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PA50190: Public health pharmacy

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2014/5
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology
Further information on credits Credits: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Modular (no specific semester)
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Work Based Learning Project (CW 100% - Qualifying Mark: 40)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To review and evaluate the key issues in public health pharmacy.

Learning Outcomes:
By the end of the unit the student will be able to:
1. Critically discuss the nature of public health and how it is delivered (knowledge and understanding)
2. Critically evaluate the opportunities in pharmaceutical public health for self-development and the developments in community pharmacy and the role of the PCT pharmacist (knowledge and understanding, personal transferable skill)
3. Undertake a health technology assessment of a controversial use of a prescribed medicine (intellectual skill, professional practical skill)
4. Complete and evaluate a health equity audit of the use of particular drug in a PCT (professional practical skill)
5. Develop the skills necessary to improve the health of the local population through implementing and promoting healthy behaviours and clinically effective and cost effective medicinal drugs, as well as the health of friends, colleagues and family (knowledge and understanding, professional practical skill)
6. Influence policy formation on pharmaceutical public health in the community pharmacy and/or PCT (knowledge and understanding, professional practical skill)
7. Critically discuss the public health implications of CV health and the role of the pharmacist in this
8. Review smoking as a public health issue and critically discuss the role of Smoking Cessation schemes and their efficacy
9. Describe and the role of the pharmacist in the care of drug dependent people and critically evaluate the public health benefits of this role


* What is Public Health
* Socioeconomic determinants of health and disease
* Legal framework for public health
* Major Public Health Agencies
* Cross boundary working
* Health needs assessment
* Pharmacoepidemiology; systems, data, interpretation
* Pharmacovigilance; systems, data, interpretation
* Health Promotion; areas and communication strategies; changing behaviours; outline consideration of disease; Accident prevention, Dental public health, sexual health, mental health, cancer, communicable disease and antibiotic resistance
* Substance misuse, smoking cessation; cardiovascular.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

PA50190 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology
* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2014/15 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2015/16 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2014/15.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.