INTRODUCTION TO PHARMACY PRACTICE
Credit points: 15
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.
Subject Co-ordinatorRichard Summers
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo
Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG
Available as ElectiveNo
Prerequisites Only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Pharmacy course (SVPB or SBPM or SHPM or SBPB or SHPB)
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Special conditionsStudents must be registered with the Pharmacy Board of Australia, have a current Police Check and Working with Children Check, Hand Hygiene Certificate, associated immunization requirements, signed consent and placement guidelines before attending placement.
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
Mosby's Dictonary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professionals
AuthorHarris, P., Nagy, S & Vardaxis, N.
PublisherElsevier, Chatswood, NSW
Pharmacy Practice Drug Compendium
Resource TypeOther resource
AuthorSchool of Pharmacy and Applied Science
PublisherLa Trobe University
APF 23 (Australian Pharmaceutical Formulary and Handbook)
AuthorPharmaceutical Society of Australia
Self sourced or Uni sourced
Entire subject or partial subjectPartial subject
Total hours/days required3 hours
Location of WBL activity (region)Domestic - regional
WBL addtional requirementsN/A
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
Intended Learning Outcomes
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Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRichard Summers
Laboratory ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
LectureWeek: 10 - 22
Two 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Problem Based LearningWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour 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
Placement - Off SiteWeek: 10 - 22
Two 2.00 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 placement1 hospital pharmacy observational placement
|1 hour examination (1000 words equivalent)||N/A||N/A||No||30||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7, SILO8|
|10 minute oral assessment (500 words equivalent)||N/A||N/A||No||30||SILO1, SILO2, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7, SILO8, SILO9|
|1 hour mid-semester test||N/A||N/A||No||15||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7, SILO8|
|Placement report (500 word) Hurdle requirement: Students MUST submit satisfactory placement reports in order to obtain a pass||N/A||N/A||Yes||10||SILO1, SILO2|
|Presentation of group work activity 10min: incl. oral, content, peer assessment (1000 words equiv) 10 minute group presentation assessed on content (5%), oral presentation (5%), peer assessment (5%)||N/A||N/A||No||15||SILO7, SILO9|