This unit of study consolidates and brings together the skills and knowledge that students have developed in previous units from year one to semester 1 of year two of the curriculum. The emphasis is on clinical practice and develops the theme that providing medicines is not a single event but a process. Students will dispense or prescribe medicines (including prescription, non-prescription and compounded medicines), assess clinical appropriateness, ensure appropriate legislative requirements are met, provide primary care and promote judicious use of medicines, liaise with prescribers to recommend any changes in the treatment regimen, and communicate effectively. This is achieved using a simulated practice environment. The unit of study is Pass/Fail.
1x2hr tutorial/week, 3x2hr labs
Students must achieve satisfactory performance in each component of this unit of study (continuous weekly assessments, forensic exam).
Current Australian Medicines Handbook Current Australian Pharmaceutical Formulary Handbook Various Poisons legislation resources will be made available in a specific format for the unit
PHAR5711 and PHAR5712 and PHAR5713 and PHAR5714 and PHAR5715 and PHAR5716 and PHAR5717Co-requisites
PHAR5725 and PHAR5727 and PHAR5728Prohibitions