FOUNDATIONS IN QUALITY USE OF MEDICINES

PHA2FQM

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Quality use of Medicines (QUM) is a concept that underpins the healthcare system in Australia. Students will be introduced to the key concepts that make up QUM, as well as counselling and communication techniques that allow students to gain information from patients and through clinical reasoning make informed decisions in directing patient therapy. Practice Based cases are used to develop discipline specific skills in managing primary healthcare pharmaceutical issues. Pharmaceutical calculations along with ethical and legal issues that regulate the practice of pharmacy in Australia shall be further explored.

SchoolMolecular Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRichard Summers

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesPHA1IPP

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Pharmaceutical Calculations

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorAnsel, H. and Stockton

Year2016

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherWolters Kluwer

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Non-prescription medicines

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorNathan, A.

Year2010

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherPharmaceutical Press

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Clinical Reasoning in the Health Professions

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorHiggs, J., Jensen, G. M., Loftus, S., & Christensen, N.

Year2017

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherElsevier

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

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

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Community Pharmacy Australia and New Zealand Edition

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorPaul Rutter

Year2015

Edition/Volume3rd edition

PublisherElsevier

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

AMH (Australian Medicines Handbook)

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorRossi

YearN/A

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherAMH Co.

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Applied Therapeutics: The clinical use of drugs

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorZeind, C., Carvalho, M.

Year2017

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherWolters Kluwer

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Case Studies in Pharmacy Ethics

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorVeatch, Haddad, Last

Year2017

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherOxford University Press

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

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eFactCards

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorPharmaceutical Society of Australia

YearN/A

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherPSA

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLhttps://www.psa.org.au/kiosk

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

APF 24 (Australian Pharmaceutical Formulary and Handbook)

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorPharmaceutical Society of Australia

Year2018

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherPSA

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Interpret the Quality Use of Medicines (QUM principles in the context of supply of over-the-counter (OTC medication
02. Apply differential diagnosis skills to determine the appropriateness of OTC medications for presenting patients in a primary healthcare setting.
03. Appraise the health literacy of a patient and adequately adjust communication to suit literacy level of that patient.
04. Apply appropriate laws, code of ethics and professional practice standards related to the practice of pharmacy, and justify an ethically sound resolution.
05. Critique the process of dispensing with consideration to safe supply of medication, prescribers' intentions and the law.
06. Accurately perform pharmaceutical calculations

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRichard Summers

Class requirements

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 online.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
20-minute clinical oral exam, (1200-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
Written exam (1000-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6
Group case study project (1000-words equivalent) This assessment comprises of written and oral components, assessing students ability to take an accurate history, assess patient health literacy and formulate and communicate a treatment plan that is accessible to the patient while satisfying legal requirements.N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO4, SILO5
Calculation competency test (equivalent to 600 words) Students undertake 3 on-line quizzes with immediate feedback and must achieve 90% on each quiz to progress and access successive quizzes. They must achieve 90% on quiz 3 to sit this competency test. Hurdle requirement: Accuracy and competency in completing calculations is required for professional practice Hurdle requirement.N/AN/AN/AYes15 SILO6