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New Curriculum

New Curriculum Overview

The central vision of the revised Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm) degree is to help students become medication therapy experts who provide patient-centred care.

One of the key features of the curriculum is early adoption of integrated learning so that fundamental pharmacy knowledge and skills are learned at the same time as students are introduced to patient care.

Foundation Entrustable Professional Activities

The curriculum is based on several key principles, termed the foundational entrustable professional activities, which are skills the school expects students to be able to do once they graduate. They are:


Foundation Entrustable Professional Activity

Example Scope

Expected Attainment Level

Fulfil professional obligationsUnderstands and fulfils roles and professional responsibilities of pharmacists including legal, ethical, and cultural obligations.3
Communicate effectivelyUse appropriate communication techniques to establish and maintain a collaborative and constructive relationships with people.3
Take a patient historyObtain, access, interpret, and securely store relevant patient information including medical, surgical, social, and medication history.3
Conduct a clinical assessmentIntegrate patient data to formulate a clinical assessment and develop a list of potential medication-related problems that can be prioritized.3
Care planningDevelop a well-formed, focused plan to achieve a person’s health goals based on clinical scenarios or real-time patient care.3
Clinical validation of a prescriptionValidate a prescription for the appropriateness of drug, drug dose, drug interactions, contraindications, precautions, and relevant allergies.3
Dispense prescriptionsHandle, check and dispense prescriptions.3
Provide medicines informationIdentify, evaluate, and communicate information about medicines and their safe and effective use.3
Document activitiesWrite and keep relevant documentation about clinical and service activities.3

Schedule of papers

Level

Paper

Title

Points

First Year

BIOC192

Foundations of Biochemistry

18

CELS191

Cell and Molecular Biology

18

CHEM191

The Chemical Basis of Biology and Human Health

18

HUBS191

Human Body Systems 1

18

HUBS192

Human Body Systems 2

18

PHSI 191

Biological Physics

18

PUBH 192

Foundations of Epidemiology

18

Notes : Students enrolled in the Health Sciences First Year course will be required to achieve a satisfactory mark in a standard diagnostic English test or another approved measure of achievement.

Second Year (2018 onwards)

PHCY 210

Introduction to Pharmacy

12

PHCY 211

Foundation in Pharmaceutical Science

48

PHCY 220

Integrated Modules A

60

Notes: Candidates for the second and subsequent years of the BPharm degree will normally have passed all papers for the previous year of study.

Third Year (2019 onwards)

PHCY 310

Integrated Modules B

60

PHCY 320

Integrated Modules C

60

Fourth year (2020 onwards)

PHCY 410

Elective Studies A

15

PHCY 420

Pharmacy Management

15

PHCY 430

Elective Studies B

15

PHCY 431

Structured Practical Experiential Programme

30

PHCY 432

Applied Pharmacotherapy and Patient Care

45