PHCY5616 Pharmacy Placement II

12 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
All activities in the hospitals focus on the patient and the role of the pharmacist. The emphasis is on case studies and a detailed breakdown of all the issues surrounding evidenced-based care of the patient under the headings of patient profile, presentation and diagnosis, medications and clinical, and the role of the pharmacist. Students work in small groups under the guidance of a pharmacist mentor and undertake discussion sessions and presentations aimed at understanding the basis for a treatment and review of a patient's therapy/medication.
Students are able to (1) further develop clinical skills learnt in previous pharmacy practice units and Placement I and apply these skills to the hospital setting; (2) understand the processes and information flow in the hospital environment in relation to patient records and care; (3) appreciate the role of the pharmacist in speciality areas of health care; (4) understand the depth and breadth of responsibility a pharmacist has to a patient and apply this in the patient care setting; (5) understand the importance and nature of medication review and apply this in the patient care setting; (6) apply the principles of diversity in this patient care setting; (7) appreciate the benefit of liaising with other health professionals to optimise a patient's health care and apply this in the patient care setting; (8) acquire a deeper awareness of the ethics of pharmacy practice in relation to patient confidentiality and the interaction with other health professionals, including other pharmacists and apply this in the patient care setting; (9) understand and apply a patient's laboratory test data with respect to common diseases and drug therapy; and (10) develop lifelong learning goals in light of the clinical experience.
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) daily case studies/tutorials—written and oral (60 per cent); (2) full case report (20 per cent); and (3) on the job assessment criteria (20 per cent). Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Sandra Salter
Unit rules
enrolment in the Master of Pharmacy (51500)
PHCY5612 Pharmacy Practice and Pharmacotherapy 2
Contact hours
practice training: 180 hours over 5 weeks including full-time work in several hospitals
Unit Outline

Australian Medicines Handbook, current edn: Australian Medicines Handbook Pty Ltd

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