MPharm Pharmacy

Year of entry: 2022

Course unit details:
The Pharmacist (Year 1)

Unit code PHAR10200
Credit rating 20
Unit level Level 1
Teaching period(s) Full year
Offered by Pharmacy
Available as a free choice unit? No

Overview

Introduce the use of reference sources, prescriptions, production of medicines and communication to students from the pharmacist perspective.

Pre/co-requisites

IPP calculations lecture and workshop

GCSE maths would help

 

Aims

At the end of the unit students will:

  • Understand of the basic principles of pharmacokinetics
  • Understand the basic principles of effective communication in healthcare
  • Understand the basic principles of pharmacy law and good practice relating to prescriptions and labelling
  • Understand the basic principles of different formulations and their advantages and disadvantages
  • Be able to use reference sources to find information about drugs in relation to prescriptions and make decisions about the prescriptions appropriateness
  • Be able to communicate effectively and safely the use of product to patients
  • Be able to accurately perform dose calculations using information from reference sources without a calculator
  • Be able to accurately make extemporaneously made products by following a provided method
  • Be able to accurately make records for extemporaneously made products
  • Be able to give constructive feedback on fellow students’ performance.
  • Have a basic understanding of how to administer first aid over a range of medical emergencies

 

Assessment methods

  1. First aid – online assessment at the end of semester 1 - pass/fail
  2. Extemporaneous dispensing record keeping assessment (5 credits) at the end of semester 2 – pass/fail (pass mark 50%) – 3 attempts.
  3. Extemporaneous dispensing practical assessment (5 credits) at the end of semester 2 – pass/fail (pass mark 50%) – 3 attempts.
  4. OSCE (10 credits) – at the end of semester 2 – pass/fail – 3 attempts

NOTE: The Pharmacist content will also be assessed in the IPP unit (semester 1 and 2 integrated exam and all integrated assessed sessions)

 

Feedback methods

  • Continuous formative feedback in eLearning sessions, workshops & practicals
  • Online formative assessments with automated feedback, including MyDispense
  • Peer and staff feedback in tutorials
  • Drop-in sessions for the OSCE and extemporaneous dispensing
  • Marked formative feedback on products made in extemporaneous dispensing practical classes and marked mock exam
  • Marked formative feedback on extemporaneous dispensing record keeping exercises and marked mock exam
  • Formative feedback on additional extemporaneous dispensing record keeping exercises with provision of model answers for self-reflection
  • Marked mock OSCE with personalised feedback

 

 

 

 

Study hours

Scheduled activity hours
eAssessment 21
Practical classes & workshops 23
Tutorials 21
Independent study hours
Independent study 210

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Richard Campbell Unit coordinator
Mary Rhodes Unit coordinator

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