Integrated Dispensing Practice (PHAR4812)


Integrated Dispensing Practice links together the skills and knowledge that students have developed in dispensing and pharmacy practice. The emphasis is on clinical practice and develops the theme that dispensing is not a single event but a process which draws on skills and knowledge from a variety of areas of pharmacy practice, including communication with the patient and prescriber. This is achieved using a simulated practice environment in which students learn to integrate the skills they have developed in dose form preparation with their clinical skills, forensic and administrative requirements (including the use of computer-based dispensing programs), as well as the professional aspects of pharmacy in delivering a patient-centred care.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information


1 x 2hr lec/wk (total approx 8hrs)
1 x 2hr workshop/wk and 1 x 2hr laboratory class /wk (total approx 32hrs/sem), approx 16hrs on-line activities


Students must prove competency in each component of this unit of study (practical exams, continuous weekly assessments, dosage calculations assignment, portfolio presentation). This unit of study is Pass/Fail.


Australian Medicines Handbook (2012 or 2013) and Australian Pharmaceutical Formulary (Ed 21 or 22).

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

All third year units of study.


PHAR4811, PHAR4814, PHAR4823

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.