PHAR 4023


Course Level


Offered Externally


Course ID


Unit Value


University-wide elective course

First Semester
(Study Period 1)
Course owner

Course owner
UniSA Clinical & Health Sciences

Course aim

To integrate at an advanced level, knowledge and skills gained across the first three years of the program and to prepare students for their Professional Placement experience by further development of the communication, technical and cognitive skills necessary for competent, safe and effective pharmacy practice at a level expected of an entry level pharmacy practitioner.

Course content

Further development of the legal and ethical dimensions of pharmacy practice; Simulated clinical scenarios for situations encountered in day-to-day practice (with consumers/clients, health professionals, and others ); problem-solving strategies to address the needs of complex clients/consumers; adapting communication to address challenging situations. Medication review and management; drug optimisation, therapeutic drug monitoring and chronic disease management. Delivery of core pharmacy services such as the controlled supply of prescription and non-prescription medicines including the manufacture of standard formulary and personalised extemporaneous formulations. Concise written communication to other health professionals.


-, Australian Medicine Handbook, Current, AMH Pty Ltd

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

-, Therapeutics Guidelines (Full set), Current, Therapeutic Guidelines Ltd


Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
PHAR 3024 Dosage Form Design 3
PHAR 3019 Pharmacotherapeutics Practice 1B
PHAR 3025 Dosage Form Design 4
PHAR 3021 Quality Use of Medicines
PHAR 3018 Pharmacotherapeutics Practice 1A
PHAR 3020 Pharmacotherapeutics Theory 1
PHAR 3022 Pharmacotherapeutics Theory 2



Teaching method

Component Duration
Online 3 x 1 hour x 6 weeks
Tutorial 1 x 2 hours x 6 weeks
Workshop 1 x 2 hours x 6 weeks
Practical 2 hours x 6 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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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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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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