PHARMACY LEGISLATION AND PRACTICE

PHA3PLP

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject presents the Law and Ethics of Pharmacy. The State and Federal legislation controlling pharmacy, drugs and poisons, ethical and moral decision making are covered. Students apply the law of negligence to health professionals dealing with the public and discuss the history, structure and function of relevant professional bodies. Supply and evaluation of Over-The-Counter (OTC) medicines, especially S2 & S3, are discussed in detail. In addition this subject is designed to further develop students' critical thinking, writing and speaking skills.

SchoolMolecular Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorChristina Dennis

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted into the Bachelor of Pharmacy course (SHPB) and must have completed PHA1IPP and 90 CP of second year subjects including PHA2THA

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

Non-prescription medicines in the pharmacy

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorThe Pharmaceutical Society of Australia

Year2012

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PublisherThe Pharmaceutical Society of Australia

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eFactCards - available at www.psa.org.au/kiosk

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorThe Pharmaceutical Society of Australia

YearN/A

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PublisherThe Pharmaceutical Society of Australia

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Case Studies in Pharmacy Ethics

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorVeatch, R, Haddad A

Year2008

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherOXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, NEW YORK

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Australian Medicines Handbook

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorRossi, R. ed

Year2017

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PublisherAUSTRALIAN MEDICINES HANDBOOK PTY LTD, ADELAIDE.

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Australian Pharmaceutical Formulary and Handbook

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorSansom, L. ed

Year2015

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PublisherThe Pharmaceutical Society of Australia

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Career Ready

Career-focusedYes

Work-based learningYes

Self sourced or Uni sourced
Uni Sourced

Entire subject or partial subjectPartial subject

Total hours/days required40 hours

Location of WBL activity (region)Domestic - regional

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Discuss the appropriate laws, code of ethics and professional practice standards related to the practice of pharmacy.
02. Discuss the ethical complexity of a situation and justify an ethically sound resolution.
03. Discuss the impact of scheduling and Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA requirements on supply of medicines and apply to a list of commonly used drugs
04. Explain and demonstrate the process of dispensing with consideration to safe supply of medication, prescribers' intentions and the law.
05. Apply the Quality Use of Medicines (QUM principles in the context of supply of over-the-counter (OTC medication
06. Apply differential diagnosis skills to determine the appropriateness of OTC medications for presenting patients.

Subject options

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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-ordinatorChristina Dennis

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 10 - 22
Three 1.00 h lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 0 - 0
One 5.00 d placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 0 to week 0 and delivered via face-to-face.
1 week placement (during the mid-year break).

TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Dispensing assessment (1000 word equivalence)N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1
One 2-hour examination (2000 word equivalence)N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO3, SILO5
One oral assessment (500 word equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6
Placement ethical writing task (200 word equivalence)N/AN/AN/ANo5 SILO1, SILO2
Pharmacy placement Hurdle requirement of satisfactory completion of placementN/AN/AN/AYesnull SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4