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Dispensary and Logistics G (9404.1)

Level: Graduate Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2, 3
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Pharmacy


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  • Semester 1, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (189168) - View
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This unit examines the science and art involved in dispensary skills required as a pharmacist to efficiently supply medicines. Safety and quality issues that impact on the production of different extemporaneous dose forms will be introduced. Other aspects of dispensing procedures including dispensary operations, privacy and communication with prescribers will be practiced. Practical classes developing extemporaneous dispensing skills will facilitate the progression from theory to practice.

This unit is taught in combination with 8998 Dispensary and Logistics.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Dispense simple and complex extemporaneous and non-extemporaneous medicines;

2. Explain the principles of privacy applicable to pharmacy operations;

3. Compound a range of simple and complex dose forms;

4. Communicate professionally with prescribers to independently resolve issues with prescriptions; and

5. Integrate current published research with taught material.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

1.5 hour lecture, 1 hour tutorial and 3 hour practical classes




9405 Pharmacy Practice 1 G

Assumed Knowledge

Undergraduate chemistry; Undergraduate biology.

Incompatible Units

Restrictions: This unit is not open to students who have passed undergraduate unit 8998 Dispensary and Logistics.

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