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PA50267: Professional skills development

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: Modular (no specific semester)
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%, EX 0%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Medicines Optimisation Tool (CW 33% - Qualifying Mark: 40)
  • Case Based Discussion (CW 17% - Qualifying Mark: 40)
  • Reflection (CW 50% - Qualifying Mark: 40)
  • OSCE (EX 0%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: After taking this module you must take PA50240
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To develop and apply professional skills in a clinical context.

Learning Outcomes:
1. Describe and critically discuss the current issues facing the NHS including the patient safety agenda (knowledge and understanding)
2. Describe and demonstrate the key professional skills needed to practice at a general level in the clinical setting (professional practical skills)
3. Describe the key factors involved in taking a comprehensive medication history and demonstrate their use with respect to Medicines Reconciliation (professional practical skills)
4. Identify the different types o laboratory test, demonstrate and interpret, and critically assess their use (knowledge and understanding)
5. Reflect on own performance in compiling pharmaceutical care plans and other clinical activities and identify areas for improvement (personal skills).


* Clinical skills (Taught/facilitated/assessed)
* Study skills (Taught)
* Written communication (Taught/facilitated/assessed)
* Working with others (Taught)
* Scientific and practical skills (Taught/facilitated/assessed)
* Improving learning and performance (Taught)
* Information and communication technology (ICT) (Taught/facilitated)
* Problem solving (Taught/facilitated/assessed).


* Current issues in the NHS
* Case note analysis and medication review including Medicines Reconciliation
* Pharmaceutical care and clinical skills
* Clinical laboratory investigations
* Multi-disciplinary team working, problems solving, presentation skills review and reflective practice
* Developing a clinical skills portfolio.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

PA50267 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology
  • TSPA-ADM07 : MSc Clincal Pharmacy Practice (Secondary Care)
  • TSPA-ADC09 : PG Cert Clincal Pharmacy Practice (Secondary Care)
  • TSPA-ADL08 : PG Dip Clincal Pharmacy Practice (Secondary Care)

PA50267 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.