Professional Practice 2 is a Pharmacy Practice subject that further develops the scope of considerations necessary for all facets of appropriate ethical, legal and professional conduct as a practicing pharmacist. Chronic disease state management and professional practice initiatives are key content in the subject. This is complemented by the provision of sound background knowledge on the use of complementary medicines, allowing the students to support safe and effective use of complementary and conventional medicines to achieve optimal patient outcomes. To scaffold this learning in complementary medicines learning will address evidence, quality of evidence, effective provision of medicines information and the ethical and professional role of the pharmacist in the supply or recommendation of complementary medicines or therapies. This subject therefore address the use and efficacy of complementary medicines and addresses known and potential interactions between conventional and complementary medicines.
Students studying this subject are assumed to have completed the first three years of the standard enrolment pattern as this knowledge is a critical success factor in achieving professional milestones (assessments of competency) and in completing the complementary medicines stream of the subject which are necessary to pass this subject.
School of Biomedical Sciences
Restricted to students in Bachelor of Pharmacy
- the National competency standards for entry level pharmacists in Australia;
- the Professional Practice Standards for Australia
-the Law in Australia as applicable to, or impacting on, pharmacy practice
- World Health Organisation (WHO) and International Pharmacy Federation (FIP) guidelines, protocols or statements on the practice of pharmacy
- the use of computer software and pharmaceutical databases;
-Topics by body system covering neurological, endocrine,mental health; gastrointestinal, musculo-skeletal conditions; infectious diseases; emerging and re-emerging threats to health; harm minimisation including vaccination
- introduction to, and pharmaceutics of, complementary medicines;
- phytochemistry, biodistribution and chemovariation of plants used in complementary medicine;
- toxicity and bioactivity of plants used in complementary medicine;
- therapeutic applications of complementary medicine to self limiting medical conditions;
- known and potential interactions between conventional and complementary medicines;
- review of literature.
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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.