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Area/Catalogue
PHAR 1009

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
157161

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)

Course aim

To provide foundational knowledge and skills required for contribution to pharmacy practice in a primary health context.

Course content

This course provides an introduction to issues in pharmacy practice, including: history, role and function of pharmacists; origins and development of drugs; ethics and values of a health professional; introductory absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion (ADME) principles; calculations based on understanding of dose and the fundamentals of formulation; development of tools necessary for the practice of pharmacy: oral and written communication skills required for the provision of medicines; function and legal requirements of a prescription; retrieval and appraisal information about medicines and health, particularly related to the provision of unscheduled and Pharmacy Only medications and the general management of minor illness in a primary health care setting.

Textbook(s)

Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, Newby D., Australian Pharmaceutical Formulary and Handbook, Community Pharmacy, Current Edition, Elsevier

Rutter, P. & Newby, D, Community Pharmacy - Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment, Current Edition, Elsevier

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Lecture 1 x 2 hours and 1 x 1 hour x 13 weeks
Tutorial 1 x 1 hour x 13 weeks
Practical 1 x 3 hours (6 sessions) x Alternate weeks
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Lecture 1 x 2 hours and 1 x 1 hour x 13 weeks
Tutorial 1 x 1 hour x 13 weeks
Practical 1 x 3 hours (6 sessions) x Alternate weeks

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
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Multiple Choice Quiz 10% 45 minutes
Simulated Patient Interactions - 40% Ongoing
Examination - 50% 2 hours
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Multiple Choice Quiz 10% 45 minutes
Simulated Patient Interactions - 40% Ongoing
Examination - 50% 2 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.1250
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
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* 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

Degrees this course is offered in

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