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 will be provided with opportunities to learn about different aspects of hospital pharmacy practice beyond clinical care. 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 as well as the role of the pharmacist in the hospital setting.
Students are able to (1) use clinical skills learnt in previous pharmacy practice units and Placement I and apply these skills to the hospital setting; (2) discuss the processes and information flow in the hospital setting in relation to patient records and explain the journey of the patient within the healthcare system; (3) discuss the different roles of the pharmacist in the hospital setting; (4) recognise the depth and breadth of responsibility a pharmacist has to patient care in the hospital setting; (5) describe the importance and nature of medication reconciliation and medication review and use critical thinking to evaluate medical and medication knowledge in order to formulate appropriate and prioritised medication management plans.; (6) recognise the principles of diversity in this patient care setting; (7) explain the role and boundaries of different health professionals and discuss the benefit of liaising with other health professionals to optimise a patient's health care in the hospital setting; (8) recognise and discuss complex ethical and legal issues 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) interpret laboratory test results and recommend changes to optimise drug therapy; and (10) explain and apply principles of lifelong learning and effectively use appropriate educational resources in light of the clinical experience.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) clinical case and professional practice reports — written and oral; (2) student attendance and on the job assessment criteria; and (3) full case report. Further information is available in the unit outline.

To pass this unit, a student must: (a) achieve an overall mark of 50 per cent or higher for the unit; and (b) achieve the requisite requirements(s) or a mark of 50 per cent or greater, whichever is higher and specified in the unit outline, for the student attendance and on the job assessment criteria component.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Natalia Popowicz
Unit rules
Enrolment in the Master of Pharmacy (51500)
successful completion of
PHCY5612 Integrated Pharmacology, Therapeutics and Pharmacy Practice 2 PHCY5630 Integrated Pharmacology, Therapeutics and Pharmacy Practice 3
Contact hours
Practice training: 180 hours over 5 weeks, including orientation week and four weeks of full-time work in several hospitals

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

eTG (Therapeutic Guidelines Limited); online resource available from

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