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VCP5011 - Applied pharmacy practice I

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Victorian College of Pharmacy

Leader: Laura Dean


Parkville First semester 2007 (Off-campus)


Further development of the technical, clinical, personal and professional skills acquired as a pharmacy graduate that form the basis of future practice. The unit explores the day-to-day practice of pharmacy including systematic problem solving, therapeutics, evidence based practice, patient monitoring and outcomes, symptomology, improving adherence, multiple medication management, pharmaceutical care, standards and competencies for pharmacy practice, ethics, legal aspects, multidisciplinary approaches to health care, primary care, over the counter medicines, communication and counselling, public health, pharmaceutical calculations, risk management and dealing with difficult clients


Assessment is by seminar attendance, online discussion group participation, online quizzes, participation in National Prescribing Service activities and submission of a record of Continuing Professional Development.