PHARMACY PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT

PHA4PPM

2018

Credit points: 15

This subject addresses La Trobe's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Essential. Innovation and Entrepreneurship is about using your creativity to generate new ideas, understand and solve complex problems and thrive in a fast-changing world.

Subject outline

This subject aims to provide pharmacy students with an understanding of legal, accounting, management, employment issues and other associated aspects relevant to the conduct of and the management of a pharmacy practice within a strategic context. The role of the customer in pharmacy practice including valid consent, privacy, confidentiality and acknowledging customers' rights to make informed decisions about health care will be explored. The principles of negligence and personal indemnity and the value of internet pharmacy services will be applied to pharmacy practice. In addition, this subject is designed to further develop students' critical thinking, writing and creative problem solving skills with a particular focus on management, marketing and human resource practices. This subject is delivered in blended learning mode, where learning activities are a mix of face-to-face and online learning; a pedagogical approach where learning outcomes, online resources, assessment and class activities are aligned with a focus on what the learner is doing.

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 PHA3PLP

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions To be completed in final year.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAustralian Business LawRecommendedPaul Latimer's text: 2007CCH
ReadingsPharmacy ManagementRecommendedShane P Desselle; David P Zgarrick; Greg L Alston, 2012McGraw-Hill Publishing

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate an understanding of contemporary pharmacy management issues, opportunities and risks including how they relate to OHS, privacy and other relevant legislation

Activities:
Weekly self-directed learning Peer-to-peer learning activities in weekly workshops. Students will research and write an article on a business related topic.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Critically evaluate an existing pharmacy service and develop a comprehensive and feasible business plan

Activities:
Weekly self-directed learning Peer-to-peer learning activities in weekly workshops. In a team students will develop and write a business plan to implement changes and incorporated two innovations into an existing pharmacy.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. Research, define and argue a business case to justify new products and services

Activities:
Weekly self-directed learning. . Peer-to-peer learning activities in weekly workshops. In a team students will develop and write a business plan to implement changes and incorporated two innovations into an existing pharmacy.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

04. Describe the principles of accreditation and how they apply to the practice of pharmacy in all practice related settings

Activities:
Peer-to-peer learning activities in weekly workshops. In a team students will develop and write a business plan to implement changes and incorporated two innovations into an existing pharmacy.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

05. Discuss the principles of staff performance management including supervision, performance review and conflict resolution

Activities:
Weekly self-directed learning. Through workshops and tutorials students will be presented with concepts to develop skills to effectively manage personnel
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

06. Demonstrate an understanding of working in a multidisciplinary healthcare team that acknowledges the various roles of other healthcare providers in the management of patient care.

Activities:
Peer-to-peer learning activities in weekly workshops. Students will work through specific activities to develop collaborative skills and incorporate roles of other healthcare providers into the management of patient care
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

Subject options

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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

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Online activities through LMS"

Tutorial Week: 32 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Only for pharmacy managers"

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1,500 word writing task35 01, 03
One team business plan (1,500 words/student equivalent)Maximum group size of 4 students. The assessment is modelled on the National Business Plan competition.55 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Five on-line quizzes (750 words equivalent)Quizzes have 10 questions each.10 01, 03