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


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.