PM1CM-Introduction to Professionalism and Practice (UoRM Campus)

Module Provider: Pharmacy
Number of credits: 20 [10 ECTS credits]
Level:4
Terms in which taught: Autumn / Spring / Summer module
Pre-requisites:
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Co-requisites: PM1AM Fundamentals of Physiology (UoRM Campus) and PM1BM Medicines Discovery, Design, Development and Delivery (UoRM Campus)
Modules excluded:
Current from: 2018/9

Module Convenor: Dr Amelia Hollywood

Email: a.hollywood@reading.ac.uk

Type of module:

Summary module description:
«p»This module acts as the introduction to the MPharm 2+2 programme, supporting students as they adapt to University study and introducing them to the role of pharmacists in healthcare and concepts of professional practice. The roles of other pharmacy staff and the wider team of healthcare professionals, and the importance of multidisciplinary working are highlighted. The pharmacy-related legal, regulatory and organisational frameworks and landscapes are introduced, as are the concepts of medicines optimisation and clinical governance. Patient-centred care is identified as a core aspect of pharmacy, and students will start to develop their communication and consultation skills, with an introduction to responding to minor ailments and a particular focus on advising patients on use of non-prescription and prescription-only medicines. Social and behavioural aspects of pharmacy are introduced, relating how these factors can impact on the health and wellbeing of a community. The concept of pharmacists as lifelong learners is considered with the use of reflective practice to inform future learning objectives and the continuation of professional development. This module is fully integrated with PM1BM (Medicines Discovery, Design, Development and Delivery) with key topics and themes overlapping in workshops and assessments.«/p»

Aims:

• To provide students with an introduction to the professional awareness, attributes and knowledge required of a practising pharmacist.



• For students to understand how different pharmacy related disciplines are linked and integrated and their relevance to professional practice.


Assessable learning outcomes:

During the course of this module, students will:




  • Develop professional behaviours and learn to demonstrate these in accordance with the GPhC Standards for Pharmacy Professionals.

  • Develop independent study and problem solving skills

  • Develop an ability to work effectively on their own and as part of a team

  • Develop appropriate communication and consultation skills including suitable questioning and explaining techniques.

  • Learn about the professional practices of RSoP and RSoP Malaysia staff 

  • Develop reflective practice and use this to identify further areas of development

  • Develop communication and time management skills

  • Develop their ability to critically appraise information

  • Develop a range of IT skills and expertise in information retrieval in relation to primary and secondary information sources, including information retrieval through on-line computer searches


Additional outcomes:

• Introduction to the role of the pharmacist & professionalism



• The roles of the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) and Lembaga Farmasi Malaysia in the regulation of pharmacy in the relevant country, ensuring fitness to practice and promoting patient safety (including the GPhC Standards for Pharmacy Professionals)



• Introduction to the Personal & Academic Development Portfolio, Continuing Professional Development and the portfolio research skills exercise



• Pharmacy and other healthcare staff, their training and regulation and role in patient care



• Introduction to the NHS and related legislation, and Malaysian healthcare systems



• Introduction to community and hospital pharmacy (including half day visits to a community pharmacy and hospital)



• Introduction to clinical governance



• Introduction to medicines safety



• Introduction to pharmacy law and ethics



• Information Governance, EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) & Freedom of Information Act



• Legal classification of medicines



• Introduction to prescriptions & medicines optimisation, including identifying adverse drug reactions (linked to PM1BM)



• Routes of drug administration



• Introduction to labelling requirements and supplying medicines on prescription, including use of the British National Formulary and The Drug Tariff (linked to PM1BM)



• Patient centred care: Communication/consultation skills & supporting adherence



• Clinical skills in community pharmacy – introduction to responding to minor ailments including skin conditions, pain & musculoskeletal conditions, respiratory conditions, diseases affecting the eye, ear and nose, gastrointestinal conditions, child health and women’s health.


Outline content:

• Introduction to the role of the pharmacist & professionalism



• The roles of the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) and Lembaga Farmasi Malaysia in the regulation of pharmacy in the relevant country, ensuring fitness to practice and promoting patient safety (including the GPhC Standards of Conduct, Ethics and Performance)



• Introduction to the Personal & Academic Development Portfolio, Continuing Professional Development and the portfolio research skills exercise



• Pharmacy and other healthcare staff, their training and regulation and role in patient care



• Introduction to the NHS and related legislation, and Malaysian healthcare systems



• Introduction to community and hospital pharmacy (including half day visits to a community pharmacy and hospital)



• Introduction to clinical governance



• Introduction to medicines safety



• Introduction to pharmacy law and ethics



• Information Governance, Data Protection Act & Freedom of Information Act



• Legal classification of medicines



• Introduction to prescriptions & medicines optimisation, including identifying adverse drug reactions (linked to PM1BM)



• Routes of drug administration



• Introduction to labelling requirements and supplying medicines on prescription, including use of the British National Formulary and The Drug Tariff (linked to PM1BM)



• Patient centred care: Communication/consultation skills & supporting adherence



• Clinical skills in community pharmacy – introduction to responding to minor ailments including skin conditions, pain & musculoskeletal conditions, respiratory conditions, diseases affecting the eye, ear and nose, gastrointestinal conditions, child health and women’s health.


Brief description of teaching and learning methods:

The course content will be delivered through a range of teaching methods including lectures, workshops and practicals. Students will be signposted to additional resources to supplement the lecture material.



Attendance to all teaching sessions is required and poor attendance will be recorded in the student’s personal file.


Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 21 21
Tutorials 2 2
Practicals classes and workshops 20 10
Guided independent study 55 61
Placement 4 4
       
Total hours by term 100.00 98.00 2.00
       
Total hours for module 200.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written exam 100

Summative assessment- Examinations:

3 hours (Written examination)


Summative assessment- Coursework and in-class tests:

Formative assessment methods:

Students will be encouraged to reflect on their own achievements throughout the MPharm course; the Personal & Academic Development Portfolio can be used to facilitate this. Communication skills and responding to symptoms will be assessed through formative assessment. Formative assessment and feedback will be provided through workshop classes and on-line assessments


Penalties for late submission:
The Module Convener will apply the following penalties for work submitted late:

  • where the piece of work is submitted after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): 10% of the total marks available for that piece of work will be deducted from the mark for each working day[1] (or part thereof) following the deadline up to a total of five working days;
  • where the piece of work is submitted more than five working days after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): a mark of zero will be recorded.

  • The University policy statement on penalties for late submission can be found at: http://www.reading.ac.uk/web/FILES/qualitysupport/penaltiesforlatesubmission.pdf
    You are strongly advised to ensure that coursework is submitted by the relevant deadline. You should note that it is advisable to submit work in an unfinished state rather than to fail to submit any work.

    Assessment requirements for a pass:

    In order to pass the module, students will be required to achieve at least 40% in the final examination.


    Reassessment arrangements:

    Reassessment of the written exam is by re-examination in August only, with a pass mark of 40%.


    Additional Costs (specified where applicable):

    Last updated: 20 April 2018

    THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS MODULE DESCRIPTION DOES NOT FORM ANY PART OF A STUDENT'S CONTRACT.

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