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PHCY520 Applied Patient-Centred Care

This paper builds on clinical decision making for therapeutics that was introduced in PHCY511 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
Points 30

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Restriction PHCY522
Limited to PGDipClinPharm
Teaching staff Professor Steve Duffull
Textbooks Textbooks are not required for this paper
Teaching arrangements One compulsory 2-day weekend workshop (Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd February) and 6 video conferences (usually 2 hours in duration).
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.
Graduate attributes emphasised Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Information literacy, Teamwork.
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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.

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3 February 2020 – 29 May 2020

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