Rural Pharmacy Services and Public Health (PHAR4826)


This unit of study will focus on developing students' understanding of the Public Health System, the role of pharmacy within the public-health context, health policy and regulation affecting the functioning of pharmacy and the use of pharmaceuticals in Australia. The unit will focus on Pharmacy services and public health in rural and remote Australia. We will develop students' skills in how to identify, access and interpret relevant policy, regulatory and public-health literature and information sources. Topics which underpin understanding of public health including, pharmaco-epidemiology and pharmacoeconomics will also be addressed. Through workshops and assignments, students will be given the opportunity to integrate their learning by exploring case studies. Students will apply their knowledge to address population health care problems with a special emphasis on achieving the quality, safety and judicious use of medicines in health care in rural and remote Australia.

Further unit of study information


36 x 1hr lectures, 8 x 3hr workshops, and up to 18hrs of self-directed learning.


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


Pharmaceutical Public Health
A Textbook of Australian Rural Health

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


PHAR4811 and PHAR4812 and PHAR4814 and PHAR4823


PHAR4824 and PHAR4825

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.