University of Technology Sydney

96005 Professional Services 2

6cp; 6hpw, on campus; availability: Master of Pharmacy students only
Requisite(s): 96001 Introduction to Pharmacy AND 96002 Concepts in Pharmaceutical Sciences AND 96003 Pharmaceutics AND 96004 Professional Services 1 AND 96015 Clinical Practice 1
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses.
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.



This subject covers three types of pharmacy service that address the objective of improving quality use of medicines (QUM).

First, it is evident that patients need to be adherent with their medications to ensure optimal use and clinical outcomes. At the same time polypharmacy may result in drug-related problems which could lead to negative clinical outcomes. Students review the major causes of non-adherence and strategies to assist adherence. They follow the process of defining, planning, implementing and evaluating an adherence service. The communication and behavioural aspects of patient–pharmacist interactions are covered.

Second, the aims of a clinical intervention service are to identify, document and resolve drug-related problems. The various processes that lead to a drug-related problem are covered, including the communication and behavioural aspects of doctor–pharmacist interactions.

Finally, MedsCheck and Diabetes MedsCheck services are addressed.

The subject includes matters such as the technology used, legislation, compliance, ethics, pharmaceutical science, patient safety, clinical aspects and competency standards.

Typical availability

Spring session, City campus

Detailed subject description.

Access conditions

Note: The requisite information presented in this subject description covers only academic requisites. Full details of all enforced rules, covering both academic and admission requisites, are available at access conditions and My Student Admin.