Course Title: Integrated Therapeutics and Pharmacy Practice 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Integrated Therapeutics and Pharmacy Practice 2

Credit Points: 24.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


160H Medical Sciences


Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016


Bundoora Campus


173H School of Health and Biomed


Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 2 2021,
Sem 2 2022,
Sem 2 2023

Course Coordinator: Dr. Vivek Nooney

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7309

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 201.09.009B

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Study

You should have satisfactorily completed following course/s before you commence this course.

Alternatively, you may be able to demonstrate the required skills and knowledge before you start this course.

Contact your course coordinator if you think you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning.

Course Description

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.

Please note that if you take this course for 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.   This applies to students who commence enrolment in a bachelor honours program from 1 January 2016 onwards. See the WAM information web page for more information.

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)

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Assess an individual with complex health and medication needs and make recommendations consistent with the best possible therapeutic outcomes.
  2. Appropriately communicate these recommendations to the individual and their health care team in accordance with legal and professional expectations.
  3. Describe the concept of “follow-up” in patient care and use objective and subjective information to make modifications to therapy when required.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to develop and implement your personal learning plan with respect to new drugs, emerging technologies and pharmacy services.  
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of the application of management principles to the provision of healthcare.


Overview of Learning Activities

You will be actively engaged in a range of learning activities such as lectorials, tutorials, practicals, laboratories, seminars, project work, class discussion, individual and group activities. Delivery may be face to face, online or a mix of both.

You are encouraged to be proactive and self-directed in your learning, asking questions of your lecturer and/or peers and seeking out information as required, especially from the numerous sources available through the RMIT library, and through links and material specific to this course that is available through myRMIT Studies Course.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through myRMIT Studies Course.

There are services available to support your learning through the University Library. The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help as well as a range of study support services. For further information, please visit the Library page on the RMIT University website and the myRMIT student portal.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1: Clinical Skills Assessment, includes Oral Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)
Weighting 30%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2 & 3

Assessment Task 2: Case Study in Integrated Therapeutics
Weighting 20%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5

Assessment Task 3: Mid-Semester Test
Weighting 20%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5

Assessment Task 4: End of semester test
Weighting 30%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5

If you have a long-term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.