Course Title: Integrated Therapeutics and Pharmacy Practice 2
Part A: Course Overview
Course Title: Integrated Therapeutics and Pharmacy Practice 2
Credit Points: 24.00
160H Medical Sciences
|Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016
173H School of Health and Biomed
|Sem 2 2017|
Course Coordinator: Katherine Baverstock
Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7536
Course Coordinator Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Course Coordinator Location: 201.09.10
Course Coordinator Availability: Please email for an appointment
Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities
PHAR1010 Integrated Therapeutics and Pharmacy Practice 1
PHAR1012 Clinical Development of New Medicines
Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities
You should have successfully completed Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3 of the BH102 program before enrolling in this course.
This is the second of two capstone courses in Year 4 of the Program, integrating learning from all previous three years’ studies into discrete modules of study, in which you will develop your ability to make clinical and professional practice-based decisions in a patient-specific context. The focus of this course is on acute disease states and conditions that affect younger individuals.
You will learn to enhance the quality use of medicines for patients with complex health needs and communicate your recommendations with patients and health care practitioners, in both verbal and written form, observing legal and professional expectations.
You will continue to develop a personal learning plan as part of your professional development, and be encouraged to consider innovative ways of providing healthcare to the community.
For students who commence enrolment in the BH102 program on or after 1 January 2016, as you are taking this course as part of a Bachelor (Honours) program, your overall mark in this course will be one of the course marks that will be used to calculate the weighted average mark (WAM) that will determine your award level.
See the WAM information web page for more information.(http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=eyj5c0mo77631)
Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development
This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes (PLO)
- Demonstrate professional behaviour and accountability (PLO 1)
- Research, critically evaluate and apply evidence in professional practice (PLO 2)
- Demonstrate team and leadership skills to optimise practice (PLO 3)
- Demonstrate social responsibility to improve healthcare (PLO 4)
- Communicate effectively for the delivery of patient centred care (PLO 5)
- Identify areas for development to improve competency (PLO 6)
- Apply pharmaceutical, medication and health knowledge and skills to improve patient and population health (PLO 7)
- Formulate, prepare and supply medicines and therapeutic products (PLO 8)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:
- assess an individual with complex health and medication needs and make recommendations consistent with the best possible therapeutic outcomes,
- appropriately communicate these recommendations to the individual and their health care team in accordance with legal and professional expectations
- describe the concept of “follow-up” in patient care and use objective and subjective information to make modifications to therapy when required
- further develop your personal learning plan
- demonstrate an understanding of the application of management principles to the provision of healthcare
Overview of Learning Activities
The course features a range of learning activities that actively engage you in content acquisition and skills development required to successfully manage a patient’s medications:
- Small class lectures
- Group and peer directed tutorial activities
- Oral and written presentations
- Student-staff interactive sessions
Overview of Learning Resources
Students will be required to use a range of contemporary pharmacy references such as the Australian Medicines Handbook, the Therapeutic Guidelines, guidelines published by expert bodies (such as the National Heart Foundation) and other resources as appropriate.
Overview of Assessment
Assessment is both formative and summative and evaluates both academic and professional skills.
- Formative assessment will be used in practorials and tutorials. This type of assessment gives you advice about strengthening your academic and professional skills.
- Summative assessment will assess your ability to research, explain and apply key concepts presented throughout the course.
- Clinical Skills Assessments evaluate whether you have reached a level of clinical and professional competency appropriate to the stage in 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).
Assessment components may include:
1. Clinical Skills, which may include an Oral Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)
This is a hurdle requirement for this course (20%)
This assessment task supports CLOs 1-3
2. Intra-semester tests (30%)
These assessment tasks support CLOs 1-5
3. End of semester tests (50%)
These assessment task support CLOs 1-5
Work Integrated Learning:
Students enrolled in this course will be required to undertake placement as part of the assessment of the course. A number of requirements must be met by students to ensure eligibility for placement. Further details on each of these are available in Part B of the Course Guide and on MyRMIT.
- National Police check
- Working with Children Check
- Immunisation Declaration Form
- Hand Hygiene certificate
Students enrolled in this course will be required to undertake placement as part of the assessment of the course. A number of requirements must be met by students to ensure eligibility for placement.
Students are responsible for any expenses associated to attending professional placement. These costs may include, but are not limited to the following: uniform, police check application, first aid training, travel, accommodation and vaccinations.
Further details on each of these are available on MyRMIT.
Placement agreements between RMIT and the placement organisation are in place. Any information required by students contained in the agreement is available on MyRMIT or InPlace.
National Police check:
Students are required to apply for a National Police Record Check in each year that a placement is to be undertaken. In some cases students may be required to obtain an additional police check during the year where an organisation stipulates a shorter time period for the issue of the police check.
Where a student has a disclosable outcome recorded on their police check certificate, the Placement Coordinator or WIL Coordinator will make contact with the relevant placement organisation to confirm eligibility to attend the placement. It is important to note that a disclosable outcome may prevent a student from accessing suitable, or any, professional placement(s) and may therefore be delayed or prevented from satisfactorily progressing through the program.
Students are required to advise the School in a timely manner of any change to their criminal record during the academic year. In the case of a change, students are required to apply for a new National Police Record Check if placements for that year are still to occur.
Working with Children Check:
A current Working with Children Card (WWCC) must be held by the student. Students are required by law to list RMIT as an organisation with who you will be undertaking child related volunteer work. Where a student receives a negative notice for their WWCC, the Placement Coordinator or WIL Coordinator will make contact with the relevant placement organisation to confirm eligibility to attend the placement. A negative notice means you cannot engage in child-related work under any circumstance. It is important to note that a negative notice may prevent a student from accessing suitable, or any, professional placement(s) and may therefore be delayed or prevented from satisfactorily progressing through the program.
Immunisation Declaration form:
Students are required to submit the School’s Immunisation Declaration Form as evidence of vaccinations and immunity. This form must be completed and signed off by a medical practitioner.
Students are required to provide evidence of completion of a hand hygiene course.