PHARMACY PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT

PHA4PPM

2015

Credit points: 15

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.

SchoolSchool of Molecular Sciences/LIMS

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJoy Spark

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

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Recognise and describe the limits of a pharmacist's expertise, identify and anticipate when and where to seek support.

Activities:
In the seminars and tutorials, students research articles on topical issues in pharmacy and discuss and evaluate any ethical and moral issues that arise.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)

02. Research areas of common law and case studies to prepare and synthesise written and oral reports related to pharmacy practice.

Activities:
In the seminars and tutorials, students research areas of common law associated with pharmacy practice and discuss, evaluate and report on any issues that arise.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

03. Assess the impact of the central role of the customer on pharmacy practice including valid consent, privacy, confidentiality and acknowledging customers right to make informed decisions about health care.

Activities:
In the seminars and tutorials, students investigate the different aspects of customer care and discuss and evaluate any issues that arise.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)

04. Apply business practice to pharmacy including business structures, contracts, risk management, time management, quality improvement quality assurance, insurance, recall procedures and staff management.

Activities:
During seminars and tutorial activities, students research the business aspects of a pharmacy practice and develop and write a business plan for a pharmacy in a team.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

05. Demonstrate ability to work in a team to develop achievable goals and strategies consistent with the team's task.

Activities:
Students develop and write a business plan for a pharmacy in a team.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Writing (Writing)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)

06. Explain and use basic financial principles required for the running of a pharmacy business.

Activities:
Students will discuss and apply basic financial principles for running a pharmacy business during seminar and tutorial activities. Students then develop and write a business plan for a pharmacy in a team.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy (Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy)

07. Appraise the value of internet pharmacy services.

Activities:
During seminar and tutorial activities students will research the value of internet pharmacy services.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

08. Apply the principles of negligence and personal indemnity to pharmacy practice.

Activities:
In seminars and tutorial students will research the issues of negligence and personal indemnity in pharmacy practice. Students will develop and write a business plan for a pharmacy in a team.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJoy Spark

Class requirements

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

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
Twelve 1.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"or equivalent directed learning per week"

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

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2,500 word essay40 01, 02, 08
One group business plan (1,500 words)60 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08

Malaysia, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJoy Spark

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 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
Twelve 1.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"or equivalent directed learning per week"

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
Twelve 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2,500 word essay40 01, 02, 08
One group business plan (1,500 words)60 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08

Malaysia, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJoy Spark

Class requirements

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

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
Twelve 1.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"or equivalent directed learning per week"

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

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2,500 word essay40 01, 02, 08
One group business plan (1,500 words)60 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08