Bachelor of Pharmacy

Bachelor of Pharmacy

Students must complete 192 credit points from this table, comprising:
(a) 48 credit points of 1000-level core units
(b) 48 credit points of 2000-level core units
(c) 48 credit points of 3000-level core units, including PHAR3100
(d) 18 credit points of 4000-level core units including PHAR4100
(e) 30 credit points of 4000-level units from either:
(i) Coursework units of study, or
(ii) Honours units of study, or
(iii) International major units of study, or
(iv) Industrial major units of study.

Year 1

Core

BIOL1008 Human Biology

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2-3hr Lectures per week; six 3-hour practical sessions; six workshops/tutorials; students encouraged to spend 1-2 hours per week accessing online resources Prohibitions: BIOL1003 or BIOL1903 or BIOL1993 or MEDS1001 or MEDS1901 or BIOL1908 or BIOL1998 Assumed knowledge: HSC Biology. Students who have not completed HSC Biology (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Biology Bridging Course (offered in February). Assessment: Written and oral presentation, quiz, skills-based assessment, final exam Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
What will it mean to be human in 2100? How will we be able to control our complex bodily mechanisms to maintain health and fight disease? Advances in the human biology suggest we will age more slowly and new technologies will enhance many bodily structures and functions. This unit of study will explore maintenance of health through nutritional balance, aerobic health, defence mechanisms and human diversity. You will learn key structural features from the subcellular level to the whole organ and body, and learn about essential functional pathways that determine how the body regulates its internal environment and responds to external stimuli and disease. Together we will investigate nutrition, digestion and absorption, cardiovascular and lung function, reproduction, development, epigenetics, and regulation of function through various interventions. You will receive lectures from experts in the field of human biology and medical sciences, supported by practical classes, workshops and on-line resources that leverage off state-of-the-art technologies to develop your practical, critical thinking, communication, collaboration, digital literacy, problem solving, and enquiry-based skills in human biology. This unit of study will provide you with the breadth and depth of knowledge and skills for further studies in majors in medical sciences.
Textbooks
Van Putte, C., Regan, J. and Russo, A. (*) Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology, McGraw Hill.
CHEM1611 Chemistry A (Pharmacy)

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: Three 1 hour lectures and one 1 hour tutorial per week; one 3 hour practical per week for 9 weeks. Assumed knowledge: HSC Chemistry and Mathematics Assessment: Theory examination (60%), laboratory work (15%), online assignments (10%) and continuous assessment quizzes (15%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Chemistry provides the basis for understanding molecular structures and processes, essential knowledge for many later year Pharmacy units of study. Lecture topics include some fundamental concepts, atomic theory, states and properties of matter, equations and stoichiometry, general acid-base theory, atomic structure, chemical bonding, introduction to organic chemistry, nomenclature, aliphatic chemistry, aromatic chemistry, heterocyclic compounds, isomerism, stereoisomerism, reaction mechanisms, biomolecules, amino acids and peptides, carbohydrates. Practical work is designed to enhance confidence and develop skills in the handling and manipulation of chemicals and in the observation and processing of experimental results.
Special preparative studies: Students wishing to enrol in CHEM1611 who do not have the assumed chemical knowledge are advised to consult the School of Chemistry for information about a bridging course (offered in February, see http://sydney.edu.au/science/chemistry/studying-chemistry/bridging-course.shtml).
Textbooks
A booklist is available from the First Year Chemistry website. http://sydney.edu.au/science/chemistry/firstyear
PHAR1811 Foundations of Pharmacy

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 3x1hr lectures/week, 1x2hr workshop/week, 1x2hr workshop/fornight, 2x2hr theory/practical classes/semester Assessment: 1hr exam (50%), group projects (40%), quiz (10%) Practical field work: Students must complete 2-3 hours of fieldwork in a community pharmacy. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Foundations of Pharmacy is a broad introduction to the discipline of pharmacy and the roles that pharmacists play in health care as well as the ideas, issues, skills and knowledge base required of a professional pharmacist. A number of topics are introduced but not covered in depth; they will be further developed in subsequent units of study and later years of the degree. Specific skills in research, critical thinking, writing, group work and presenting are developed in the context of activities designed to orient students to their future profession. The intent is that students begin to think and behave as future members of the profession of pharmacy, and reflect upon the attitudes and beliefs that will shape their practice.
PHAR1812 Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 3x1hr lectures/week, 1x2hr tutorial/week Assumed knowledge: HSC Chemistry. Students who have not completed HSC Chemistry (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Chemistry Bridging Course (offered in February and as a distance course at other times of the year). Assessment: 2hr exam (60%), workshop reports (20%), quizzes (10%), poster presentation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences provides an introduction to principles underlying pharmaceutical chemistry and pharmaceutics. This provides the foundations for a more detailed study of the chemical characteristics of drug molecules, dosage forms and pharmacokinetics in later years of the Bachelor of Pharmacy. The physicochemical properties of drugs are explored from a pharmaceutical perspective complemented by the study of chemistry. Modules provide an introduction to acid/base and solubility characteristics of drug molecules, drug discovery and development, dosage forms, and fundamental mathematics. Small group work in workshop sessions supports the learning of material introduced in lectures.
BIOL1007 From Molecules to Ecosystems

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: Two lectures per week and online material and 12 x 3-hour practicals Prohibitions: BIOL1907 or BIOL1997 Assumed knowledge: HSC Biology. Students who have not completed HSC Biology (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Biology Bridging Course (offered in February). Assessment: Quizzes (10%), communication assessments (40%), skills tests (10%), summative final exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Paradigm shifts in biology have changed the emphasis from single biomolecule studies to complex systems of biomolecules, cells and their interrelationships in ecosystems of life. Such an integrated understanding of cells, biomolecules and ecosystems is key to innovations in biology. Life relies on organisation, communication, responsiveness and regulation at every level. Understanding biological mechanisms, improving human health and addressing the impact of human activity are the great challenges of the 21st century. This unit will investigate life at levels ranging from cells, and biomolecule ecosystems, through to complex natural and human ecosystems. You will explore the importance of homeostasis in health and the triggers that lead to disease and death. You will learn the methods of cellular, biomolecular, microbial and ecological investigation that allow us to understand life and discover how expanding tools have improved our capacity to manage and intervene in ecosystems for our own health and organisms in the environment that surround and support us . You will participate in inquiry-led practicals that reinforce the concepts in the unit. By doing this unit you will develop knowledge and skills that will enable you to play a role in finding global solutions that will impact our lives.
Textbooks
Please see unit outline on LMS
CHEM1612 Chemistry B (Pharmacy)

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: Three 1 hour lectures and one 1 hour tutorial per week; one 3 hour practical per week for 9 weeks. Assumed knowledge: CHEM1611 Assessment: Theory examination (70%), laboratory work (15%) and continuous assessment quizzes (15%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Chemistry provides the basis for understanding molecular structures and processes, essential knowledge for many later year Pharmacy units of study. Lecture topics include redox reactions, electrochemistry, introduction to colloids and surface chemistry, the biological periodic table, radiochemistry, chemical energetics, equilibrium theory, solution theory. Practical work is designed to enhance confidence and develop skills in the handling and manipulation of chemicals and in the observation and processing of experimental results.
Textbooks
A booklist is available from the First Year Chemistry website. http://sydney.edu.au/science/chemistry/firstyear
PHAR1821 Pharmacy Practice 1

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 3x1hr lectures/week, 1x2hr workshop/week Assessment: 1.5hr exam (50%), reflective ability clinical assessment (20%), written report (10%), oral presentation (10%), peer-assessment (5%), workshop attendance and participation (5%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study consists of three integrated streams: (1) Social Pharmacy, which is designed to provide a broad perspective of health and illness, and encourages a view of the patient as a whole person. Topics include self-management and patient communication. In this stream, students will be introduced to psycho-social processes that underpin patient health behaviours. (2) Quality Use of Medicines in primary care focusing on the provision of non-prescription medicines, which introduces and develops students' knowledge of Pharmacy Only and Pharmacist Only medicines. Skills will include information gathering, clinical decision making and provision of pharmaceutical care. Core areas covered include responding to minor ailments such as pain, eye, ear, nose, fever, viral infections as well as gastrointestinal complaints. (3) Academic Writing Skills, which provides instruction and support for developing skills for academic writing and critical appraisal.
Textbooks
Rutter P and Newby D. Churchill Livingston (2016) Community Pharmacy. Symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, Elsevier Publishing
PHAR1822 Physical Pharmaceutics and Formulation A

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 3x1hr pharmacy lectures/week, 2x1hr mathematics lectures/week for 4 wks, 1x1hr mathematics tutorial/week for 5 wks, 1x3hr laboratory session/week for 5 wks Assumed knowledge: HSC Chemistry Assessment: 1.5hr exam (60%), maths quiz (20%), laboratory reports (5x3%), peerwise (5%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study aims to facilitate an understanding of the basic scientific concepts behind designing and using liquid or semi-solid pharmaceutical dosage forms to deliver a drug. Carrying on from PHAR1812 where different dose forms and the importance of the route of administration was introduced, this unit looks at topics such as diffusion and dissolution of drugs, drug solubilisation, crystal polymorphism, suspension and emulsion-based dosage forms. With a grounding in these concepts the unit then goes on to explore specific methods of drug delivery, including: auricular, ocular, intranasal, lung, and intravenous and intramuscular injections, including hospital practice points for pharmacists. This unit of study also includes mathematical tools required for other units of study.
Textbooks
Ansel's Pharmaceutical Dosage Forms and Drug Delivery Systems, 10th edition, Williams and Wilkins, 2014

Year 2

Core

PHAR2811 Drug Discovery and Design A

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 3x1hr lectures/week, 5x3hr labs/semester, 1x3hr workshop/semester Prerequisites: (CHEM1611 or CHEM11X2 or CHEM19X2 or CHEM1904) and (CHEM1612 or CHEM11X1 or CHEM19X1 or CHEM1903) and PHAR1812 and (BIOL1XX7 or MBLG1XX1). Assessment: 2.5hr exam (65%), laboratory assessments (25%), major quiz (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study aims to provide the background to the study of drugs and the important interactions of drugs and their targets. Learning about the molecular bases of such interactions requires consideration of the fundamental processes as replication, transcription and translation involving the macromolecules of life: proteins, DNA and RNA. The course also covers fundamental protein actions and mechanisms of the regulation of such targets, and proteomics, as well as fundamental molecular interactions important for understanding the action of, the detection of, and also diagnostic approaches applied to drugs and metabolites. Fuel metabolism and storage is considered, including metabolic adaptation and disorders of metabolism. Students get experience with a variety of practical techniques to assist learning in the course.
Textbooks
Nelson, DL. and Cox, MM. Lehninger: Principles of Biochemistry (7e edition; electronic version), W.H. Freeman, 2017
PHAR2812 Microbiology and Infection

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week, 8x3hr labs/semester, 1x2hr workshop (video demonstration)/semester Prerequisites: BIOL1XX8 or BIOL1XX3 Assessment: 2hr exam (60%), mid-term quiz (15%), practicals including workshops (25%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study provides information on the biology of micro-organisms with particular reference to the importance of micro-organisms in pharmacy and the pharmaceutical sciences. The unit also involves the application of basic microbiological principles to the production of clean and sterile pharmaceutical products in both community and hospital pharmacy, and in industrial manufacture. Topics include the comparison of the structure, function and importance of the major groups of micro-organisms; pathogenicity and epidemiology of infectious diseases; infection control measures and principles underlying treatment of infectious diseases; mechanisms of action, characteristics, and types of antibiotics and chemical antimicrobial agents; antibiotic resistance; principles and methods of sterilisation, disinfection and preservation; concepts of good manufacturing practice and aseptic techniques. The practical component is illustrative of the lectures and focuses on techniques of handling microbial culture and identifying micro-organisms; factors affecting the microbial growth; transmission of diseases and host defence mechanisms; basic aseptic microbiological technique applicable to preparation of pharmaceutical products; and evaluation of different chemical antimicrobial agents.
Textbooks
Recommended: Denyer SP, Hodges NA and Gorman SP. Hugo and Russell's Pharmaceutical Microbiology, 8th edition, Blackwell, 2011
PHAR2813 Therapeutic Principles

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 3-5hr lectures/week, 1x2hr tutorial/wk for 4 wks, 1x1hr math tutorial/wk for 8 wks Prerequisites: PHAR1811 and PHAR1812 and PHAR1822 and (BIOL1XX7 or MBLG1XX1) Assessment: 2hr exam (55%), maths quizzes (2x10%), workshop participation (10%), mid-semester therapeutic principles quiz (15%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study is intended to provide knowledge in a number of fundamental areas that guide and provide evidence to support the safe, effective and appropriate use of medicines. These fundamental areas of knowledge start with an understanding of the relationship between drugs interacting with target sites in the body and the effect produced (i.e. pharmacodynamic principles) and understanding the physiological and physicochemical factors that influence the movement of drugs around the body and the time course of exposure of body tissues and blood to drugs (i.e. pharmacokinetics). These principles involve developing concepts and mathematical relationships to explain drug activity in patients and to guide appropriate drug dosage regimen selection. To support this, relevant mathematical and statistical principles involving calculus are introduced during this unit of study.
This unit will also explore reasons behind variability in response to medicines among different individuals. The effects of disease, other drugs, demographics and the genetic basis for variable response will be introduced. Basic pharmacogenetic principles for explaining and predicting pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic variability in response are an important part of this unit of study.
Students are also exposed to the notion that medicines may produce adverse effects (as well as beneficial ones). The mechanisms underlying adverse reactions to drugs and how these are classified are explored as are the principles for detecting and avoiding these unwanted effects.
Ultimately, many options often exist to manage illness. While the fundamental principles described above assist in understanding how individual drugs should be used, they do not alone provide knowledge to select among alternative options. This unit will introduce students to methods that are used to provide evidence of efficacy and safety of different therapeutic options and to define the place in therapy of these options. To do this, the principles that underpin evidence based medicine (including the clinical trial and pharmacoepidemiology) and the notion of levels of evidence are introduced. Exposure to these principles is intended to develop in students a basic understanding of how to critically evaluate therapeutic options. The evaluation of therapeutic options requires an understanding of statistical methods, which are also introduced during this unit of study.
PHSI2601 Physiology for Pharmacy

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: Four 1-hour lectures per week Prerequisites: (CHEM1611 or CHEM11X2 or CHEM19X2 or CHEM1904) and (CHEM1612 or CHEM11X1 or CHEM19X1 or CHEM1903) and (BIOL1XX3 or BIOL1XX8) and (BIOL1XX7 or MBLG1XX1) Assessment: One 1.5 hr final exam, two in-semester tests, four practical quizzes, one written assessment (100%). Practical field work: Three 3-hour practicals and one 4-hour practical per semester Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Physiology for Pharmacy provides a broad basic knowledge of human structure and function. Topics covered include physiology of the nervous system and special senses, muscle physiology, and movement and consciousness. It also covers human endocrine system, reproduction, blood, heart and circulation, fluid regulation and electrolyte balance, the skin, sensory perception, gastro-intestinal function and respiration.
Textbooks
Dee Unglaub Silverthorn. Human Physiology: An Integrated Approach, Media Update: International Edition, 6th edition. 2012. ISBN: 9780321750075
PCOL2605 Pharmacology for Pharmacy

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 3 lect/wk, 12 hours prac/workshop/tutorial Prerequisites: (CHEM1611 or CHEM11X2 or CHEM19X2 or CHEM1904) and (CHEM1612 or CHEM11X1 or CHEM19X1 or CHEM1903) and (BIOL1XX3 or BIOL1XX8) and (BIOL1XX7 or MBLG1XX1). Corequisites: PHSI2601 Assessment: Mid-semester quiz (15%), final examination (55%), continuous assessment (lab reports or assignments) (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study provides a basic understanding of drug actions related to physiological and pathological functions. It covers areas of pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, the autonomic nervous system, pain management, complementary medicines, adverse drug reactions, drug interactions, and the pharmacological treatment of various disease states affecting the central nervous system, the cardiovascular system, the respiratory system, the gastrointestinal system and the renal system.
Textbooks
Rang and Dale's Pharmacology, 8th edition; (Elsevier, Churchill Livingstone). Baisc and Clinical Pharmacology, Katzung and Trevor, 13th edition (Lange, McGraw Hill)
PHAR2821 Drug Discovery and Design B

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 3x1hr lectures/week, 2x1hr mathematics tutorials/semester, 7x3hr workshops/semester Prerequisites: (CHEM1611 or CHEM11X2 or CHEM19X2 or CHEM1904) and (CHEM1612 or CHEM11X1 or CHEM19X1 or CHEM1903) and PHAR1812. Corequisites: PCOL2605. Assessment: 2hr exam (50%), quizzes (2x10%), metabolism assessments (3x10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Drug Discovery and Design B goes beyond the basics to help students develop a deeper understanding of how drugs work, and how to discover and design new drugs. How drugs are transformed by metabolism is explored, with a particular focus on the factors which influence metabolism and pharmacogenetics. A problem-based learning approach will be used for the prediction of drug metabolite structures from physical, chemical, biochemical and spectroscopic data. Elements of statistics, stereochemistry, drug design, drug metabolism, and drug mechanism of action are integrated to explore the pathway from drug discovery and design to clinical application.
Textbooks
G L Patrick (2013) An Introduction to Medicinal Chemistry, 5th Edition, Oxford University Press
PHAR2822 Pharmacy Practice 2

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 3x1hr lectures/week, 1x2hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: PHAR1811 and PHAR1821. Corequisites: PCOL2605. Assessment: 2hr exam (50%), oral assessment (30%), presentation and report (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study explores the role of the pharmacist as a care provider for disease states in the healthcare team. It focuses on methods of delivering patient care both at an individual level and also to the wider community. Students will build on the skills and knowledge developed in Pharmacy Practice 1. Students' knowledge and skills in social and administrative pharmacy will be developed, covering a number of health psychology topics including chronic illness and end of life care. Students will be introduced to concepts such as teamwork and its relevance to the health care setting and will play an active role in team based activities. Students will be introduced to concepts of screening for chronic disease including diabetes, respiratory and cardiovascular disease. Other areas covered are the provision of complementary medicines.
Textbooks
Community Pharmacy. Symptoms, diagnosis and treatment. (ANZ Edition) 3rd Edition, Rutter P and Newby D. Churchill Livingston Elsevier Publishing, 2016.
PHAR2823 Physical Pharmaceutics and Formulation B

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 3x1hr lectures/week, 1x4hr labs/wk for 2 wks Prerequisites: (CHEM1611 or CHEM11X1 or CHEM19X1 or CHEM1903 or CHEM1612 or CHEM11X2 or CHEM19X2 or CHEM1904) and PHAR1812 and PHAR1822. Assessment: 2hr exam (60%), in-semester exam (10%) practical classes (25%), online assessments (5%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study builds on the material presented in Physical Pharmaceutics and Formulation A. The topics covered in this unit include: solid dose forms and particle science; dispersion dose forms including suspensions, colloidal dispersions, and emulsions; topical dose forms and semisolids; inhalation pharmaceutical aerosols; protein and peptide drugs and formulations; rectal products and novel drug delivery technologies; biomaterials; and material characterisation techniques. Aspects pertaining to the stability of dose forms are also presented in this unit. Practical activities relate to the preparation, quality control and quality assurance of a marketed solid (tablet) dosage form.
Textbooks
Aulton M.E. Pharmaceutics: The Science of Dosage Form Design, (7th edn) Churchill Livingston

Year 3

Core

PHAR3815 Pharmaceutical Skills and Dispensing A

Credit points: 4 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 10x1hr lectures/semester, 10x3hr labs (dispensing)/semester, 10x1hr workshops/semester Prerequisites: (BIOL1XX8 or BIOL1XX3) and (CHEM1611 or CHEM11X2 or CHEM19X2 or CHEM1904) and (CHEM1612 or CHEM11X1 or CHEM19X1 or CHEM1903) and (BIOL1XX7 or MBLG1XX1) and PHAR1811 and PHAR1812 and PHAR1821 and PHAR1822 and PCOL2605 and PHAR2811 and PHAR2812 and PHAR2813 and PHAR2821 and PHAR2822 and PHAR2823 and PHSI2601 Corequisites: PHAR3816 and PHAR3817 and PHAR3818 and PHAR3819 Assessment: 1.5hr exam (25%), 3hr practical exam (40%), in-semester exam (15%), products manufactured in labs (10%), and tutorial participation and prework (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit will provide an introduction to dispensing practice and to the extemporaneous preparation of pharmaceutical formulations. Students will develop attitudes, knowledge and skills through practise in interpreting the prescription, accuracy in dispensing, methodical approaches to preparing and dispensing prescribed products including preparing, selecting or using appropriate materials, equipment, labels and containers, documentation of dispensing procedures, effect of ingredients and methods used on the quality of pharmaceutical products, quality control and quality assurance procedures including those to minimise errors in all aspects of the dispensing process to ensure patient safety.
Textbooks
Australian Pharmaceutical Formulary APF24
PHAR3816 Cardiovascular and Renal

Credit points: 5 Session: Semester 1a Classes: 2x3hr lectures/week, 1x2hr tutorials/week Prerequisites: (BIOL1XX8 or BIOL1XX3) and (CHEM1611 or CHEM11X2 or CHEM19X2 or CHEM1904) and (CHEM1612 or CHEM11X1 or CHEM19X1 or CHEM1903) and (BIOL1XX7 or MBLG1XX1) and PHAR1811 and PHAR1812 and PHAR1821 and PHAR1822 and PCOL2605 and PHAR2811 and PHAR2812 and PHAR2813 and PHAR2821 and PHAR2822 and PHAR2823 and PHSI2601 Corequisites: PHAR3815 and PHAR3817 and PHAR3818 and PHAR3819 Assessment: 1.5hr exam (70%), OSCE (20%), tutorial participation and presentations (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study will cover the therapeutics of cardiovascular and renal disorders including the pharmaceutical sciences that underpin such drug therapies. This unit will also include the epidemiology, pathophysiology and clinical features of cardiovascular and renal disorders. Through the use of case-based learning, students will participate in the interpretation, application and dissemination of pharmaceutical and pharmacotherapeutic concepts and knowledge. On completion of this unit of study students will be able to apply an understanding of the pharmaceutical sciences to optimising the drug and non-drug therapy of patients with cardiovascular and renal disorders. Interprofessional communication and the application of specialist knowledge to implementing pharmacist cognitive services such as clinical interventions and/or medication management review will also be explored. Students will become familiar with drug information software and a number of computerised drug information databases. Role-plays will be used to develop students' communication skills for interaction between pharmacists and their clients (patients, doctors, other health professionals).
PHAR3817 Respiratory

Credit points: 5 Session: Semester 1a Classes: 2x3hr lectures/week, 1x2hr tutorials/week Prerequisites: (BIOL1XX8 or BIOL1XX3) and (CHEM1611 or CHEM11X2 or CHEM19X2 or CHEM1904) and (CHEM1612 or CHEM11X1 or CHEM19X1 or CHEM1903) and (BIOL1XX7 or MBLG1XX1) and PHAR1811 and PHAR1812 and PHAR1821 and PHAR1822 and PCOL2605 and PHAR2811 and PHAR2812 and PHAR2813 and PHAR2821 and PHAR2822 and PHAR2823 and PHSI2601 Corequisites: PHAR3815 and PHAR3816 and PHAR3818 and PHAR3819 Assessment: 1.5hr exam (70%), OSCE (20%), tutorial participation and presentations (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study will cover the therapeutics of respiratory disorders including the pharmaceutical sciences that underpin such drug therapies. This unit will also include the epidemiology, pathophysiology and clinical features of respiratory disorders. Through the use of case-based learning, students will participate in the interpretation, application and dissemination of pharmaceutical and pharmacotherapeutic concepts and knowledge. On completion of this unit of study students will be able to apply an understanding of the pharmaceutical sciences to optimising the drug and non-drug therapy of patients with respiratory disorders. Interprofessional communication and the application of specialist knowledge to implementing pharmacist cognitive services such as clinical interventions and/or medication management review will also be explored. Students will become familiar with drug information software and a number of computerised drug information databases. Role-plays will be used to develop students' communication skills for interaction between pharmacists and their clients (patients, doctors, other health professionals).
PHAR3818 Endocrine, Diabetes and Reproductive

Credit points: 5 Session: Semester 1b Classes: 2x3hr lectures/week, 1x2hr tutorials/week Prerequisites: (BIOL1XX8 or BIOL1XX3) and (CHEM1611 or CHEM11X2 or CHEM19X2 or CHEM1904) and (CHEM1612 or CHEM11X1 or CHEM19X1 or CHEM1903) and (BIOL1XX7 or MBLG1XX1) and PHAR1811 and PHAR1812 and PHAR1821 and PHAR1822 and PCOL2605 and PHAR2811 and PHAR2812 and PHAR2813 and PHAR2821 and PHAR2822 and PHAR2823 and PHSI2601 Corequisites: PHAR3815 and PHAR3816 and PHAR3817 and PHAR3819 Assessment: 1.5hr exam (70%), OSCE (20%), tutorial participation and presentations (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study will cover the therapeutics of endocrine, diabetes and reproductive disorders including the pharmaceutical sciences that underpin such drug therapies. This unit will also include the epidemiology, pathophysiology and clinical features of endocrine, diabetes and reproductive disorders. Through the use of case-based learning, students will participate in the interpretation, application and dissemination of pharmaceutical and pharmacotherapeutic concepts and knowledge. On completion of this unit of study students will be able to apply an understanding of the pharmaceutical sciences to optimising the drug and non-drug therapy of patients with endocrine, diabetes and reproductive disorders. Interprofessional communication and the application of specialist knowledge to implementing pharmacist cognitive services such as clinical interventions and/or medication management review will also be explored. Students will become familiar with drug information software and a number of computerised drug information databases. Role-plays will be used to develop students' communication skills for interaction between pharmacists and their clients (patients, doctors, other health professionals).
PHAR3819 Gastrointestinal

Credit points: 5 Session: Semester 1b Classes: 2x3hr lectures/week, 1x2hr tutorials/week Prerequisites: (BIOL1XX8 or BIOL1XX3) and (CHEM1611 or CHEM11X2 or CHEM19X2 or CHEM1904) and (CHEM1612 or CHEM11X1 or CHEM19X1 or CHEM1903) and (BIOL1XX7 or MBLG1XX1) and PHAR1811 and PHAR1812 and PHAR1821 and PHAR1822 and PCOL2605 and PHAR2811 and PHAR2812 and PHAR2813 and PHAR2821 and PHAR2822 and PHAR2823 and PHSI2601 Corequisites: PHAR3815 and PHAR3816 and PHAR3817 and PHAR3818 Assessment: 1.5hr exam (70%), OSCE (20%), tutorial participation and presentations (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study will cover the therapeutics of gastrointestinal and hepatic disorders including the pharmaceutical sciences that underpin such drug therapies. This unit will also include the epidemiology, pathophysiology and clinical features of gastrointestinal and hepatic disorders. Through the use of case-based learning, students will participate in the interpretation, application and dissemination of pharmaceutical and pharmacotherapeutic concepts and knowledge. On completion of this unit of study students will be able to apply an understanding of the pharmaceutical sciences to optimising the drug and non-drug therapy of patients with gastrointestinal and hepatic disorders. Interprofessional communication and the application of specialist knowledge to implementing pharmacist cognitive services such as clinical interventions and/or medication management review will also be explored. Students will become familiar with drug information software and a number of computerised drug information. Role-plays will be used to develop students' communication skills for interaction between pharmacists and their clients (patients, doctors, other health professionals).
PHAR3100 Clinical Placement A and B

Session: Intensive July,Semester 2 Classes: 2x1hr lectures/semester, 1x1hr placement debrief tutorial Assessment: preceptor evaluation (50%), portfolio (50%). All assessment tasks must be completed. Satisfactory performance in all areas of this Unit of Study is required. Practical field work: Students must complete 2 weeks of Clinical Placements. Mode of delivery: Clinical experience
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Students must meet all checks and clearances as required and verified by the Office of Clinical Education at The University of Sydney and as set by the faculty prior to commencing this Unit of Study. Students who have not met verification requirements will not be eligible to attend their placement. Students must have successfully completed all PHAR2XXX units of study and PHSI2601 and PCOL2605 before enrolling into this unit of study.
Clinical Placement A is the first of four Units of Study where students are required to complete a supervised Clinical Placement. This Unit of Study provides students with opportunities to observe and participate in real-life applications of the theory and skills that they have learnt through their on-campus course work. Students are given the opportunity to gain practice experiences in a variety of professional settings, including but not limited to, community and hospital pharmacy.
The overall objectives of the Clinical Placements Program are to familiarise students with their future professional roles and working environments, and to guide them in developing professional skills and behaviours.
Students enrolled in PHAR3100 are required to maintain a Portfolio comprised of essential documents, reflective statements, a Quality Use of Medicines Report and a Competency Passport, across the Clinical Placements Program reflecting their placement experiences. Students are also encouraged to attend briefing Lectures prior to their Placement, as well as, on-campus debriefing sessions after completing their Placement. Students are evaluated on their Portfolio submission and by their preceptors on their professional performance during placement.
Textbooks
Australian Pharmaceutical Formulary (24th edition)
PHAR3825 Pharmaceutical Skills and Dispensing B

Credit points: 4 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 3x1hr lectures/semester, 5x4hr labs (dispensing)/semester, 5x4hr labs (pharmaceutical skills)/semester Prerequisites: (BIOL1XX8 or BIOL1XX3) and (CHEM1611 or CHEM11X2 or CHEM19X2 or CHEM1904) and (CHEM1612 or CHEM11X1 or CHEM19X1 or CHEM1903) and (BIOL1XX7 or MBLG1XX1) and PHAR1811 and PHAR1812 and PHAR1821 and PHAR1822 and PCOL2605 and PHAR2811 and PHAR2812 and PHAR2813 and PHAR2821 and PHAR2822 and PHAR2823 and PHSI2601 Corequisites: PHAR3826 and PHAR3827 and PHAR3820 and PHAR3100 Assessment: Drug profile (50%) and dispensing (pharmaceutical consultation) (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The Pharmaceutical Skills component consists of Drug Profile Practicals. Students will gain a deeper understanding of the physicochemical properties of drugs, methods of analysing drugs and how the physicochemical properties determine the pharmacology
The Dispensing component gives an introduction to Dispensing practice and to the extemporaneous preparation of pharmaceutical formulations. Students will develop attitudes, knowledge and skills through practise in interpreting the prescription, accuracy in dispensing, methodical approaches to preparing and dispensing prescribed products including preparing, selecting or using appropriate materials, equipment, labels and containers, documentation of dispensing procedures, effect of ingredients and methods used on the quality of pharmaceutical products, quality control and quality assurance procedures including those to minimise errors in all aspects of the dispensing process to ensure patient safety.
Textbooks
Australian Pharmaceutical Formulary (24th edition)
PHAR3826 Musculoskeletal, Dermatological and Senses

Credit points: 5 Session: Semester 2a Classes: 2x3hr lectures/week, 1x2hr tutorials/week Prerequisites: (BIOL1XX8 or BIOL1XX3) and (CHEM1611 or CHEM11X2 or CHEM19X2 or CHEM1904) and (CHEM1612 or CHEM11X1 or CHEM19X1 or CHEM1903) and (BIOL1XX7 or MBLG1XX1) and PHAR1811 and PHAR1812 and PHAR1821 and PHAR1822 and PCOL2605 and PHAR2811 and PHAR2812 and PHAR2813 and PHAR2821 and PHAR2822 and PHAR2823 and PHSI2601 Corequisites: PHAR3820 and PHAR3827 and PHAR3825 and PHAR3100 Assessment: 1.5hr exam (70%), OSCE (20%), tutorial participation and presentations (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study will cover the therapeutics of musculoskeletal, dermatological and special senses including the pharmaceutical sciences that underpin the pharmacological therapies. This unit will also include the epidemiology, pathophysiology and clinical features of musculoskeletal, dermatological and special senses disorders. Topics covered include: wound care, arthritis including rheumatoid and osteoarthritis, dermatitis, sunscreens, gout, photochemotherapy, pain, glaucoma, ethics and decision making, TDM cyclosporine, and NSAIDS.
Through the use of case-based learning, students will participate in the interpretation, application and dissemination of pharmaceutical and pharmacotherapeutic concepts and knowledge.
On completion of this unit of study students will be able to apply an understanding of the pharmaceutical sciences to optimising the pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapy of patients with musculoskeletal, dermatological and special senses disorders. Interprofessional communication and the application of specialist knowledge to implementing pharmacist cognitive services such as clinical interventions and/or medication management review will also be explored. Students will become familiar with drug information software and a number of computerised drug information databases. Role-plays will be used to develop students' communication skills for interactions between pharmacists and their clients (patients, consumers, public, carers) and health care professionals (physicians, dentists, allied health professionals).
Textbooks
Therapeutic Guidelines
PHAR3827 Oncology and Anti-Infective Agents

Credit points: 5 Session: Semester 2a Classes: 2x3hr lectures/week, 1x2hr tutorials/week Prerequisites: (BIOL1XX8 or BIOL1XX3) and (CHEM1611 or CHEM11X2 or CHEM19X2 or CHEM1904) and (CHEM1612 or CHEM11X1 or CHEM19X1 or CHEM1903) and (BIOL1XX7 or MBLG1XX1) and PHAR1811 and PHAR1812 and PHAR1821 and PHAR1822 and PCOL2605 and PHAR2811 and PHAR2812 and PHAR2813 and PHAR2821 and PHAR2822 and PHAR2823 and PHSI2601 Corequisites: PHAR3820 and PHAR3826 and PHAR3825 and PHAR3100 Assessment: 1.5hr exam (70%), OSCE (20%), tutorial participation and presentations (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study will cover the therapeutics of oncology and immunology including the pharmaceutical sciences that underpin such drug therapies. This unit will also include the epidemiology, pathophysiology and clinical features of oncology and immunology disorders. Topics covered include: allergic drug reactions, chemotherapy, antimicrobials, antifungals, cancer clinical trials, radiopharmaceuticals, complementary medicines in oncology, and the therapeutic application of antibodies.
Through the use of case-based learning, students will participate in the interpretation, application and dissemination of pharmaceutical and pharmacotherapeutic concepts and knowledge.
On completion of this unit of study students will be able to apply an understanding of the pharmaceutical sciences to optimising the drug and non-drug therapy of patients with oncology and immunology disorders. Interprofessional communication and the application of specialist knowledge to implementing pharmacist cognitive services such as clinical interventions and/or medication management review will also be explored. Students will become familiar with drug information software and a number of computerised drug information databases. Role-plays will be used to develop students' communication skills for interaction between pharmacists and their clients (patients, doctors, other health professionals).
Textbooks
Australian Medicines Handbook, Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, 2016
PHAR3820 Neurology and Mental Health

Credit points: 10 Session: Semester 2b Classes: 4x3hr lectures/week, 2x2hr tutorials/week Prerequisites: (BIOL1XX8 or BIOL1XX3) and (CHEM1611 or CHEM11X2 or CHEM19X2 or CHEM1904) and (CHEM1612 or CHEM11X1 or CHEM19X1 or CHEM1903) and (BIOL1XX7 or MBLG1XX1) and PHAR1811 and PHAR1812 and PHAR1821 and PHAR1822 and PCOL2605 and PHAR2811 and PHAR2812 and PHAR2813 and PHAR2821 and PHAR2822 and PHAR2823 and PHSI2601 Corequisites: PHAR3825 and PHAR3826 and PHAR3827 and PHAR3100 Assessment: 2hr exam (60%), OSCE (20%), tutorial participation and presentations (2x10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study will cover the therapeutics of neurological and mental health disorders including the pharmaceutical sciences that underpin such drug therapies. This unit will also include the epidemiology, pathophysiology and clinical features of neurological disorders. Through the use of case-based learning, students will participate in the interpretation, application and dissemination of pharmaceutical and pharmacotherapeutic concepts and knowledge. On completion of this unit of study students will be able to apply an understanding of the pharmaceutical sciences to optimising the drug and non-drug therapy of patients with neurological disorders. Interprofessional communication and the application of specialist knowledge to implementing pharmacist cognitive services such as clinical interventions and/or medication management review will also be explored. Students will become familiar with drug information software and a number of computerised drug information databases. Role-plays will be used to develop students' communication skills for interaction between pharmacists and their clients (patients, doctors, other health professionals).

Year 4

Core

PHAR4100 Clinical Placement C

Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/semester, 1x1hr placement debrief Assessment: preceptor evaluation (50%), e-portfolio (50%). All assessment tasks must be completed. Satisfactory performance in all areas of this Unit of Study is required. Practical field work: Students must complete 2 weeks of Clinical Placements. Mode of delivery: Clinical experience
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Students must meet all checks and clearances as required and verified by the Office of Clinical Education at The University of Sydney and as set by the faculty prior to commencing this unit of study. Students who have not met verification requirements will not be eligible to attend placements or participate in this Unit of Study. Students must have successfully completed all PHAR3XXX units of study before enrolling into this unit of study.
Clinical Placement C is a continuation of Clinical Placements A and B, where students are provided opportunities to observe and participate in real-life application of theory and skills learned during on-campus course work. Students will have the opportunity to gain experience in practice and knowledge of a variety of professional settings.
The overall objectives of the Clinical Placements Program are to familiarise students with their future professional roles and working environments, and to develop professional skills and behaviours.
Students will be required to maintain an e-portfolio across the Clinical Placements Program of their placement experiences, and attend on-campus debriefing sessions. Students will also be evaluated by their preceptors on their professional performance during placement.
Textbooks
Australian Pharmaceutical Formulary (newest edition)
PHAR4811 Pharmacotherapeutics

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x2hr lectures/wk for 7 wks, 1x3hr tutorials/wk for 10 wk Prerequisites: PHAR3100 and PHAR3200 and PHAR3815 and PHAR3825 and PHAR3816 and PHAR3817 and PHAR3818 and PHAR3819 and PHAR3826 and PHAR3827 and [PHAR3820 or (PHAR3828 and PHAR3829)] Corequisites: PHAR4812 and (PHAR4814 or PHAR4815 or WORK3202) and PHAR4823 and PHAR4100 Assessment: 1hr exam (40%), quiz (10%), group portfolios (15%), workshop participation (35%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study will focus on developing students' understanding of the use of medicines and related appropriate health measures in special patient populations (paediatrics, geriatrics, pregnancy, disability and others). The unit of study will draw upon concepts in clinical pharmacy, pharmacokinetics and clinical practice.
Through a series of workshops, students will undertake activities including case-study analysis, role-plays, problem solving and case presentations. These activities will help students explore information sources for drug use and integrate knowledge of clinical indices, laboratory data, medication use history and demographic information to optimise drug therapy in response to the needs of individual patients. Students will gain 'hands-on' practice in the provision of patient-specific medicine use education and explore key issues concerning the maintenance of vigilance for medicines use specific to certain population groups.
Textbooks
Standard Reference Texts for Medications (AMH, APF, eMIMS).
PHAR4812 Integrated Dispensing Practice

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/wk for 4 wks, 1x2hr lab/wk for 5 wks, 1x2-3hr workshop/wk for 10 wks Prerequisites: PHAR3100 and PHAR3200 and PHAR3815 and PHAR3825 and PHAR3816 and PHAR3817 and PHAR3818 and PHAR3819 and PHAR3826 and PHAR3827 and [PHAR3820 or (PHAR3828 and PHAR3829)] Corequisites: PHAR4811 and (PHAR4814 or PHAR4815 or WORK3202) and PHAR4823 and PHAR4100 Assessment: 1.5hr exam (S/U), dispensing competency assessment (S/U), continuous weekly assessments (S/U) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Integrated Dispensing Practice links together the skills and knowledge that students have developed in dispensing and pharmacy practice. The emphasis is on clinical practice and develops the theme that dispensing is not a single event but a process which draws on skills and knowledge from a variety of areas of pharmacy practice, including communication with the patient and prescriber. This is achieved using a simulated practice environment in which students learn to integrate the skills they have developed in dose form preparation with their clinical skills, forensic and administrative requirements (including the use of computer-based dispensing programs), as well as the professional aspects of pharmacy in delivering a patient-centred care. This unit of study emphasises the importance of patient safety and quality use of medicines. The unit of study is Pass/Fail.
Textbooks
Australian Medicines Handbook (2016 or later) and Australian Pharmaceutical Formulary (Ed 23).
PHAR4823 Pharmacy Services and Public Health

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x2hr lectures/wk for 9 wks, 1x3hr/wk for 9 wks Prerequisites: PHAR3100 and PHAR3200 and PHAR3816 and PHAR3817 and PHAR3818 and PHAR3819 and PHAR3826 and PHAR3827 and [PHAR3820 or (PHAR3828 and PHAR3829)] Corequisites: (PHAR4814 or PHAR4815 or WORK3202) and PHAR4100 Assessment: 1.5hr exam (50%), group assignment/presentation (40%), workshop participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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.
Textbooks
Population Health: concepts and method

Year 4 Coursework

PHAR4814 Pharmacy Management

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x2hr lectures/wk for 9 wks, 1x2hr tutorial/week, 1x7hr workshop Prerequisites: PHAR3100 and PHAR3200 and PHAR3816 and PHAR3817 and PHAR3818 and PHAR3819 and PHAR3826 and PHAR3827 and [PHAR3820 or (PHAR3828 and PHAR3829)] Corequisites: PHAR4823 and PHAR4100. Assessment: 2hr exam (45%), group assignment and peer review (35%), class discussion and participation (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study focuses on the business skills necessary to manage either a community or hospital pharmacy. It focuses on three specific essential topics; accounting and financial management, human resource management and marketing. We also have workshops on problem solving, decision making and leadership. Material in each topic is managerially relevant and applied to the pharmacy context.
Textbooks
Pharmacy Management Custom Textbook 3rd Edition, Compiled by B Saini, PEARSON, 2016
PHAR4813 Novel Therapeutics

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x2hr lectures/wk for 3 wks, 1x3hr workshop/wk for 8 wks Prerequisites: PHAR3100 and PHAR3200 and PHAR3816 and PHAR3817 and PHAR3818 and PHAR3819 and PHAR3826 and PHAR3827 and [PHAR3820 or (PHAR3828 and PHAR3829)] Corequisites: PHAR4821 and (PHAR4820 or PHAR4822) Assessment: 1hr exam (40%), written assignment (35%), workshops (25%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study expands on second and third year pharmaceutical science (Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmaceutics, Pharmacology, Biology and Biochemistry) by exposing students to drug development and developing biotechnologies, new drug targets and therapies as well as clinical trials. Students will be introduced to emerging biotechnologies and biological devices including drug delivery systems, new drug targets and therapies in order to be aware of "up and coming" biotechnologies and how they will impact on pharmaceutical care. Such knowledge will help students to decide their future career direction and give more understanding of practical problems encountered in design and use of biotechnology derived drugs. In addition, this unit of study promotes integration and application of prior knowledge in pharmaceutical science to solving problems in tasks encountered in research and development. This unit will help to understand pharmaceutical drug development as a possible career path and prepares students for professional accreditation. Students will develop knowledge related to biotechnology derived drugs and develop skills in obtaining and critically assessing peer-reviewed publications, as well as people skills from group work, conflict management and written and oral communication skills.
Textbooks
Foye W.O et. al. Principles of Medicinal Chemistry (5th Ed), Williams and Wilkins (2002)
PHAR4820 Interdisciplinary Health Project

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Prerequisites: PHAR3816 and PHAR3817 and PHAR3818 and PHAR3819 and PHAR3826 and PHAR3827 and PHAR3820 Corequisites: PHAR4821 and (PHAR4813 or PHAR4822) Assessment: assessments in this unit of study will include: individual written assignment, a group project plan and report and an oral presentation. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This project will involve collaboration across discipline areas and provide opportunities to work with major industry partners on real-world health problems. Students will work in interdisciplinary groups throughout the semester under the guidance of a project supervisor, and will present their projects to the industry partner at the end of semester.
Textbooks
Current readings, frameworks and case studies will be provided as digital links to enrolled students.
PHAR4821 Professional Practice

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lectures/week, 2x3hr workshops/week, 4x2hr forensics lectures/semester, 1x3hr forensics workshop/semester Prerequisites: PHAR3100 and PHAR3200 and PHAR3816 and PHAR3817 and PHAR3818 and PHAR3819 and PHAR3826 and PHAR3827 and [PHAR3820 or (PHAR3828 and PHAR3829)] Corequisites: (PHAR4813 and PHAR4820) or (PHAR4813 and PHAR4822) or (PHAR4820 and PHAR4822) Assessment: 1hr MCQ exam (20%), medication review (30%), health care collaboration (10%), tutorial marks and communication (40%), 1hr in-semester forensic exam (S/U) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study consolidates previous units from year one to semester 1 of year four of the curriculum, through the presentation and solving of clinical and ethical problems. It has a focus on knowledge application in a simulated pharmacy workplace and includes professional services including disease state management. The unit consists of lectures, on-line learning and simulated case-based competency assessment and learning.
Textbooks
Pharmacy and Poisons legislation is required but is made available in a specific format for the unit
PHAR4822 Clinical Placement D

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr placement debrief Prerequisites: PHAR3100 and PHAR3200 and PHAR3816 and PHAR3817 and PHAR3818 and PHAR3819 and PHAR3826 and PHAR3827 and [PHAR3820 or (PHAR3828 and PHAR3829)] and PHAR4100 Corequisites: PHAR4821 and (PHAR4813 or PHAR4820) Assessment: preceptor assessment (50%), portfolio (50%). All assessment tasks must be completed. Satisfactory performance in all areas of this unit of study is required. Practical field work: Students must complete 2 weeks of Clinical Placements. Mode of delivery: Clinical experience
Note: Students must meet all checks and clearances as required and verified by the Office of Clinical Education at The University of Sydney prior to commencing this Unit of Study. Students who have not met verification requirements before the commencement of Semester 2 will not be eligible to attend their placement.
Clinical Placement D is the final Clinical Placements Unit of Study and is a continuation of Clinical Placements A, B, and C. Students are provided opportunities to observe and participate in real-life application of theory and skills learned during on-campus course work. Students will have the opportunity to gain experience in practice and knowledge of a variety of professional settings.
The overall objectives of the Clinical Placements program are to familiarise students with their future professional roles and working environments, and to develop professional skills and behaviours.
Students will be required to maintain an e-portfolio across the Clinical Placements program of their placement experiences, and attend on-campus debriefing sessions. Students will also be evaluated by their preceptors on their professional performance during placement.
Textbooks
Australian Pharmaceutical Formulary (newest edition)

Year 4 Honours

PHAR4815 Research Methods

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: Data management (approx 16hrs); literature searching and appraisal, and scientific presentations (approx 9hrs); research methods (approx 40hrs); journal club and seminars (approx 16hrs) and research project. Prerequisites: PHAR3100 and PHAR3200 and PHAR3815 and PHAR3825 and PHAR3816 and PHAR3817 and PHAR3818 and PHAR3819 and PHAR3826 and PHAR3827 and [PHAR3820 or (PHAR3828 and PHAR3829)] Corequisites: PHAR4811 and PHAR4812 and PHAR4823 and PHAR4100. Assessment: data management assignment (10%), literature review search strategy and outline (5%), oral scientific presentation (5%), seminar report (5%), literature review manuscript (55%), literature review presentation (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Research Methods is a component of the Honours elective, and is designed to extend students' knowledge and skills in research methods and problem solving, as well as oral and written scientific communication. The workshop and seminar series in the unit will equip students with the advanced research skills needed for their research projects. Research projects will commence in Semester 1 and will be completed in Semester 2 under the direct supervision of an academic staff member or supervisory team.
Textbooks
Those recommended by individual lecturers and research project supervisors.
PHAR4830 Honours

Credit points: 24 Session: Semester 2 Classes: Journal club, workshops and seminars (approx 15 hours in total) and research project (approx 35-40 hours per week) and monthly meeting (approx 3hrs). In addition, students are required to attend several sessions of the School Postgraduate conference. 4x2hr forensics lectures/semester, 1x3hr forensics workshop/semester Prerequisites: PHAR4811 and PHAR4812 and PHAR4815 and PHAR4823 and PHAR4100 Assessment: research paper manuscript (55%), oral presentation of research project (25%), supervisor mark for overall research performance (20%), 1hr in-semester forensic exam (S/U) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study is designed to extend the Pharmacy undergraduate's knowledge and skills in research practice and problem solving, and written and oral scientific communication acquired in PHAR4815. Honours provides an important basis for those who may wish to branch into specialised areas and will be particularly useful for those seeking employment in industry, government, hospital laboratories, research institutions and also for those considering continuation to postgraduate studies. The journal club/seminar/postgraduate conference component of the course will assist in the development of advanced research and presentation skills and will complement the research project. A final research presentation and report describing research results and conclusions is to be conducted at the end of the semester.
Textbooks
Those recommended by individual lecturers and research project supervisors.

Year 4 International Major

PHAR4814 Pharmacy Management

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x2hr lectures/wk for 9 wks, 1x2hr tutorial/week, 1x7hr workshop Prerequisites: PHAR3100 and PHAR3200 and PHAR3816 and PHAR3817 and PHAR3818 and PHAR3819 and PHAR3826 and PHAR3827 and [PHAR3820 or (PHAR3828 and PHAR3829)] Corequisites: PHAR4823 and PHAR4100. Assessment: 2hr exam (45%), group assignment and peer review (35%), class discussion and participation (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study focuses on the business skills necessary to manage either a community or hospital pharmacy. It focuses on three specific essential topics; accounting and financial management, human resource management and marketing. We also have workshops on problem solving, decision making and leadership. Material in each topic is managerially relevant and applied to the pharmacy context.
Textbooks
Pharmacy Management Custom Textbook 3rd Edition, Compiled by B Saini, PEARSON, 2016
PHAR4832 Pharmacy International Exchange

Credit points: 24 Session: Semester 2 Classes: The numbers of practical classes, tutorials/workshops and lectures in each of the units of study taken will be the same as for the full-time students at the host institution. 4x2hr forensics lectures/semester, 1x3hr forensics workshop/semester Prerequisites: PHAR4811 and PHAR4812 and (PHAR4814 or WORK3202) and PHAR4823 and PHAR4100 Assessment: The students will be assessed in the coursework and examination components agreed by the Faculty and the international host institution in the same weighting as the full-time students at the host institution. Satisfactory performance in the forensic examination. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study will provide students with the opportunity to experience other healthcare systems through undertaking coursework at international universities. The students will attend all classes in prescribed units of study offered by the host institution. These units of study will be agreed by the Faculty and the host institution and will be selected for level, content, and exposure of our students to the different healthcare system and roles of a pharmacist in the host country. The overall assessment and workload will be agreed between the two institutions and will be commensurate with 24 credit points. The unit of study is Pass/Fail.
Textbooks
Those recommended by the units of study at the host institution.

Year 4 Industrial Major

PHAR4814 Pharmacy Management

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x2hr lectures/wk for 9 wks, 1x2hr tutorial/week, 1x7hr workshop Prerequisites: PHAR3100 and PHAR3200 and PHAR3816 and PHAR3817 and PHAR3818 and PHAR3819 and PHAR3826 and PHAR3827 and [PHAR3820 or (PHAR3828 and PHAR3829)] Corequisites: PHAR4823 and PHAR4100. Assessment: 2hr exam (45%), group assignment and peer review (35%), class discussion and participation (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study focuses on the business skills necessary to manage either a community or hospital pharmacy. It focuses on three specific essential topics; accounting and financial management, human resource management and marketing. We also have workshops on problem solving, decision making and leadership. Material in each topic is managerially relevant and applied to the pharmacy context.
Textbooks
Pharmacy Management Custom Textbook 3rd Edition, Compiled by B Saini, PEARSON, 2016
PHAR4831 Pharmacy Industrial Placement

Credit points: 24 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 4x2hr forensics lectures/semester, 1x3hr forensics workshop/semester Prerequisites: PHAR4811 and PHAR4812 and (PHAR4814 or WORK3202) and PHAR4823 and PHAR4100 Assessment: initial report (30%), final report (70%), 1hr in-semester forensic exam (S/U) Practical field work: Students must complete 13 weeks of work in the host organisation. Mode of delivery: Professional practice
This unit of study will provide students with the opportunity to experience the practice of pharmacy in one of a range of industrial settings. Students will contribute to the activities of the host organisation, e.g. helping to develop and prepare consumer-relevant information sheets on managing medicines. The overall workload (full-time for 13 weeks) will be agreed individually in consultation with the host and will be commensurate with 24 credit points.
Textbooks
Those recommended by the host institution.