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    An elective topic where the students undertake an approved activity that relates to pharmacy and that will enhance their future practice as a pharmacist.

    In this elective, BPharm students will have the opportunity to learn outside the traditional classroom / placement by completing 120 hours undertaking health- relevant activity to enhance lifelong learning.

    About this paper

    Paper title Elective Studies A
    Subject Pharmacy
    EFTS 0.125
    Points 15 points
    Teaching period Full Year (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $1,130.25
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    Limited to

    Dr Sue Heydon

    Teaching staff

    Paper Co-ordinator: Sue Heydon

    Dr Mudassir Anwar

    Paper Structure
    • Lectures
    • Workshops
    • Self directed activity

    No textbooks required.

    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship.
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    Learning Outcomes

    Students who successfully complete this paper will:

    Communication, collaboration, research

    • Use appropriate communication techniques to establish and maintain collaborative and constructive relationship with people and colleagues
    • Use communication technology effectively
    • Participate in research


    • Recognise, explain and demonstrate ethical principles and values underpinning the profession
    • Demonstrate professional integrity through appropriate professional behaviour
    • Examine pharmacy as a profession and the position of trust in which it is held
    • Describe quality assurance and improvement programs that relate to pharmacy practice
    • Describe management and leadership skills to deliver safe and effective practice
    • Describe the place of medicines and the pharmacist within the health system


    Full Year

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system
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