Pharmacy Management

Course code PHAR6224Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy

Introduces students to the basic competencies necessary to manage a business unit within the pharmaceutical sector in today's competitive business environment. Essentially the course is concerned with consideration of the fundamentals of managing a pharmaceutical business unit in terms of its suppliers, its staff and customers profitably.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusTrimester 2
Previously offered in 2014
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 Retail Enterprises;
3. Develop an understanding of the human resource practices in a business unit;
4. Develop an appreciation and working knowledge of Financial Management; and
5. Describe the necessary skills to effectively manage Supplier chain and Customer Relationship Management.
ContentThe main topic areas of learning are as follows:
1. The nature and role of the pharmaceutical industry within the Australian Health Care Sector;
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 Retail 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; and
9. Business Ethics as they apply to the pharmaceutical Industry.
Replacing Course(s)Replaces PHAR6018 Pharmacy Management 10 Units
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsProblem Based Learning
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Examination: FormalExamination held at the end of trimester. May comprise True/False, multiple choice and short answer questions and calculations.
Course learning objectives 1,2,3,4,5
Other: (please specify)May include written assignments, groups working on projects and or oral presentations on project tasks:-

In class quizzes and exercises
Course learning objectives 1,2,3,4,5

Business Plan
Course learning objectives 2,3,4,5
Other: (please specify)Compulsory Course Component: Students must demonstrate competency in the theoretical knowledge that forms part of the core competencies required of a pharmacist so students must achieve a satisfactory grade in the formal examination and Business Plan assignment to obtain a passing or higher grade in this course.
Students will have had feedback on performance in inclass quizzes and exercises.
Contact HoursTutorial: for 5 hour(s) per Week for 8 weeks
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 8 weeks
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Pharmacy program.
Compulsory Course ComponentThe assessment components test a student's competency in one or more of the course learning objectives since these form part of the core competencies required of a pharmacist. Students must:-
1. achieve a satisfactory grade in the formal examination and
2. achieve a satisfactory grade in the Business Plan assignment.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for PHAR6224