Clinical Leadership in Health Care

Course code PHAR4204Units 10Level 4000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy

This course is an advanced course where students apply the cognitive knowledge and technical skills they have learnt during the program to deliver pharmaceutical services across the health sector using the principles of good business practice and leadership. The course is concerned with consideration of the fundamentals of managing a pharmaceutical organisation unit in terms of procurement, human resources and clients in a business and professional framework.

This course provides an advanced examination of the foundations of management and leadership theory within a clinical context. It comprises the definition and analysis of management theory, characteristics and styles of leadership and introduces individual, group and organisational structures. The role of the pharmacist in disaster and crisis management within a global context is also discussed in this capstone clinical leadership course.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesAfter completing this course students will be able to:
1. Describe the nature and role of the pharmaceutical sector in the Australian health care sector.
2. Describe the competencies necessary to manage pharmaceutical enterprises/facilities.
3. Develop an understanding of the human resource practices in a business unit.
4. Develop an appreciation and working knowledge of financial management.
5. Describe the necessary advanced skills to effectively manage procurement and customer relationship management, including conflict resolution.
6. Demonstrate theoretical and practical aspects of clinical leadership and management, including advanced communication.
7. Understand the principles underlying disaster and crisis management and their relevance to overall pharmaceutical care in Australia and globally.
Content1. The nature and role of the pharmaceutical industry within the Australian Health System.
2. The types of business unit formats that comprise the various pharmaceutical practices and their implications for business practice.
3. Essentials of Enterprise development and management.
4. The Essentials of Management practices.
5. Managing the Supply Chain system.
6. Fundamentals of Financial Management.
7. Human Resource Issues and Management of work related practices.
8. Customer relationship building and Maintenance.
9. Business Ethics as they apply to the pharmaceutical Industry.
10. Defining leadership and management.
11. Stepping into the leadership role.
12. Effective teamwork and problem solving.
13. Disaster and crisis management.
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNA
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsCase Study
Problem Based Learning
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsCourse Learning Objectives 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Examination: FormalCourse Learning Objectives 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Group/tutorial participation and contributionCourse Learning Objectives 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Presentations - GroupCourse Learning Objectives 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
ProjectsGroup project
Quiz - ClassCourse Learning Objectives 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 8 weeks
Workshop: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 8 weeks
Integrated Learning: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) program.
Compulsory Program ComponentMandatory NSW Health Verification Requirements must be met and Workcover approved First Aid Certificate.
Compulsory Program ComponentPrior successful completion of PHAR3104 Clinical Pharmacotherapy 2 and PHAR3203 Clinical Pharmacotherapy 3.