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PHCY485 Applied Pharmacotherapy and Patient Care for Honours

This paper introduces holistic care and self-directed learning and is the capstone to the degree. In this paper students will learn and undertake professional activities that are performed by pharmacists.

Paper title Applied Pharmacotherapy and Patient Care for Honours
Paper code PHCY485
Subject Pharmacy
EFTS 0.3842
Points 58 points
Teaching period Full Year (24 February 2023 - 29 October 2023) (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,379.42
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Limited to

Teaching staff

Dr Ailsa McGregor

Paper Structure

The core modules of the paper are the same as PHCY 432. The assignment and weighting for assessments are the same as for PHCY 432, with an additional pass/fail evidence-based practice assignment Additional content in PHCY 485 will include teaching sessions around evidence-based practice, evaluating the quality of evidence, patient driven decision making and making decisions in clinical "grey areas".

Teaching Arrangements
  • Lectures
  • Workshops
  • Skill labs
  • Tutorials

Textbooks are not required for this paper.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes

The core learning outcomes for PHCY 485 are the same as for PHCY 432.
Additional learning outcomes specific to PHCY 485 include:

  • Communication, collaboration, research
  • Critically evaluate the literature
  • Select appropriate resources for a specific information request
  • Interpret and critically appraise information in relation to the answerable question

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Full Year (24 February 2023 - 29 October 2023)

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system