Healthy Ageing Pharmacy Practice (PHAR7112)


Note: Department permission required for enrolment

This unit of study focuses on understanding the role of pharmacists in medication management for older people. The course reading includes material from the following areas: demographics and epidemiology, physiological changes associated with ageing, common health problems in older people, health promotion and disease prevention (with emphasis on pharmacological interventions designed to reduce mortality and chronic disease), management of chronic disease, medication management in hospitals and the community, medication reviews, home visits and communication skills (including inter-professional communication).

Further unit of study information


Classes will delivered through on-line reading and discussions, case studies and practice based experiences.


On-line discussions, assignments and medication reviews (100%).

Faculty/department permission required?


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.