Fundamental skills and knowledge for medicines optimisation, including understanding the patient, clinical assessment, goal setting, critical appraisal, and designing an evidence-based plan of care.
PHCY510 will focus on foundational skills required for medicines optimisation. The paper consists of two structured modules each focused on a core principle. The order of the modules is designed to mirror the sequence of events that may occur when pharmacists are undertaking a consultation for clinical medicines assessment. The focus of the teaching and learning activities will therefore be patient-centred rather than theory.
|Paper title||Evidence-Based Practice|
|Teaching period||1st Non standard period (4 February 2019 - 31 May 2019)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$2,801.50|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$9,869.50|
- PHCY 541, PHCX 541
- Limited to
- Limited to: PGCertPharm, PGDipClinPharm
- Teaching staff
Paper Co-ordinator Dr Dan Wright, Senior Lecturer
Textbooks are not required for this paper
- Teaching Arrangements
One compulsory 2-day weekend workshop (February) and six 2-hour video conferences
- Learning Outcomes
By the end of this paper, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate effective communication in clinical practice, both orally and in writing
- Understand the impact that culture has on how people think about and experience illness, interact with healthcare providers, and use medicines
- Conduct a clinical assessment to establish patient-centered goals, including the interpretation of basic diagnostic aids, and laboratory values
- Critically appraise published studies in the medical literature
- Design an evidence-based plan of care
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking,
Information literacy, Self-motivation.
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- Paper Structure
The paper consists of two structured modules each focused on a core principle.
- In the first module students will focus on core principles around communication, cultural responsive, clinical work-up, and patient goal setting.
- In the second module, students will examine how treatment guidelines, and other forms of evidence, can inform the choice of medicines and will then apply this information to design an evidence-based treatment plan.