PHARMACEUTICAL CARE - QUALITY USE OF MEDICINES B

PHA4PCB

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students will explore information sources to determine the true therapeutic place of various treatment regimes, using an evidence-based medicine approach, and how this information can be conveyed to the patient and other health care providers so that therapy is optimised. Students will develop skills to problem solve and apply therapeutic knowledge in a pharmacy practice setting to assist with optimising patient care. An integrated approach is utilised that explores the pharmacist's role as part of the health care team. This subject introduces new topics on common illnesses and incorporates prior knowledge into contemporary clinical practice. Placement, role-plays, clinical scenarios, case studies, Meds Checks and Home Medication Reviews ensure that students will be introduced to the current roles of pharmacists in the delivery of pharmaceutical care.

SchoolMolecular Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRichard Summers

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 PHA4PCA and must be admitted in the Bachelor of Pharmacy course (SHPB)

Co-requisitesPHA4PAC

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsSatisfactory completion of placement is required to pass this subject (hurdle). Students must have a current Police check and Working with Children check, comply with specified immunisation requirements, hand hygiene certification and complete associated placement documentation before attending placement.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Australian Medicines Handbook.

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorRossi, S

Year2018

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherAUSTRALIAN MEDICINES HANDBOOK PTY LTD, ADELAIDE

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 TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorKoda-Kimble MA et al

Year2013

Edition/Volume10TH ED

PublisherPHILADELPHIA: LIPPINCOTT-WILLIAMS & WILKINS

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Pharmacy Practice Manual A Guide to the Clinical Experience

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorBoh, LE, Young LY

Year2001

Edition/Volume2ND ED

PublisherLIPPINCOTT-WILLIAMS & WILKINS, PHILADELPHIA

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Community Pharmacy 2E Australian and New Zealand edition Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorRutter, P, Newby, D

Year2012

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherSYDNEY: CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Therapeutic Guidelines Therapeutic Guidelines Ltd

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorVarious authors

YearN/A

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherNORTH MELBOURNE

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Counselling Guide for Non-prescription Medicines

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorReeve J, Polack M

Year2007

Edition/Volume4TH EDITION

PublisherPHARMACEUTICAL SOCIETY OF AUSTRALIA, CANBERRA

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

AuthorKoda-Kimble MA et al

Year2005

Edition/Volume8TH ED

PublisherPHILADELPHIA: LIPPINCOTT-WILLIAMS & WILKINS

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 - metro

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

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Apply the quality use of medicine principles in the pharmacy practice context
02. Integrate effective counselling and communication skills to improve patients' therapeutic outcomes in a health literate manner.
03. Undertake medication review and create an appropriate medication management plan
04. Apply differential diagnostic techniques to ensure optimal therapeutic outcomes for patients.
05. Evaluate the pharmacist role in a large metropolitan hospital through participation and engagement with assigned tasks.
06. Manage the delivery and administration of approved injections and immunisations by pharmacists and advise patients on appropriate immunization requirements.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2020, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRichard Summers

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Two 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off Site Week: 0 - 0
Two 5.00 d placement - off site per study period from week 0 to week 0 and delivered via face-to-face.
"2 weeks of placement (during the mid-year break)"

WorkShop Week: 32 - 43
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"one 2-hour workshop or equivalent directed learning per week"

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Immunisation training module (500 word equivalent) Required assessment tasks to demonstrate competenciesN/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO6
20-minute oral response to case studies (1000 words equivalent) To assess problem solving & counselling in pharmacy The final oral assessment occurs in conjunction with the oral for PHA4PAC.N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
Medication Review Portfolio (2000 word equivalent) A portfolio that includes MedsCheck Clinic and report (100 word equivalent) and HMR interview and written reportN/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
One Multiple Choice Question Test (1000 word equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6
Pharmacy practice placement Hurdle requirement of satisfactory completion of placement.N/AN/AN/AYesnull SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6