The unit covers the issues and concepts associated with professional pharmacy activities and clinical pharmacy practice. The emphasis is predominantly, but not exclusively, oriented toward community pharmacy practice.
- pharmaceutical care,
- consumer counselling and communication skills,
- dispensing skills,
- consumer compliance/adherence,
- prescription and non-prescription drug use,
- treatments for minor illness or injury,
- legal aspects of pharmacy practice,
- medicines information, and
- professional issues.
Students will become familiar with treating common conditions such as:
- conditions of the respiratory system,
- conditions of the gastrointestinal tract,
- conditions of the gynaecological system, and
- conditions affecting the ears and eyes.
The practical component covers prescription dispensing, drug interactions, and consumer counselling. Students will complete 35 hours Pharmacy In Challenging Environments placement activity during the semester.
Prescribed Text - COMMUNITY PHARMACY: SYMPTOMS, DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT
Prescribed Text - Symptoms in the pharmacy guide to management of common illness