Pharmacy Practice (PHAR2822)


This unit of study explores disease states and management options, including non-pharmacological recommendations. It focuses on methods of delivering patient care both on an individual level and also to the wider community through health promotion. This course is fundamental to clinical pharmacy in all areas of practice. Core areas covered include respiratory, cardiovascular,, infection and primary care (ear, eye, pain etc) as well as the key elements associated with healthy living.

Further unit of study information


3 x lectures/wk, 1.5 hr tutorial/wk


Written exam (60%), oral assessment (30%), and Reflective Ability Clinical Assessment (10%)


Community Pharmacy. Symptoms, diagnosis and treatment. Rutter P and Newby D. Churchill Livingston Elsevier Publishing, 2013.
Communication Skills in Pharmacy Practice. W.N. Tindall et al. 4rd Edition. Lea & Febiger 2007
Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics. Walker, R. & Whittlesea, C. editors. 5th Edition Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, 2011.

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

PHAR1811 and PHAR1821


PHSI2601 and PCOL2605

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.