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PA30302: Practice placement 3

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: 3
Further information on unit levels Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: PL 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Practice Placement (PL 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: This unit runs during the summer vacation period between Years 2 & 3 of the MPharmacy programme.
Gain an understanding of how and why:
* A hospital pharmacy services operates;
* What the role of the hospital pharmacist is;
* Clinical pharmacy is practiced in secondary care.

Learning Outcomes:
Linked to GPhC Standard 10 outcomes
After completing this unit, students should KNOW/have experience of:
* How the pharmacy service contributes to the care of patients in hospital.
* How pharmacists (in various roles in the hospital pharmacy team) interact with and form part of the hospital multidisciplinary team in order to improve patient outcomes (10.1h) (10.2.1e)
* What the roles of non-pharmacist members of the hospital pharmacy team are, and appreciate the contribution they make to the work of the hospital pharmacy department
* How the Stores section of the hospital pharmacy procures and stores medicines (10.2.3f)
* How workflow is managed in hospital pharmacy activities, including the way the pharmacy team works, to minimise risk (10.2.3i,k)
* How clinical governance is applied in practice (10.1d)
* How and what diagnostic tests are used to determine the effectiveness and safety of prescribed medicines and inform clinical decision making. (10.2.2a) (10.2.4c)
After completing this unit, students should be able to SHOW HOW:
* Pharmacists apply evidence based practice in order to intervene to optimise patient's pharmaceutical care at ward level. (10.2.1b,c)
* A medicines chart is assessed by a pharmacist to determine technical accuracy, completeness, clarity and clinical appropriateness. (10.2.2d,e)
* To follow local hand-washing guidelines to promote good infection prevention and control practice (10.2.3l)
After completing this unit, things that students should have DONE include:
* Demonstrating consistently professional behaviour (10.2.5a)
* Reflected on their experiences in order to identify key learning points and develop a future development plan relating to knowledge and skills underpinning their practice. (10.2.5b,c,d)


* Develop communication skills with patients and members of the hospital healthcare team
* Increase understanding of professionalism and the foundation it lays down for being a pharmacist, and demonstration of professional behaviours
* Applying principles of reflective learning to identify and act upon learning needs, as it relates to future CPD learning and development.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

PA30302 is Compulsory 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.