Course Title: Introduction to Pharmacy
Part A: Course Overview
Course Title: Introduction to Pharmacy
Credit Points: 12
160H Medical Sciences
|Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016
Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Simon Young
Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7309
Course Coordinator Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Course Coordinator Location: 201.09.11
Course Coordinator Availability: Preferably by appointment
Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities
This course is available only to students of the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) Program (BH102).
The major focus of the course is to develop and understanding of the varied and expanding professional roles of pharmacist and the contribution to the promotion of good health and disease prevention.
You will examine, in the context of the Australian healthcare system, the theory and practice of personal and interpersonal skills, including written and oral communication skills, teamwork and learning practice. The course will also cover the basics of numerical/statistical scientific methods and practice and problem solving through information retrieval and application.
You will also be introduced to reflective practice, which will be integrated into courses throughout the four years of the program. Reflective practice supports personal and professional capability development in readiness for your career as a pharmacist. This process plays a valuable role in your development during placements in community, hospital and other specialised work integrated environments.
Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development
This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes BH102 – Bachelor of Pharmacy(Hons):
- Professional and Ethical Practice (Domain 1)
- Communication, collaboration and self-management (Domain 2)
On successful conclusion of this course, you should be able to:
- Communicate information, arguments and analyses to colleagues and patients of diverse backgrounds
- Recognise ethical challenges and make defensible decisions.
- Identify the potential roles of the pharmacist in promoting good health and disease prevention
- Apply numeracy skills to solve problems related to science and pharmacy.
Overview of Learning Activities
In this course you will be actively engaged in the following learning activities:
- Directed tutorial activities
- Oral and written presentations (face-to-face and on-line)
- Student-staff interactive sessions
- Completion of directed self-study activities
60 hours face-to-face and online activities60 hours of self-directed study
Overview of Learning Resources
During this course you will have access to the following learning resources, through the myRMIT system:
- Online reading
- Lecture notes
- Detailed study program
- External internet links and access to RMIT Library online and hardcopy resources.
- Self-study workbook exercises
- Reflective practice exercises
For major assignments, detailed feedback will be provided by email using iFeedback enabling you to learn from your mistakes and improve your performance
Overview of Assessment
☐This course has no hurdle requirements.
☒ 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 (Leaning & Teaching).
Early Assessment Task 1a: Formative Maths Test
This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 3 and 4
Early Assessment Task 1b: Academic Integrity Test (Hurdle)
This assessment task supports CLOs 2
Assessment Task 2: Professional Development — Communication Skills
- Interview a Pharmacist (15%)
- Interview a Health Professional (10%)
- Interpret a patient self-care card OSCE (15%)
- Develop a self-care card (20%)
This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2 and 3
Assessment Task 3:Professional Development -- Number Skills
- Maths Quizzes (5 %)
- Maths Test (25 %)
This assessment task supports CLO 4
Assessment 4: Professional Development -- Reflective exercises
This assessment supports CLOs 2 and 3