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 (Prescription consultation) component will provide an introduction to dispensing software programs and give students a familiarity with dispensing and prescription consultations of the top 50 Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) medications (by script volume). Workshops will provide an opportunity to research the medications and information that needs to be gathered from a patient or clarified by the prescriber to then be followed by dispensing that medication and consulting the patient. Students will be assessed on interpretation of prescribers' intention, accuracy of dispensing and relevant counselling of the dispensed medication.
3x1hr lectures/semester, 5x4hr labs (dispensing)/semester, 5x4hr labs (pharmaceutical skills)/semester
Drug profile (50%) and dispensing (pharmaceutical consultation) (50%)
Australian Pharmaceutical Formulary (24th edition) Australian Medicines Handbook (latest version)
(BIOL1XX8 or BIOL1XX3) and (CHEM1611 or CHEM11X2 or CHEM19X2 or CHEM1904) and (CHEM1612 or CHEM11X1 or CHEM19X1 or CHEM1903) and (BIOL1XX7 or MBLG1XX1) and PHAR1811 and PHAR1812 and PHAR1821 and PHAR1822 and PCOL2605 and PHAR2811 and PHAR2812 and PHAR2813 and PHAR2821 and PHAR2822 and PHAR2823 and PHSI2601Co-requisites
PHAR3826 and PHAR3827 and PHAR3820 and PHAR3100