PMMCT1-Clinical therapeutics 1

Module Provider: Pharmacy
Number of credits: 60 [30 ECTS credits]
Level:7
Terms in which taught: Spring / Summer term module
Pre-requisites:
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Co-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Current from: 2019/0

Module Convenor: Miss Kate Fletcher

Email: k.e.fletcher@reading.edu.my

Type of module:

Summary module description:

This module aims to provide a systems-based approach to clinical therapeutics, including pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, treatment, monitoring and person-centred care considerations to deliver effective clinical pharmacy practice.  Students will undertake 50% of the module as experiential learning to embed communication, consultation and medicines optimisation knowledge, skills and behaviours.  Students will be supported to reflect on their experiences by developing a professional portfolio of experiential learning which will be used throughout the MSc programme.  This module will be studied at the University of Reading and within local clinical pharmacy healthcare providers.


Aims:

This module aims to provide a systems-based approach to clinical therapeutics, including pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, treatment, monitoring and person-centred care considerations to deliver effective clinical pharmacy practice.  Students will undertake 50% of the module as experiential learning to embed communication, consultation and medicines optimisation knowledge, skills and behaviours.



 


Assessable learning outcomes:

Knowledge:




  1. Discuss the aetiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment and monitoring for the stated disease states

  2. Describe the role healthcare practitioners can take in providing pharmaceutical care for patients with the stated disease states

  3. Understand the non-medicine treatment and advice that can be used to improve patients’ quality of life with the stated disease states

  4. Describe how evidence-based medicine supports decision making for the stated disease states



 



Skills




  1. Critically appraise literature to formulate treatment recommendations for individual patient cases

  2. Demonstrate safe and effective communication skills with patients and other healthcare professionals

  3. Demonstrate ability to prioritise and justify treatment recommendations

  4. Demonstrate ability to suggest counselling and medicine information recommendations to improve medicines optimisation

  5. Demonstrate oral presentation skills to peers



 



Behaviours




  1. Demonstrate a willingness to communicate effectively with patients and other healthcare professionals in a non-discriminatory manner

  2. Demonstrate a proactive attitude to learning opportunities and working as part of a team

  3. Demonstrate a reflective approach to case presentations, collaboratively supporting peers and receiving constructive criticism openly

  4. Recognise own limitations and escalate concerns regarding a patient’s care to the appropriate named individual in a timely manner


Additional outcomes:

Outline content:

This module will focus on embedding clinical therapeutics knowledge within experiential learning.  A systems-based approach will be utilised to cover core topics such as cardiology, respiratory, endocrinology, surgery, infections, laboratory tests, neurology and gastroenterology.


Global context:

This module will highlight the differences in international healthcare practice, supporting students to consider the International Pharmaceutical Federation’s Global Competency Framework in their local context.



 


Brief description of teaching and learning methods:

This module will use a range of teaching and learning methods including face to face lectures, workshops and tutorials.  In addition, there will be simulated learning to support communication skills development.  The remaining 50% of the time will be experiential learning, embedded in local healthcare providers, observing healthcare practice, researching pharmaceutical care plans and then reflecting on these patient cases with tutors, peers and/or other clinicians.


Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 30 30
Seminars 60 60
Work-based learning 100 75
Guided independent study:      
    Wider reading (independent) 20 25
    Completion of formative assessment tasks 40 40
    Group study tasks 20 20
    Reflection 40 40
       
Total hours by term 0 310 290
       
Total hours for module 600

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written assignment including essay 30
Portfolio 50
Oral assessment and presentation 20

Summative assessment- Examinations:


  1. Oral presentation of one pharmaceutical care plan


Summative assessment- Coursework and in-class tests:


  1. One written pharmaceutical care plan

  2. Experiential learning portfolio


Formative assessment methods:


  1. Presentation of pharmaceutical care plans prior to inclusion in experiential learning portfolio

  2. Workplace-based assessments during experiential learning


Penalties for late submission:
Penalties for late submission on this module are in accordance with the University policy. Please refer to page 5 of the Postgraduate Guide to Assessment for further information: http://www.reading.ac.uk/internal/exams/student/exa-guidePG.aspx

Assessment requirements for a pass:


  1. The oral presentation and written pharmaceutical care plan must be passed at 50% with all essential criteria met

  2. The experiential learning portfolio must be passed at 50% and contain all mandatory content


Reassessment arrangements:

Reassessment will be arranged promptly to not delay the next module’s experiential learning component.  Individualised timings may be required depending on the specific requirements for reassessment.


Additional Costs (specified where applicable):

Last updated: 23 September 2019

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

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