Pharmacy Practice 1

10 Units

Introduces the student to the profession of pharmacy and the role of the pharmacist within health care delivery in Australia including the roles and responsibilities of a pharmacist. Rural, Remote and Indigenous health issues are discussed in the context of the provision of pharmaceutical care delivery. The course develops these concepts in the context of the National Medicines Policy, and introduces dosage form design and the calculations required in the practice of pharmacy. This course is a Compulsory Program Component and must be passed in order to progress in the Master of Pharmacy.

Faculty Faculty of Health and Medicine
School School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy
Availability Trimester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan Campus)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan Campus)

Students should:

  1. Understand and explain the role of pharmacy practice in health care delivery;
  2. Perform pharmaceutical calculations correctly;
  3. Describe the concepts of dosage form design and their preparation;
  4. Develop competency in the extemporaneous pharmaceutical products and dispensing;
  5. Describe the role of the pharmacists in rural and remote health care within the Australian context; and
  6. Understand and describe the principles of the National Medicines Policy.
  7. Describe the distribution of pharmaceuticals within Australia
  1. The history of pharmacy
  2. The Australian healthcare system, including rural, remote and Indigenous Health care
  3. The National Medicines Policy and professional standards
  4. Drug distribution in Australia
  5. Drug manufacture including the concepts of quality control and standards
  6. Pharmaceutical products and the routes of administration
  7. Rights and responsibilities of pharmacists
  8. Pharmaceutical calculations and extemporaneous dispensing techniques
Replacing Course(s) PHAR6001 Pharmacy Practice 1
Transition There are no students requiring transition arrangements
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge Entry level requirements for Master of Pharmacy
Modes of Delivery Internal Mode
Teaching Methods Problem Based Learning
Experience Based Learning
Assessment Items
  • Examination: Formal - Comprising multiple choice and short answer questions.
  • Other: (please specify) - Students must satisfactorily complete the placement and clinical skills components during this course. This will be determined by satisfactory completion of their clinical skills/placement workbook, placement journal and preceptor appraisals.
  • Other: (please specify) - Calculation Tests. Competency in extemporaneous dispensing. Summative assessment of the practicals will be conducted throughout the trimester.
  • Other: (please specify) - Essential Criteria. Students must achieve a passing grade in the formal examination to be able to obtain a passing or higher grade in this course. Students must demonstrate competency in both theoretical knowledge and laboratory skills which form part of the core competencies required of a pharmacist.
Contact Hours
  • Laboratory: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 1 weeks
  • Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 3 weeks
  • Lecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
  • Laboratory: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 8 weeks
  • Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 3 weeks
  • Experience Based Learning: for 14 hour(s) per Week for 1 weeks
  • Tutorial: for 12 hour(s) per Week for 1 weeks
Compulsory Components
  • Requisite by Enrolment: This course is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Pharmacy program.
  • Compulsory Program Component: Students require a National Police Check, Working with Children and Young People Declaration, a current NSW Health Immunisation record & Patient Confidentiality Form
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for PHAR6111

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