The unit covers the issues and concepts associated with professional pharmacy activities and clinical pharmacy practice. The emphasis within this unit is predominantly, but not exclusively, oriented toward community pharmacy practice.
Students will become familiar with treating common conditions such as:
- pharmaceutical care
- consumer counselling and communication skills
- dispensing skills
- adverse drug reactions
- prescription and non-prescription drug use
- treatment of minor illness or injury
- conditions of the genitourinary system
- conditions of the gynaecological system
- conditions of the skin
- some mild infections
- conditions that affect balance and increase the risk of falls in the elderly
- and smoking cessation therapy.
The practical component covers prescription dispensing, drug interactions, and consumer counselling with appropriate professional attitude and behaviour.
Students will also undertake a three week practical placement as part of the assessment.
PRESCRIBED TEXT - SYMPTOMS IN THE PHARMACY: A GUIDE TO THE MANAGEMENT OF COMMON ILLNESSES, 8TH EDITION
PRESCRIBED TEXT - COMMUNITY PHARMACY SYMPTOMS, DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT 4E
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