes, Workshops - specific therapeutic topics are introduced and through interactive workshops appropriate management is explored. Students participate in a MedsCheck clinic to review patient medication management and quality use of medicines. Placement - students review therapeutic management of presenting cases whilst on placement. Case studies - specific therapeutic topics are reviewed with use of problem based case studies that students work through. Oral assessments - evaluate student's ability to problem solve and incorporate appropriate therapeutic recommendations.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Integrate effective counselling and communication skills to improve patients' therapeutic outcomes in a health literate manner.

Activities:
Placement - communicate with patients on a range of therapeutic conditions. Classes, Workshops - role plays and case presentations incorporate specific activities to develop such skills. MedsCheck clinic allows student to develop effective communication skills regarding appropriate medication management. Oral assessments - counselling skills and interpretation of patient information is evaluated through such assessments.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Undertake medication review and create an appropriate medication management plan

Activities:
Classes, Workshops - specific processes are reviewed in class and attended to in workshops regarding how to undertake a home medication review. Case studies, Written assessment - task is to create a report on a home medication review that reitically appraises the essential information that is required. Oral assessment - interview simulated patient to retrieve information to create report.
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)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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

Activities:
Placement, Oral assessments, Workshops, Classes, MedsCheck clinic, Assignments - develop skills to retrieve information that assists with delivery of appropriate therapeutic recommendations and advice.
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)

05. Evaluate the pharmacist role in a large metropolitan hospital through participation and engagement with assigned tasks.

Activities:
Placement - through observational and specified placement tasks students are to critically appraise the pharmacists role in the hospital setting.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Speaking)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

06. Manage the delivery and administration of approved injections and immunisations by pharmacists and advise patients on appropriate immunization requirements.

Activities:
Online modules with assessment and interactive lectures and workshops designed to provide students with the necessary skills to advise patients about immunisations and safely administer approved immunisations.
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)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRichard Summers

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 32 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"one 2-hour workshop or equivalent directed learning per week"

Placement - Off Site
Two 5.0 days placement - off site per study period and delivered via face-to-face.
"2 weeks of placement (during the mid-year break)"

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Immunisation training module (500 word equivalent) Required assessment tasks to demonstrate competencies10 01, 02, 04, 06
20-minute oral response to case studies (1000 words equivalent)To assess problem solving & counselling in pharmacy The final oral assessment occurs in conjunction with the oral for PHA4PAC. 40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Medication Review Portfolio (2000 word equivalent)A portfolio that includes MedsCheck Clinic and report (100 word equivalent) and HMR interview and written report30 01, 02, 03, 04
One Multiple Choice Question Test (1000 word equivalent)20 01, 03, 04, 05, 06
Pharmacy practice placementHurdle requirement of satisfactory completion of placement. 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06