Pharmaceutical Science and Practice involves the study of the of physical and chemical (physicochemical) principles which are important in the design of dosage forms and other pharmaceutical systems. This background physicochemical knowledge is the fundamental basis of how drugs are effectively delivered to the body to exert a therapeutic effect. These principles are also applied to professional pharmacy practice, particularly with regard to extemporaneous compounding. Students develop their dispensing process by exploring more advanced extemporaneous compounding and dispensing issues. Some legal aspects of dispensing and related pharmacy practice issues are also covered. Students are introduced to professional problem-solving and decision making appropriate to the patient. There is a focus on patient-centred care as students develop their communication and patient counselling skills.
|Unit name||Pharmaceutical Science and Practice 2A|
|Faculty/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|2||2020: $1,190.00||2020: $2,354.00||019999|
Fees for next year will be published before the end of the year. The fees above only apply for the year shown.
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
2-3 hours of lectures per week, 1-2 hours of workshops per week, approx 1x1hr tutorial per fortnight, approx 1x3hr practical per fortnight
Laboratory/practical 3 hours
Test or quiz 10 - 20 minutes, Weight: 10%
Test or quiz 15 - 40 minutes each, Weight: 10%
Laboratory/practical 3 hours, Weight: 10%
Examination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) 2 - 3 hours, Weight: 30%
Examination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) 2 hours, Weight: 40%
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Australian Pharmaceutical Formulary and Handbook (current edition)
Booktopia textbook links
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