Bachelor of Pharmacy

Course Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

No.

Course Learning Outcome

Graduate Quality)

Graduate Quality)

Graduate Quality

1

Demonstrate an understanding of the design, manufacture and performance of drug dosage forms, the mechanisms of action and the properties drugs display as biologically active molecules in living systems.

Depth of disciplinary expertise

Critical thinking and Problem solving

Inventiveness

2

Ability to engage in research and scientific endeavour, and critically examine scientific evidence – both quantitative and qualitative – in order to arrive at evidence‐based conclusions.

Critical thinking and Problem solving

Inventiveness

 

3

Demonstrate a working understanding of fundamental concepts and techniques of chemistry necessary for understanding drug delivery, drug action and therapeutics, diagnostics, and the identifcation of sources of drugs. Ability to identify the way they are discovered, purified, characterised and analysed, and their physico‐chemical properties.

Depth of disciplinary expertise

Critical thinking and Problem solving

 

4

Ability to provide pharmacy cognitive services, prescription medicines and appropriate advice and counselling, and over the counter products using endorsed professional protocols.

Communication (oral and written)

Cultural competence

Interdisciplinary effectiveness

5

Ability to apply a systematic reasoning process to address a range of health and drug‐related problems that present in Pharmacy. Ability to provide patient education in relation to medicines and therapeutic and monitoring devices.

Communication (oral and written)

Critical thinking and Problem solving

Interdisciplinary effectiveness

6

Demonstrate an understanding of management and organisational theories and their application in different professional practice in pharmacy settings. Understand the issues associated with the delivery of pharmaceutical services in a range of rural and remote settings.

Influence

Critical thinking and Problem solving

 

7

Demonstrate appropriate attitudes and values in personal and professional dealings and business practice and apply appropriate principles and reasoning skills to address ethical dilemmas in professional practice.

Integrated professional, ethical and personal identity

Critical thinking and Problem solving

 

8

Demonstrate an understanding of laws that govern the supply of medicines and the practice of Pharmacy, that maximises patient safety through Quality Use of Medicines (QUM) and minimises and manages medicine error.

Information and Digital literacy

Integrated professional, ethical and personal identity

 

9

Ability to recognise the importance of, and to report, signs and symptoms of impairment (whether mental, physical or drug and alcohol related) in themselves and others, bearing in mind the responsibility for patient safety.

Integrated professional, ethical and personal identity

Communication (oral and written)

 

10

Demonstrate an understanding of the health care system in Australia and the roles of the pharmacist within it, and the factors informing health policy including epidemiological and economic issues.

Interdisciplinary effectiveness

Influence

Cultural competence

11

Demonstrate an appropriate duty of care to the wider public and an understanding of the role of the pharmacist in promoting public health.

Integrated professional, ethical and personal identity

Interdisciplinary effectiveness

Cultural competence

12

Ability to identify a safe and an environmentally appropriate manner for storing, supplying and disposing of medicines.

Integrated professional, ethical and personal identity

Depth of disciplinary expertise