This unit of study will focus on developing students' understanding of the Australian Health Care System, health policy and regulation affecting health in Australia and internationally and the role of pharmacy in public health/ health promotion. We will develop students' skills in identifying, accessing and interpreting relevant policy, regulation and literature. Topics which underpin understanding of public health including epidemiology/pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacoeconomics will also be addressed. Through workshops and assignments, students will be given the opportunity to integrate their learning and apply this knowledge to address population health care problems with a special emphasis on achieving the quality, safety and judicious use of medicines in health care.
2x2hr lectures/wk for 9 wks, 1x3hr/wk for 9 wks
1.5hr exam (50%), group assignment/presentations (40%), workshop participation (10%)
Population Health: concepts and method
PHAR3100 and PHAR3815 and PHAR3825 and PHAR3816 and PHAR3817 and PHAR3818 and PHAR3819 and PHAR3826 and PHAR3827 and [PHAR3820 or (PHAR3828 and PHAR3829)]Co-requisites
(PHAR4814 or PHAR4815 or WORK3202) and PHAR4100