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Dispensing Practice - PHAR5507

Year - 2018

This unit of study gives an introduction to dispensing practice, accuracy in dispensing, legal aspects of dispensing prescriptions, procedures for dispensing prescriptions, documentation of dispensing procedures, containers and labelling of dispensed medicines, dispensing of particular formulations, effect of changing formulation variables on the physical properties and efficacy of pharmaceutical products, dispensing and therapeutics and dosage. A series of workshops and practical classes assists students to develop the skills necessary to dispense and critically assess a variety of pharmaceutical products and a range of proprietary items, as well as facilitating the development of error-detection skills. During the second half of the semester, the process of dispensing is extended to include therapeutic aspects and recommendations. The lectures cover legal aspects of the prescribing and supply of scheduled medicines.

12hrs of lectures/online lectures, 12 x 2hr workshops

Practical exams (40%), continuous practical assessment (35%), dispensing portfolio (15%), label quiz (10%), forensics exam. Satisfactory performance in all areas of this unit of study is required.

Australian Medicines Handbook 2016 or 2017, Australian Pharmaceutical Formulary 23


PCOL5001 and PHAR5513 and PHAR5515 and PHAR5516 and PHAR5517 and PHAR5518 and PHAR5505.


Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 2

30 Jul 2018

Department/School: Pharmacy
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2018
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? Yes
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Irene Um
HECS Band: 2
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