Professional Practice (PHAR4821)


This unit of study consolidates previous units from year one to semester 1 of year four of the curriculum, through the presentation and solving of clinical and ethical problems. It continues a focus on knowledge consolidation, therapeutics, application of knowledge, continuing professional education practices, pharmacy workplace and disease state management within a self-directed learning environment (problem based learning). The unit consists of lectures, hands-on workshop sessions, on-line learning and problem-based tutorial classes.

Further unit of study information


36hrs of lectures, 27hrs of tutorials, 33hrs of workshops and up to 49hrs of self directed learning


Tutorial participation and communication (20%), exam(s) (50%), ethics (10%), projects (20%) and satisfactory performance in the forensic exam.


Pharmacotherapy. A Pathophysiologic Approach. Dipiro, 7th Edition (2008). Pharmacy and Poisons legislation is required but is made available in a specific format for the unit.

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

PHAR4811 and PHAR4812 and PHAR4823 and PHAR4814, PHAR4811 and PHAR4812 and PHAR4823 and PHAR4814, PHAR4811 and PHAR4812 and PHAR4823 and PHAR4814


PHAR4822 and PHAR4813, PHAR4822 and PHAR4813, PHAR4822 and PHAR4813

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.