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Area/Catalogue
PHAR 3021

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
101818

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)

Course aim

To develop knowledge and understanding of the global to local provision of medicines within a public health framework, provide students with an understanding of Australia’s National Strategy for the Quality Use of Medicines and to develop knowledge and skills relevant to the quality use of medicines as related to pharmacy practice.

Course content

Medical epidemiology; National Medicines Policy; industry marketing and life cycle management; regulation of pharmaceuticals including scheduling; Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme and Advisory Committee; pharmacovigilence; decision analysis; pharmacoeconomics; quantitative and qualitative research; ethical dimensions of research; translational research and using evidence to influence practice.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
PHAR 2017 Pharmacy Practice 2
PHAR 2022 Pharmacology 4
PHAR 2021 Pharmacology 3

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Lecture 3 hours x 13 weeks
Tutorial 1 hour x 13 weeks
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Lecture 3 hours x 13 weeks
Tutorial 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.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Test - 15% 45 minutes
Test - 25% 1 hour
Examination - 60% 3 hours
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Test - 15% 45 minutes
Test - 25% 1 hour
Examination - 60% 3 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.1250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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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

School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences

Degrees this course is offered in

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