PHAR 2017


Course Level


Offered Externally


Course ID


Unit Value


University-wide elective course

Course owner

Course owner
UniSA Clinical & Health Sciences

Course aim

To apply the specialised knowledge of a pharmacist in dosage form design, pharmacokinetics and pharmacology in the provision of pharmacy services.

Course content

Development of knowledge and skills that relate to the Pharmacy practice context: development of cultural, social, behavioural and communication issues in pharmacy practice; development of clinical reasoning skills; Pharmacist only medicines; introduction to and development of medication history taking skills; dosage forms and administration, including administration devices; introduction to pathology testing including hand held devices.


-, Australian Medicines Handbook, Current, AMH Pty Ltd

Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, Australian Pharmaceutical Formulary and Handbook, Current edition

Rutter, P. & Newby, D., Community Pharmacy, Current edition, Churchill Livingstone


Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
PHAR 2006 Pharmacokinetics and Biopharmaceutics
PHAR 2023 Pharmacology A
PHAR 2014 Dosage Form Design 1



Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
PHAR 2022 Pharmacology C
PHAR 2021 Pharmacology B
PHAR 2016 Dosage Form Design 2

Teaching method

Component Duration
Online 1 x 2 hours x 13 weeks
Practical 2 hours x 13 weeks
Workshop 1 x 2 hours x 13 weeks
Online 1 hour x 13 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Clinical assessment/OSCE/OSCA, Examination, Skills demonstration


EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note: all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation.

Course Coordinators

UniSA Clinical & Health Sciences

Degrees this course is offered in

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