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VCP2012 - Pharmacy practice II B

3 points, SCA Band 2, 0.063 EFTSL

Undergraduate Victorian College of Pharmacy

Leader: Mr. Greg Duncan


Parkville Second semester 2007 (Day)


Patient compliance. Patient education. Social pharmacy. Illness behaviour. The placebo.


Students will develop an understanding of :
Illness behaviour, normal and abnormal; the placebo effect and how it relates to pharmacy practice; the concepts of self role and sick role; the problems of medication non-compliance and means of overcoming them


Written examination:75% (3 hours) to assess lecture content, practical examination: 25% to assess practical experience.

Contact hours

18 lectures over 12 weeks; 3 x 1hr whole group tutorials; 8 x 3hr practical sessions (including 1x 3hr assessment)