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PHAR7121: Pharmacy Intern Training B

Pharmacy Intern Training B is designed to be undertaken by pharmacy interns undertaking supervised professional practice while working towards general registration as a pharmacist in Australia, and is intended to complement the learning which occurs in the workplace. It further develops the personal and professional competencies gained on successful completion of an initial pharmacy degree that form the basis of future practice. This unit uses multiple modes of delivery to explore the range of issues that are relevant to the day­to­day practice of pharmacy. This unit of study will support graduates’ development and performance in the following domains: professionalism in practice, communication and collaboration; professional expertise; leadership and management; research, inquiry and education.

Code PHAR7121
Academic unit Pharmacy
Credit points 6

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

  • LO1. practise legally and ethically by complying with and maintaining contemporary knowledge of the legal, professional and ethical framework of pharmacy, including legislation, pharmacy practice standards, codes and guidelines
  • LO2. implement and deliver professional services according to the needs of consumers, taking account of the consumer’s rights and expectations, thus delivering ‘person-centred’ care
  • LO3. promote and advocate both the best interests and safety of patients and the public, including engaging in risk management to minimise harm and maximise patient and public safety
  • LO4. apply effective critical thinking to the analysis of issues
  • LO5. demonstrate problem solving skills, application of professional judgement and individual and shared decision-making in a range of areas including but not limited to: primary healthcare, prescription problems, therapeutic problems, and legal and ethical problems, including the ability to recognise and work within personal and legal limitations
  • LO6. apply evidence-based principles to the practice of pharmacy
  • LO7. demonstrate the principles of information literacy to effectively research, review, analyse and share information to enhance practice
  • LO8. promote and contribute to quality use of medicines
  • LO9. apply clinical and contemporary pharmacy knowledge and deliver person-centred care
  • LO10. provide primary health care (identify symptoms, recommend pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapy, and refer where appropriate)
  • LO11. take an accurate patient history as part of overall medication management
  • LO12. effectively and appropriately communicate medication and health-related information with a socially and culturally diverse range of people, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • LO13. demonstrate interprofessional collaboration
  • LO14. consistently make accurate arithmetic calculations
  • LO15. adopt the principles of life-long learning, including demonstration of reflective practice and applying change where required in order to remain fit-to-practise
  • LO16. engage in self-management, leadership and management of others commensurate with their scope of practice and experience
  • LO17. act as a role-model consistently demonstrating professional and ethical behaviour
  • LO18. contribute to the education and development of others

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.