Pharmacy Practice B (PHAR5508)


This unit of study is a continuation of Pharmacy Practice A. A number of therapeutics topics will be covered in a problem-based learning format. Practice-based case-study tutorials will be supplemented with relevant therapeutics lectures and other learning resources. Students will explore the role of the pharmacist in advising on primary and self care, performing clinical interventions, conducting medication reviews, oral and written communication skills with consumers and other healthcare professionals; monitoring therapeutic outcomes and participating in therapeutic decision making within these therapeutic areas. This unit of study will facilitate students to gain in-depth knowledge about the pharmacotherapy of disease states and delivery of cognitive pharmacy services in practice through both educational lectures and self-directed learning techniques.

Themes such as evidence based practice, pharmacoepidemiology, drug information including the use of Consumer Medicine Information statements [CMI], medication safety, cognitive pharmacy services, ethics and communication skills will be incorporated throughout the unit of study. Pharmacy management, human resources and career building are also covered in this unit of study.

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Further unit of study information


3 x lectures/wk and 2 x 2hr tutorials/wk


Tutorial participation and contribution (10%), written medication review report (10%), mid-semester exam (20%), final exam (60%)


Therapeutic Guidelines, Therapeutic Guidelines Ltd, North Melbourne, Vic. (latest edition) Australian Medicines Handbook, Rossi S (latest edition) Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics (latest edition), Walker R, Whittlesea C (latest edition) Australian Pharmaceutical Formulary and Handbook ISBN Number: 9780646570198

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


PCOL5001 and PHAR5513 and PHAR5515 and PHAR5516 and PHAR5517 and PHAR5518


PHAR5505 and PHAR5506 and PHAR5514

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.