PHAR 3026


Course Level


Offered Externally


Course ID


Unit Value


University-wide elective course

Course owner

Course owner
UniSA Clinical & Health Sciences

Course aim

To build on already acquired knowledge of pharmacology and the relationship between diet, nutrition, exercise and health and the place of nutrition and exercise within therapeutic management and health maintenance of consumers/patients in pharmacy practice settings.

Course content

Nutrient sufficiency and human needs across the lifespan, with a focus on Australian society and nutritionally vulnerable groups. Concepts of energy balance and weight control. Vitamin and minerals and their connection to dietary related diseases. Nutrient/supplement drug interactions. Nutritional issues in chronic diseases (such as obesity, hypertension, hyperlipidaemia and diabetes). Therapeutic diets, enteral and parenteral nutrition. Exercise, its positive impacts on health and practical applications to health maintenance and disease management. Eating disorders (anorexia/ bulimia) and their psychological dimension. Food allergies and food intolerance. Interactions between supplements and medicines. Prophylactic versus reactive treatment of disease with functional foods, nutraceuticals and medicines. Consumer perception and acceptance of functional food and nutraceuticals products, regulatory requirements, toxicological aspects, and their future potential in improvement of health. Devices and digital programs for measuring exercise levels and digital programs for measuring dietary intake.




Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
PHAR 3020 Pharmacotherapeutics Theory 1



Teaching method

Component Duration
Lecture 1 x 2 hours x 13 weeks
Workshop 2 hours x 13 weeks

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


Examination, Report, Test/Quiz


EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Course Coordinators

UniSA Clinical & Health Sciences

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