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PA500404: Pharmaceutical public health

[Page last updated: 03 August 2022]

Academic Year: 2022/23
Owning Department/School: Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology
Credits: 15 CATS credits
Notional Study Hours: 150
Level: FHEQ level 7
Modular (no specific semester)
Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Assessment Detail:
  • Work-based Learning Project (CW 100%)
Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Learning Outcomes: By the end of the unit the student will be able to:
1. Critically discuss the nature of public health and how it is delivered (knowledge and understanding).
2. Analyse and reflect on your role in pharmaceutical public health and demonstrate competence to provide a public health enhanced service. (Knowledge and Understanding, personal transferable skill)
3. Use key and relevant public health tools and information sources to inform the delivery of pharmaceutical public health projects (professional practical skill)
4. Influence local policy and practice in pharmaceutical public health within the primary care sector (knowledge and understanding, professional practical skill)
5. Critically discuss the role of the pharmacy profession in demonstrating improvements in public health in key areas such as cardiovascular health, smoking cessation, substance misuse, sexual health, immunisation and antimicrobial resistance and health care acquired infections

Aims: To review and evaluate the key issues in public health pharmacy.

* Planning and organisation.
* Study skills.
* Handling information.
* Communication skills.
* Working with others.
* Improving learning and performance,
* Reflective practice.
* Information and communication technology.

Content: Part A: Public Health Background and Frameworks
* What is Public Health
* Strategy and Policy in Public Health
* Health Promotion
Part B: Public Health in Pharmacy Practice
* The Pharmacy Contract and Sexual Health
* Obesity, Nutrition and Cardiovascular Health
* Smoking Cessation
* Substance Misuse.

Programme availability:

PA500404 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology


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