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PA20297: Introduction to clinical and community pharmacy

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2015/6
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology
Further information on credits Credits: 9
Further information on unit levels Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Academic Year
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 0%, EX 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Examination (EX 100% - Qualifying Mark: 40)
  • Dispensing (CW 0%)
  • OSCEs (CW 0%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: This unit is not available to visiting/exchange students.
Further information on descriptions 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 responding to symptoms;
* 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: Legislation relating to the practice of Pharmacy. Legislation controlling poisons and dangerous substances.
Pharmacy Practice: Principles of Good Dispensing Practice. Clinical governance and managing risks of medication errors. Introduction to the supply of medicines. The Drug Tariff. Patient Medication Records. Responding to symptoms.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

PA20297 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology
* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2015/16 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2016/17 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2015/16.
* 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.