Foundations of Pharmacy is a broad introduction to the discipline of pharmacy and the roles that pharmacists play in health care as well as the ideas, issues, skills and knowledge base required of a professional pharmacist. A number of topics are introduced but not covered in depth; they will be further developed in subsequent units of study and later years of the degree. Specific skills in research, critical thinking, writing and presenting are developed in the context of activities designed to orient students to their future profession. The intent is that students begin to think and behave as future members of the profession of pharmacy, and reflect upon the attitudes and beliefs that will shape their practice.
3 x lectures/wk, 1 x 2hr workshop/wk, 1 x 2hr workshop/fortnight, 1 x 2-3hr community placement, 2 x 2hr theory/practical classes
Exam (50%), group projects (40%) and quiz (10%)