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PAC3351

Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
OfferedSunway First semester 2011 (Day)
Parkville First semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Johnson George (Parkville); Dr Ong Chin Eng (Sunway)

Synopsis

This unit builds on the knowledge and understanding of a range of topics which are relevant to the practice of pharmacy.

Students will be introduced to the concepts underlying pharmacy management, harm reduction, pharmacy legislation, management of poisoning and overdose, and the principles of medication safety.

Students will submit assignments, participate in tutorials, and undertake some self-directed learning, all of which will enhance their learning experience.

This will involve the study of:

  • Pharmacy Management
  • Pharmacy Legislation
  • Medication safety
  • Harm Reduction
  • Poisoning and overdose

Objectives

At the end of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Describe the principles of management in the context of pharmacy practice with a focus on personal management skills and human resources management
  2. Discuss the legal requirements for best pharmacy practice and apply these principles in various practice situations;
  3. Discuss the principles and procedures of medication safety initiatives in hospitals;
  4. Describe the principles of harm reduction, its importance in the social context and the role of pharmacists; and
  5. Discuss the principles and procedures underlying the management of poisoning and overdose.

Assessment

Final exam (2 hour): 70%; mid-semester exam: 10%; assignment: 10%; quiz:10%.

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Johnson George

Contact hours

31 x 1hour lectures, 3 x 1hour tutorials, 1 x 3 hour tutorial/assessment.

Prerequisites

PAC2331 Pharmacists as Communicators
PAC2342 Pharmacy in a Public Health Context

Additional information on this unit is available from the faculty at:

http://www.monash.edu.au/muso/support/