Pharmacy Practice 5

10 Units

Considers aspects of pharmacy practice including a systematic review of over-the-counter and complementary medicines. The need to develop and evaluate key performance indicators to evaluate the quality use of medicines through high standard pharmacy practice is an essential component of good pharmaceutical care. Experiential placement will develop clinical skills. 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 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Develop skills in the appropriate use of over the counter products and advice on non-drug treatment options
  2. Develop advanced communication skills in relation to Pharmacy Practice.
  3. Develop competency in dispensing, including patient counselling and extemporaneous dispensing
  4. Develop skills in medication management with the aim of optimising health outcomes

1. The concept of minor illness and major disease and the use of OTC products, including complementary medicines

2. The use of OTC products for illnesses of the:

  • genitourinary tract
  • the nervous system
  • dermatological conditions including allergies

3. Women’s Health issues

4. Dispensing skill development

5. Communication skills development

6. Medication management services

7. Visits to hospital and community pharmacies and health care units

  • This course is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Pharmacy program. Pre-requisite - successful completion of PHAR6211.
Assumed Knowledge PHAR6211 Pharmacy Practice 4
Assessment Items
  • Viva Voce: Written formal examinations *
  • Formal Examination: Oral/ OSCE examinations *
  • Professional Task: Dispensing practical assessments including calculations, preparation of products and counselling *
  • Professional Task: Assessment of competencies during placement by preceptor, placement workbook and reflective journal
Contact Hours
  • Laboratory: for 5 hour(s) per Term Full Term (2 hours per week for one week and 3 hours per week for one week)
  • Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Weeks
  • Placement: for 40 hour(s) per Week for Weeks
  • Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Weeks
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for PHAR6221
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