This unit aims to develop broad clinical knowledge and initial/basic professional skills in pharmacy practice through studying a range of scenarios focused on specific disease states/conditions.
* Relate aspects of knowledge gained from previous years to the developing pharmaco-therapeutic knowledge gained in this unit.
* Describe the philosophy of clinical pharmacy and outline the roles and responsibilities of the clinical pharmacist including the development of a holistic approach to patient care including an appreciation of integrated and inter-professional care.
* Describe the causes (as far as they are known) and identify treatments for a range of disease states through the development of treatment plans for medicines and medication review
* Develop the communication skills necessary to interview a patient; elicit information from several healthcare sources and prepare a pharmaceutical care plan
* Practise basic clinical skills required to enable the best medication regimen to be selected for a patient, no matter what the therapeutic discipline
* Describe the role and process of life long learning and continuing professional development in the development of competency in pharmacy practice
* Demonstrate the development of the qualities and transferable skills necessary for practising as a pharmacist including: exercise of initiative and personal responsibility, decision making in complex situations, independent learning for continuing professional development.
Communication: problem solving and decision-making; Professional skills. All are taught, facilitated and assessed.
Topics selected from the following:
* Clinical ethics
* Nutrition and anaemia
* Thyroid (endocrine)
* Parkinson's Disease
* Sexual Health
* Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
* Liver disease
* Renal conditions
* Pain management.