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PA40283: Developing clinical communication and consultation skills in pharmacy practice

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: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 70%, EX 30%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Reflective Learning Diary (CW 30%)
  • Examination (EX 30%)
  • Clinical and Communication Skills Portfolio (CW 40%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Reassessment not allowed
Further information on requisites Requisites: This unit is only available to students on the MPharmacy programme.
Further information on descriptions 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.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

PA40283 is Optional 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.