Pharmacy Practice (PHAR2822)


This unit of study explores the role of the pharmacist as a primary care provider for disease states and the provision of management options, including non-pharmacological recommendations. It focuses on methods of delivering patient care both at an individual level and also to the wider community. This course is fundamental to clinical pharmacy in all areas of practice. Core areas covered include responding to minor ailments such as pain, eye, ear, nose, fever, infection and infestations as well as gastrointestinal complaints. Screening in chronic disease including diabetes, respiratory and cardiovascular disease. Other areas covered are providing healthy living support including nutrition and exercise as well as the role of the pharmacist in the provision of complementary medicines.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information


3 x lectures/wk, 1.5hr tutorial/wk


Written exam (50%), oral assessment (30%), complementary medicines group presentation (10%) and Reflective Ability Clinical Assessment (10%)


Community Pharmacy. Symptoms, diagnosis and treatment. (ANZ Edition) 3rd Edition, Rutter P and Newby D. Churchill Livingston Elsevier Publishing, 2016.

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


PHAR1811 and PHAR1821.



Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

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.