Foundations of Pharmacy is a broad introduction to the discipline of pharmacy and the roles that pharmacists play in health care as well as the ideas, issues, skills and knowledge base required of a professional pharmacist. A number of topics are introduced but not covered in depth; they will be further developed in subsequent units of study and later years of the degree. Specific skills in research, critical thinking, writing, group work and presenting are developed in the context of activities designed to orient students to their future profession. The intent is that students begin to think and behave as future members of the profession of pharmacy, and reflect upon the attitudes and beliefs that will shape their practice.
3x1hr lectures/week, 1x2hr workshop/week, 1x2hr tutorial/fortnight, 2x2hr theory/practical classes/semester, 1x3hr Interprofessional Learning Workshop/semester , 1x2hr Fieldwork in Community Pharmacy/semester
1 hr exam (40%), individual report (15%), team projects (30%), statistics quiz (10%), class participation and professionalism (3%), peer evaluation (2%). Non-weighted compulsory assessments: syllabus quiz, Academic Honesty Education Module, Interprofessional Learning Workshop and dispensing theory and practical classes.