Pharmacy 403W (Structured Practice Experience III) is an intermediate practice experience in a community pharmacy after the third year of the pharmacy program. During this time the student is expected to develop further and expand his/her pharmacy knowledge and practice-related skills.
Students will engage in activities in the areas of patient consultation and assessment, self-medication, patient education, drug information, drug distribution and others which will enable them to meet the learning objectives of the program.
At the end of SPE III, the student will:
have used their knowledge and skills to meet patients’ drug-related needs by: developing a professional relationship with the patient and/or the patient's care provider; determining the desired outcomes of drug therapy; identifying and prioritizing the patient's drug-related problems; developing and implementing therapeutic and monitoring plans; documenting information in an accurate and timely manner.
have practiced in accordance with federal and provincial legislation, regulations, and standards; have upheld ethical standards of practice and fulfilled professional responsibilities.
- have demonstrated the ability to provide drug information, including the ability to recognize and describe common drug information resources in a community pharmacy; and the ability to respond to a drug information request by: formulating an appropriate search strategy, retrieving appropriate information, synthesizing the information, communicating a response verbally and/or in writing, documenting the process.
- have met the patient’s requirements for the accurate supply of quality pharmaceuticals by: maintaining safe and effective systems of drug distribution; adhering to distribution policies and procedures; detecting, documenting, reporting, and responding appropriately to situations of drug abuse, misuse or diversion and other drug distribution problems.
- have demonstrated an understanding of practice management principles including: display of basic interpersonal skills required to maintain good working relationships with personnel; a knowledge of, and adherence to, policies and standards related to delegation of technical and non-professional tasks in pharmacy practice; effective workload management; an understanding of important components of management (e.g., resource management, inventory management, planning and policy development).