PHARMACY LEGISLATION AND PRACTICE

PHA3PLP

2017

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This unit presents the Law and Ethics of Pharmacy. The State and Federal legislation controlling pharmacy, drugs and poisons, ethical and moral decision making are covered. Students apply the law of negligence to health professionals dealing with the public and discuss the history, structure and function of relevant professional bodies. Supply and evaluation of Over The Counter (OTC) medicines, especially S2 & S3, are discussed in detail. In addition this subject is designed to further develop students' critical thinking, writing and speaking skills.

SchoolSchool of Molecular Sciences/LIMS

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJoy Spark

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites PHA1IPP, PHA2THA. Only available for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Pharmacy course (SVPB or RHP or SBPM, SHPM or SBPB or SHPB).

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This subject is to to be completed in the penultimate year of the Bachelor of Pharmacy degree. It is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Pharmacy course. Student must complete 120cps in year one and 90cps in year two of the Bachelor of Pharmacy Degree to enrol in this subject. Students must have a current Police check and Working with Children check before attending placement.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsCase Studies in Pharmacy EthicsPrescribedVeatch, R, Haddad A, 2008OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, NEW YORK
ReadingsAustralian Medicines HandbookRecommendedRossi, R. ed, 2016AUSTRALIAN MEDICINES HANDBOOK PTY LTD, ADELAIDE.
ReadingsNon-prescription medicines in the pharmacyPrescribedThe Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, 2012The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia
ReadingsAustralian Pharmaceutical Formulary and HandbookRecommendedSansom, L. ed, 2015The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia
MediaeFactCards - available at www.psa.org.au/kioskPrescribedThe Pharmaceutical Society of AustraliaThe Pharmaceutical Society of Australia

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply the appropriate laws, code of ethics and professional practice standards to the practice of pharmacy.

Activities:
The laws, code of ethics and professional practice standards related to pharmacy practice are discussed in lectures. Students will research and apply these legal, ethical and professional principles in workshops, writing tasks, oral presentations and placements.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Use academic writing to report on an assessment of the ethical complexity of a situation and justify an ethically sound solution.

Activities:
Ethical and moral decision making is discussed and clarified in lectures/workshops and applied in writing tasks.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Discuss the impact of a medicine's scheduling and TGA requirements on product availability and know the scheduling of a list of drugs.

Activities:
Drug scheduling is discussed and investigated in lectures and applied in workshops
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

07. Explain and demonstrate the process of dispensing with consideration to safe supply of medication, prescribers' intentions and the law.

Activities:
In lectures/workshops students will investigate and discuss the issues of safe supply of medication, prescribers' intentions, Medicare and the law in dispensing. Students will further explore these issues and practice the dispensing process in workshops and their placement.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

08. Plan and give a talk to a group about S2/S3 medicines and respond to a consumer query about them in a clinically appropriate way.

Activities:
S2 and S3 medicines are discussed in lectures. Students will research and apply S2/S3 knowledge in workshops, oral presentations and on placement. The appropriate way of dealing with queries is discussed and applied in the workshops and on placement.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2017, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJoy Spark

Class requirements

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

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

Placement - Off Site
One 5.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"1 week placement (during the mid-year break)."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Dispensing assessmentWorkshops are compulsory for all students. A medical certificate will be needed if a student does not attend.15 01, 07
One 1.5-hour examinationStudents must pass the Legislation examination in order to pass the subject.30 01, 03
One 12 hour take home assignment30 01, 02
One oral assessment (total 10-15 minutes - 5 minute presentation & class role play)20 01, 08
Placement ethical writing taskA satisfactory placement is required to pass this subject.5 01, 02