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PA40041: Advanced pharmacy practice

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: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Follow this link for further information on period slots Period: Semester 2
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)
Follow this link for further information on unit rules Requisites: Before taking this unit you must take PA30243
Follow this link for further information on unit content Description: Aims:
The aim of this unit is develop deeper clinical knowledge and more sophisticated professional skills in pharmacy practice through studying a range of scenarios focused on specific, complex and co-morbid disease states/conditions.

Learning Outcomes:

* Practise the advanced skills and attitudes needed to provide holistic patient care in clinical pharmacy;
* Relate aspects of prior knowledge from years 1 to 3 to the developing pharmaco-therapeutic knowledge gained in this module;
* Solve complex patient care problems by describing the causes and be able to defend and critically justify the selected treatment chosen to peers and members of the multidisciplinary healthcare team
* Acknowledge the limits of your knowledge, and refer cases on to other members of the multi-professional team as appropriate, through reflection on your experiences in ward-based learning and inter-professional learning;
* Critically evaluate current treatment guidelines and then develop, design and manage a treatment plan for medicines and medicines review;
* Further develop and practise the interpersonal communication skills necessary to interview a patient; elicit information from several healthcare sources and prepare a pharmaceutical care plan
* Demonstrate the qualities and transferable skills necessary for practising as a pharmacist including the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility, decision-making in complex situations and maintaining your continuing professional development.

Communication: problem solving and decision-making; Professional skills. All are taught, facilitated and assessed.

Topics selected from the following:
* Prescribing: Communication skills and physical examination skills
* Cardio Vascular (HF and ACS)
* Care of the Elderly
* Coagulation
* Diabetes
* Psychosis
* Stroke
* Surgery.
Follow this link for further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

PA40041 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.