Applied Pharmacy Practice II (PHAR7121)


Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Applied Pharmacy Practice II further develops the technical, clinical, personal and professional skills acquired as a pharmacy graduate that form the basis of future practice. This unit of study uses multiple methods of delivery to explore the range of issues that are relevant to the day-to-day practice of pharmacy. The issues include: systematic approach to problem solving; therapeutics; evidence based practice; patient monitoring; symptomology; patient outcomes; methods of improving adherence; multiple medication management; pharmaceutical care; standards and competencies for pharmacy practice; community pharmacy practice; hospital pharmacy practice; ethics; legal aspects; multidisciplinary approach to healthcare; primary care; over- the-counter medicines; communication and counselling; public health; pharmaceutical calculations; risk management; dealing with difficult clients, staff situations and other healthcare practitioners. This unit of study will develop graduates' independence and life-long learning skills of communication, capacity for enquiry and research, critical thought and analysis, problem solving, teamwork, numeracy and effective use of information technology.

Further unit of study information


Two 2-day seminars series for face-to-face teaching and learning, three moderated online discussion blocks, and continuous flexible delivery.


Satisfactory contribution to online discussion groups. Completion of forensic examination. Attendance and satisfactory participation during small group tutorials and other seminars activities. Satisfactory completion of portfolio and three competency assessments (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.