An introduction to the history of the profession and the health system; communication issues and practice; literature searching, drug evaluation and pharmacoepidemiology; pharmacy law and health ethics; practical dispensing.
|Paper title||Principles of Pharmacy Practice|
|Teaching period||Full Year|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,490.74|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$6,935.00|
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Campbell, A., Gillett, G and Jones, G (2005) Medical Ethics, 4th edn, Oxford University Press
Option 1 - Required Reading
- Medicines Act 1981
- Medicines Regulations 1984. Note that amendments have occurred in 2014; ensure you have an up-to-date version
- Health Information Privacy Code
- Health and Disability Commissioner (Code of Health and Disability Services Consumer's Rights) Regulations 1996
- Pharmacy Council Code of Ethics 2011
Option 2 - Ram, S. & Chesney, K. (2014) Pharmacy Law Guidebook, 3 edn, Thomson Reuters
You require a copy of the law to use in class, including class preparation, and for use during the checkout test and the final test.
You have the option of purchasing the legislation listed above or purchasing the textbook; you do not need to purchase both.
The text book - Pharmacy Law Guidebook (3rd edition) - will be used throughout the BPharm programme and will only need to be added to should significant changes to legislation occur. The textbook contains all the legislation and commentary on the legislation required for the law component of the BPharm programme. It is available at the University Book Shop.
The legislation will be used throughout the BPharm programme, and you will need to add to it for PHCY 346 and PHCY 472. The legislation can be accessed in a few different ways:
- For purchase from Whitcoulls on George St, Dunedin
- Electronic access on the library website via Brookers Online or electronic access from www.legislation.govt.nz
- Teaching staff
- Dr Susan Heydon, Kate Chesney, Nicky Hewson, Dr James Green, Lisa Kremer, Aynsley Peterson, Professor Stephen Duffull, Dr Dan Wright, Dr Prasad Nishtala and James Windle
- Paper Structure
- 39 Lectures
2 days of Community Placement
- Teaching Arrangements
- Lectures, workshops, laboratories and external placement
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics,
Information literacy, Research.
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- Learning Outcomes
- An introduction to:
- General issues in healthcare, the New Zealand health system and pharmaceutical policy
- The history of medicines and pharmacy - in different times and cultures - leading up to the history of the pharmacy profession in New Zealand
- Hauora Māori/Māori health and Te Ao Māori/the Māori world - what, when, why and how these are important in our roles as pharmacists, and for improved health outcomes for our patients
- Communication - both general and pharmacy-related
- Literature searching
- Drug information and evaluation
- Healthcare ethics
- Pharmacy law
- Pharmacy workplace skills, via practical dispensing classes and not less than 15 hours of experiential learning obtained through observation and work in a community pharmacy