PHARMACY PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT

PHA4PPM

2017

Credit points: 15

This subject addresses La Trobe's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Essential. Innovation and Entrepreneurship is about using your creativity to generate new ideas, understand and solve complex problems and thrive in a fast-changing world.

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 within a strategic context. The role of the customer in pharmacy practice including valid consent, privacy, confidentiality and acknowledging customers' rights to make informed decisions about health care will be explored. The principles of negligence and personal indemnity and the value of internet pharmacy services will be applied to pharmacy practice. In addition, this subject is designed to further develop students' critical thinking, writing and creative problem solving skills with a particular focus on management, marketing and human resource practices. This subject is delivered in blended learning mode, where learning activities are a mix of face-to-face and online learning; a pedagogical approach where learning outcomes, online resources, assessment and class activities are aligned with a focus on what the learner is doing.

SchoolSchool of Molecular Sciences/LIMS

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRichard Summers

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
ReadingsPharmacy ManagementRecommendedShane P Desselle; David P Zgarrick; Greg L Alston, 2012McGraw-Hill Publishing

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate an understanding of contemporary pharmacy management issues; identify opportunities and risks

Activities:
Weekly self-directed learning Peer-to-peer learning activities in weekly workshops. Students will research and write an article on a business related topic.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Critically evaluate an existing pharmacy and develop a comprehensive and feasible business plan to improve profitability through the implementation of two innovative practices

Activities:
Weekly self-directed learning Peer-to-peer learning activities in weekly workshops. In a team students will develop and write a business plan to implement changes and incorporated two innovations into an existing pharmacy.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
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. Search for, locate and evaluate business management and discipline specific information

Activities:
Weekly self-directed learning. Writing circle tasks. Peer-to-peer learning activities in weekly workshops. In a team students will develop and write a business plan to implement changes and incorporated two innovations into an existing pharmacy.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Research, define and argue a business case to justify new products and services appropriate to the internal and external environments.

Activities:
Weekly self-directed learning. Writing circle tasks. Peer-to-peer learning activities in weekly workshops. In a team students will develop and write a business plan to implement changes and incorporated two innovations into an existing pharmacy.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
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. Demonstrate ability to work in a team to develop achievable goals and strategies consistent with the team's task.

Activities:
Peer-to-peer learning activities in weekly workshops. In a team students will develop and write a business plan to implement changes and incorporated two innovations into an existing pharmacy.
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)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2017, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRichard Summers

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Online activities through LMS"

Tutorial Week: 32 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Only for pharmacy managers"

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

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1,500 word writing task35 01, 03
One group business plan (1,500 words/student) including teamworkMaximum group size of 4 students. The assessment is modelled on the National Business Plan competition. After the business plan is marked 50% is redistributed according to participation in the team; students will only be eligible for the redistributed 50% if they have completed all of the 5 related writing tasks; ie 10% for each writing task.55 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Five on-line quizzesQuizzes have 10 questions each, equivalent to approx. 100 word /quiz.10 01, 03

Malaysia, 2017, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRichard Summers

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 1,500 word writing task35 01, 03
One group business plan (1,500 words/student) including teamworkMaximum group size of 4 students. The assessment is modelled on the National Business Plan competition. After the business plan is marked 50% is redistributed according to participation in the team; students will only be eligible for the redistributed 50% if they have completed all of the 5 related writing tasks; ie 10% for each writing task.55 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Five on-line quizzesQuizzes have 10 questions each, equivalent to approx. 100 word /quiz.10 01, 03

Malaysia, 2017, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRichard Summers

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 1,500 word writing task35 01, 03
One group business plan (1,500 words/student) including teamworkMaximum group size of 4 students. The assessment is modelled on the National Business Plan competition. After the business plan is marked 50% is redistributed according to participation in the team; students will only be eligible for the redistributed 50% if they have completed all of the 5 related writing tasks; ie 10% for each writing task.55 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Five on-line quizzesQuizzes have 10 questions each, equivalent to approx. 100 word /quiz.10 01, 03