PRTC H2102 - Pharmacy Practice

Module Title:Pharmacy Practice
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In No Programmes
Teaching & Learning Strategies: The subject will be taught in 45 x 1hr theory classes and 15 x 1 hour practical classes. Theory classes will be used to outline factual information to students. This will be developed, discussed and applied to practice both within the theory class and practical sessions. Assignments and continuous assessment will allow students to develop their knowledge and expertise in all areas. Lecturer-led interactions and discussion of assignments will show the students the application of material. Students will also be provided with strucutred opportunities to learn from each others' experience of pharmacy practice.
Module Aim: Pharmacy practice provides a link between science based subjects and the workplace. Students will develop their knowledge and experience of pharmacy practice, gained through work placement and gain further knowledge, skills and competencies required to function effectively in both hospital and community pharmacy.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Function competently in both hospital and community pharmacy.
LO2 Explain the rationale behind and apply the requirements of the Pharmacy Act 2007 to pharmacy environment.
LO3 Be able to provide effective health education and health promotion services in a pharmacy environment
LO4 Evaluate and meet the specialised needs of specific patient groups.
LO5 Be familiar with veterinary medicines and deal with basic animal health queries
LO6 Contribute to the financial management of a pharmacy practice.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

No recommendations listed
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module.
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Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
Successful completion of year 1 or equivalent

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Overview of Pharmacy legislation and regulations, overview of hospital pharmacy, communication and health promotion, specialised pharmacy care, veterinary medicine, pharmacy finance.
Case studies will be used in practical workshops to develop and embed the skills being taught in theory classes and this will be further developed through a large amount of independent practices of skills.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment30.00%
End of Module Formal Examination40.00%
Special Regulation
Students must achieve a minimum grade (35%) in both the practical/CA and final examination.
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Analysis of case studies relating to a variety of aspects of pharmacy practice, which encourage the student to link module content to their existing exisitng knowledge and understanding. 1,2,3,4,5,6 30.00 n/a
No Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Project work will assess competency and ability to apply material covered in lectures to practice. 1,2,3,4,6 30.00 Sem 1 End
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam 3 hour exam 1,2,3,4,5,6 40.00 End-of-Semester

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 30 Weeks per Stage 1.50
Laboratory 30 Weeks per Stage 0.50
Estimated Learner Hours 30 Weeks per Stage 2.67
Total Hours 140.00