INTRODUCTION TO PHARMACY PRACTICE

PHA1IPP

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

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.

SchoolMolecular Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRichard Summers

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Pharmacy course (SVPB or SBPM or SHPM or SBPB or SHPB)

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

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

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Mosby's Dictonary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professionals

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorHarris, P., Nagy, S & Vardaxis, N.

Year2010

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherElsevier, Chatswood, NSW

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Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Pharmacy Practice Drug Compendium

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorSchool of Pharmacy and Applied Science

YearN/A

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherLa Trobe University

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Source locationN/A

APF 23 (Australian Pharmaceutical Formulary and Handbook)

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorPharmaceutical Society of Australia

Year2015

Edition/Volume23rd ED

PublisherCANBERRA

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

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Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedYes

Work-based learningYes

Self sourced or Uni sourced
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

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Describe and discuss both practical issues and the roles that pharmacists play, including their role as part of the healthcare team and in the broader Australian healthcare system, across both community and hospital settings.
02. Demonstrate an understanding of the quality use of medicine (QUM principles and select appropriate resources for drug information enquiry to discuss medications commonly used in practice.
03. Describe and apply the requirements that define a legal prescription and label
04. Demonstrate the principles of differential diagnosis.
05. Describe the concept of health literacy
06. Apply basic ethical related principles in considering health related issues
07. Discuss pharmacy practice related issues and actively contribute to discussions on these topics
08. Demonstrate understanding of eHealth and mHealth issues relating to the pharmacy profession
09. Demonstrate understanding of pharmacy related information in an oral format

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRichard Summers

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h 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 h 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 h 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 h 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

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
1 hour examination (1000 words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7, SILO8
10 minute oral assessment (500 words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7, SILO8, SILO9
1 hour mid-semester testN/AN/AN/ANo15 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 passN/AN/AN/AYes10 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/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO7, SILO9