Integrated Dispensing Practice links together the skills and knowledge that students have developed in dispensing and pharmacy practice. The emphasis is on clinical practice and develops the theme that dispensing is not a single event but a process which draws on skills and knowledge from a variety of areas of pharmacy practice, including communication with the patient and prescriber. This is achieved using a simulated practice environment in which students learn to integrate the skills they have developed in dose form preparation with their clinical skills, forensic and administrative requirements (including the use of computer-based dispensing programs), as well as the professional aspects of pharmacy in delivering a patient-centred care. This unit of study emphasises the importance of patient safety and quality use of medicines. The unit of study is Pass/Fail.
1x1hr lecture/wk for 4 wks, 1x2hr lab/wk for 5 wks, 1x2-3hr workshop/wk for 10 wks
1.5hr exam (S/U), dispensing competency assessment (S/U), continuous weekly assessments (S/U)
Australian Medicines Handbook (latest edition) and Australian Pharmaceutical Formulary (Ed 24).
PHAR3100 and PHAR3815 and PHAR3825 and PHAR3816 and PHAR3817 and PHAR3818 and PHAR3819 and PHAR3826 and PHAR3827 and [PHAR3820 or (PHAR3828 and PHAR3829)]Co-requisites
PHAR4811 and (PHAR4814 or PHAR4815 or WORK3202) and PHAR4823 and PHAR4100