This unit introduces the learner to the role of the pharmacist in drug distribution in the Australian models of health care and includes Latin terminology and pharmaceutical calculations, dispensing, and communication skills. This unit also includes introduction to drug dosage forms, concentration and response, pharmaceutical preparations and routes of administration, drug manufacture and quality control, basic metrology, filtration and centrifugation, water quality, colours, flavours, and other excipients, communition.
Students will experience up to a week practical placement in a pharmacy setting and will apply the basic skills and legal knowledge learnt in this unit to pharmacy practice.
Prescribed Text - AUSTRALIAN PHARMACY LAW & PRACTICE
Prescribed Text - SKILLS FOR PHARMACISTS A PATIENT-FOCUSED