Pharmacy Skills in Practice 1
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Upon completion of this subject , the student should be able to:
- Use basic knowledge of pathophysiology, epidemiology, and pharmacotherapeutics to formulate appropriate courses of action for managing minor illnesses commonly encountered in community pharmacies
- Communicate to consumers and healthcare professionals the following: health, health system and medicines information, and self-care management advice related to minor illnesses
- Demonstrate cultural awareness, especially for aboriginal and torres strait islander (atsi) populations, and explain how atsi status may correlate with particular health outcomes
- Search, evaluate, and appropriately reference basic drug information and pharmacy-related literature
- Topics to be confirmed prior to subjects commencement.
Pre-requisite of XAB011 (Learning at University) for students admitted to course Diploma of Pharmacy Studies only
No additional requirements
This subject involves a range of on-line and campus-based learning activities that introduce students to key concepts of health and healthcare, the pharmacy profession, roles of a pharmacist, quality use of medicines, government funding, regulatory bodies, the pharmaceutical industry and approval and supply of drugs, with an emphasis on the Australian Health Care system.
There will be a focus on communication, and the use of some common non-prescription medications. Students will visit a community and a hospital pharmacy, and will learn about mental health, Tasmanian Aboriginal culture, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s health status and culture.
- One oral assessment (20%)
- Online Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) quizzes (20%)
- Log/Workbook (0%)
- Written assignment 2 – Counselling Skills (10%)
- End of unit test (online/open-book) (40%)
- Written assignment 1 (10%)
Current study term: 13 Nov 22 to 12 Feb 23
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