This unit of study consists of three integrated streams: (1) Social Pharmacy, which is designed to provide a broad perspective of health and illness, and encourages a view of the patient as a whole person. Topics include self-management and patient communication. In this stream, students will be introduced to psycho-social processes that underpin patient health behaviours. (2) Quality Use of Medicines in primary care focusing on the provision of non-prescription medicines, which introduces and develops students' knowledge of Pharmacy Only and Pharmacist Only medicines. Skills will include information gathering, clinical decision making and provision of pharmaceutical care. Core areas covered include responding to minor ailments such as pain, eye, ear, nose, fever, viral infections as well as gastrointestinal complaints. (3) Academic Writing Skills, which provides instruction and support for developing skills for academic writing and critical appraisal.
3 x 1hr lectures/wk, 1 x 2hr workshop/wk
Exam (50%), reports (30%), Reflective Ability Clinical Assessment (15%), self-directed learning (5%)
Rutter P and Newby D. Churchill Livingston (2016) Community Pharmacy. Symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, Elsevier Publishing. Smith, L. (preparer) (2015) PHAR1821 Social Pharmacy, McGraw Hill