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Public Health and Pharmaceutical Policy - PHAR5725

Year - 2020

This unit of study will focus on developing students' understanding of public health and the health care system, including the role of pharmacy, health policy and regulation affecting health in Australia and internationally. Students will develop 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/week, 1x3hr workshop/week

Final exam (50%), group assignment/presentations (40%), workshop participation (10%)

Kue Young, T. (2004). Population Health: Concepts and Methods (2nd ed). Oxford University Press


(PHAR5711 or PHAR5911) and PHAR5712 and PHAR5713 and PHAR5714 and PHAR5715 and PHAR5716 and PHAR5717


(PHAR5727 or PHAR5927) and (PHAR5728 or PHAR5928)


Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 2

24 Aug 2020

Department/School: Pharmacy
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 28 Sep 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
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Unit of Study coordinator: Prof Lisa Bero
HECS Band: 2
Courses that offer this unit

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