Pharmacy Services and Public Health (PHAR4823)


This unit of study will focus on developing students' understanding of the Australian Health Care System, health policy and regulation affecting health in Australia and internationally and the role of pharmacy in public health/ health promotion. We will develop students' skills in identifying, accessing and interpreting relevant policy, regulation and literature. Topics which underpin understanding of public health including, epidemiology/pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacoeconomics will also be addressed. Through workshops and assignments, students will be given the opportunity to integrate their learning and apply this knowledge to address population health care problems with a special emphasis on achieving the quality, safety and judicious use of medicines in health care.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information


34 x 1hr lectures, 10 x 3hr workshops and up to 25hrs of self directed learning


Final exam (50%), group assignment/presentation (30%),
workshop participation (20%)


Pharmaceutical Public Health

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

PHAR3811 and PHAR3812 and PHAR3813 and PHAR3814 and PHAR3821 and PHAR3822 and PHAR3823 and PHAR3824


PHAR4811 and PHAR4812 and PHAR4814

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.