This unit is focused on professional pharmacy practice and will build on the material studied in Pharmacy Skills in Practice 3A and 3B to continue to develop student knowledge and understanding of the issues and concepts associated with professional pharmacy activities and clinical pharmacy practice. The content will focus on social pharmacy (palliative care, ageing, mental health, addiction, collaboration and effective communication and health reform) and pharmacy services (medicines information, aseptic dispensing, enteral and parenteral nutrition, pharmacy services in chronic disease, complementary and alternative medicines, wound care, community pharmacy agreements, pharmacy management and future roles for pharmacists). The practicals and tutorials will focus on developing your clinical skills in simulated practice environments. In-class activities will be complemented by visits to the Alcohol and Drug Service (ADS) and to accompany an experienced accredited pharmacist completing Residential Medication Management Reviews (RMMRs) and Home Medicines Reviews (HMRs). The overall objective of the unit is for you to develop a good practical knowledge and understanding of pharmacy practice. Particular emphasis is placed on the integration of knowledge gained from all units within the pharmacy course and application of that knowledge to solve practice-related problems.
|Unit name||Pharmacy Skills in Practice 4A|
|Faculty/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Mr Justin Cousins (Coordinator)
|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: $2,381.00||2020: $4,708.00||060501|
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All Year 3 BPharm units.
An average of 4 x 1 hr lectures weekly; A total of 5 x 3 hr workshops and 8 x 3 hr practical classes. 1 x Residential Medication Management Review visit, 1 x Alcohol and Drug Service visit.
Practical oral examination (35%);
To be eligible to sit the practical examination you are expected to submit the assignments, to attend all practical classes and achieve a pass mark for practical class performance. To achieve a PASS in this unit, you must pass both of the practical and theory examinations.
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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