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ME5044: APPLIED PHARMACOLOGY AND CLINICAL SKILLS IN PRESCRIBING (2020-2021)

Last modified: 05 Aug 2021 13:04


Course Overview

This course focuses on the clinical pharmacology and therapeutics together with related science knowledge and clinical skills required for safe and effective advanced practice in medicines management and prescribing.

This course constitutes one part of the SCQF 11 Independent and Supplementary Prescribing Programme. Those students who wish to register with their governing body as Independent and/or Supplementary Prescribers will have to successfully complete this course together with the course Prescribing in Practice course.

A prerequisite for undertaking this course is the successful completion of both Fundamentals of clinical method and decision making (I) and Fundamentals of clinical method and decision making (II) courses, or equivalent.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 2
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Jonathan Whitfield
  • Mrs Helen Gray

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The aim of this course is to allow healthcare practitioners working in advanced and autonomous roles to expand their knowledge of pharmacology, therapeutics and related clinical sciences. They will apply this knowledge in the clinical domain enhancing their ability to assess and manage patients presenting with acute and/or complex long term health problems.

The outcomes of this course are mapped to the document “A Competency Framework for all Prescribers” produced by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and the current guidance from the NMC.


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 8 - 9, 13
  • 2 Tutorials during University week12

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In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 70
Assessment Weeks 45 Feedback Weeks 47

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Feedback

Will be provided within the standard period as set out by the University for the written exam

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Students will be assessed in the clinical area via a case based discussion

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 15
Assessment Weeks 49 Feedback Weeks 49

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Feedback

There will be immediate feedback on the summative work based assessments.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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This will comprise 2 x Clinical assessments in the clinical environment known as 'MinCex'

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 15
Assessment Weeks 48 Feedback Weeks 48

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Feedback

There will be immediate feedback on the summative work based assessments - this feedback will focus on consultation skills.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

Students will develop personal formulary and a prescribing Logbook during their work based learning

Assessment Type Formative Weighting 0
Assessment Weeks 42 Feedback Weeks 50

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Feedback

Students will receive regular and ongoing feedback on the development and progress of their personal formulary and prescribing logbook.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualEvaluateEvaluate critically the effectiveness of drug actions and demonstrate expertise in applying this knowledge to prescribing practice and/or medicines management
ConceptualApplyDemonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of pharmacology and related clinical sciences and apply this to your assessment and management of patients/clients
ConceptualAnalyseAppraise comprehensively sources of information, advice and decision support in medicines management and/or prescribing practice to enable synthesis of new frameworks for working.
ReflectionCreateConsider strategies that build, develop and maintain concordant partnerships that enhance adherence, medicines management and patient/client care, and show originality in identifying how these can be

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