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PA30243: Pharmacy practice: clinical therapeutics

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2012/3
Follow this link for further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology
Follow this link for further information on credits Credits: 6
Follow this link for further information on unit levels Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Follow this link for further information on period slots Period: Semester 1
Follow this link for further information on unit assessment Assessment: EX 100%
Follow this link for further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
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Follow this link for further information on unit content Description: Aims:
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.

Learning Outcomes:

* 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
* Paediatrics
* Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
* Liver disease
* Renal conditions
* Pain management.
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PA30243 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology
* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2012/13 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2013/14 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2012/13.
* 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.