PHM215 Pharmacy Practice 1 (8)

This subject commences the detailed study of issues that underpin professional pharmacy practice in both a community and hospital setting. It will include extemporaneous dispensing and will relate those skills to the physicochemical principles studied in pharmaceutics. The subject will include a development of the communication, sociological and ethical issues that were introduced earlier, as well as a detailed examination of the regulatory, legislative and occupational health and safety framework within which Pharmacists must practise.

Subject Outlines
Current CSU students can view Subject Outlines for recent sessions. Please note that Subject Outlines and assessment tasks are updated each session.

Availability

Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Orange Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: PHM215. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System

HD/FL

Duration

One session

School

School of Biomedical Sciences

Enrolment Restrictions

Restricted to students enrolled in Bachelor of Pharmacy course

Prerequisites

PHM101

Incompatible Subjects

PHM314

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to accurately and safely compound extemporaneous products and document their manufacture
  • be able to discuss the impact of regulatory and legislative frameworks on pharmacy practice
  • be able to discuss the impact of sociological and ethical factors on health outcomes
  • be able to discuss the impact of and apply different communication techniques used in counselling
  • be able to differentially diagnose common self-limiting disease states and offer appropriate management
  • be able to reflect on and discuss the importance of interprofessional collaboration in the pharmacy context

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:
  • The theory and practise of safe and accurate extemporaneous dispensing
  • Professional practice: legislation, regulation and ethics
  • Common over the counter medications and related conditions
  • Social determinants of health and their impact on patient health outcomes
  • Communication and patient counselling.

Workplace Learning

This subject contains a 2 days Compulsory Workplace Learning component.

The workplace learning that occurs is based on observations and interviews with staff at allied health facilities which interact with pharmacists to develop an understanding of the benefits and challenges of interprofessional collaboration. It will also give students the space to reflect on the skills they may need to develop to make the most of interprofessional collaborations in their future.

Special Resources

Students will be required to travel to the WPL site. Students may also be required to arrange accomodation and need to be made aware of the associated costs. Students are required to hold a first aid certificate and will need to obtain a criminal record clearance.

Contact

Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or ask@csu.edu.au or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2019 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: October 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

Back