Course Title: Pharmacy Practice 1

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Pharmacy Practice 1

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

PHAR1003

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

160H Medical Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016

PHAR1003

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

173H School of Health and Biomed

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017

Course Coordinator: Katherine Baverstock

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7536

Course Coordinator Email: katherine.baverstock@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 201.9.10

Course Coordinator Availability: Preferably by appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

 

This course is specifically designed for the students enrolled in the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) Program (BH102) and is not available to other students.

 

  • Enforced prerequisites
    None

 

Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities
Students are expected to have completed (or gained credit for) and be familiar with the content of all previous courses of the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) Program (BH102)


Course Description

The first Pharmacy Practice course builds on your  knowledge, behaviours and skills you will be required to develop in your journey to becoming a safe and effective pharmacist.  During this course, you will be familiarized to the following areas of pharmacy practice

  • Pharmaceutical policy, legislation, guidelines, standards and ethics.
  • Sociology of health and medicines as related to pharmacy practice.
  • The role of the pharmacist.
  • OTC medicines, complementary medicines and pharmacy specific services.
  • Professional communication skills.
  • Team leadership and management skills.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

 

This course contributes to capability development in the following Program Learning Outcomes (PLO)

  • Demonstrate professional behaviour and accountability (PLO1)
  • Research, critically evaluate and apply evidence in professional practice (PLO 2)
  • Demonstrate team and leadership skills to optimize practice (PLO3)
  • Demonstrate social responsibility to improve healthcare (PLO4)
  • Communicate effectively for the delivery of patient centred care (PLO 5)
  • Apply pharmaceutical, medication and health knowledge and skills to improve patient and population health (PLO 7)


 


 

Course Learning Outcomes

On successful conclusion of this course, you should be able to:

  1. Identify the policies, legislation and practice standards that govern Pharmacy Practice in Australia.
  2. Relate sociological factors to the access and use of health services and medicines.
  3. Assess requests for and recommend over the counter medicines to manage a number of simple, self-limiting health conditions
  4. Review evidence associated with alternative and complementary medicines commonly stocked in community pharmacies.
  5. Apply the principles of team leadership and management.


Overview of Learning Activities

 

A number of different learning activities will be used to enable to the students to develop the required knowledge and capabilities.  These include

  • Didactic lectures - factual information about the study area will be presented.
  • Workshops, tutorials and practorials - problem-solving related to the study area.

Role play and simulation - practising the types of interactions a you may experience in pharmacy practice 


Overview of Learning Resources

Learning Resources include lecture notes, practorial/tutorial worksheets, digitised readings, prescribed texts and reference books. The Blackboard site on myRMIT is an important site for resources and information, and should be consulted on a daily basis.


Overview of Assessment

 

Assessment is both formative and summative, and evaluates both academic and professional skills.

  1. Formative assessment will be related in practorials and tutorials. This type of assessment gives you advice about strengthening your academic and professional skills.
  2. Summative assessment will assess your ability to research, explain and apply key concepts presented throughout the course.
  3. Clinical Skills Assessments evaluate whether you have reached a level of professional and clinical competency appropriate to the stage of the program

 

 

All hurdle requirements for this course are indicated clearly in the assessment regime that follows, against the relevant assessment task(s) and all have been approved by the College Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching).

 

Summative assessment includes:

  1. Assignments (40%)

        These assessment tasks support CLOs  2 and 5

  1. Clinical Skills Assessments (CSA) (10%)

        This is a hurdle requirement for this course

        These assessment tasks support CLOs 3 and 4

  1. Examination (50%)
    This assessment task supports CLOs 1-5