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General Practice Pharmacist Fundamentals

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Online course

The General Practice Pharmacist Fundamentals online course is a four module program exploring the role of the pharmacist in the general practice setting. Developed by PSA in collaboration with pharmacists experienced in working in general practice, this content will provide pharmacists with knowledge of:

  • the role and responsibilities of the General Practice Pharmacist
  • the various roles of the general practice interprofessional team
  • the Medicare Benefits Schedule, Practice Incentive Programs and how general practice is funded
  • the important role of general practice in the Australian healthcare system.

Course content will also provide access to a variety of resources to support pharmacists who may be considering this area of practice.

A certificate will be awarded on successful completion of the four modules of this online course as acknowledgement of completing this program.

Cost

Member cost: $275; Non-member cost: $385

This cost will provide access to all four modules.

Learning objectives

There are four modules with separate learning objectives and competency standards addressed. The four modules should take approximately 3 hours to complete in total.

Module one: Preparing to get started

On completion of this education module, pharmacists should be able to:

  • Describe the role and responsibilities of a pharmacist in a general practice setting
  • Describe how a pharmacist’s knowledge, skills, and attributes may facilitate quality or practice improvement in general practice
  • Identify practice support tools available to pharmacists in general practice.

Competency Standards (2010) addressed: 1.1.3, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.4.1, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.3.3, 3.1.2, 3.1.3, 3.4.1, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.3.1, 7.3.2, 7.3.3.

Module two: The general practice interprofessional team

On completion of this education module, pharmacists should be able to:

  • Describe the general practice environment
  • Describe the roles and responsibilities of the various members of the general practice interprofessional team
  • Identify the roles and responsibilities of other support staff in general practice.

Competency Standards (2010) addressed: 1.1.2, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.5.2.

Module three: Funding general practice

On completion of this education module, pharmacists should be able to:

  • Describe the function of Medicare and the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS)
  • Explain the different incentives of the Practice Incentives Program (PIP)
  • Describe the importance and basic functions of health records.

Competency Standards (2010) addressed: 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.4.1, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.3.3, 3.1.3, 3.4.1, 3.4.2, 6.2.5, 6.3.1, 6.3.2, 6.3.3, 7.2.4.

Module four: General practice and the Australian health system

On completion of this education module, pharmacists should be able to:

  • Recognise the place of general practice in the Australian health care system, including the Health Care Homes initiative
  • Describe the patients and conditions that typically present to general practices in Australia.

Competency Standards (2010) addressed: 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.4.1, 1.5.1, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.3.3, 2.5.2, 3.1.3, 3.4.1, 3.4.2, 3.4.3, 6.3.1, 6.3.2, 6.3.3.

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CPD credits

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Accreditation number CONL1626A, CONL1626B, CONL1626C, CONL1626D

This activity has been accredited for 3 hours of Group 1 CPD (or 3 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan which can be converted to 3 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 6 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.

Author

Kylie Woolcock

Reviewers

Dr Chris Freeman
Judith Burrows
Sue Edwards
Joy Gailer

This item is listed in the following categories: • Public CPD


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