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.

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

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  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;
  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
  • This course is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Pharmacy program.
Assumed Knowledge Entry level requirements for Master of Pharmacy
Assessment Items
  • Practical Demonstration: Written formal examination *
  • In Term Test: Calculations assessment *
  • Practical Demonstration: Extemporaneous dispensing examination *
  • Written Assignment: Written Assignment
  • Presentation: Oral Presentation
  • Professional Task: Placement and Skills session
Contact Hours
  • Integrated Learning Session: for 14 hour(s) per Week for Weeks
  • Laboratory: for 25 hour(s) per Term (1 hour per week for 1 week and 3 hours per week for 8 weeks)
  • Lecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Weeks (Week 1 will include a 3 hr program introduction session.)
  • Tutorial: for 21 hour(s) per Term (1 hour per week for 3 weeks, 2 hours per week for 3 weeks and 12 hours per week for 1 week)
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for PHAR6111

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