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Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology, Unit Catalogue 2011/12

PA20025: Introduction to clinical and community pharmacy

Click here for further information Credits: 12
Click here for further information Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
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Click here for further information Assessment: CW 0%, EX 50%, PR 50%
Click here for further information Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
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Click here for further information Description: Aims:
To provide an introduction to: pharmacy law, ethics and codes of professional practice: clinical pharmacy and therapeutics: practical procedures and techniques employed in pharmacy practice.

Learning Outcomes:
After completing this unit, students should be able to:
* Demonstrate and apply knowledge of pharmacy law, ethics and practice, clinical pharmacy and therapeutics and the social science perspective applied to pharmacy practice.
* Identify patient and prescription problems and advise suitable solutions.
* Dispense medication and complete any necessary administration.
* Communicate with other health care professionals and with patients.

Communication: Problem solving: Decision making: Professional. All these skills are taught, facilitated and assessed.

Legislation: Introduction to the structure of British Legislation. Legislation relating to the practice of Pharmacy. Legislation controlling poisons and dangerous substances.
Pharmacy Practice: Principles of Good Dispensing Practice. Pharmacist's liabilities and responsibilities. Introduction to the supply of medicines. The Drug Tariff. Patient Medication Records. Pharmaceutical services to Residential and Nursing homes. Responding to symptoms.
Clinical Pharmacy: Introduction to Clinical Pharmacy. Evidence Based Practice. Care Pathways. Laboratory & Biochemical Testing.
Statistics Introduction to parametric and non-parametric statistical tests, including t-tests, MWUT, Wilcoxon, ANOVA and Kruskal-Wallis tests. Chi-squared analysis.
Behavioural sciences: Introduction to Behavioural Science relating to the Practice of Pharmacy. Interpersonal skills. Patient Compliance
Pharmacoepidemiology; Introduction to basics principles.
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PA20025 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology
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