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.
Availability2019 Course Timetables
- Semester 2 - 2019
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Apply professionalism in relation to legal, ethical and clinical leadership roles.
2. Describe the qualities of effective leadership, critically assessing the leader's role in driving quality performance and effective, ethical change in organisations.
3. Demonstrate an integrative understanding of the concepts of Business Management and an ability to apply these in an effective, ethical, and socially responsible manner.
4. Demonstrate an understanding of the financial performance of a business, including critical analysis.
5. Evaluate the effectiveness of a marketing position; where appropriate, design and implement alternative ethically and socially responsible strategies, and demonstrate an understanding of the impact of these strategies on the business, its customers, the workforce and all other stakeholders.
1. The nature and role of the pharmaceutical industry within the Australian Health System.
2. Fundamentals of Financial Management and Marketing.
3. Human Resource Issues and Management of work related practices.
4. Business Ethics as they apply to the pharmaceutical Industry.
5. Defining leadership and management.
6. Effective teamwork and problem solving.
To enrol in this course students must have successfully completed all 3000 level courses within the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)  program and be active in this program.
Formal Examination: Written Exam *
Written Assignment: Business Plan *
Presentation: Group Oral Presentation *
* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.
In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:
General Course Requirements:
- Lecture: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions.
- Tutorial: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions.
Course Assessment Requirements:
- Written Assignment: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.
- Presentation: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.
- Formal Examination: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.
Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 8 Weeks
Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 4 Weeks