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MPharm Pharmacy / Course details
Year of entry: 2022
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Course unit details:
The Pharmacist (Year 2): Law and Professional Practice
|Unit level||Level 2|
|Teaching period(s)||Full year|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
This unit provides students with the foundations they need for the practice of pharmacy. Students will learn the law and legislative framework as it applies to pharmacy and will apply this knowledge in professional skills online and face-to-face classes. Students will also gain a basic understanding of how to administer first aid.
|Unit title||Unit code||Requirement type||Description|
|The Medicine (Year 1)||PHAR10100||Pre-Requisite||Compulsory|
|The Pharmacist (Year 1)||PHAR10200||Pre-Requisite||Compulsory|
|The Patient (Year 1): Introduction to Human Biology||PHAR10300||Pre-Requisite||Compulsory|
|The Public (Year 1): Public Health Microbiology||PHAR10400||Pre-Requisite||Compulsory|
|Integrated Professional Practice (Part 1)||PHAR10500||Pre-Requisite||Compulsory|
The unit aims to provide the students with the knowledge of the legal framework, processes and procedures relevant to pharmacy and the skills underpinning the practice of pharmacy, particularly dispensing (via online simulation). In addition students will be able to use appropriate reference sources to legally and clinically check prescriptions in order to ensure the legal, accurate and safe supply of prescribed medicines. Students will also practise their consultation skills relevant to prescription supply and will also gain a basic understanding of how to administer first aid over a range of medical emergencies
This unit is PASS/FAIL and also governed by the following Special Regulations:
The pass mark in all tests and examinations relating to law is 60%. Compensation is not permitted. The professional skills exam does not attract a numerical mark and instead each request needs to be processed legally, accurately and safely.
Semester 1: On-line 1 hour written exam
Semester 2: On-line 2 hour written exam
Overall law must be passed at 60% (20% of the mark from the semester 1 exam and 80% from the semester 2 exam).
PROFESSIONAL SKILLS (Pass/Fail)
Semester 2: 2.5 hour online exam, via MyDispense
FIRST AID (Pass/Fail)
Semester 1: 1 hour on-line exam (true/false; must be passed at 80%)
Note: students will be required to attend at least 2 out of the 3 consultation skills classes to enable them to sit the online OSPE examination.
Students will receive significant feedback during this unit.
Quiz questions are used extensively within the pharmacy law online learning, to allow students to check their understanding in a timely manner. In addition, revision tutorials are utilised throughout the unit.
Students will receive automatic feedback via MyDispense and blackboard quizzes throughout all of the professional skills tasks, on students’ assessment of prescriptions and their subsequent actions. Individual feedback will be given following each of the two formative exams.
|Scheduled activity hours|
|Assessment written exam||6.5|
|Independent study hours|
|Ellen Schafheutle||Unit coordinator|
|Victoria Silkstone||Unit coordinator|