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Special topics in clinical pharmacy, with particular reference to multiple problems often encountered in all sectors of pharmacy practice.
This paper is designed to enhance your clinical decision making skills. It uses a patient-centred and student-focused approach. This paper aims to challenge your approach in order to provide the best possible patient care.
|Paper title||Advanced Clinical Pharmacy|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$2,801.50|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$9,869.50|
- PHCX 525 or PHCY 525
- PHCX 512
- Limited to
- MClinPharm, PGDipClinPharm
- May not be offered if fewer than three students enrol.
- This paper should be taken as either the last paper in your PGDipClinPharm or as part of your MClinPharm programme.
- More information link
- View more information on the School of Pharmacy website
- Teaching staff
Paper Co-ordinator: Professor Stephen Duffull
- Paper Structure
- Two care plans - you get to choose your own therapeutic topics, you get to present one or two cases at a video-conference with a specialist present, and you will receive formative feedback on all of your care plans.
- Journal club - you choose a journal topical to your area to review.
- Teaching Arrangements
- Two compulsory weekend workshops (one or two days) and seven 2.5-hour audioconferences.
- No textbook requirements
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking.
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- Learning Outcomes
- Students who successfully complete the paper will
- Develop and use a personal approach to patient-centred care
- Develop an independent, reflective and advanced approach to problem solving
- Gain an advanced understanding of clinical decision making for patients with multiple pathologies and in specialised medical populations, within typical resource constraints
- Be able to discuss in depth the pharmacological, therapeutic and evidence basis of current medicines
- Be able to provide appropriate education to patients and healthcare practitioners to ensure optimal patient outcomes
- Be able to communicate complex therapeutic information in a clear, concise and appropriate manner, using a range of communication methods suitable for the target audience
- Build the basis for continued professional development and study skills
- Integrate research into current practice