Pharmacy Skills and Practice 2 integrates aspects of drug delivery and formulation with Pharmacy Practice, which relates to the role of the pharmacist in optimising the use of medicines and improving health outcomes. Students will develop their dispensing process as pharmacists with advanced extemporaneous dispensing issues and calculations. Students are introduced to professional problem solving and decision making appropriate to the patient. There is a focus on patient-centred care with patient counselling concepts and application of communication skills in clinical scenarios. This patient centred care is extended to the study of over-the-counter (OTC) medications and chronic disease state management. Some legal and ethical aspects of dispensing and related pharmacy practice are covered. Principles of drug therapy such as adverse reactions, drug interactions, medication adherence, patient counselling and professional and legislative issues are discussed.
|Unit name||Pharmacy Skills in Practice 2|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
|Coordinator||Doctor Mackenzie Williams|
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Demonstrate a basic understanding of the pathophysiology, epidemiology, and pharmacotherapeutic management (including self-care activities) of major and minor diseases and illnesses.
- Apply foundation pharmacy knowledge (pharmaceutical science and pharmacotherapeutics) to basic clinical scenarios to identify drug-related problems and provide options for resolution.
- Demonstrate appropriate communication skills that incorporate patient-centred care principles combined with therapeutic decision making in the management of acute illness and chronic disease.
- Describe the role of pharmacists in health promotion, harm minimisation and preventative health activities.
- Identify critical issues, conceptualise problems, use relevant information and formulate a range of solutions in relation to the provision of extemporaneously dispensed products.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
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2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
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4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
PrerequisitesCSA157 AND CSA103 AND CZZ102 AND CZZ101 AND CSA255
|Assessment||Mid-semester written test (15%)|Oral examination (40%)|Pharmacy practice practical reports|2-hour practical exam (30%)|Online quiz (5%)|Short counselling session X 3 (10%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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