Pharmacy Practice 6

10 Units

Considers aspects of pharmacy practice including a systematic review of over the counter medicines and complementary medicines. The course consolidates the principles of medication management and provides opportunities for a number of experiential placements which further develops the clinical and practice competencies of the student.

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 3 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Develop skills in the proper use of over the counter products, and advice on non-drug treatment options in Pharmacy Practice.
  2. Develop advanced communication skills in relation to Pharmacy Practice.
  3. Further develop skills on medication management with the aim of optimising health outcomes.
  4. Develop competency in dispensing including patient counselling and extemporaneous dispensing.
  5. Develop an understanding of health professions and their integration with the practice of pharmacy.

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 treatment of:

  • ophthalmic disorders such as conjuctivitis, blepharitis, dry eyes
  • ear conditions

3. Dispensing skill development, including extemporaneous dispensing and patient counselling

4. Clinical skills development in Medication Management

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

6. Nutraceuticals.

7. Management of wounds.

8. Management of continence.

  • This course is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Pharmacy program. Pre-requisite - successful completion of PHAR6221. Pre-requisite or Co-requisite - successful completion of or concurrent enrolment in PHAR6232 and PHAR6233
Assumed Knowledge PHAR6221 Pharmacy Practice 5
Assessment Items
  • Formal Examination: Written formal examination
  • In Term Test: Dispensing practical examination
  • Viva Voce: Oral/ OSCE examinations
  • Presentation: Assessment of competencies during community placement
  • Report: Medical Review report
Contact Hours
  • Laboratory: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Weeks
  • Lecture: for 19 hour(s) per Term (2 hours per week for 2 weeks, 4 hours per week for 1 week, 3 hours per week for 3 weeks and 1 hour per week for 2 weeks)
  • Placement: for 0 hour(s) per Week for Weeks
  • Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Weeks
Compulsory Requirements
  • Pre-Placement Requirements: 1. NSW Health Verification Requirements - Mandatory NSW Health Verification Requirements must be met. 2. NSW Health Verification Requirements - Mandatory NSW Health Verification Requirements must be met. 3. Working with Children - A national criminal history check and review of findings of misconduct involving children, required for any child-related work.
Timetable 2016 Course Timetables for PHAR6231
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