Social Pharmacy (PHAR1821)


This unit of study consists of three streams: (1) Social Pharmacy, which is designed to provide a broad perspective of health and illness, and encourage a view of the patient as a whole person. Topics include chronic illness, self-management, pain, and communications. The emphasis will be on the psychosocial processes that underpin patient health behaviours. (2) Teamwork, which introduces students to the concept of teamwork and its relevance to the health care setting. Students will play an active role in team based activities. (3) Academic Writing Skills, which provides instruction and support for developing skills for academic writing and critiquing.

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Further unit of study information


3 x 1hr lectures/wk, 1 x 2hr workshop/wk


Exam (45%), report (30%), presentations (20%), Peerwise (5%) and participation (Pass/Fail)


Smith, L. (preparer) (2015) PHAR1821 Social Pharmacy

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If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.