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Year of entry: 2023
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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|
- 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||25%||5|
|CPPE consultation skills e-learning and associated e-learning assessment||P/F||2|
The OSCE exam is a special regulation exam, which allows students to have three 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 (three 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|