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Year of entry: 2023
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Course unit details:
The Pharmacist (Year 4): Preparation for Professional Practice
|Unit level||Level 4|
|Teaching period(s)||Full year|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
Population Health and Preparation for Practice
- Science and population health
- Health economics
- Patient safety
- Professional Influences
Professional skills, Policy and Law update
|Unit title||Unit code||Requirement type||Description|
|The Medicine (Year 3) - Drug Development Process 2||PHAR30100||Pre-Requisite||Compulsory|
|The Patient (Year 3): Pathology, Pharmacology &Therapeutics 2||PHAR30300||Pre-Requisite||Compulsory|
|Integrated Research Skills: preparation for 4th year projects and evidence-based practice||PHAR30400||Pre-Requisite||Compulsory|
|The Pharmacist (Year 3): Developing Professional Practice||PHAR30200||Pre-Requisite||Compulsory|
This unit aims to prepare students for their future professional practice by taking a holistic view of the pharmacist’s contribution to safe and effective patient care with a focus on social, economic and population perspectives as well as reviewing the external influences on professional practice. The unit will provide:
- an insight into the sociological issues of relevance to the practice of pharmacy
- an awareness of external factors influencing and governing safe pharmacy practice
- an introduction to the knowledge and skills for economic evaluation of medicines and health care
- an understanding of patient safety theory and practice
- an appreciation of the practicalities of the delivery of core pharmacy services
- an overview of primary care pharmacy practice and the use of prescribing data.
To help preparation for preregistration, the unit will also provide students with:
- an update on any important changes to the law since Year 2
- a recap on professional skills since Year 2
- an update on any important changes to healthcare policy and practice since Year 3.
- Closed book written examination – 80%.
- OSPE examination (jointly with ‘The Patient’) – pass / fail.
- Coursework: critical incident executive summary and presentation – 20%.
Feedback on coursework and on formative OSCE
|Scheduled activity hours|
|Practical classes & workshops||21.5|
|Independent study hours|
|Jason Hall||Unit coordinator|
|Penny Lewis||Unit coordinator|