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Module Title
Managing Medicines: Collaborative Working
Reference PHM026 Version 6
Created August 2021 SCQF Level SCQF 11
Approved May 2011 SCQF Points 30
Amended August 2021 ECTS Points 15

Aims of Module
To critically explore successful approaches to practice that ensure the safe, effective and efficient use of medicines through collaborative working.

Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
1 Critically evaluate the structures, processes and outcomes required within organisations to ensure the safe, effective and efficient management of medicines in the provision of effective healthcare.
2 Critically explore the evidence base for managing and mitigating key factors (clinical and non−clinical) that may impact prescribing choices and decisions.
3 Systematically explore and evaluate the critical aspects that support seamless care at the interface between different healthcare settings
4 Critically reflect on communication and team working skills for collaborative working in the context of medicines management.

Indicative Module Content
This module will include an exploration of: - The role of the medicines management in provision of effective healthcare. - The structures and processes and outcomes that ensure effective working of an organisation and application of clinical governance to achieve the safe, effective and efficient use of medicines. - The key factors (clinical and non-clinical) that may impact prescribing choices / decisions. - The critical aspects that support seamless care at the interface between healthcare setiings. - Communication and teamworking skills necessary for collaborative working.

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

Indicative Student Workload Full Time Part Time
Contact Hours N/A N/A
Non-Contact Hours N/A 300
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.
Component 1
Type: Coursework Weighting: 100% Outcomes Assessed: 1, 2
Description: An analytical exercise.
Component 2
Type: Coursework Weighting: 0% Outcomes Assessed: 3, 4
Description: A portfolio of evidence. Assessed on a PASS/FAIL basis.

Explanatory Text
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 C1 = A and C2 is passed.
B When C1 = B and C2 is passed.
C When C1 = C and C2 is passed.
D When C1 = D and C2 is passed.
E When C1 = E and C2 is passed.
F When C1 = F AND/OR C2 is failed.
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 year's 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.


Robert Gordon University, Garthdee House, Aberdeen, AB10 7QB, Scotland, UK: a Scottish charity, registration No. SC013781