PHARMACEUTICAL CARE - QUALITY USE OF MEDICINES A

PHA4PCA

2021

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.

SchoolMolecular Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJason Buccheri

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectYes

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-requisitesPHA4THE

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsTo 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.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Community Pharmacy: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment Australia and New Zealand Edition

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorNewby, D., and Rutter, P.

Year2015

Edition/Volume3rd ed

PublisherElsevier

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Goodman and Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorBrunton, L, et. al

Year2017

Edition/Volume13th ed

PublisherMcGraw-Hill Education

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Australian Pharmaceutical Formulary and Handbook (APF) 24

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorSansom, L

Year2018

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherPharmaceutical Society of Australia

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Boh''s Pharmacy Practice Manual: A Guide to the Clinical Experience

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorStein, S.

Year2014

Edition/Volume4th ed

PublisherWolters Kluwer

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Handbook of Applied Therapeutics

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorSweet, B et. al

Year2015

Edition/Volume9th ed

PublisherWolters-Kluwer

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Goodman and Gilman's Manual of Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorShanahan, J. and Naglieri, C.

Year2014

Edition/Volume2nd Ed

PublisherMc-Graw-Hill Education

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/Volume4th ed

PublisherPharmaceutical Press

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

National Prescribing Service: Medicine Wise

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorN/A

YearN/A

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherNPS

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLhttp://www.nps.org.au

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Applied Therapeutics: The Clinical Use of Drugs

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorZeind, C. and Carvalho, M.

Year2017

Edition/Volume11th ed

PublisherWolters Kluwer

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Australian Medicines Handbook (AMH)

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorRossi, S

YearN/A

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherAustralian Medicines Handbook

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Therapeutic Guidelines

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorVarious authors

YearN/A

Edition/Volumemost recent editions

PublisherTherapeutic Guidelines Limited

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

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 required80 hours

Location of WBL activity (region)Domestic - regional

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Apply understanding of the quality use of medicine principles in pharmacy contexts
02. Take thorough medication histories and integrate information from clinical records to develop comprehensive patient management plans.
03. Apply differential diagnostic techniques to ensure optimal therapeutic outcomes for patients.
04. Apply the principles of health literacy advice to counsel patients about therapy in the wide range of disease states encountered in pharmacy practice.

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-ordinatorJason Buccheri

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.
2 x 1 hour lectures or equivalent per week

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 16 - 17
One 5.00 d 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

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 11 - 20
Five 2.50 h 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)

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.
one 2-hour workshop or equivalent directed learning per week

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% 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.N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
One 10 minute oral assessment (500 words) Undertaken before students attend the community pharmacy placement. Based around the top 30 most dispensed medications in pharmacyN/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO4
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).N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
One multiple choice test (1000 word equiv) Multiple choice assessment on case based scenarios.N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
Pharmacy practice placement Hurdle 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.N/AN/AN/AYesnull SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4