University of Technology Sydney

96001 Introduction to Pharmacy

6cp; 1hpw (lecture), 3 x 2hpw (workshop)
Requisite(s): 96004c Professional Services 1 AND 96003c Pharmaceutics AND 96002c Concepts in Pharmaceutical Sciences AND 96015c Clinical Practice 1
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In this subject, students are introduced to the profession of pharmacy and to the role of the pharmacist in patient care. Students are required to map how the regulatory environment, professional standards and ethical responsibilities impact their future work as pharmacists. With reference at every stage to the patient experience, an overview of the Australian health care system is provided, including the laws and policies governing the supply and use of medicines, and the National Strategy for Quality Use of Medicines. The core themes introduced in this subject are reinforced and expanded in subsequent subjects: health and illness, health literacy and health promotion.

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Autumn session, City campus

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