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Module Title
Pharmaceutical Care Planning
Reference PHM031 Version 3
Created September 2017 SCQF Level SCQF 11
Approved May 2011 SCQF Points 30
Amended September 2017 ECTS Points 15

Aims of Module
To provide the student with the ability to systematically synthesise, implement, and evaluate care plans for individual patients.

Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
1 Collate and critically review medicines and patient information from a wide variety of sources.
2 Critically evaluate the findings of clinical history taking and patient assessment within the context of pharmaceutical care planning.
3 Synthesise and justify pharmaceutical care plans that arise from critical and balanced consideration of the evidence base, patients' need for medicines, taking account of their wishes and values.
4 Critically evaluate models of consultation in relation to prescribing and demonstrate competency in professional interpersonal communication skills.
5 Reflect on his/her own practice.

Indicative Module Content
Accurate and effective communication, building and maintaining effective relationships, consultation models. Medication review in patients with multiple pathology and multiple drugs, identification, categorisation and documentation of care issues and actions. Relevant sources, utilisation and limitations of medicines and patient information. Documentation of medical records. Clinical management plans, documentation, systematic implementation and evaluation, monitoring response including physical examination, modifying treatment. Use of common diagnostic aids. Legal, regulatory, ethical and professional frameworks. Record keeping, documentation, professional responsibility. Professional relationships and communication with healthcare professionals and patients, role and function of other team members. Reflective practice, continuing professional development.

Module Delivery
Online distance learning supported by problem bases study materials including directed reading and contact / structured discussion with peers and academic e-tutor staff.

Indicative Student Workload Full Time Part Time
Contact Hours N/A 40
Non-Contact Hours N/A 260
Placement/Work-Based Learning Experience [Notional] Hours N/A N/A
Actual Placement hours for professional, statutory or regulatory body    

If a major/minor model is used and box is ticked, % weightings below are indicative only [for the purposes of the Key Information Set (KIS)]
Component 1
Type: Coursework Weighting: 100% Outcomes Assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Description: Submission of a portfolio of case care plans, two ignificant event analysis and posting/ participation in the discussion forum and submission of a reflective learning account.

Explanatory Text
TWO case studies, TWO significant event analysis, posting and participation in the discussion forum and ONE reflective learning account contributing 100% towards the final module grade. To pass this module, the student must achieve a module Grade of Grade D or better.
Module Grade Minimum Requirements to achieve Module Grade:
A When the mark (expressed as a percentage) obtained for C1 is 70% or more.
B When the mark (expressed as a percentage) obtained for C1 is 60 - 69%.
C When the mark (expressed as a percentage) obtained for C1 is 50 - 59%.
D When the mark (expressed as a percentage) obtained for C1 is 40 - 49%.
E When the mark (expressed as a percentage) obtained for C1 is 35 - 39%. F
F When the marks (expressed as a percentage) obtained for C1 is less than 35% OR C1 is not passed.
NS Non-submission of work by published deadline or non-attendance for examination

Module Requirements
Prerequisites for Module An undergraduate degree in a pharmacy, from a UK university or overseas equivalent, at a minimum of honours level and one years post-registration experience OR an integrated masters degree in pharmacy (MPharm) and professional registration OR in consultation with the Course Leader.
Corequisites for module None.
Precluded Modules None.

1 BRITISH MEDICAL ASSOCIATION AND ROYAL PHARMACEUTICAL SOCIETY OF GREAT BRITAIN., current edition. British National Formulary. London: BMJ Publishing Group.
2 LONGMORE, J., current edition. Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
3 DOUGLAS, G., NICOL, F. and ROBERTSON, C., current edition. Macleod's Clinical Examination. Edinburgh: Elsevier Churchill Livingston.


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