Courses Catalogue

Pharmacy Practice I

COURSE CODE: BPH 2103
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 2
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Pharmacy, B.Sc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Pharmacy
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

This course is intended to acquaint students with the different areas of the practice of pharmacy, which the student may encounter. The students will also have field visits to these practice areas, the basis starts in health centers, hospitals and stems out to communities, industries, and natural ethno botany gardens.

COURSE JUSTIFICATION/RATIONALE

This course is important because it introduces students to the different areas of professional practice in the field of pharmacy and roles played by pharmacists/pharmacy technicians in each practice setting. It equips students with the skills to read prescriptions, identify any prescription errors and ensure good dispensing practice. It also introduces students to relevant and appropriate use of literature in pharmacy.

COURSE AIM

This course highlights the different areas of the practice of pharmacy, which the student may encounter. It introduces the student to relevant and appropriate use of literature in pharmacy.

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of this course, the student is expected to be able to:

  1. Define pharmacy, pharmacist and describe the evolution and scope of pharmacy.
  2. Outline the various opportunities in pharmacy practice and roles played by the pharmacist. 
  3. Describe the available sources and proper use of information sources in pharmacy practice.
  4. Describe the local (Ugandan) healthcare system
  5. Describe the components of a prescription and interpret abbreviations used in prescription writing.
  6. Discuss good dispensing practice
  7. Carry out field work in the various designated pharmacy practice areas and compile a comprehensive report on the various activities performed in the various pharmacy practice areas.