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Introduction to pharmacy as a profession, the fundamentals of law and principles of ethics, hauora Māori, social determinants of health, the health system, patient experiences of illness and treatment, communication.
The paper will also include short observational placements and a period of service learning.
|Paper title||Introduction to Pharmacy|
|Teaching period||Semester 1 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$813.30|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- Limited to
- Teaching staff
- Paper Structure
Lectures, Workshops, Placements, Marae visit, Service learning
Textbooks are not required
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship
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- Learning Outcomes
By the end of paper, students will have made significant progress towards the following pharmacy programme learning outcomes:
Communication, Collaboration & Research
- Communicates clinical information and expert scientific knowledge effectively to different audiences.
- Works collaboratively with persons and intra- and inter-professional teams to provide safe, effective and efficient health care.
- Reflects on how social/cultural factors related to oneself and others impact communication.
- Demonstrates competence and confidence in utilising te reo Māori with Māori, whānau, community and identify its role in Māori health advancement.
- Receives enquiries effectively, gathers appropriate information, applies knowledge of evidence-based literature/ resources, and interprets and critically appraises information to provide an individual answer.
Provision of Care
- Consults with a person/ whānau to collect demographic, medicine, clinical histories, and to understand their preferences, goals, and practical realities of their life to assist in developing a person-centred care plan.
- Identifies and describes the role of the Treaty of Waitangi in maintaining indigenous health rights for Māori in Aotearoa/New Zealand and in contributing to Māori health advancement.
- Explains how Māori and other cultures and cultural practises affect health-related behaviour and interactions with the health system.
- Describes how people move through different aspects of the health system and access health services.
- Describes factors contributing to and methods to mitigate health disparities.
- Recognises, explains and demonstrates ethical principles and values underpinning the profession.
- Demonstrates professional integrity through appropriate professional behaviour.
- Recognises, describes and complies with legislation and other regulations that are relevant to pharmacy.
- Describes experiences of the working environments of pharmacists.
- Describes the place of medicines and the pharmacist within the health system.