Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE Pharmacy Practice 3

LEVEL 03 - Years 2, 3, 4 in Modular Undergraduate Course



DESCRIPTION - Designing and Recommending a Pharmacist’s Care Plan

- Pharmacist Prescribing

- Quality Standards in pharmacy practice

- Cardiovascular Disorders:
o Testing for Cardiovascular Disorders, Hypertension, Hyperlipidemia, Congestive Heart Failure, Ischaemic Heart Disease, Thrombosis

- Skin Disorders:
o Allergy and drug-induced skin disease
o Acne and Psoriasis

- Histamine and Antihistamine drugs

- Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease

- Psychiatric Disorders:
o Schizophrenia, Mood disorders, Anxiety disorders, Sleep disorders, Obesity and Eating disorders

- Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Genito-urinary Disorders:
o Hormone Replacement Therapy, Menstrual disorders, Contraception and infertility problems, Drugs for genito-urinary disorders

- Infectious diseases:
o HIV, Hepatitis

- Pharmacy Practice Research: Observational Methods, Surveys, Questionnaire construction

- Qualitative research, Secondary data analysis, Data preparation, Statistical methods, Participation at the yearly symposium.

- Practical experience in a community pharmacy and in other areas of practice (industrial, clinical)

Study unit aims:

o to provide students with examples of knowledge required to practice disease management. To reinforce amongst students an awareness that they are to become members of a healthcare profession and to develop further within them a professional attitude, a sense of responsibility and a comprehensive knowledge of the requirements for an efficient and accurate pharmaceutical service. Opportunities are given for the students to interact with patients, to assess and identify a problem and to give advice to patients.

o practical experience in community pharmacy and in practical settings of pharmacy.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Knowledge & Understanding
By the end of this study unit, the student will be able to:

o define components of pharmaceutical care
o propose therapeutic management of chronic disease
o describe principles of pharmacy practice in various practice sites
o describe elements of quality improvement processes
o manage facilities and equipment

2. Skills
By the end of this study unit, the student will be able to:

o integrate knowledge into practical scenarios
o identify appropriate drug therapy for specific disease states
o participate in documentation of pharmacy activities and in quality assurance processes
o apply pharmacy processes into practice


o Azzopardi LM. Lecture notes in pharmacy practice. 2009. London: Pharmaceutical Press
o British National Formulary. Joint Formulary Committee 60 September 2010 Pharmaceutical Press: London
o Sweetman, S.. Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference. London: Pharmaceutical Press. (Thirty-sixth edition) ASHP.
o Medication Teaching Manual: The Guide to Patient Information. Bethesda: ASHP. latest edn
o Monthly Index of Medical Specialties (MIMS) Haymarket Medical Ltd: London (latest edn)
o Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain. Medicines, ethics and practice - a guide for pharmacists. RPSGB: London. latest ed.
o ABPI: Data Sheet Compendium, Walker G. Datapharm Publication: UK (latest ed.)

Main texts:

o Randall MD, Neil KE. Disease management: A Guide to Clinical Pharmacology. 2009. London: Pharmaceutical Press.
o Walker, R, Whittlesea C. Clinical pharmacy and therapeutics. 2007. Edinburgh: ChurchillLivingstone.
o Greene, RJ, Harris, N. Pathology and therapeutics for pharmacists. A Basis for Clinical Pharmacy Practice. 2008. London: Pharmaceutical Press
o Wright J, Gray A. Clinical Pharmacy Pocket companion. 2006. London: Pharmaceutical Press
o Shankie S. Hypertension in focus. 2001.London: Pharmaceutical Press.
o Cipolle, RJ, Strand, LM, Morley PC. Pharmaceutical care practice. 1998. USA: McGraw-Hill.
o Azzopardi, L. Validation instruments for community pharmacy: Pharmaceutical care for the third millennium. 2000. Birminghamton, USA: Pharmaceutical Products Press.
o McKay, AB, Hepler, CD, Knapp, DA. How to evaluate progressive pharmaceutical services. Bethesda: ASHP.
o Brown, TR. ed. Handbook of institutional pharmacy practice. 1992. Bethesda: ASHP.


STUDY-UNIT TYPE Lectures, Placement, Practical and Tutorials

Assessment Component/s Assessment Due Resit Availability Weighting
Logbook SEM2 Yes 5%
Online Examination (2 Hours) SEM2 Yes 95%

LECTURER/S Lilian M. Azzopardi
Anthony Serracino Inglott

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