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PHAR1911: Fundamentals of Pharmacy

Semester 1, 2023 [Normal day] - Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

This unit of study provides a broad introduction to the discipline of pharmacy, focusing on two complementary components that are fundamental to the study of pharmacy. By doing so, this unit provides a foundation for all future units of study in subsequent years of the degree. The pharmacy practice component includes an introduction to the roles that pharmacists play in health care as well as the skills and knowledge required of a professional pharmacist. Students are challenged to begin thinking and behaving as future members of the pharmacy profession, and reflect on attitudes and beliefs that will shape their practice. The pharmaceutical sciences component introduces aspects of the chemistry of small (drug) molecules and large biological molecules, as well as pharmaceutical calculations. Laboratory work enhances confidence and develop skills in the handling and manipulation of chemicals and in the observation and processing of experimental results. Both components provide opportunities to develop specific skills in research, critical thinking, writing, group work and presenting in the context of activities designed to orient students to their future profession.

Unit details and rules

Unit code PHAR1911
Academic unit Pharmacy
Credit points 12
Prohibitions
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None
Prerequisites
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None
Corequisites
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None
Assumed knowledge
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HSC Chemistry and Mathematics Advanced (2U). Students who have not completed HSC Chemistry (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take a Chemistry Bridging Course (offered in February and as a distance course at other times of the year)

Available to study abroad and exchange students

No

Teaching staff

Coordinator Paul Groundwater, paul.groundwater@sydney.edu.au
Lecturer(s) David Hibbs, david.hibbs@sydney.edu.au
Tutor(s) Bryson Hawkins, bryson.hawkins@sydney.edu.au
Felcia Lai, felcia.lai@sydney.edu.au
Type Description Weight Due Length
Supervised exam
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Final exam
Final examination consisting of multiple choice and short answer questions.
50% Formal exam period 2 hours
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO4 LO5
Participation hurdle task group assignment Introduction to interprofessional learning
Interprofessional learning
0% Multiple weeks 2 hours
Outcomes assessed: LO6 LO9 LO5
Online task Laboratory theory and safety
Describe principles of laboratory safety practices.
0% Week 03 30 minutes
Outcomes assessed: LO2
Tutorial quiz Pharmaceutical calculations
Perform a series of simple pharmaceutical calculations
2.5% Week 04 40 min
Outcomes assessed: LO2
Placement hurdle task Pharmacists' professional roles and activities
2 hour placement with tasks designed to inform fieldwork presentation
0% Week 06 2 hours
Outcomes assessed: LO5 LO4 LO9 LO8 LO7 LO6
Presentation group assignment Fieldwork and pharmacist's professional roles and activities
Presentation
10% Week 08 10 minutes
Outcomes assessed: LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7 LO9
Tutorial quiz Identification of functional groups
Identify functional groups in drug molecules
5% Week 08 40 minutes
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO3
Presentation group assignment Patient choice dilemma
Group presentation
15% Week 11 10 minutes
Outcomes assessed: LO3 LO9 LO7 LO6 LO5 LO4
Tutorial quiz Biological macromolecules
Identify the properties of biological macromolecules.
2.5% Week 11 40 minutes
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO3
Assignment Introduction to an assigned drug
Research information on an assigned drug.
5% Week 12
Due date: 19 May 2023 at 23:59
Max 5 pages
Outcomes assessed: LO3 LO6 LO7 LO1 LO8
Small continuous assessment Class participation and professionalism
Marks awarded for class participation and professionalism.
2.5% Week 13 N/A
Outcomes assessed: LO8 LO10
Small continuous assessment Laboratory observations and report
Laboratory report from 2 specified practicals undertaken during semester.
7.5% Week 13
Due date: 26 May 2023 at 23:59
3 hours
Outcomes assessed: LO2 LO8 LO7 LO6
hurdle task = hurdle task ?
group assignment = group assignment ?

Assessment summary

  • Final examination: Written examination answering multiple choice and short answer questions in the time specified.

  • Patient choice dilemma: In group, students will be assigned a pharmacy case that highlights a patient choice dilemma and will have to discuss the evidence behind the ‘medically’ correct choice and comment on the legal and ethical issues, reflect on their own opinions and present a group decision. 
  • Fieldwork presentation:  In groups, students will describe a pharmacist’s professional roles and activities based upon their placement in week 6.
  • Laboratory observations and report:  Students will be required to keep an accurate note of their laboratory findings throughout the semester and will then be asked to submit a brief report on two specified practicals.
  • Introduction to an assigned drug:  Students will be assigned a drug and have to research and submit a report on its structure, properties and disease targets.
  • Tutorial quiz – pharmaceutical calculations:  Online quiz in which students will have to perform a range of simple pharmaceutical calculations.
  • Tutorial quiz – functional group identification: Online quiz in which students will have to identify functionl groups in selected drug molecules.
  • Tutorial quiz – biological macromolecules:  Online quiz in which students will have to provide information on biological macromolecues.
  • Small continuous assessment - class participation and professionalism: Students will be assigned a mark for their participation and professionalism in laboratory classes and workshops.
  • In-class assessment – laboratory theory and assessment:  Online quiz on matters relating to safe laboraory practices.
  • Introduction to interprofessional learning: An introduction to working collaboratively with other heathcare workers.
  • Placements: 2 hour placement with tasks designed to inform fieldwork presentation

Student input into group work presentations will form part of these assessments.

Detailed information on each assessment can be found on Canvas.

Assessment criteria

The University awards common result grades, set out in the Coursework Policy  (Schedule 1).

As a general guide, a high distinction indicates work of an exceptional standard, a distinction a very high standard, a credit a good standard, and a pass an acceptable standard.

Result name

Mark range

Description

High distinction

85 - 100

At HD level, a student demonstrates an aptitude for the subject and a well-developed understanding of the unit material. A ‘High Distinction’ reflects exceptional achievement and is awarded to students who demonstrate the ability to apply their subject knowledge and understanding to produce original solutions for novel or highly complex problems and/or comprehensive critical discussions of theoretical concepts.

Distinction

75 - 84

At DI level, a student demonstrates an aptitude for the subject and a well-developed understanding of the units material. A ‘Distinction’ reflects excellent achievement and is awarded to a student who demonstrates an ability to apply their subject knowledge and understanding of the subject to produce good solutions for challenging problems and/or a reasonably well-developed critical analysis of theoretical concepts.

Credit

65 - 74

At CR level, a student demonstrates a good command and knowledge of the unit material. A ‘Credit’ reflects solid achievement and is awarded to a student who has a broad general understanding of the units material and can solve routine problems and/ or identify and superficially discuss theoretical concepts.

Pass

50 - 64

At PS level, a student demonstrates proficiency in the material. A ‘Pass’ reflects satisfactory adequately referencing the original source of the work.

Fail

0 - 49

When you don’t meet the learning outcomes of the unit to a satisfactory standard.

For more information see sydney.edu.au/students/guide-to-grades

For more information see guide to grades.

Late submission

In accordance with University policy, these penalties apply when written work is submitted after 11:59pm on the due date:

  • Deduction of 5% of the maximum mark for each calendar day after the due date.
  • After ten calendar days late, a mark of zero will be awarded.

Academic integrity

The Current Student website  provides information on academic integrity and the resources available to all students. The University expects students and staff to act ethically and honestly and will treat all allegations of academic integrity breaches seriously.  

We use similarity detection software to detect potential instances of plagiarism or other forms of academic integrity breach. If such matches indicate evidence of plagiarism or other forms of academic integrity breaches, your teacher is required to report your work for further investigation.

You may only use artificial intelligence and writing assistance tools in assessment tasks if you are permitted to by your unit coordinator, and if you do use them, you must also acknowledge this in your work, either in a footnote or an acknowledgement section.

Studiosity is permitted for postgraduate units unless otherwise indicated by the unit coordinator. The use of this service must be acknowledged in your submission.

Simple extensions

If you encounter a problem submitting your work on time, you may be able to apply for an extension of five calendar days through a simple extension.  The application process will be different depending on the type of assessment and extensions cannot be granted for some assessment types like exams.

Special consideration

If exceptional circumstances mean you can’t complete an assessment, you need consideration for a longer period of time, or if you have essential commitments which impact your performance in an assessment, you may be eligible for special consideration or special arrangements.

Special consideration applications will not be affected by a simple extension application.

Using AI responsibly

Co-created with students, AI in Education includes lots of helpful examples of how students use generative AI tools to support their learning. It explains how generative AI works, the different tools available and how to use them responsibly and productively.

WK Topic Learning activity Learning outcomes
Multiple weeks Learning independently including pre-work, post-work, reports and assignments. Independent study (86 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7 LO8 LO9 LO10
Week 01 Pharmacy Practice: Introduction to Pharmacy and Pharmacy Oath Forum (1 hr) LO5 LO8 LO10
Pharmacy Practice: Academic Integrity Lecture (1 hr) LO4 LO8
Chemistry: Atomic Structure 1 Lecture (1 hr) LO1
Chemistry: Atomic Structure 2 Lecture (1 hr) LO1
Pharmaceutical Science: Pharmaceutical Calculations Lecture (1 hr) LO2
Week 02 Pharmacy Practice: Introduction to the Profession Lecture (1 hr) LO4 LO5
Pharmacy Practice: Professional Ethics Lecture (1 hr) LO4 LO5 LO6 LO8
Chemistry: The Periodic Table 1 Lecture (1 hr) LO1
Chemistry: The Periodic Table 2 Lecture (1 hr) LO1
Chemistry: Chemical Bonding Lecture (1 hr) LO1
Transition to University Workshop (3 hr) LO8
Library Skills Workshop (2 hr) LO7
Week 03 Pharmacy Practice: Community Pharmacy Lecture (1 hr) LO4 LO5
Pharmacy Practice: Hospital Pharmacy Lecture (1 hr) LO4 LO5
Chemistry: Introduction to Organic Chemistry Lecture (1 hr) LO1
Chemistry: Alkanes and Alkenes Lecture (1 hr) LO1
Chemistry: Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Halogen-containing Compounds Lecture (1 hr) LO1
Chemistry: Alcohols, Phenols, Ethers and Thiols Lecture (1 hr) LO1
Laboratory Induction Science laboratory (3 hr) LO2
Pharmacy Practice: Confidentiality and Ethics Workshop (2 hr) LO4 LO8
Pharmaceutical Science: Pharmaceutical Calculations Workshop (3 hr) LO2
Interprofessional Learning Workshop (2 hr) LO5 LO6 LO8 LO9
Week 04 Pharmacy Practice: Aboriginal Health Lecture (1 hr) LO4 LO5 LO6
Pharmacy Practice: Aged Care Facilities Lecture (1 hr) LO4 LO5
Chemistry: Carboxylic Acids and Derivatives Lecture (1 hr) LO1
Chemistry: Amines Lecture (1 hr) LO1
Chemistry: Heterocycles 1 Lecture (1 hr) LO1
Chemistry: Heterocycles 2 Lecture (1 hr) LO1
Aspirin Separation Science laboratory (3 hr) LO1 LO2 LO7 LO9
Interprofessional Learning Workshop (2 hr) LO5 LO6 LO8 LO9
Pharmaceutical Science: Pharmaceutical Calculations Quiz Workshop (3 hr) LO2
Week 05 Pharmacy Practice: Pharmacy Panel Forum (2 hr) LO4 LO5
Chemistry: Carbonyl-containing compounds Lecture (1 hr) LO1
Chemistry: Carbohydrates 1 Lecture (1 hr) LO1
Pharmaceutical Science: Acids and Bases Lecture (1 hr) LO1 LO2
Pharmaceutical Science: Functional Groups in Drug Molecules Lecture (1 hr) LO1
Natural product isolation Science laboratory (3 hr) LO1 LO2 LO7 LO9
Pharmaceutical Science: Acids and Bases 1 Workshop (3 hr) LO1 LO2
Pharmacy Practice: History of Pharmacy Masterclass Workshop (2 hr) LO4
Week 06 Pharmacy Practice: Rural Health Lecture (1 hr) LO4 LO5 LO6
Pharmacy Practice: Data Analysis 1 Lecture (1 hr) LO3
Chemistry: Carbohydrates 2 Lecture (1 hr) LO1
Chemistry: Carbohydrates 3 Lecture (1 hr) LO1
Placement Placement (2 hr) LO4 LO5 LO8
Vinegar titration Science laboratory (3 hr) LO1 LO2 LO7 LO9
Week 07 Pharmacy Practice: Research Process 1 Lecture (1 hr) LO3
Pharmacy Practice: Data Analysis 2 Lecture (1 hr) LO3
Chemistry: Solutions 1 Lecture (1 hr) LO1
Chemistry: Solutions 2 Lecture (1 hr) LO1
Buffered / unbuffered solutions Science laboratory (3 hr) LO1 LO2 LO7 LO9
Pharmacy Practice: Data Analysis Workshop (2 hr) LO3
Pharmaceutical Science: Acids and Bases 2 Workshop (3 hr) LO1
Week 08 Pharmacy Practice: Research Process 2 Lecture (1 hr) LO3
Pharmacy Practice: Evidence-Based Practice Lecture (1 hr) LO3
Chemistry: Solutions 3 Lecture (1 hr) LO1
Chemistry: Solutions 4 Lecture (1 hr) LO1
Pharmaceutical Science: Chemical energetics 1 Lecture (1 hr) LO1
Pharmaceutical Science: Chemical Energetics 2 Lecture (1 hr) LO1
Host guest interactions Science laboratory (3 hr) LO1 LO2 LO7 LO9
Pharmacy Practice: Pharmacy Fieldwork and Professional Services Presentation Workshop (2 hr) LO4 LO5 LO6 LO9
Pharmaceutical Science: Assigned drug workshop and Identification of Functional Groups and Their Properties Quiz Workshop (3 hr) LO1 LO3 LO9
Week 09 Pharmacy Practice: Reflective Practice Lecture (1 hr) LO3 LO6 LO8
Pharmacy Practice: Pharmacy Management Lecture (1 hr) LO4 LO5
Chemistry: Solubility 1 Lecture (1 hr) LO1
Chemistry: Solubility 2 Lecture (1 hr) LO1
Pharmaceutical Science: Drugs in Solution 1 Lecture (1 hr) LO1
Pharmaceutical Science: Drugs in Solution 2 Lecture (1 hr) LO1
Pharmacy Practice: Rural Health Workshop (2 hr) LO4 LO5
Pharmaceutical Science: Thermodynamics Workshop (3 hr) LO1
Week 10 Pharmacy Practice: History of Pharmacy 1 Lecture (1 hr) LO4 LO5
Pharmacy Practice: History of Pharmacy 2 Lecture (1 hr) LO4 LO5
Chemistry: Buffers Lecture (1 hr) LO1
Chemistry: Chemical Kinetics 1 Lecture (1 hr) LO1
Pharmaceutical Science: Drugs in Solution 3 Lecture (1 hr) LO1
Pharmaceutical Science: Properties of Biological Macromolecules Lecture (1 hr) LO1
Enthalpy of dissolution Science laboratory (3 hr) LO1 LO2 LO7 LO9
Pharmacy Practice: Professionalism in Practice Workshop (2 hr) LO4 LO5 LO6 LO8
Pharmaceutical Science: Drugs in Solution 1 Workshop (3 hr) LO1
Week 11 Pharmacy Practice: History of Pharmacy 3 Lecture (1 hr) LO4 LO5
Pharmacy Practice: The Healthcare System 1 Lecture (1 hr) LO4 LO5
Chemistry: Chemical Kinetics 2 Lecture (1 hr) LO1
Chemistry: Chemical Kinetics 3 Lecture (1 hr) LO1
Surfactants in solutions, emulsions and lotions Science laboratory (3 hr) LO1 LO2 LO7 LO9
Pharmacy Practice: Patient-Choice Dilemma Presentation Workshop (2 hr) LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO8 LO9
Pharmaceutical Science: Drugs in Solution 2 Workshop (3 hr) LO1
Week 12 Pharmacy Practice: The Healthcare System 2 Lecture (1 hr) LO4 LO5
Pharmacy Practice: The Healthcare System 3 Lecture (1 hr) LO4 LO5
Chemistry: Colloids and Surface Chemistry 1 Lecture (1 hr) LO1
Chemistry: Colloids and Surface Chemistry 2 Lecture (1 hr) LO1
Dispensing Practical Aspirin mixture, Menthol and pine inhalation Practical (3 hr) LO2 LO5 LO7 LO9
Pharmaceutical Science: Assigned Drug Workshop (optional) and Submission Workshop (3 hr) LO1 LO3 LO6 LO7 LO9
Week 13 Professional Pharmacy Societies Forum (2 hr) LO4 LO5
Chemistry: Colloids and Surface Chemistry 3 Lecture (1 hr) LO1
Exam Questions & Answers Lecture (1 hr) LO1 LO4 LO5 LO10
Dispensing Practical Aspirin mixture, Menthol and pine inhalation Practical (3 hr) LO2 LO5 LO7 LO9

Attendance and class requirements

In accordance with the progression requirements of the course resolutions,  students must attend a minimum of 28 out of the 33 compulsory classes (workshops, laboratory classes and placements).

For further information, see:

Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons) / Master of Pharmacy Practice (https://www.sydney.edu.au/handbooks/medicine_health/coursework/pharmacy/pharmacy_practice_resolutions.html) and Bachelor of Pharmacy and Management (Hons) / Master of Pharmacy Practice (https://www.sydney.edu.au/handbooks/medicine_health/coursework/pharmacy_management/pharmacy_management_practice_resolutions.html)

Students arriving more than 10 minutes after the commencement of the laboratory / workshop / placement will be marked as unprofessional, which is a component of the class participation and professionalism assessment.

Study commitment

Typically, there is a minimum expectation of 1.5-2 hours of student effort per week per credit point for units of study offered over a full semester. For a 12 credit point unit, this equates to roughly 240-300 hours of student effort in total.

Required readings

Any required readings will be listed on the Canvas site.

Learning outcomes are what students know, understand and are able to do on completion of a unit of study. They are aligned with the University's graduate qualities and are assessed as part of the curriculum.

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Describe the main characteristics of the structure and properties of drug molecules and large biological molecules.
  • LO2. Describe principles of laboratory safety practices and pharmaceutical calculations which underpin simple extemporaneous product preparations.
  • LO3. Assess and critically evaluate the appropriateness, quality and reliability of information resources used to arrive at evidence-based conclusions when solving medicine and disease-related problems in pharmacy.
  • LO4. Explain the fundamental characteristics and organisation of the pharmacy profession, including professional, legal and ethical considerations that inform patient care.
  • LO5. Discuss the pharmacist’s role in ensuring safe and effective provision of medicines and health services across Australian health settings, and how this contributes to and complements the roles of other health professionals.
  • LO6. Communicate effectively and appropriately, in a culturally-capable manner with peers, university staff and health professionals.
  • LO7. Apply appropriate writing and referencing techniques, including appropriately acknowledging sources, to uphold academic honesty.
  • LO8. Demonstrate responsibility for personal and professional development through independent learning and continuous reflection.
  • LO9. Work effectively and cooperatively as a member of a learning team.
  • LO10. Identify the different elements of a unit of study (including learning outcomes, learning tasks, assessments and feedback) and recognise how they contribute to learning.

Graduate qualities

The graduate qualities are the qualities and skills that all University of Sydney graduates must demonstrate on successful completion of an award course. As a future Sydney graduate, the set of qualities have been designed to equip you for the contemporary world.

GQ1 Depth of disciplinary expertise

Deep disciplinary expertise is the ability to integrate and rigorously apply knowledge, understanding and skills of a recognised discipline defined by scholarly activity, as well as familiarity with evolving practice of the discipline.

GQ2 Critical thinking and problem solving

Critical thinking and problem solving are the questioning of ideas, evidence and assumptions in order to propose and evaluate hypotheses or alternative arguments before formulating a conclusion or a solution to an identified problem.

GQ3 Oral and written communication

Effective communication, in both oral and written form, is the clear exchange of meaning in a manner that is appropriate to audience and context.

GQ4 Information and digital literacy

Information and digital literacy is the ability to locate, interpret, evaluate, manage, adapt, integrate, create and convey information using appropriate resources, tools and strategies.

GQ5 Inventiveness

Generating novel ideas and solutions.

GQ6 Cultural competence

Cultural Competence is the ability to actively, ethically, respectfully, and successfully engage across and between cultures. In the Australian context, this includes and celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, knowledge systems, and a mature understanding of contemporary issues.

GQ7 Interdisciplinary effectiveness

Interdisciplinary effectiveness is the integration and synthesis of multiple viewpoints and practices, working effectively across disciplinary boundaries.

GQ8 Integrated professional, ethical, and personal identity

An integrated professional, ethical and personal identity is understanding the interaction between one’s personal and professional selves in an ethical context.

GQ9 Influence

Engaging others in a process, idea or vision.

Outcome map

Learning outcomes Graduate qualities
GQ1 GQ2 GQ3 GQ4 GQ5 GQ6 GQ7 GQ8 GQ9

Alignment with Competency standards

Outcomes Competency standards
LO1
Performance Outcomes Framework - Australian Pharmacy Council - On successful completion of an approved pharmacy degree program - APC
3.1. formulating appropriate and effective actions and recommendations which support safe, rational and cost-effective use of medicines and other healthcare options and optimise socially accountable person-centred care by
3.1.a. applying relevant underpinning knowledge
LO2
Performance Outcomes Framework - Australian Pharmacy Council - At the point of general registration as a pharmacist - APC
3.12. consistently making accurate arithmetic calculations relating to health care
3.15. preparing and supplying extemporaneously compounded medications safely and accurately in accordance with current legislation, scope of practice, PharmBA Guidelines and other relevant jurisdictional requirements
Performance Outcomes Framework - Australian Pharmacy Council - On successful completion of an approved pharmacy degree program - APC
3.1. formulating appropriate and effective actions and recommendations which support safe, rational and cost-effective use of medicines and other healthcare options and optimise socially accountable person-centred care by
3.1.a. applying relevant underpinning knowledge
3.12. consistently making accurate arithmetic calculations relating to health care
3.15. preparing and supplying extemporaneously compounded medications safely and accurately in accordance with current legislation, scope of practice, PharmBA Guidelines and other relevant jurisdictional requirements
LO3
Performance Outcomes Framework - Australian Pharmacy Council - At the point of general registration as a pharmacist - APC
5.4. contributing to the evidence base through engaging in research and inquiry, including
5.4.b. identifying and critically appraising relevant source materials
5.5. accessing, using, adapting and sharing information and/or other technologies to meet the needs of current and emerging professional practice
Performance Outcomes Framework - Australian Pharmacy Council - On successful completion of an approved pharmacy degree program - APC
3.1. formulating appropriate and effective actions and recommendations which support safe, rational and cost-effective use of medicines and other healthcare options and optimise socially accountable person-centred care by
3.1.b. using a systematic approach to access, critically evaluate and apply relevant evidence
5.4. demonstrating skills in research and inquiry, including
5.4.b. identifying and critically appraising relevant source materials
5.5. accessing, using, adapting and sharing information and/or other technologies to meet the needs of current and emerging professional practice
LO4
Performance Outcomes Framework - Australian Pharmacy Council - On successful completion of an approved pharmacy degree program - APC
1.4. practising legally by
1.4.a. demonstrating contemporary knowledge and application of legal requirements relating to community and hospital pharmacy practice within their jurisdiction
1.5. practising ethically and with integrity by
1.5.c. demonstrating awareness of relevant professional codes, guidelines and standards and their content
LO5
Performance Outcomes Framework - Australian Pharmacy Council - At the point of general registration as a pharmacist - APC
2.3. contributing to, and taking prominent roles where appropriate in the interprofessional collaborative health care team, in order to optimise patient outcomes, by
2.3.a. respecting and appreciating the complementary roles of pharmacists and other members of the interprofessional collaborative care team
Performance Outcomes Framework - Australian Pharmacy Council - On successful completion of an approved pharmacy degree program - APC
2.3. contributing to the interprofessional collaborative health care team in order to optimise patient outcomes by
2.3.a. demonstrating an understanding and appreciation of the roles of pharmacists and other members of the interprofessional collaborative care team
LO6
Performance Outcomes Framework - Australian Pharmacy Council - At the point of general registration as a pharmacist - APC
2.1. communicating appropriately and effectively with a socially and culturally diverse range of people in a manner which inspires confidence and trust by
2.1.a. using verbal, written and non-verbal communication which is appropriately tailored to the professional practice context and the capabilities and health literacy of the other person(s)
2.1.b. engaging with all persons in a respectful, culturally appropriate, compassionate, responsive and empathetic manner in professional practice
2.1.c. engaging in culturally appropriate and sensitive communication with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and/or Māori people in professional practice which respects their history, culture and protocols
2.1.d. using appropriate communication and interpersonal behaviours in professional practice interactions
2.3. contributing to, and taking prominent roles where appropriate in the interprofessional collaborative health care team, in order to optimise patient outcomes, by
2.3.b. creating and maintaining effective intra-and interprofessional relationships, and working in partnership to achieve negotiated, agreed-upon objectives
Performance Outcomes Framework - Australian Pharmacy Council - On successful completion of an approved pharmacy degree program - APC
2.1. communicating appropriately and effectively with a socially and culturally diverse range of people in a manner which inspires confidence and trust by
2.1.a. demonstrating appropriately tailored verbal, written and non-verbal communication
2.1.b. engaging with all persons in a respectful, culturally appropriate, compassionate, responsive and empathetic manner
2.1.c. demonstrating awareness of and sensitivity to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and/or Māori history, communication styles and community protocols
2.1.d. demonstrating appropriate communication and interpersonal behaviours
2.3. contributing to the interprofessional collaborative health care team in order to optimise patient outcomes by
2.3.b. creating and maintaining effective intra- and interprofessional relationships, and working in partnership to achieve negotiated, agreed-upon objectives
LO7
Performance Outcomes Framework - Australian Pharmacy Council - At the point of general registration as a pharmacist - APC
1.9. upholding and advancing the reputation and value of the profession
5.4. contributing to the evidence base through engaging in research and inquiry, including
5.4.e. reporting and disseminating the outcomes appropriately
Performance Outcomes Framework - Australian Pharmacy Council - On successful completion of an approved pharmacy degree program - APC
1.9. upholding and maintaining the reputation and value of the profession
5.4. demonstrating skills in research and inquiry, including
5.4.e. reporting and disseminating the outcomes appropriately
LO8
Performance Outcomes Framework - Australian Pharmacy Council - At the point of general registration as a pharmacist - APC
1.6. adopting a proactive and reflective approach to maintaining and developing their own professional competence and expertise in order to remain fit-to-practise
4.1. engaging in regular and systematic reflection to enhance professional learning and practice
4.2. identifying and acknowledging professional limitations and seeking appropriate support where necessary, including additional professional education and/or referral of patients to other health care professionals
Performance Outcomes Framework - Australian Pharmacy Council - On successful completion of an approved pharmacy degree program - APC
1.6. demonstrating a proactive and reflective approach to developing their own professional competence and expertise
1.8. accepting personal responsibility and accountability for decisions and actions in simulated and/or work-integrated learning environments
4.1. undertaking regular reflection as a means of enhancing learning and practice
4.2. demonstrating awareness of professional limitations and adopting appropriate strategies where necessary, including additional professional education and/or referral of patients to other health care professionals
LO9
Performance Outcomes Framework - Australian Pharmacy Council - At the point of general registration as a pharmacist - APC
2.1. communicating appropriately and effectively with a socially and culturally diverse range of people in a manner which inspires confidence and trust by
2.1.b. engaging with all persons in a respectful, culturally appropriate, compassionate, responsive and empathetic manner in professional practice
2.3. contributing to, and taking prominent roles where appropriate in the interprofessional collaborative health care team, in order to optimise patient outcomes, by
2.3.a. respecting and appreciating the complementary roles of pharmacists and other members of the interprofessional collaborative care team
2.3.c. consistently engaging in appropriate teamwork behaviours
Performance Outcomes Framework - Australian Pharmacy Council - On successful completion of an approved pharmacy degree program - APC
2.1. communicating appropriately and effectively with a socially and culturally diverse range of people in a manner which inspires confidence and trust by
2.1.a. demonstrating appropriately tailored verbal, written and non-verbal communication
2.1.b. engaging with all persons in a respectful, culturally appropriate, compassionate, responsive and empathetic manner
2.1.c. demonstrating awareness of and sensitivity to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and/or Māori history, communication styles and community protocols
2.1.d. demonstrating appropriate communication and interpersonal behaviours
2.3. contributing to the interprofessional collaborative health care team in order to optimise patient outcomes by
2.3.a. demonstrating an understanding and appreciation of the roles of pharmacists and other members of the interprofessional collaborative care team
2.3.c. demonstrating appropriate teamwork behaviours
Performance Outcomes Framework - Australian Pharmacy Council - On successful completion of an approved pharmacy degree program - APC
5.2. demonstrating awareness of effective processes for facilitating learning, including aims, learning outcomes, learning activities, assessment and feedback
Performance Outcomes Framework - Australian Pharmacy Council - At the point of general registration as a pharmacist -
Competency code Taught, Practiced or Assessed Competency standard
1.6 A P adopting a proactive and reflective approach to maintaining and developing their own professional competence and expertise in order to remain fit-to-practise
1.9 A upholding and advancing the reputation and value of the profession
2.1.a A P using verbal, written and non-verbal communication which is appropriately tailored to the professional practice context and the capabilities and health literacy of the other person(s)
2.1.b A P engaging with all persons in a respectful, culturally appropriate, compassionate, responsive and empathetic manner in professional practice
2.1.c A P engaging in culturally appropriate and sensitive communication with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and/or Māori people in professional practice which respects their history, culture and protocols
2.1.d A P using appropriate communication and interpersonal behaviours in professional practice interactions
2.3.a T A P respecting and appreciating the complementary roles of pharmacists and other members of the interprofessional collaborative care team
2.3.b A P creating and maintaining effective intra-and interprofessional relationships, and working in partnership to achieve negotiated, agreed-upon objectives
2.3.c A P consistently engaging in appropriate teamwork behaviours
3.12 T A P consistently making accurate arithmetic calculations relating to health care
3.15 T A P preparing and supplying extemporaneously compounded medications safely and accurately in accordance with current legislation, scope of practice, PharmBA Guidelines and other relevant jurisdictional requirements
4.1 A engaging in regular and systematic reflection to enhance professional learning and practice
4.2 A identifying and acknowledging professional limitations and seeking appropriate support where necessary, including additional professional education and/or referral of patients to other health care professionals
5.4.b A T P identifying and critically appraising relevant source materials
5.4.e A P reporting and disseminating the outcomes appropriately
5.5 T A P accessing, using, adapting and sharing information and/or other technologies to meet the needs of current and emerging professional practice
Performance Outcomes Framework - Australian Pharmacy Council - On successful completion of an approved pharmacy degree program -
Competency code Taught, Practiced or Assessed Competency standard
1.1 A promoting both the best interests and safety of patients and the public
1.4.a T A demonstrating contemporary knowledge and application of legal requirements relating to community and hospital pharmacy practice within their jurisdiction
1.5.c T A demonstrating awareness of relevant professional codes, guidelines and standards and their content
1.6 A P demonstrating a proactive and reflective approach to developing their own professional competence and expertise
1.8 A accepting personal responsibility and accountability for decisions and actions in simulated and/or work-integrated learning environments
1.9 A upholding and maintaining the reputation and value of the profession
2.1.a A P demonstrating appropriately tailored verbal, written and non-verbal communication
2.1.b A P engaging with all persons in a respectful, culturally appropriate, compassionate, responsive and empathetic manner
2.1.c A P demonstrating awareness of and sensitivity to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and/or Māori history, communication styles and community protocols
2.1.d A P demonstrating appropriate communication and interpersonal behaviours
2.2 A documenting, communicating and recording relevant information, findings, decisions, recommendations and other information accurately and concisely, taking due account of privacy and confidentiality
2.3.a T A P demonstrating an understanding and appreciation of the roles of pharmacists and other members of the interprofessional collaborative care team
2.3.b A P creating and maintaining effective intra- and interprofessional relationships, and working in partnership to achieve negotiated, agreed-upon objectives
2.3.c A P demonstrating appropriate teamwork behaviours
3.1.a T A P applying relevant underpinning knowledge
3.1.b A P using a systematic approach to access, critically evaluate and apply relevant evidence
3.12 T A P consistently making accurate arithmetic calculations relating to health care
3.15 T A P preparing and supplying extemporaneously compounded medications safely and accurately in accordance with current legislation, scope of practice, PharmBA Guidelines and other relevant jurisdictional requirements
4.1 A undertaking regular reflection as a means of enhancing learning and practice
4.2 A demonstrating awareness of professional limitations and adopting appropriate strategies where necessary, including additional professional education and/or referral of patients to other health care professionals
5.4.b A P identifying and critically appraising relevant source materials
5.4.c P A undertaking relevant investigations, where appropriate
5.4.e A P reporting and disseminating the outcomes appropriately
5.5 A accessing, using, adapting and sharing information and/or other technologies to meet the needs of current and emerging professional practice

This section outlines changes made to this unit following staff and student reviews.

This is the first time that this unit has been offered.

Site visit guidelines

Requirements for students prior to commencing clinical placements in week 6 (course resolutions): (1) Student clearance for clinical placements The New South Wales Ministry of Health requires that all students obtain clearance in order to undertake clinical placements. This involves a criminal record check according to NSW Health policy. Please refer to the University’s Placements web site for further information. (2) Prohibited employment declaration All students must complete a prohibited employment declaration as required by the NSW Commission for Children and Young People. Please refer to the University’s Placements web site for further information. (3) Immunisation All students must have evidence of vaccinations and immunisation against certain infectious diseases prior to undertaking clinical placements. The requirements are consistent with Australian public health policy and NSW Health guidelines. (4) NSW Health Records and Information Privacy Act (2002) Students must familiarise themselves with the content of the NSW Health Privacy Management Plan and comply with the NSW Ministry of Health Code of Conduct, NSW Health Records and Information Privacy Act 2002 and Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998. Please refer to the University's Placements web site for further information

Work, health and safety

Work, health and safety (WHS) requirements relating to the placement visit in week 6 will be outlined on Canvas.

Principles of laboratory safety practices relating to laboratory sessions will be assessed in the laboratory theory and safety online task

 

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