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PHAR5725: Public Health and Pharmaceutical Policy

2024 unit information

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.

Unit details and rules

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Code PHAR5725
Academic unit Pharmacy
Credit points 6
PHAR5911 and PHAR5712 and PHAR5713 and PHAR5714 and PHAR5715 and PHAR5716 and PHAR5717
PHAR5927 and PHAR5928
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate an understanding of public health practice
  • LO2. demonstrate an understanding of pharmaceutical policies in Australia and internationally
  • LO3. demonstrate an understanding of the public health role of pharmacists
  • LO4. develop the skills to maximise patient safety through quality use of medicines
  • LO5. develop an understanding of basic principles in pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacoeconomics
  • LO6. demonstrate skills in the design of public health and health promotion projects
  • LO7. be able to apply ethical principles in planning pharmacy public health services

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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