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.
34 x 1hr lectures, 10 x 3hr workshops and up to 25hrs of self directed learning
Final exam (50%), group assignment/presentation (40%), workshop participation (10%).
Population Health: concepts and method
PHAR3816 and PHAR3817 and PHAR3818 and PHAR3819 and PHAR3826 and PHAR3827 and PHAR3828 and PHAR3829Co-requisites
(PHAR4814 or PHAR4815 or WORK3202) and PHAR4100