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PHAR5910: Dispensing 1

2024 unit information

This unit will introduce students to clinical practice and develops the theme that providing medicines is not a single event but a process. Students will start to develop skills to dispense and prescribe medicines (including prescription, non-prescription and compounded medicines), in collaboration with others.

Unit details and rules

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Code PHAR5910
Academic unit Pharmacy
Credit points 3
Assumed knowledge:
3cp of Calculus, 6cp of Biochemistry, 12cp of Chemistry

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

  • LO1. apply numeracy skills to the solution of pharmacy problems, including pharmaceutical calculations
  • LO2. prepare extemporaneous products to appropriate standards of safety and quality
  • LO3. communicate effectively with patients, families, carers, and other health care professionals
  • LO4. collaborate and contribute to the interprofessional health care team
  • LO5. elicit relevant health and medicines information, evaluate medication management, and establish an effective treatment plan
  • LO6. demonstrate understanding of laws that govern the supply of medicines and the practice of pharmacy
  • LO7. demonstrate the ability to learn independently and take responsibility for personal learning

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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