INTRODUCTION TO PHARMACY PRACTICE

PHA1IPP

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject provides basic skills and information so that students can understand the role of pharmacy and the pharmacist. It introduces students to the major pharmacy-related databases and information sources. The subject also contains an IT element that looks at IT tools as they might pertain to pharmacy and pharmacy business. Students will be introduced to a range of pharmacy issues, including the profession of pharmacy, its history, ethical and legal issues and dispensing.

SchoolSchool of Molecular Sciences/LIMS

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRichard Summers

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Pharmacy course (SVPB or SBPM or SHPM or SBPB or SHPB).

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Students must be registered with the Pharmacy Board of Australia, have a current Police Check and Working with Children Check before attending placement.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAPF 21 (Australian Pharmaceutical Formulary and Handbook)PrescribedPharmaceutical Society of Australia21ST ED (2009) CANBERRA
ReadingsFSTE First Year Survival Guide (second edition)PrescribedFaculty of Science, Technology and EngineeringLA TROBE UNIVERSITY 2012
ReadingsMosby's Dictonary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professionals (2nd Australiand & New Zealand ed.)PrescribedN/AELSEVIER AUSTRALIA.
ReadingsPHA1IPP workshop manualPrescribedDepartment of Pharmacy, La Trobe University 2011BENDIGO: LA TROBE UNIVERSITY
ReadingsDiscovering computers 2009 - Introductory.RecommendedShelly, GB & Vermaat, ME 2008AUSTRALIA: COURSE TECHNOLOGY
ReadingsPharmaceutical PracticeRecommendedWinfield, AJ & Richards, RME 20043RD ED., LONDON: CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Articulate and discuss the varying roles that pharmacists play in both community and hospital settings.

Activities:
Assessed in the reflective placement report and the exam. Marks are allocated for writing and grammar.

02. Describe and discuss the link between the role of a pharmacist in the health care system and how this role impacts on patient health.

Activities:
Assessed in the reflective placement report and the exam. Marks are allocated for writing and grammar.

03. Understand the requirements that define a legal prescription and identify those elements that prevent a prescription from being legal.

Activities:
Assessed in the exam. Students are required to identify illegal scripts, and explain why.

04. Understand the legal requirements of the labelling process and accurately write a label for a prescription.

Activities:
Assessed in the label assignment and the exam. Students are required to identify inapropriate labels, as well as write labels from provided prescriptions.

05. Use the Pharmacy Board compulsory texts and Pharmacy Reference Libraries to find out about common drugs.

Activities:
Assessed in drug of the week assignments and the exam. Marks are allocated for correct use of textual references and referencing, and for good writing.

06. Construct flexible spreadsheets for business applications and conduct 'what-if' analyses.

Activities:
Assessed in the spreadsheet assignment and the exam.

07. Develop and use web pages and databases using a range of IT tools.

Activities:
Assessed in the drug assignment and the exam. The drug assignment should be presented as a well-constructed web page.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRichard Summers

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 22
Ten 2.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

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

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

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
3-hour examination60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
Assignments and workshop activitiesHurdle requirement: Students MUST submit satisfactory placement reports in order to obtain a pass.40 01, 02, 04, 05, 06, 07

Malaysia, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRichard Summers

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 22
Ten 2.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

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

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

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
3-hour examination60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
Assignments and workshop activitiesHurdle requirement: Students MUST submit satisfactory placement reports in order to obtain a pass.40 01, 02, 04, 05, 06, 07

Malaysia, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRichard Summers

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
Eight 1.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

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

Laboratory Class Week: 31 - 43
Ten 2.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
3-hour examination60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
Assignments and workshop activitiesHurdle requirement: Students MUST submit satisfactory placement reports in order to obtain a pass.40 01, 02, 04, 05, 06, 07