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, PHAR5717Co-requisites
PHAR5726, PHAR5727, PHAR5728