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PHCY472 Professional Pharmacy Practice C

Application to pharmacy practice of the key provisions of laws specifically pertaining to pharmacy; bioethical principles relevant to the healthcare environment of the profession; business and personnel management in pharmacy practice; application of these principles to community and hospital pharmacy practice.

Paper title Professional Pharmacy Practice C
Paper code PHCY472
Subject Pharmacy
EFTS 0.1340
Points 16 points
Teaching period Full Year
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,093.84
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $5,340.97

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PHCY 482
Limited to
Successful completion of the third-year BPharm programme
Teaching staff

Dr Susan Heydon, Kate Farquharson, Aynsley Peterson and James Windle

Paper Structure


  • Professionalism
  • Hospital placement
  • Community placement
  • Ethics
  • Law
  • Hauora Māori


  • Internal 60%
  • Final 40%
Teaching Arrangements
Lectures, workshops, external placements.
Required text:

  • Consumer Guarantees Act 1993
  • Dietary Supplements Regulations 1985
  • Health (Needles & Syringes) Regulations 1998
  • Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003
  • Health and Disability Commissioner (Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers' Rights) Regulations 1996
  • Health Information Privacy Code 1994
  • Medicines Act 1981
  • Medicines Regulations 1984
  • Medicines (Designated Prescriber: Nurse Practioners) Regulations 2005
  • Medicines (Designated Prescriber: Optometrists) Regulations 2005
  • Medicines (Designated Pharmacist Prescribers) Regulations 2013
  • Medicines (Standing Order) Regulations 2002
  • Misuse of Drugs Act 1975
  • Misuse of Drugs Regulations 1977
  • Pharmacy Council Code of Ethics 2011
  • Ram, S. & Chesney, K. (2014), 3rd Edition, Pharmacy Law Guidebook, Thomson Reuters
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Research.
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Learning Outcomes
  • Recognise the various elements that comprise professional behaviour, including self-presentation and interactions with others, both lay and professional
  • Liaise effectively with others, patients and peers, in the healthcare environment
  • Evaluate the current place of the pharmacy profession in the healthcare system and its possible future, including levels of competence and specialisation
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Hauora Māori/Māori health and Te Ao Māori/the Māori world - what, when, why and how these are important in our roles as pharmacists and for improved health outcomes for our patients

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Full Year

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Monday 11:00-11:50 21, 30
Monday 12:00-12:50 19
Monday 14:00-14:50 18, 21, 40
Monday 15:00-15:50 15, 21
B1 Tuesday 10:00-10:50 9
Tuesday 12:00-12:50 38
Tuesday 13:00-13:50 21
Tuesday 14:00-15:50 9
Tuesday 16:00-16:50 18
D1 Thursday 10:00-11:50 39
Thursday 15:00-15:50 32
E1 Friday 09:00-09:50 14, 19
Friday 12:00-12:50 36