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PHAR5920: Dispensing 2

2024 unit information

This unit will consolidate and bring together the skills and knowledge that students have developed in previous units from year one 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 medicines), in collaboration with others.

Unit details and rules

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Code PHAR5920
Academic unit Pharmacy
Credit points 6
PHAR5911 and PHAR5712 and PHAR5713 and PHAR5714 and PHAR5715 and PHAR5716 and PHAR5717 and PHAR5718 and PHAR5910
PHAR5721 and PHAR5722 and PHAR5723
Assumed knowledge:

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. dispense and provide prescription and OTC medicines with counselling to safely and effectively administer medicines and/or use therapeutic devices
  • LO3. communicate effectively with patients, families, carers, and other health care professionals
  • LO4. elicit relevant health and medicines information, evaluate medication management, and establish an effective treatment plan
  • LO5. demonstrate understanding of laws that govern the supply of medicines and the practice of pharmacy
  • LO6. demonstrate the ability to learn independently and take responsibility for personal learning

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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