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Dispensing Practice - PHAR5726

Year - 2018

This unit of study consolidates and brings together the skills and knowledge that students have developed in previous units from year one to semester 1 of year two of the curriculum. The emphasis is on clinical practice and develops the theme that dispensing is not a single event but a process. Students will dispense prescription medicines including extemporaneously prepared products, but will engage in the whole process, including undertaking initial assessment, ensuring appropriate forensic and administrative requirements, considering appropriateness and promoting optimal medicines use, liaising with prescribers to recommend changes or discuss therapeutic management, and communicating with the consumer, providing advice and ensuring consumer understanding. This is achieved using a simulated practice environment.

1 x 2hr lec/wk, 1 x 2hr tutorial/wk and up to 3hrs/wk self-directed learning

Students must achieve satisfactory performance in each component of this unit of study (practical exams, continuous weekly assessments, forensic exam). The unit of study is Pass/Fail.

Current Australian Medicines Handbook, current Australian Pharmaceutical Formulary Handbook, various Poisons legislation resources will be made available in a specific format for the unit.


PHAR5711, PHAR5712, PHAR5713, PHAR5714, PHAR5715, PHAR5716, PHAR5717


PHAR5725, PHAR5727, PHAR5728


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? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Irene Um
HECS Band: 2
Courses that offer this unit

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