Pharmacy Practice B (PHAR5508)

UNIT OF STUDY

This unit of study is a continuation of Pharmacy Practice A. A number of therapeutics topics will be covered in a problem-based learning format. Practice-based tutorials will be supplemented with relevant therapeutics lectures and other learning resources. Students will explore the role of the pharmacist in advising on primary and self care, performing clinical interventions, conducting medication reviews, monitoring therapeutic outcomes and participating in therapeutic decision making within these therapeutic areas. This unit of study will facilitate students to gain in-depth knowledge about the pharmacotherapy of disease states through self-directed learning. Themes such as evidence based practice, pharmacoepidemiology, drug information, medication safety, ethics and communication skills will be incorporated throughout the unit of study.

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Further unit of study information

Classes

3 x lectures/wk and 2 x 2hr tutorials/wk

Assessment

Tutorial participation and contribution (30%), written exam at end of semester (70%)

Textbooks

Therapeutic Guidelines, Therapeutic Guidelines Ltd, North Melbourne, Vic. (latest edition) Australian Medicines Handbook, Rossi S (latest edition) Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics (latest edition), Walker R, Whittlese

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

PHAR5505 and PHAR5518

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