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Public Health and Pharmaceutical Policy - PHAR5725

Year - 2018

This unit of study will focus on developing students' understanding of the Public Health System, the role of pharmacy, health policy and regulation affecting health in Australia and internationally. Students will develop 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.

2 x lecs/wk, 4hr workshop/wk and up to 25hrs of self directed learning

Final exam (50%), group assignment/presentation (35%), workshop participation (15%)


PHAR5711, PHAR5712, PHAR5713, PHAR5714, PHAR5715, PHAR5716, PHAR5717


PHAR5726, PHAR5727, PHAR5728


Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 2

30 Jul 2018

Department/School: Pharmacy
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2018
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Barbara Mintzes
HECS Band: 2
Courses that offer this unit

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