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VCP3051 - Clinical pharmacy I A

3 points, SCA Band 2, 0.063 EFTSL

Undergraduate Victorian College of Pharmacy

Leader: Dr Jennifer Marriott & Mr. Phillip Bergen


Parkville First semester 2007 (Day)


The aim of this subject is for students to develop an understanding of how to provide a comprehensive clinical pharmacy service. Clinical pharmacy practice is underpinned by ability in the clinical application of knowledge of pharmacology and therapeutics in selected patient groups. Students should appreciate a patient-centred view of health care delivery and the role of the pharmacist in patient management.


In this teaching program students are expected to develop:
An appreciation of the role of the pharmacist in primary health care;
Abilities in consideration of patient care issues;
Understanding of the principles of drug therapy in particular patient groups,
Understanding of provision of clinical pharmacy services.
An ability to use a patient centred approach to the application of clinical knowledge and skills
Understanding of management of some common disease states


2 hour written examination (80%)
Case-study assignment (20%)


All second year Bachelor of Pharmacy units