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Pharmaceutical Skills and Dispensing A - PHAR3815

Year - 2018

The Pharmaceutical Skills component consists of Drug Profile Practicals. Students will gain a deeper understanding of the physicochemical properties of drugs, methods of analysing drugs and how the physicochemical properties determine the pharmacology. The Dispensing component gives an introduction to dispensing practice and to the extemporaneous preparation of pharmaceutical formulations. Students will develop attitudes, knowledge and skills through practise in interpreting the prescription, accuracy in dispensing, methodical approaches to preparing and dispensing prescribed products including preparing, selecting or using appropriate materials, equipment, labels and containers, documentation of dispensing procedures, effect of ingredients and methods used on the quality of pharmaceutical products, quality control and quality assurance procedures including those to minimise errors in all aspects of the dispensing process to ensure patient safety.

Up to 10 lectures/semester

The final mark for both PHAR3815 and PHAR3825 will be calculated at the end of semester 2 with a breakdown of Dispensing 60%, Drug Profile 30% and Herbal Workshops 10%.

Australian Pharmaceutical Formulary APF23


(BIOL1XX3 or BIOL1XX8) and (CHEM1611 or CHEM1102) and (CHEM1612 or CHEM1101) and (MBLG1001 or MBLG1901 or BIOL1007 or BIOL1907 or BIOL1997) and PHAR1811 and PHAR1812 and PHAR1821 and PHAR1822 and PHAR2811 and PHAR2821 and PHAR2823


PHAR3816 and PHAR3817 and PHAR3818 and PHAR3819 and PHAR3100


Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 1

05 Mar 2018

Department/School: Pharmacy
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2018
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 4.0
EFTSL: 0.083
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Jonathan Penm, Dr George Li
HECS Band: 2
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