This unit of study is a continuation of Pharmacy Practice A and B. A number of therapeutics topics will be covered in a problem-based learning format. Practice-based tutorials will be supplemented with relevant therapeutics lectures and other learning resources. Students will explore the role of the pharmacist in advising on primary and self care, performing clinical interventions, conducting medication reviews, monitoring therapeutic outcomes, participating in therapeutic decision making and involvement in health promotion and public health within these therapeutic areas. Themes such as evidence based practice, pharmacoepidemiology, drug information, medication safety, ethics and communication skills will be incorporated throughout the unit of study.
3hrs of lectures/week, 8 x case-based learning workshops ( 2 x 2hr sessions/week), 12 hours of additional workshops.
final examination MCQ (30%), 4 x Self-Directed Learning modules (10%), Health Care Collaboration (HCC) (10%), Group medication review submission (10%), OSCE (40%), Case Conference (S/U), IPL Peer assessment (S/U)
Therapeutic Guidelines. Therapeutic Guidelines Ltd, North Melbourne, VIC. Latest editions. Australian Medicines Handbook. Rossi, S (ed). Latest edition. Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics. Walker R, Edwards C (eds), 5th Edn 2011 MIMS 2015 or eMIMS 2015
PCOL5001 and PHAR5513 and PHAR5515 and PHAR5516 and PHAR5517 and PHAR5518 and PHAR5505.