- Academic Registry
Programme & Unit Catalogues

PA500397: Compulsory OSCE (clinical examination)

[Page last updated: 03 August 2022]

Academic Year: 2022/23
Owning Department/School: Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology
Credits: CATS credits
Notional Study Hours: See Director of Studies for further information
Level: FHEQ level 7
Modular (no specific semester)
Assessment Summary: EX 100%
Assessment Detail:
  • OSCE (EX 100%)
Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Requisites: Before or while taking this module you must ( take PA500357 AND take PA500358 ) OR take PA500423 OR take PA500424 OR take PA500406 OR take PA500407
Learning Outcomes:
* Demonstrate the application of decision making theory to support medicines optimisation interventions, supporting best patient outcomes and safety across a range of clinical areas
* Demonstrate recognition of the boundaries of clinical compentence, working autonomous within these and referring to others as appropriate, across a range of clinical areas
* Identify and critically evaluate a range of information sources, and use these to construct solutions for practice-based problems and enquiries in order to support medicines optimisation
* Identify and demonstrate effective strategies to assess and prioritise a range of tasks within clinical and non-clinical settings
* Use effective communication strategies to support patients (and carers, advocates, representatives) and healthcare professionals to make medicines optimisation decisions; taking into account patient views/beliefs/ICE (ideas, concerns, expectations).

Aims: To support the development and demonstration of a range of clinical and professional skills.

* Clinical skills
* Working with others
* Scientific and practical skills
* Improving learning and performance
* Information and communication technology
* Problem solving.

* Foundation Pharmacist Framework
* Principles of medicines optimisation
* Clinical decision making/reasoning
* Professionalism
* GPhC standards
* Principles of ethical clinical decision making
* NHS values
* Communication theory
* Influencing
* Structured approach to answering medicines enquiries.

Programme availability:

PA500397 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology

PA500397 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology


  • This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2022/23 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2023/24 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2022/23.
  • Programmes and units are subject to change 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.
  • Find out more about these and other important University terms and conditions here.