Pharmacy Practice 4

10 Units

Considers aspects of pharmacy practice including a systematic review of over-the-counter medicines and complementary medicines; Drug addiction and misuse; Disease management to achieve optimal health outcomes; Dispensing and counselling techniques; and Placements to pharmacies in the community to gain an insight to the practice of pharmacy. This course is a Compulsory Program Component and must be passed in order to progress in the Master of Pharmacy. Programs generally have defined periods for their professional education placements. These are based on negotiations between health providers and the University. Students are asked to note however, that placements may occur at any time during the calendar year and not just within defined placement periods or university terms. The timing of your placement will depend largely on the availability of placement opportunities within health services sector. Students MUST NOT organise their own placements without prior approval by the Program Convenor.

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. Develop knowledge and skills in the appropriate use of over-the-counter products;
  2. Understand the issues of the drug addiction and factors which impact on the intentional misuse of medicines;
  3. Further develop skills on medication management with the aim of optimising health outcomes
  4. Develop an appreciation with the use of Complementary and Alternate Medicines.
  1. The concept of minor illness and major disease and the use of OTC products
  2. The use of OTC products for illnesses of the Musculoskeletal system, minor infestation of the body and the gastrointestinal tract
  3. Drug addiction and intentional misuse of medicines-harm-minimisation
  4. Dispensing skill development, including extemporaneous dispensing and counselling techniques
  5. Complementary and Alternate Medicines
  6. Visits to community pharmacies and health care units involved in the management of people with drug addictions.
Replacing Course(s) Replaces PHAR6009 Pharmacy Practice 4 10 Units.
Transition Students requiring to repeat PHAR6009 Pharmacy Practice 4 can undertake PHAR6211 Pharmacy Practice 4
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge PHAR6007 Pharmacy Practice 3 or PHAR6131 Pharmacy Practice 3
Modes of Delivery Internal Mode
Teaching Methods Clinical
Problem Based Learning
Experience Based Learning
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
  • Examination: Formal - End of Trimester written examination and OSCEs (mid trimester and end of trimester).
  • Other: (please specify) - Placement workbook and reflective journal.
  • Other: (please specify) - Extemporaneous dispensing practicals. Summative assessment of the practicals will be conducted throughout the trimester.
  • Other: (please specify) - Students must achieve a passing grade in the final examination component (written and oral) and extemporaneous dispensing and all other assessment items to obtain a passing or higher grade in this course. Students must satisfactorily complete the placement during this course. This will be determined by satisfactory completion of their placement workbook, reflective journal and preceptor appraisals. Students must demonstrate competency in the theoretical knowledge and laboratory skills which form part of the core competencies required of a pharmacist
Contact Hours
  • Laboratory: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 2 weeks
  • Lecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 9 weeks
  • Clinical: for 35 hour(s) per Week for 2 weeks
  • Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 10 weeks
  • Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 2 weeks
Compulsory Components
  • Requisite by Enrolment: This course is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Pharmacy program
  • Compulsory Course Component: OHS-Criminal Record Check
  • Compulsory Course Component: OHS-Prohibited Employment Declaration
  • Compulsory Program Component: Prior successful completion of PHAR6131, PHAR6132 and be concurrently enrolled in PHAR6212 National Police Check, Working with Children and Young people Declaration, Current NSW Health Immunisation record and Patient Confidentiality Form.
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for PHAR6211

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