PHARMACEUTICAL CARE - QUALITY USE OF MEDICINES A

PHA4PCA

2017

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This Capstone subject utilises anintegrated approach to the teaching of therapeutics and pharmacy practice.Itdevelops further the knowledge gained in the Therapeutics Subjects completedduring 2nd, 3rd and 4th year.The aim is to provide students with theskills to apply this therapeutic knowledge and to problem solve and improve thehealth outcomes of patients.Using a mix of theory and clinicalplacements the subject provides experiential and practical content aboutpharmaceutical care.Through case scenarios and oral assessment studentswill explore the expanded role of the pharmacist in the delivery of optimisedtherapy.This subject puts into clinical practice prior knowledge and newtopics on common presenting illnesses.





SchoolSchool of Molecular Sciences/LIMS

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPene Wood

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must have passed all subjects from (PHA2THA, PHA3THB, PHA3THC, PHA3THD, PHA3PLP). Only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Pharmacy course (SVPB or SBPM or RHP or SHPM).

Co-requisites PHA4THE

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Pharmacy course. To be completed in final year. Satisfactory placement report and/or manual from placement is required to pass this subject. Students must have a current Police check and Working with Children check and have obtained all required immunisations before attending placement.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsApplied TherapeuticsRecommendedKoda-Kimble, MA and Young LE (Eds) 200518TH EDITION, LIPPINCOTT-WILLIAMS & WILKINS, PHILADELPHIA
ReadingsAustralian Medicines HandbookPrescribedRossi, S 2016AUSTRALIAN MEDICINES HANDBOOK PTY LTD, ADELAIDE
ReadingsCommunity Pharmacy 2e Australian and New Zealand edition, Symptoms, Diagnosis and TreatmentPrescribedRutter, P, Newby, D 2012SYDNEY: CURCHILL LIVINGSTONE.
ReadingsTherapeutic Guidelines (most recent editions)RecommendedVarious authorsTHERAPEUTIC GUIDLINES LTD, NORTH MELBOURNE.
ReadingsPharmacy Practice Manual: A Guide to the Clinical ExperienceRecommendedBoh, L 20032ND EDITION LIPPINCOTT-WILLIAMS, PHILADELPHIA
ReadingsNon-prescription Medicines in the Pharmacy - A guide to advice and treatmentRecommended Pharmaceutical Society of Australia 2012Canberra:PSA
ReadingsAustralian Pharmaceutical Formulary and Handbook 23rd edRecommendedPharmaceutical Society of Australia 2015Canberra: PSA
MediaNational Prescribing Service: Medicine WiseRecommendedhttp: www.nps.org.auNPS
ReadingsMedical Pharmacology at a Glance 7th ed.RecommendedNeal, M.J. 2012Wiley-Blackwell

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate an understanding of the quality use of medicine principles and be able to apply them in the pharmacy practice context

Activities:
Lectures and workshops; Assessment tasks; Placement
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Take a thorough medication history and be able to integrate information from clinical records to develop a comprehensive patient management plan.

Activities:
Lectures and workshops; Assessment tasks; Placement
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Use appropriate questioning technique to gain information required to assist with appropriate therapeutic decisions to ensure optimal therapeutic outcomes for patients.

Activities:
Lectures and workshops; Assessment tasks; Placement
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Analyse and problem solve clinical situations in order to appropriately manage a person's health care needs to achieve optimal patient outcomes.

Activities:
Lectures and workshops; Assessment tasks; Placement
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Advise and counsel patients about therapy in a wide range of disease sates encountered in pharmacy practice.

Activities:
Lectures and workshops; Assessment tasks; Placement
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
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, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPene Wood

Class requirements

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.
"2 x 1 hour lectures or equivalent per week"

Placement - Off Site Week: 16 - 17
One 5.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 16 to week 17 and delivered via face-to-face.
"2 week community pharmacy placemnt"

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"one 2-hour workshop or equivalent directed learning per week"

Placement - Off Site Week: 11 - 20
Five 2.5 hours placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 20 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One week (2.5 hours each day) local hospital placement. Each student only does one week (weeks 11, 12, 15, 18, 19, 20)"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Hurdle - Placement reportsSatisfactory Placement reports from all placements are required to pass this subject.
One 1,000-word written assignmentA case study is presented from patient interview on local hospital placement that reviews the therapeutic management and pharmacists role in optimising patient care.10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 10 minute oral assessmentHurdle - students must pass this assessment in order to attend the community pharmacy placement. Based around the top 30 most dispensed medications in pharmacy20 01, 05
One 20 minute oral assessment (end of semester)Final assessment which includes 2 case studies that need to be presented, problem solved and counselled, and an examination concerning the placement.50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 500-word written assignment.Incorporates patient interview and questioning to problem solve presenting symptoms then developing a patient management plan. 15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Pre-placement online modules - Hurdle for hospital placementNPS online mouldes incorporating: Taking a medication history; National inpatient chart; Medical tests. Hand hygiene online module5 01, 02

Malaysia, 2017, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPene Wood

Class requirements

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.

Placement - Off Site
Three 5.0 days placement - off site per study period and delivered via face-to-face.
"up to 3 weeks of placement per semester (2 weeks community pharmacy and 1 week local hospital)"

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.
"one 2-hour workshop or equivalent directed learning per week"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Hurdle - Placement reportsSatisfactory Placement reports from all placements are required to pass this subject.
One 1,000-word written assignmentA case study is presented from patient interview on local hospital placement that reviews the therapeutic management and pharmacists role in optimising patient care.10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 10 minute oral assessmentHurdle - students must pass this assessment in order to attend the community pharmacy placement. Based around the top 30 most dispensed medications in pharmacy20 01, 05
One 20 minute oral assessment (end of semester)Final assessment which includes 2 case studies that need to be presented, problem solved and counselled, and an examination concerning the placement.50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 500-word written assignment.Incorporates patient interview and questioning to problem solve presenting symptoms then developing a patient management plan. 15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Pre-placement online modules - Hurdle for hospital placementNPS online mouldes incorporating: Taking a medication history; National inpatient chart; Medical tests. Hand hygiene online module5 01, 02