Pharmacy Practice 2

10 Units

Considers the context of pharmacy practice and describes the legislative, ethical and professional standards and national policy programs framework in which the profession of pharmacy operates. The legislation relating to the practice of pharmacy, drug manufacture and distribution will be discussed. Communication skill is an important competency for pharmacists and this course will examine ways of effective communication with consumers and other health professionals. The course further develops extemporaneous dispensing, pharmaceutical calculations and counselling 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 2 - 2014 (Callaghan Campus)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan Campus)

Students should be able to:

  1. Understand the legislative (State and Australian Government) requirements for the production and distribution of pharmaceutical products of adequate safety, quality and efficacy;
  2. Understand the core principles of good communication;
  3. Develop a professional ethos for the provision of high standard pharmaceutical services; and
  4. Develop a knowledge and understanding of public health and the role of the pharmacist;
  5. Acquire the skills required to develop quality assurance programs in pharmacy practice.
  6. Display competency in the manufacture of extemporaneous pharmaceutical products, dispensing and counselling;
  7. Develop an understanding of Pharmaceutical service delivery in rural and remote locations in Australia.
  1. The Codes of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and Good Clinical Practice.
  2. Quality assurance in pharmacy practice
  3. The drug evaluation process and the Therapeutic Goods Act.
  4. The Pharmacy Practice Act and Regulations (NSW)
  5. The Therapeutic Drugs and Poisons Act and Regulations (NSW)
  6. The National Health Act and the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme
  7. Introduction to professionalism and professional standards
  8. Introduction to ethics in clinical practice and research
  9. The requirements for effective communication and influencing factors.

  10. The concept of Public Health and the role of the pharmacist

  11. Pharmaceutical service delivery into Rural and Remote locations within Australia
Replacing Course(s) Replace PHAR6004 Pharmacy Practice 2 10 Units
Transition This course will be taught for the first time in 2008. Students who are required to repeat PHAR6004 will be provided with specific lectures, tutorials and self directed learning material by both didactic and on-line modes of delivery.
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge PHAR6001 Pharmacy Practice 1 or PHAR6111 Pharmacy Practice 1
Modes of Delivery Internal Mode
Teaching Methods Problem Based Learning
Experience Based Learning
Self Directed Learning
Computer Lab
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Written assignment(s) during trimester. Course learning objective 1,2,3,5,7
  • Examination: Formal - End of Trimester. The paper will be made up of a combination of True/False, multiple choice and short answer questions. Course learning objective 1,2,3,4,5,7
  • Group/tutorial participation and contribution - Participation in tutorial(clinical skills) and online discussion. Course learning objective 3,4,7
  • Other: (please specify) - Extemporaneous dispensing practicals. Summative assessment of the practicals will be conducted throughout the trimester. Course learning objective 2,6
  • Other: (please specify) - Compulsory Course Component: Students must demonstrate competency in both theoretical knowledge & laboratory skills which form part of the core competencies required of a pharmacist. Students must achieve a passing grade in the formal examination as well as the extemporaneous dispensing examinations (combined mid trimester and final practical examinations) and pass overall to be able to obtain a passing or higher grade in this course. On achieving a passing grade, a final mark will be given in the course and it will be recorded that the student has satisfied the compulsory course component. Students who fail the Extemporaneous Dispensing Examination compulsory component (combined mid-trimester practical examination and end of trimester practical examination) will be offered a supplementary examination. Students who fail the Formal Examination compulsory component will be offered a supplementary examination. Students who are required to complete a supplementary assessment and pass this assessment and pass the course, will receive a maximum mark of 50. Students who fail to satisfy the compulsory course component will be awarded a zero mark and a FF grade, irrespective of their final numeric mark.
Contact Hours
  • Lecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 10 weeks
  • Tutorial: for 12 hour(s) per Week for 1 weeks
  • Laboratory: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 8 weeks
  • Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 10 weeks
Compulsory Components
  • Compulsory Program Component: Prior successful completion of PHAR6111 Pharmacy Practice 1.
  • Requisite by Enrolment: This course is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Pharmacy program.
  • Compulsory Course Component: The assessment components test a student's competency in one or more of the course objectives since these form part of the core competencies required of a pharmacist. Students must: 1. achieve a passing grade in the formal examination and 2. achieve a passing grade in the extemporaneous dispensing examinations (combined mid trimester and final practical examinations).
  • Compulsory Program Component: Mandatory NSW Health Verification Requirements must be met and a Workcover First Aid Certificate.
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for PHAR6121

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