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Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology, Unit Catalogue 2011/12

PA10014: Introduction to professional pharmacy skills

Click here for further information Credits: 6
Click here for further information Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Click here for further information Period: Semester 2
Click here for further information Assessment: EX 0%, PR 100%
Click here for further information Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Click here for further information Requisites: This unit is not available to visiting/exchange students.
Click here for further information Description: Aims:
To provide an introduction to pharmacy communication skills.
To introduce the MPharm student to medicines legislation.

Learning Outcomes:
After taking this unit the student should be able to:
1) perform pharmaceutical calculations;
2) extract information from core pharmacy reference sources;
3) scrutinise NHS and private prescription forms for basic legal errors under the Medicines Act 1968
4) use PowerPoint (or similar) to communicate key scientific and clinical case study information.


* Planning & organisation (Taught/Facilitated)
* Handling information (Taught/Facilitated/Assessed)
* Written communication (Taught/Facilitated/Assessed)
* Oral communication (Taught/Facilitated/Assessed)
* Improving learning & performance (Taught/Facilitated).

Reference sources and information gathering.
Pharmaceutical calculations.
History of the pharmacy profession.
Problem Based Learning. (PBL)
Basic communication skills, including, responding to symptoms methods.
Introduction to medicines legislation and the Medicines Act 1968.
Working with patients.
Introduction to medicinal devices.
Click here for further informationProgramme availability:

PA10014 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology
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