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MPharm Pharmacy with a Foundation Year / Course details
Year of entry: 2022
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Course unit details:
The Pharmacist (Year 3): Developing Professional Practice
|Unit level||Level 3|
|Teaching period(s)||Full year|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
This unit provides students with the opportunity to develop their critical thinking, decision making and communication skills in a community pharmacy context. Students also develop their understanding of ethics and professional behaviour alongside NHS policy and service development in the wider NHS structure.
|Unit title||Unit code||Requirement type||Description|
|The Pharmacist (Year 1)||PHAR10200||Pre-Requisite||Compulsory|
|The Public (Year 1): Public Health Microbiology||PHAR10400||Pre-Requisite||Compulsory|
|The Patient (Year 2): Pathology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics 1||PHAR20300||Pre-Requisite||Compulsory|
- To give the students an opportunity to develop their communication skills with particular reference to advising patients how to treat minor ailments using OTC medicines.
- To develop their problem solving skills in responding to patients symptoms and queries.
- To give students the ability to deal with over the counter (OTC) queries, including more advanced queries.
- To give students the ability to discuss with patients the safety and efficacy of complementary therapies.
- To provide insight into professional and policy issues which impact on working within the NHS
- To provide an understanding of ethics and professional behaviour and their application to the practice of pharmacy in the UK.
Service proposal presentation
CPPE consultation skills e-learning and associated e-assessment
The OSCE exam is a special regulation exam, which allows a student a possible 3 attempts at the exam, provided they are eligible for resits. If a student causes significant patient harm during any OSCE station it will result in automatic failure.
Formative exam (MOSCE)
Formative assessment checkpoints (3 per semester)
Group Feedback on presentation
Weekly Role play feedback and Mock OSCE
Symptoms in the Pharmacy: A guide to the Management of Common Illnesses. Eighth Edition. Blenkinsopp, Duerden and Blenkinsopp, Wiley-Blackwell, 2018. All relevant chapters
Pharmaceutical Practice. fifth edition. Chapter 21, 24, 25, :Prescribing for minor ailments. Winfield AJ, Rees JA, Smith I. Churchill Livingstone, 2009. ISBN 978-0-443-06906-2
Minor illness, Major disease. Fifth edition. Addison, Brown Edwards and Gray. Pharmaceutical Press, 2012
Pharmacy and Medicines Law, Appelbe and Wingfield, Pharmaceutical Press, 10th ed., 2013. Chapters 11 (sale and supply of homeopathic medicines) and 12 (herbal medicines)
Pharmacy in Public Health. Krska (Editor). Pharmaceutical Press 2011. Sections 2 & 3.
|Scheduled activity hours|
|Assessment practical exam||10|
|Practical classes & workshops||30|
|Independent study hours|
|Harsha Parmar||Unit coordinator|
|Jenny Hughes||Unit coordinator|
|Sonia Kauser||Unit coordinator|