Applied Pharmacy Practice I (PHAR7111)

UNIT OF STUDY

Note: Department permission required for enrolment. Applied Pharmacy Practice I develops the technical, clinical, personal and professional skills acquired as a pharmacy graduate that form the basis of future practice. This unit of study uses multiple methods of delivery to explore the range of issues that are relevant to the day-to-day practice of pharmacy. The issues include: systematic approach to problem solving; therapeutics; evidence based practice; patient monitoring; symptomology; patient outcomes; methods of improving adherence; multiple medication management; pharmaceutical care; standards and competencies for pharmacy practice; community pharmacy practice; hospital pharmacy practice; ethics; legal aspects; multidisciplinary approach to healthcare; primary care; over- the-counter medicines; communication and counselling; public health; pharmaceutical calculations; risk management; dealing with difficult clients, staff situations and other healthcare practitioners. This unit of study will develop graduates' independence and life-long learning skills of communication, capacity for enquiry and research, critical thought and analysis, problem solving, teamwork, numeracy and effective use of information technology.

This unit of study comprises monthly case problems related to specific practice issues which will explore all the relevant professional issues for pharmacy practitioners. Moderated discussion forums in small groups will explore the relevant issues around the case problem each month. Face to face seminars will cover relevant issues including evidence based practice, competencies, framework for practice, public health policy, privacy issues, communication and counselling and specific aspects of clinical pharmacy. Emphasis will be given to problem-solving, communication and responding to symptoms. Scenarios where legal, social and workplace issues come into play will be included. The syllabus is orientated to issues that arise in the day-to-day practice of pharmacy. Bachelor/Master of Pharmacy graduates undertaking their pre-registration experience in community pharmacy will be exposed to issues relevant to hospital pharmacy, and vice versa. This unit of study will develop graduates' independence and life-long learning skills of communication, capacity for enquiry and research, critical thought and analysis, problem solving, teamwork, numeracy and effective use of information technology.

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Further unit of study information

Classes

Two 2-day seminar series for face-to-face teaching and learning, four moderated online discussion blocks, and continuous flexible delivery.

Assessment

Satisfactory contribution to online discussion groups. Satisfactory mark in multiple choice exam. Attendance and satisfactory participation during small group tutorials and other seminar activities (100%).

Faculty/department permission required?

No

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Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.