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PHCY520 Applied patient-centred care

This paper builds on clinical decision making for therapeutics that was introduced in PHCY 511 and extends the framework for dealing with uncertainty in more advanced care settings. Core clinical topics are then introduced at a more advanced level to provide a framework for applying patient-centred therapeutic decision making.

Paper title Applied patient-centred care
Paper code PHCY520
Subject Pharmacy
EFTS 0.2500
Points 30 points
Teaching period 1st Non standard period (3 February 2020 - 29 May 2020)
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Prerequisite
(PHCY 510 and PHCY 511) or (PHCY 541 and PHCY 542)
Restriction
PHCY 522
Limited to
PGDipClinPharm
Contact

Prof Steve Duffull

Teaching staff

Prof Steve Duffull

Paper Structure

The paper consists of two structured modules:

Module 1. Students will examine the processes of clinical decision-making in depth using examples from their practice to highlight the processes. The decision-making process will then be focused towards patient-centred decisions in respect to the patient’s personal, pharmaceutical and health needs. Processes for dealing with uncertainty will be developed and embedded. Finally, this module will incorporate communication and negotiation of care plans to both the patient and other health providers.

Module 2. Students will focus on clinical decision-making skills and their application to cardiovascular, respiratory and endocrine disorders. This will include formal teaching on each of these therapeutic areas. Students will contribute experiences from their work place to provide an opportunity to embed both the skills and knowledge.

Teaching Arrangements

One compulsory 2-day weekend workshop (March) and 6 video conferences (usually 2 hours in duration).

Textbooks

Textbooks are not required for this paper

Course outline

PHCY520 builds on clinical decision making for therapeutics that was introduced in PHCY511 (the second paper of the PGCertPharm (endorsed in Medicines Optimisation) and extends the framework for dealing with uncertainty in more advanced care settings. Core clinical topics are then introduced at a more advanced level to provide a framework for applying patient-centred clinical decision making. Module 1 focuses on the processes of clinical decision-making and module 2 to the application to core health issues.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Information literacy, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes

By the end of this paper, students will be able to:

  1. Implement therapeutic clinical decision-making into care planning.
  2. Demonstrate a patient-centred approach to care planning.
  3. Demonstrate a reflective approach to practice.
  4. Illustrate benefit: risk assessment in clinical practice.

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Timetable

1st Non standard period (3 February 2020 - 29 May 2020)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard