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Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology, Unit Catalogue 2011/12

PA40283: Developing clinical communication and consultation skills in pharmacy practice

Click here for further information Credits: 6
Click here for further information Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Click here for further information Period: Semester 2
Click here for further information Assessment: CW 70%, EX 30%
Click here for further information Supplementary Assessment: Reassessment not allowed
Click here for further information Requisites: This unit is only available to students on the MPharmacy programme.
Click here for further information Description: Aims:
The aim of this unit is to enable student to apply the principles of learned knowledge to simulated scenarios to improve patient care and improve understanding of physiological and pharmacological responses.

Learning Outcomes:
At the end of the unit the student should be able to:
1. Demonstrate expertise in clinical examination skills
2. Critically evaluate communication skills within a consultation setting
3. Demonstrate good team working and problem solving
4. Reflect on learning in clinical practice.


* Planning & organisation (Taught/Facilitated)
* Handling information (Taught/Facilitated/Assessed)
* Written communication (Taught/Facilitated/Assessed)
* Working with others (Facilitated)
* Scientific & practical skills (Taught/Facilitated/Assessed)
* Improving learning & performance (Taught/Facilitate/Assessed)
* Information & communication technology (ICT) (Taught/Facilitated/Assessed)
* Problem solving (Taught/Facilitated/Assessed).

The student will undertake this unit using the facilities of the pharmacy practise suite and the simulated mannequin (SimMan 3G). Relevant clinical; physiological; pharmacological and anatomical knowledge will be used to support learning.
Clinical scenarios in respiratory, cardiovascular, diabetes and end-of-life care will be used to develop students' clinical decision making skills and the effective and safe management of drugs in these disease states.
Click here for further informationProgramme availability:

PA40283 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology
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