UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

PHCY5615 Pharmacy Placement I

Credit 12 points
  Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth), community pharmacyMulti-mode
Content Pharmacy Placement I is the first of the two experiential learning placements in the course. Experiential placements expose students to the practice environment and provide a platform for students to develop their professional, communication and clinical skills. Most students are located in the community pharmacy practice environment. The first week is located on campus followed by five weeks full-time on placement. The placement workbook guides students through activities to enhance the experiential learning experience via in-class discussions, practice activities and self-directed activities.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) appreciate the role of the pharmacist in the practice environment; (2) demonstrate an understanding of the practice of pharmacy through observation and/or participation in the practice environment; (3) demonstrate and apply the knowledge and skills acquired from the course to date in a practical context; (4) outline the relevant information required for delivering quality patient health outcomes, in particular in relation to drug and complementary medicine information and primary health care; (5) communicate in a professional and ethical manner to promote quality use of medicines and health outcomes; (6) appreciate how population diversity can influence patient health outcomes; and (7) use the National Competency Standards and reflection as tools for identifying and developing skills required for professional pharmacy practice.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) completion of a portfolio and on-going assessment (70 per cent); (2) reflection report (30 per cent); (3) student placement appraisal (barrier); and (4) attendance (barrier). Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Deena Ashoorian
Unit rules
Prerequisites: enrolment in the Master of Pharmacy; PHCY5602 Pharmacy Practice and Pharmacotherapy I and PHCY5605 Clinical Science for Pharmacy I
Contact hours practice training: placement full-time (5 weeks); discussion sessions/workshops: on campus (1 week)
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.meddent.uwa.edu.au/Units/PHCY5615/TS-K-1/2017
Texts

Required texts
1. Australian Pharmaceutical Formulary and Handbook, current edn: PSA
2. Australian Medicines Handbook, current edn: PSA

Recommended texts
Chen, T et al. Case Studies in Practice—Medication Review: a Process Guide for Pharmacists, current edn: PSA

Chen, T et al. Case Studies in Practice: Pharmacist only and pharmacy medicines: a process guide for pharmacists, current edn: PSA

Hughes, J. Case Studies in Practice: Use of Laboratory Test Data, current edn: PSA

Gowan, J. and Roller, L. Practical disease state management for pharmacists, current edn: APPCo

Walker, R and Edwards, C. Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics, current edn: Churchill Livingstone

National Competency Standards Framework for Pharmacists: PSA 2010 http://www.psa.org.au/download/standards/competency-standards-complete.pdf


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