INTRODUCTION TO PHARMACY PRACTICE

PHA1IPP

2017

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This cornerstone subject provides basic skills and information so that students can understand the roles of pharmacy and the pharmacist. It introduces students to pharmacy-related databases, information sources and to the concepts of patient-centred care and health literacy. Students will be introduced to a range of pharmacy practice elements, including the profession of pharmacy in the health care system, its history, ethical and legal issues, dispensing and a range of clinical practice and professional service areas for pharmacy.

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 23 (Australian Pharmaceutical Formulary and Handbook)PrescribedPharmaceutical Society of Australia23rd ED (2015) CANBERRA
ReadingsFSTE First Year Survival Guide (third edition)PrescribedFaculty of Science, Technology and Engineering (2013)LA TROBE UNIVERSITY 2013
ReadingsMosby's Dictonary of Medicine, Nursing & Health ProfessionalsPrescribedHarris, P., Nagy, S & Vardaxis, N. (Eds.). (2010)Elsevier, Chatswood, NSW
Discipline SpecificPharmacy Practice Drug CompendiumPrescribedSchool of Pharmacy and Applied ScienceLa Trobe University

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Articulate and discuss the 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.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Speaking)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Speaking)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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

Activities:
Workshops and exercises are utilised to develop skills with consistent interpretation of prescription and transference of information to label. Assessed in the exam. Students are required to identify inapropriate labels, as well as write labels from provided prescriptions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

06. Apply basic ethical related principles in considering health related issues

Activities:
lectures and workshops explore examples that address specific pharmacy related issues. Assessed in the exam. Students are presented with a scenario and need to discuss the related discipline specific ethical issue and appropriate action
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)

07. Discuss pharmacy practice related issues and actively contribute to discussions on these topics

Activities:
Research and discuss through lectures workshops and self-directed learning activities to develop an understanding of the pharmacist roles relating to specific practice areas. Assessed in group assignment and oral presentation.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Speaking)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

08. Demonstrate understanding of eHealth and mHealth issues relating to the pharmacy profession

Activities:
Lectures and workshops to explore latest technologies and how they relate to pharmacy practice. Assessed in exam
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

09. Demonstrate understanding of pharmacy related information in and oral format

Activities:
Workshop and group assignment to prepare information and present the information in an oral presentation. How to deliver an oral presentation on discipline specific and technical material to general audience.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Speaking)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2017, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRichard Summers

Class requirements

Placement - Off Site Week: 10 - 22
Two 2.0 hours placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"1 community pharmacy observational placement 1 hospital pharmacy observational placement"

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

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.

Problem Based Learning Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours problem based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"1 hr per week of blended learning activity"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1.5-hour examination30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
10 minute oral assessment30 01, 02, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09
1 hour mid-semester examination15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
Placement report (500 word)Hurdle requirement: Students MUST submit satisfactory placement reports in order to obtain a pass10 01, 02
Presentation of group work activity 10 minutes: includes oral presentation, content, peer assessment10 minute group presentation assessed on content (5%), oral presentation (5%), peer assessment (5%) (activity equates to 1000 words)15 07, 09

Malaysia, 2017, 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*
1.5-hour examination30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
10 minute oral assessment30 01, 02, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09
1 hour mid-semester examination15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
Placement report (500 word)Hurdle requirement: Students MUST submit satisfactory placement reports in order to obtain a pass10 01, 02
Presentation of group work activity 10 minutes: includes oral presentation, content, peer assessment10 minute group presentation assessed on content (5%), oral presentation (5%), peer assessment (5%) (activity equates to 1000 words)15 07, 09

Malaysia, 2017, 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*
1.5-hour examination30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
10 minute oral assessment30 01, 02, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09
1 hour mid-semester examination15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
Placement report (500 word)Hurdle requirement: Students MUST submit satisfactory placement reports in order to obtain a pass10 01, 02
Presentation of group work activity 10 minutes: includes oral presentation, content, peer assessment10 minute group presentation assessed on content (5%), oral presentation (5%), peer assessment (5%) (activity equates to 1000 words)15 07, 09