PHARMACEUTICAL CARE - QUALITY USE OF MEDICINES A

PHA4PCA

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The ability to integrate and assimilate knowledge is an invaluable skill for pharmacists. This capstone subject aims to integrate knowledge gained in therapeutics subjects and apply it in practice.

Workshops and clinical placement provide opportunities to gain experience in providing pharmaceutical care, while case scenarios and oral assessments illustrate the expanding role of the pharmacist in optimising patient outcomes. PHA4PCA and PHA4PCB are designed to be a lead-in to intern year, with learning activities laying the foundation for what is to come during internship, and in professional practice thereafter. Both the Top 30 drugs oral assessment and the case-based oral exams are constructed to reflect sections of the Pharmacy Board of Australia registration exams.




SchoolSchool of Molecular Sciences/LIMS

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJason Buccheri

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 of the following subjects (PHA2THA, PHA3THB, PHA3THC, PHA3THD, PHA3PLP) and must be admitted in the Bachelor of Pharmacy course (SHPB).

Co-requisites PHA4THE

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions To be completed in final year. Satisfactory completion of placement is required to pass this subject (Hurdle). 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
ReadingsAustralian Medicines Handbook (AMH)PrescribedRossi, S (Current Year)Australian Medicines Handbook
ReadingsAustralian Pharmaceutical Formulary and Handbook (APF) 24PrescribedSansom, L (ed) (2018)Pharmaceutical Society of Australia
ReadingsTherapeutic Guidelines (most recent editions)PrescribedVarious authorsTherapeutic Guidelines Limited
ReadingsCommunity Pharmacy: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment Australia and New Zealand Edition. (3rd ed)PrescribedNewby, D., and Rutter, P. (2015)Elsevier
MediaNational Prescribing Service: Medicine WisePrescribedhttp: www.nps.org.auNPS
ReadingsGoodman and Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics (13th ed)RecommendedBrunton, L, et. al (ed) (2017)McGraw-Hill Education
ReadingsGoodman and Gilman's Manual of Pharmacology and Therapeutics (2nd ed)RecommendedShanahan, J. and Naglieri, C. (2014)Mc-Graw-Hill Education
ReadingsApplied Therapeutics: The Clinical Use of Drugs (11th ed)RecommendedZeind, C. and Carvalho, M. (2017)Wolters Kluwer
ReadingsHandbook of Applied Therapeutics (9th ed)RecommendedSweet, B et. al (2015)Wolters-Kluwer
ReadingsBoh's Pharmacy Practice Manual: A Guide to the Clinical Experience (4th ed)RecommendedStein, S. (2014)Wolters Kluwer
ReadingsNon-prescription medicines (4th ed)RecommendedNathan, A. (2010)Pharmaceutical Press

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply understanding of the quality use of medicine principles in pharmacy contexts

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 thorough medication histories and integrate information from clinical records to develop comprehensive patient management plans.

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. Apply differential diagnostic techniques to ensure optimal therapeutic outcomes for patients.

Activities:
Lectures and workshops; Assessment tasks; Placement
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)
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)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Speaking)

04. Apply the principles of health literacy advice to counsel patients about therapy in the wide range of disease states 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)
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, 2020, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJason Buccheri

Class requirements

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)"

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: 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 placement"

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"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Placement portfolio (2000 word equivalent) A portfolio that includes pre-placement online modules; progressive case assignment to problem solve common community pharmacy OTC presentations and community and hospital placement manuals.30 01, 02, 03, 04
One 10 minute oral assessment (500 words) Undertaken before students attend the community pharmacy placement. Based around the top 30 most dispensed medications in pharmacy10 01, 04
One 20 minute oral assessment (end of semester) (1000 words)Final assessment comprising of three oral case studies covering material from the whole semester (including placement).40 01, 02, 03, 04
One multiple choice test (1000 word equiv) Multiple choice assessment on case based scenarios.20 01, 02, 03, 04
Pharmacy practice placementHurdle requirement: a mark of greater than or equal to 50% is required. Informed by / aligns with Domains (1), (2), (3), (5) and (6) of ADC Professional Attributes and Competencies statements. 01, 02, 03, 04