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PHCY410 Elective Studies A

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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 a health- relevant activity to enhance lifelong learning.

Paper title Elective Studies A
Paper code PHCY410
Subject Pharmacy
EFTS 0.125
Points 15 points
Teaching period Full Year (25 February 2022 - 28 October 2022) (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,070.13
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Limited to

Teaching staff

Paper Co-ordinator: Arlene McDowell

Paper Structure
  • Lectures
  • Workshops
  • Placement

No textbooks required.

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

Students who successfully compete 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

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Full Year (25 February 2022 - 28 October 2022)

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system