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Area/Catalogue
PHAR 5050

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
105437

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Unit Value
9

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

This class has not been
timetabled for year 2020.

Course owner

Course owner
School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences

Course aim

The aim of this course is for the pharmacist to integrate the skills and knowledge gained in previous modules and demonstrate practical application in a practice setting. The pharmacist should gain experience in a specific therapeutic area and demonstrate the ability to provide a complete clinical pharmacy service to patients and staff in this area.

Course content

The student will undertake this course in a practice setting, comprising at least 160 hours. The medicine management clerkship will provide the mechanism whereby students are given experiential education in several important areas of clinical pharmacy practice. Pathophysiology of disease states, pharmacotherapy and drug review including dosage calculations, adverse reactions, drug interactions, relevant pharmacokinetics, alternative therapies and monitoring parameters. Participation of medical ward rounds, medication review rounds, patient counselling sessions, case seminars and hospital in-service education programs.

Textbook(s)

DiPiro, J.q 2008, Pharmacotherapy: a pathophysiologic approach, Current Edition, Appleton and Lange

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
EXTERNAL, CITY EAST, ONLINE
Clinical 320 hours over 8 weeks x -
External - x -
EXTERNAL, NATIONAL HEALTHCARE GROUP, ONLINE
Clinical 320 hours over 8 weeks x -
External - x -

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
EXTERNAL, CITY EAST, ONLINE
Patient Case Presentations Continuous 20% N/A
Examination and viva N/A 50% 2 hours + 40 minutes
Log book and specific competencies for the clinical viva Continuous 30% N/A
EXTERNAL, NATIONAL HEALTHCARE GROUP, ONLINE
Patient Case Presentations Continuous 20% N/A
Examination and viva N/A 50% 2 hours + 40 minutes
Log book and specific competencies for the clinical viva Continuous 30% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
Non-award tuition fees are set by the Division offering the course. To determine the cost of this course, go to:
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Not all courses are available on all of the above bases, and students must check to ensure that they are permitted to enrol in a particular course.

* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences

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