Foundation Seminar in Clinical Medication Management

8:30am Friday, 22 March 2019
4:15pm Sunday, 24 March 2019
Novotel Brisbane
200 Creek Street
Brisbane, Queensland 4000

This foundation level seminar is designed for pharmacists looking to transition to clinical hospital pharmacy, pharmacy interns, final year students with an interest in hospital pharmacy, pharmacy technicians interested in a clinical role, and nursing and allied health professionals with the extended scope of practice involving prescribing.

Case based discussions and small group activities will be used to introduce participants to essential processes for clinical medicines management

Topics or Learning Objectives: 

  • Develop a patient centred approach to individualised medication management.
  • Describe essential processes in clinical medication management including:
    • Medication history taking and patient interview
    • Clinical medication review
    • Understanding Medication and medical charts 
    • IV lines and compatibilities
    • Basic bedside and laboratory test data
    • Basic therapeutic drug monitoring
    • Communicating with multidisciplinary teams
    • Developing Medication action plans
    • Clinical Pharmacy terminology
    • Essentials of fluids and electrolytes
    • Foundation principles of medication safety 
  • Develop and consolidate core clinical skills around the management of key therapeutic areas: Diabetes Mellitus (Management of Type 2 diabetes), Cardiology (Atrial Fibrillation), Respiratory (COPD) and smoking cessation



Registration ratesMember Non-Member
Early bird (Until COB 1 March)$816$1020
Standard rate$1064$1330
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Contact Information

Additional Information


  • Dr Michael Barras BPharm GradDipClinPharm PhD (Princess Alexandra Hospital, Qld)
  • Jonathon Beck, BPharm. GradCertAppPharmPrac, Pharmacist, Logan Hospital, Qld
  • Jess Lloyd, Senior Renal & Transplant Pharmacist, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Qld
  • Sally Marotti BPharm MClinPharm, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, SA
  • Matthew Percival, MPharm, Chronic Disease Wellness Program Pharmacist, Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service, Queensland Health, Qld
  • Lesley Smith, Team Leader - Mental Health, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Qld
  • Mr Karl Winckel, BPharm, CertClinPharm, DipClinPharm, CertPsychTherap, Education and Training Pharmacist, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Qld

Competency Standards:

  • Standard 2.3.1 Use appropriate communication skills
  • Standard 2.4.1 Analyse the problem or issue to be addressed and the possible solutions
  • Standard 3.1.1 Obtain relevant health and medicines information
  • Standard 3.1.2 Assess medication management practices and needs
  • Standard 3.1.3 Collaborate to develop a medication management strategy or plan
  • Standard 3.2.1 Administer medicines
  • Standard 3.2.3 Dispense medicines (including compounded medicines) in consultation with the patient and/or prescriber
  • Standard 3.2.5 Provide counselling and information for safe and effective medication management
  • Standard 3.2.6 Facilitate continuity of care including during transitions of care
  • Standard 3.3.1 Undertake a clinical review
  • Standard 3.3.2 Apply clinical review findings to improve health outcomes
  • Standard 3.3.3 Document clinical review findings and changes in medication management
  • Standard 3.6.2 Support health promotion activities and health services intended to maintain and improve health
  • Standard 4.2.2 Plan and prioritise work
  • Standard 4.2.3 Maintain productivity
  • Standard 5.3.1 Identify information needs and resource requirements
  • Standard 5.3.2 Retrieve relevant information/evidence in a timely manner

National Competency Standards Framework for Pharmacists in Australia, 2016


This activity has been accredited for 1.5 hours of Group-1 CPD (or 1.5 CPD credits) & 16.5 hours of Group-2 CPD (or 33 CPD credits) for a total of 34.5 CPD credits, suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan. The accreditation number is S2019/16