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Module Title
Person Centred Care
Reference PHM037 Version 5
Created May 2022 SCQF Level SCQF 11
Approved October 2014 SCQF Points 30
Amended August 2022 ECTS Points 15

Aims of Module
To enable students to develop an understanding of person centred care with a focus on pharmaceutical care and service provision.

Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
1 Discuss the effectiveness of person centred care in meeting complex healthcare needs.
2 Critically explore influences on individuals' engagement with their own health.
3 Critically evaluate elements contributing to shared decision making and the establishment of effective therapeutic partnerships.
4 Analyse aspects of person centred pharmaceutical care planning which contribute to improving patient outcomes.

Indicative Module Content
This module will enable students to fully investigate and explore the structures, processes and outcomes associated with the provision of person centred care in the context of pharmaceutical care and service provision. Emphasis is placed on: Person centred care and values; engaging patients and carers; health beliefs, including consideration of culture and religion; shared decision making; establishing therapeutic partnerships and concordance; healthcare systems and complexity; effective team working; patient safety; human factors and their importance; understanding and learning from errors; managing risk, improving medication safety, polypharmacy; anticipatory care planning and hospital at home.

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: 2
Description: An essay.
Component 2
Type: Coursework Weighting: 0% Outcomes Assessed: 1, 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 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 profressional registration OR in consultation with the Course Leader.
Corequisites for module None.
Precluded Modules None.

1 WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION., 2011. Patient Safety Curriculum Guide. Multi-professional Edition. Available from: [Accessed 18th October 2014]
2 THE HEALTH FOUNDATION. Person Centred Care. Available from: [Accessed 18th October 2014]

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