Integrated Dispensing Practice (PHAR4812)


Integrated Dispensing Practice links together the skills and knowledge that students have developed in dispensing and pharmacy practice. The emphasis is on clinical practice and develops the theme that dispensing is not a single event but a process which draws on skills and knowledge from a variety of areas of pharmacy practice, including communication with the patient and prescriber. This is achieved using a simulated practice environment in which students learn to integrate the skills they have developed in dose form preparation with their clinical skills, forensic and administrative requirements (including the use of computer-based dispensing programs), as well as the professional aspects of pharmacy in delivering a patient-centred care.

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Further unit of study information


1 x 2hr lec/wk (total approx 16hrs) 1 x 2hr workshop/wk (total approx 22hrs/sem), approx 16hrs on-line activities


Students must prove competency in each component of this unit of study (practical exam, continuous assessment, dosage calculations, portfolio presentation). This unit of study is Pass/Fail.


Australian Medicines Handbook (2012 or 2013) and Australian Pharmaceutical Formulary (Ed 21 or 22).

Practical work

1 x 2hr practical/wk (total approx 22hrs/semester)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

All third year units of study.


PHAR4811, PHAR4813, PHAR4814

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