Master of Pharmacy

Unit of study descriptions

Year 1

PHAR5711 Introductory Professional Practice

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Betty Chaar Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2 x lecs/week, 1 x 2hr tutorial/week Assumed knowledge: 3 credit points of Statistics, 6 credit points of Human Biology, 12 credit points of Pharmacology, 12 credit points of Physiology. Students who have not completed up to 12 credit points of pre-requisite subjects are strongly advised to take the corresponding Bridging Course offered in February or July and as a distance course at other times of the year. Assessment: MASUS Assignment (Satisfactory(S)/Unsatisfactory(U)), tutorial and workshop participation (15%), group presentation (15%), Hand hygiene certificate (S/U), Interprofessional Workshop Reflective Piece (5%), Final Practical Exam (35%), Final Written Exam (30%). Satisfactory performance in the Readiness to Practice quiz for Experiential Placement. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Introductory Professional Practice is a broad introduction to the discipline of pharmacy, the roles that pharmacists play in health care and ideas, issues, skills and knowledge base required of a professional pharmacist.
This unit of study introduces students to concepts that underpin disease states management, including those which are managed directly by the pharmacist as a primary care provider, together with foundational skills and knowledge which equip students for clinical decision-making and problem-solving. The place of pharmacy within the Australian health care system is explored, and basic principles of management are also included. In addition, students will be introduced to technical skills used in pharmacy such as dispensing and compounding. Lectures are supported by online material, tutorial and laboratory classes, which allow students to practice and apply skills and knowledge. Themes of evidence based practice, drug information, ethics, clinical reasoning and intervention and communication skills run throughout. Learning gained in this unit prepares students for clinical placements and later units of study, which will build on both the skills and clinical topics covered in this unit.
Textbooks
Australian Pharmaceutical Formulary and Handbook: The everyday guide to pharmacy practice - Edition 23 (or the latest edition) and Australian Medicines Handbook (latest edition)
PHAR5712 Pharmaceutical Microbiology

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Hien Duong Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2hrs/week Assumed knowledge: 6 credit points of Human Biology, 6 credit points of Biochemistry, 12 credit points of Chemistry, 12 credit points of Pharmacology, 12 credit points of Physiology. Students who have not completed up to 12 credit points of pre-requisite subjects are strongly advised to take the corresponding Bridging Course offered in February or July and as a distance course at other times of the year. Assessment: Final exam (60%), Microbiology Lab Report (5%), Online quizzes (10%), Antibiotic Resistance workshop presentation (15%), Antibiotic Stewardship workshop assignment (10%) Practical field work: 3hrs/week Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study aims to provide knowledge on the role of micro-organisms in pharmacy and the pharmaceutical sciences. It applies basic microbiological principles to the production of clean and sterile pharmaceutical products in both community and hospital pharmacy, and in industrial manufacture, and antimicrobial therapies. Topics include the structure, function and importance of the major groups of micro-organisms; host defence mechanisms; pathogenicity and epidemiology of infectious diseases; disinfectants; preservatives; antiseptics; antibiotics, antibiotic resistance, and antimicrobial stewardship; principles and methods of sterilisation, aseptic preparation and techniques; cleanroom technology and good manufacturing practice (GMP).
PHAR5713 Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Thomas Balle Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2hrs/week Assumed knowledge: 6 credit points of Biochemistry, 12 credit points of Chemistry, 12 credit points of Pharmacology, 12 credit points of Physiology. Students who have not completed up to 12 credit points of pre-requisite subjects are strongly advised to take the corresponding Bridging Course offered in February or July and as a distance course at other times of the year. Assessment: Final exam (60%); Laboratory report and presentation (20%); Molecular Modeling Reports (5% + 15%) Practical field work: 11hrs tutorials, 20hrs lab/workshops and self-directed learning Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit will explore the early phases of the drug discovery process from identification of a biological target molecule (enzyme or receptor) to identification of lead molecules and how chemical synthesis and biological screening is applied to develop lead molecules into drugs with desired molecular properties. Topics include drug discovery, protein structure and function, protein structure determination, drug synthesis, spectroscopic analysis, functional groups, molecular properties, molecular modelling, structure based drug design, drug screening. Students will also gain experience in a variety of experimental techniques related to drug design. In addition, students will develop skills including critical thinking, the use of information technology and report writing.
Textbooks
Patrick GL. An Introduction to Medicinal Chemistry (5th ed). Oxford University Press, 2013
PHAR5714 Pharmaceutics and Formulations

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Veysel Kayser Session: Semester 1 Classes: 3 x lecs/week, 1 x tutorial/week Assumed knowledge: 6 credit points of Biochemistry, 12 credit points of Chemistry, 12 credit points of Pharmacology, 12 credit points of Physiology. Students who have not completed up to 12 credit points of pre-requisite subjects are strongly advised to take the corresponding Bridging Course offered in February or July and as a distance course at other times of the year. Assessment: Final exam (55%), minor exam (10%), laboratory practicals (35%) Practical field work: Laboratory work: (1) tabletting - 4hrs/week for two consecutive weeks, (2) physical chemistry - 3hrs/week for five weeks, (3) dispensing - 1.5hrs/week for nine weeks Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In this unit of study students learn to evaluate the physicochemical principles, design, formulation, and manufacture of pharmaceutical dose forms. The formulation of liquid dose forms including parenteral, nasal, ophthalmic and aural products is discussed. Related topics such as diffusion and dissolution of drugs, drug solubilisation, surface and interfacial tension, surface active materials, micelle formation, pharmaceutical complexes and drug-packaging interactions are covered. Other topics covered in this unit include biomaterials; solid dose forms and particle science that comprise tableting and capsule technology; rheology, freezing point depression, osmosis, dispersion dose forms including suspensions, colloidal dispersions, and emulsions; topical dose forms and semisolids; inhalation pharmaceutical aerosols; biopharmaceuticals including protein and peptide drugs, vaccines and their formulations; rectal products; novel drug delivery technologies. Aspects pertaining to the stability of dose forms are also presented in this unit.
Textbooks
Aulton M.E. Pharmaceutics: The Science of Dosage Form Design (7th edn) Churchill Livingston and
PHAR5715 Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Fanfan Zhou Session: Semester 2a Classes: Lectures, workshops, and online learning activities. Assumed knowledge: 3 credit points of Calculus, 6 credit points of Biochemistry, 12 credit points of Chemistry. Students who have not completed up to 12 credit points of prerequisite subjects are strongly advised to take the corresponding Bridging Course (offered in February, July and as a distance course at other times of the year). Assessment: Metabolism workshop assignment (20%), In-class pharmacokinetics quizzes (10%), formal quiz (10%), and final exam (60%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study is intended to provide an understanding of drug metabolism, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and pharmacogenetics, and the clinical application of these concepts to support the safe and effective use of medicines. Lecture topics will include metabolic enzymes and pathways, identification of metabolites, pharmacokinetics, drug absorption and distribution, protein binding and bioavailability.
These fundamental areas of knowledge start with an understanding of the relationship between drugs interacting with target sites in the body and the effect produced (i.e. pharmacodynamic principles) and understanding the physiological and physicochemical factors that govern the effect of the body on drugs (metabolism), the movement of drugs around the body and the time course of exposure of body tissues and blood to drugs (i.e. pharmacokinetics). These principles involve developing concepts and models to explain drug activity in patients and to guide appropriate drug dosage selection. This unit will also explore reasons behind the factors affecting drug efficacy and variability in response to medicines among different individuals. The effects of disease, other drugs, demographics and the genetic basis for variable response will be introduced. Basic pharmacogenetic principles for explaining and predicting pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic variability in response will be explored.
Textbooks
Applied Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics. Shargel, Wu-Pong and Yu (2012); Pharmacokinetics Made Easy, DJ Birkett 2nd edition (2010); Pharmacogenomics: The search for Individualised Therapies, Licinio and Wong.
PHAR5716 Integrated Primary Healthcare 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Bandana Saini Session: Semester 2b Classes: Lectures, workshops and online learning activities. Assumed knowledge: 3 credit points of Calculus, 6 credit points of Biochemistry, 12 credit points of Chemistry. Students who have not completed up to 12 credit points of prerequisite subjects are strongly advised to take the corresponding Bridging Course (offered in February, July and as a distance course at other times of the year). Assessment: Participation in workshops (10%), dispensing activities (20%), oral exam (20%), and final written exam (50%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study will cover the therapeutics of respiratory and gastrointestinal disorders, including the pharmaceutical sciences that underpin such drug therapies, with a focus on OTC medications. This unit will also include the epidemiology, pathophysiology and clinical features of respiratory and gastrointestinal diseases. Through the use of case-based learning, students will participate in the interpretation, application and dissemination of pharmaceutical and pharmacotherapeutic concepts and knowledge. These cases will also exemplify the population diversity at the pharmacy interface and will help students gain skills in counselling or making therapeutic decisions for a range of diverse population scenarios. On completion of this unit of study students will be able to apply an understanding of the pharmaceutical sciences to optimising the drug and non-drug therapy of patients with respiratory and gastrointestinal disorders. This units will also explore interprofessional communication and the application of specialist knowledge required to implement pharmacist cognitive services such as clinical interventions and/or medication management review. Students will become familiar with drug information software and computerised drug information databases. Role-plays will help students to develop the language and non-verbal skills pharmacists need to communicate effectively with patients, doctors, and other health care professionals.
Textbooks
Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics. R. Walker and C. Whittlesea 5th Edition (2012); Australian Medicines Handbook (2017). eTG Complete [electronic resource]; Foye's Principles of Medicinal Chemistry. TL Lemke and DA Williams 7th Edition (2013). Rang and Dale's Pharmacology H.P. Rang, M.M. Dale, J.M. Ritter, R.J. Flower, G. Henderson 8th Edition (2016).
PHAR5717 Integrated Primary Healthcare 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof David Hibbs Session: Semester 2b Classes: Lectures, workshops and online learning activities. Assumed knowledge: 3 credit points of Calculus, 6 credit points of Biochemistry, 12 credit points of Chemistry. Students who have not completed up to 12 credit points of prerequisite subjects are strongly advised to take the corresponding Bridging Course (offered in February, July and as a distance course at other times of the year). Assessment: Participation in workshops (10%), dispensing activities (20%), oral exam (20%), and final written exam (50%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study will focus on medicines available over the counter (OTC), or prescribed, for therapeutic use in a number of common disorders affecting the musculoskeletal, dermatological, special senses, cardiovascular, and endocrine systems. The pharmaceutical sciences that underpin such drug therapies will be covered. This unit will also include the epidemiology, pathophysiology and clinical features of these disorders. Through the use of case-based learning, students will participate in the interpretation, application and dissemination of pharmaceutical and pharmacotherapeutic concepts and knowledge. On completion of this unit of study students will be able to apply an understanding of the pharmaceutical sciences to optimising the drug and non-drug therapy of patients with these disorders. Interprofessional communication and the application of specialist knowledge to implementing pharmacist cognitive services such as clinical interventions and/or medication management review will also be explored. Students will become familiar with drug information software and a multitude of computerised drug information databases. Role-plays will help students to develop the language and non-verbal skills pharmacists need to communicate effectively with patients, doctors, and other health care professionals. This unit of study complements the practical experiences undertaken during experiential placements.
Textbooks
Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics. R. Walker and C. Whittlesea 5th Edition (2012); Australian Medicines Handbook (2017). eTG Complete [electronic resource]; Foye's Principles of Medicinal Chemistry. TL Lemke and DA Williams 7th Edition (2013). Rang and Dale¿s Pharmacology H.P. Rang, M.M. Dale, J.M. Ritter, R.J. Flower, G. Henderson 8th Edition (2016).
PHAR5718 Experiential Placement 1A

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Jennifer Ong Session: Intensive July Classes: Practical experience Assessment: Preceptor Evaluation (50%), Portfolio (50%). All assessment tasks must be completed. Satisfactory performance in all areas of this unit of Study is required. Practical field work: Approximately 80 hours of experiential placements. Mode of delivery: Clinical experience
Note: Students must meet all checks and clearances as required and verified by the Office of Clinical Education at The University of Sydney and as set by the Faculty prior to commencing this Unit of Study. Students who have not met verification requirements will not be eligible to attend placements or participate in this Unit of Study. Students must have successfully passed the Readiness to Practice quiz (scheduled during semester 1) to be eligible to attend placements.
Experiential Placement 1A is the first of a series of three Units of Study where students are provided opportunities to observe and participate in real-life application of theory and skills learned during on-campus course work. Students will have the opportunity to gain experience in practice and knowledge of a variety of professional settings.
The overall objectives of the Experiential Placements Program are to familiarise students with their future professional roles and working environments, and to develop professional skills and behaviours.
Students will be required to maintain an e-portfolio across the Experiential Placements Program of their placement experiences, and attend on-campus debriefing sessions. Students will also be evaluated by their preceptors on their professional performance during placement.
Textbooks
Australian Pharmaceutical Formulary (newest edition); Australian Medicines Handbook (newest edition).
PHAR5719 Experiential Placement 1B

Credit points: 9 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Jennifer Ong Session: Intensive December Classes: Briefing sessions, practical experience and debrief session. Prerequisites: PHAR5718 Assessment: Preceptor Evaluation (50%), Portfolio (50%). All assessment tasks must be completed. Satisfactory performance in all areas of this unit of study is required. Practical field work: approximately 160 hours of Experiential placements. Mode of delivery: Clinical experience
Note: Students must meet all checks and clearances as required and verified by the Office of Clinical Education at The University of Sydney and as set by the Faculty prior to commencing this Unit of Study. Students who have not met verification requirements will not be eligible to attend their placement.
Experiential Placement 1B is a continuation of Experiential Placement 1A where students are provided opportunities to observe and participate in real-life application of theory and skills learned during on-campus course work. Students will have the opportunity to gain experience in practice and knowledge of a variety of professional settings.
The overall objectives of the Experiential Placements Program are to familiarise students with their future professional roles and working environments, and to develop professional skills and behaviours.
Students will be required to maintain an e-portfolio across the Experiential Placements Program of their placement experiences, and attend on-campus briefing and debriefing sessions. Students will also be evaluated by their preceptors on their professional performance during placement.
Textbooks
Australian Pharmaceutical Formulary (newest edition); Australian Medicines Handbook (newest edition).

Year 2

PHAR5721 Neurology and Mental Health

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Claire O'Reilly Session: Semester 1 Classes: 3 x lectures/wk, 3hr workshop/wk Prerequisites: PHAR5711, PHAR5712, PHAR5713, PHAR5714, PHAR5715, PHAR5716, PHAR5717, PHAR5718 Corequisites: PHAR5722, PHAR5723 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study will cover the therapeutics of neurology and mental health including the pharmaceutical sciences that underpin such drug therapies. This unit will also include the epidemiology, pathophysiology and clinical features of neurology and mental health. Through the use of case-based learning, students will participate in the interpretation, application and dissemination of pharmaceutical and pharmacotherapeutic concepts and knowledge. On completion of this unit of study students will be able to apply an understanding of the pharmaceutical sciences to optimising the drug and non-drug therapy of patients with neurology and mental health disorders. Interprofessional communication and the application of specialist knowledge to implementing pharmacist cognitive services such as clinical interventions and/or medication management review will also be explored. Students will become familiar with drug information software and a number of computerised drug information databases. Role-plays will be used to develop students' communication skills for interaction between pharmacists and their clients (patients, doctors, other health professionals).
Textbooks
Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics. R. Walker and C. Whittlesea (5th Edition. 2012); Australian Medicines Handbook. Current edition eTG complete [electronic resource]. 2007-to present; Foye's Principles of Medicinal Chemistry TL Lemke and DA Williams (Williams and Wilkins, 7th Edition, 2013). Rang and Dale's Pharmacology H.P. Rang, M.M. Dale, J.M. Ritter, R.J. Flower, G. Henderson (8th Edition, 2016)
PHAR5722 Endocrine, Renal and Cardiovascular

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Betty Chaar Session: Semester 1 Classes: 3 x lectures/wk, 3hr workshop/wk Prerequisites: PHAR5711, PHAR5712, PHAR5713, PHAR5714, PHAR5715, PHAR5716, PHAR5717, PHAR5718 Corequisites: PHAR5721, PHAR5723 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study will cover the therapeutics of endocrine, renal and cardiovascular disorders including the pharmaceutical sciences that underpin such drug therapies. This unit will also include the epidemiology, pathophysiology and clinical features of endocrine, renal and cardiovascular disorders. Through the use of case-based learning, students will participate in the interpretation, application and dissemination of pharmaceutical and pharmacotherapeutic concepts and knowledge. On completion of this unit of study students will be able to apply an understanding of the pharmaceutical sciences to optimising the drug and non-drug therapy of patients with of endocrine, renal and cardiovascular disorders. Interprofessional communication and the application of specialist knowledge to implementing pharmacist cognitive services such as clinical interventions and/or medication management review will also be explored. Students will become familiar with drug information software and a number of computerised drug information databases. Role-plays will be used to develop students' communication skills for interaction between pharmacists and their clients (patients, doctors, other health professionals).
Textbooks
Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics. R. Walker and C. Whittlesea (5th Edition. 2012); Australian Medicines Handbook. Current edition eTG complete [electronic resource]. 2007-to present; Foye's Principles of Medicinal Chemistry TL Lemke and DA Williams (Williams and Wilkins, 7th Edition, 2013). Rang and Dale's Pharmacology H.P. Rang, M.M. Dale, J.M. Ritter, R.J. Flower, G. Henderson (8th Edition, 2016)
PHAR5723 Immunology and Cancer

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Rebecca Roubin Session: Semester 1 Classes: 3 x lectures/wk, 3hr workshop/wk Prerequisites: PHAR5711, PHAR5712, PHAR5713, PHAR5714, PHAR5715, PHAR5716, PHAR5717, PHAR5718 Corequisites: PHAR5721, PHAR5722 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study will cover the therapeutics of immunology and cancer including the pharmaceutical sciences that underpin such drug therapies. This unit will also include the epidemiology, pathophysiology and clinical features of immunology and cancer. Through the use of case-based learning, students will participate in the interpretation, application and dissemination of pharmaceutical and pharmacotherapeutic concepts and knowledge. On completion of this unit of study students will be able to apply an understanding of the pharmaceutical sciences to optimising the drug and non-drug therapy of patients with cancer and immunological disorders. Interprofessional communication and the application of specialist knowledge to implementing pharmacist cognitive services such as clinical interventions and/or medication management review will also be explored. Students will become familiar with drug information software and a number of computerised drug information databases. Role-plays will be used to develop students' communication skills for interaction between pharmacists and their clients (patients, doctors, other health professionals).
Textbooks
Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics. R. Walker and C. Whittlesea (5th Edition. 2012); Australian Medicines Handbook. Current edition eTG complete [electronic resource]. 2007-to present; Foye's Principles of Medicinal Chemistry TL Lemke and DA Williams (Williams and Wilkins, 7th Edition, 2013). Rang and Dale's Pharmacology H.P. Rang, M.M. Dale, J.M. Ritter, R.J. Flower, G. Henderson (8th Edition, 2016)
PHAR5724 Experiential Placement 2

Credit points: 9 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Jo-anne Brien Session: Intensive July Classes: Briefing sessions, practical experience and debrief session/s. Prerequisites: PHAR5718, PHAR5719 Assessment: Preceptor Evaluation (50%), Portfolio (50%). All assessment tasks must be completed. Satisfactory performance in all areas of this unit of study is required. Practical field work: Approximately 140 hours of experiential placements. Mode of delivery: Clinical experience
Note: Students must meet all checks and clearances as required and verified by the Office of Clinical Education at The University of Sydney and as set by the Faculty prior to commencing this Unit of Study. Students who have not met verification requirements will not be permitted to undertake the Unit of Study.
Experiential Placement 2 is a continuation of Experiential Placement 1A and 1B where students are provided opportunities to observe and participate in real-life application of theory and skills learned during on-campus course work. Students will have the opportunity to gain experience in practice and knowledge of a variety of professional settings. The overall objectives of the Experiential Placements Program are to familiarise students with their future professional roles and working environments, and to develop professional skills and behaviours. Students will be required to maintain an e-portfolio across the Experiential Placements Program of their placement experiences, and attend on-campus briefing and debriefing sessions. Students will also be evaluated by their preceptors and their professional performance during placement.
Textbooks
Australian Pharmaceutical Formulary (newest edition); Australian Medicines Handbook (newest edition).
PHAR5725 Public Health and Pharmaceutical Policy

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Barbara Mintzes Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2 x lecs/wk, 4hr workshop/wk and up to 25hrs of self directed learning Prerequisites: PHAR5711, PHAR5712, PHAR5713, PHAR5714, PHAR5715, PHAR5716, PHAR5717 Corequisites: PHAR5726, PHAR5727, PHAR5728 Assessment: Final exam (50%), group assignment/presentation (35%), workshop participation (15%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study will focus on developing students' understanding of the Public Health System, the role of pharmacy, health policy and regulation affecting health in Australia and internationally. Students will develop skills in identifying, accessing and interpreting relevant policy, regulation and literature. Topics which underpin understanding of public health including epidemiology/pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacoeconomics will also be addressed. Through workshops and assignments, students will be given the opportunity to integrate their learning and apply this knowledge to address population health care problems with a special emphasis on achieving the quality, safety and judicious use of medicines in health care.
PHAR5726 Dispensing Practice

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Irene Um Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 2hr lec/wk, 1 x 2hr tutorial/wk and up to 3hrs/wk self-directed learning Prerequisites: PHAR5711, PHAR5712, PHAR5713, PHAR5714, PHAR5715, PHAR5716, PHAR5717 Corequisites: PHAR5725, PHAR5727, PHAR5728 Assessment: Students must achieve satisfactory performance in each component of this unit of study (practical exams, continuous weekly assessments, forensic exam). The unit of study is Pass/Fail. Practical field work: 1 x 2hr laboratory/wk Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study consolidates and brings together the skills and knowledge that students have developed in previous units from year one to semester 1 of year two of the curriculum. The emphasis is on clinical practice and develops the theme that dispensing is not a single event but a process. Students will dispense prescription medicines including extemporaneously prepared products, but will engage in the whole process, including undertaking initial assessment, ensuring appropriate forensic and administrative requirements, considering appropriateness and promoting optimal medicines use, liaising with prescribers to recommend changes or discuss therapeutic management, and communicating with the consumer, providing advice and ensuring consumer understanding. This is achieved using a simulated practice environment.
Textbooks
Current Australian Medicines Handbook, current Australian Pharmaceutical Formulary Handbook, various Poisons legislation resources will be made available in a specific format for the unit.
PHAR5727 Professional Practice

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2 x lecs/wk, 4hr workshop/wk Prerequisites: PHAR5711, PHAR5712, PHAR5713, PHAR5714, PHAR5715, PHAR5716, PHAR5717 Corequisites: PHAR5725, PHAR5726, PHAR5728 Assessment: Written exam (50%), Oral exam (20%), Medication Review (20%), Workshop Participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study consolidates previous units from the entire Master of Pharmacy curriculum through the presentation and solving of clinical and ethical problems. It has a focus on knowledge application in a simulated pharmacy workplace and includes professional services such as disease state management eg. asthma and diabetes, medication reviews, CYP screening, smoking cessation therapy and opioid replacement therapy. Role-plays will be used to develop students' communication skills for interaction between pharmacists and their clients (patients, doctors, other health professionals). The unit consists of lectures, on-line learning and simulated case-based competency assessment and learning.
PHAR5728 Pharmacy Capstone

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof David Hibbs Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1 x lec/wk Prerequisites: PHAR5711, PHAR5712, PHAR5713, PHAR5714, PHAR5715, PHAR5716, PHAR5717, PHAR5718, PHAR5719 Corequisites: PHAR5725, PHAR5726, PHAR5727 Assessment: Oral presentation (40%), Critical reflection (25%), Peer assessment of presentation (20%), Peer assessment of participation and contribution to project (15%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study provides students with an opportunity to draw together learning from across the entire MPharm degree and synthesise this with their prior knowledge and experience, developing ideas for further studies and intellectual and/or professional growth in their practice. Students will work in teams to undertake a project that reflects the interests of the team members. Projects can range from mini-research projects to undertaking a series of medication management reviews or developing an educational program for use in pharmacy. This unit will offer students an opportunity to critically evaluate their existing practice and provision, and gain skills to promote change, improve services and affect outcomes in their patients. Outcomes will be assessed by presentations at a student seminar day at the end of semester.