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

Learning resources

Goodman and Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorBrunton, L, et. al

Year2017

Edition/Volume13th ed

PublisherMcGraw-Hill Education

ISBN978-1-25-958473-2

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLhttps://accessmedicine.mhmedical.com/book.aspx?bookid=2189 

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Non-prescription medicines

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorNathan, A.

Year2020

Edition/Volume16TH EDN

PublisherPharmaceutical Press

ISBN9780857113979

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLhttps://www.pharmpress.com/product/9780853698869/non-prescription-medicines 

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Australian Medicines Handbook (AMH)

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorRossi, S

Year2020

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherAustralian Medicines Handbook

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLhttps://shop.amh.net.au/ 

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Therapeutic Guidelines

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

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

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

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

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

Applied Therapeutics: The Clinical Use of Drugs

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorZeind, C. and Carvalho, M.

Year2017

Edition/Volume11th ed

PublisherWolters Kluwer

ISBN9781496318299

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLhttps://shop.lww.com/Applied-Therapeutics/p/9781496318299 

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

National Prescribing Service: Medicine Wise

Resource TypeWeb resource

Resource RequirementPrescribed

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

Australian Pharmaceutical Formulary and Handbook (APF) 25

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorSansom, L

Year2020

Edition/Volume25TH EDN

PublisherPharmaceutical Society of Australia

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLttps://shop.psa.org.au/product/apf-handbook/

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

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

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorNewby, D., and Rutter, P.

Year2017

Edition/Volume4TH EDN

PublisherElsevier

ISBN9780729542883

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLhttps://www.elsevier.com/books/community-pharmacy-australia-and-new-zealand-edition/newby/978-0-7295-4288-3 

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

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
DISCIPLINE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Apply understanding of the quality use of medicine principles in pharmacy contexts
02. Use appropriate questioning and communication techniques to 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 hour 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: 11 - 20
Five 2.50 hours 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)

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 16 - 17
One 5.00 days 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

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours 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 (1,500 word equivalent). A portfolio that includes:

-pre-placement online modules

-One 10-minute oral assessment undertaken before students attend the community pharmacy placement. Based around the top 30 most dispensed medications in pharmacy

-Community placement manual 

-hospital placement manual

Students are to achieve a grade of 50% or more in each of the tasks to satisfy hurdle requirements

N/APortfolioIndividualYes25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Progressive case assignment to problem solve common community pharmacy OTC presentations

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo15 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/AOral presentationIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One multiple choice test (1000 word equiv) Multiple choice assessment on case based scenarios.

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4