Not currently offered
Course code



10 units


6000 level

Course handbook


Considers the context of pharmacy practice and describes the legislative, ethical and professional standards and national policy programs framework in which the profession of pharmacy operates. The legislation relating to the practice of pharmacy, drug manufacture and distribution will be discussed. Communication skill is an important competency for pharmacists and this course will examine ways of effective communication with consumers and other health professionals. The course further develops extemporaneous dispensing, pharmaceutical calculations and counselling required in the practice of pharmacy.


Not currently offered.

This Course was last offered in Trimester 2 - 2016.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Understand the legislative (State and Australian Government) requirements for the production and distribution of pharmaceutical products of adequate safety, quality and efficacy;

2. Understand the core principles of good communication;

3. Develop a professional ethos for the provision of high standard pharmaceutical services; and

4. Develop a knowledge and understanding of public health and the role of the pharmacist;

5. Acquire the skills required to develop quality assurance programs in pharmacy practice.

6. Display competency in the manufacture of extemporaneous pharmaceutical products, dispensing and counselling;

7. Develop an understanding of Pharmaceutical service delivery in rural and remote locations in Australia.


  1. The Codes of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and Good Clinical Practice.
  2. Quality assurance in pharmacy practice
  3. The drug evaluation process and the Therapeutic Goods Act.
  4. The Pharmacy Practice Act and Regulations (NSW)
  5. The Therapeutic Drugs and Poisons Act and Regulations (NSW)
  6. The National Health Act and the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme
  7. Introduction to professionalism and professional standards
  8. Introduction to ethics in clinical practice and research
  9. The requirements for effective communication and influencing factors.
  10. The concept of Public Health and the role of the pharmacist
  11. Pharmaceutical service delivery into Rural and Remote locations within Australia

Review of Progress

This course is a compulsory program requirement for students in the following program(s):

In addition to meeting the University's overall requirements for academic progression, students enrolled in these program(s) must satisfactorily complete this course in order to progress in their program.


This course is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Pharmacy program. Pre-requisite - successful completion of PHAR6111.

Assumed knowledge

PHAR6001 Pharmacy Practice 1 or PHAR6111 Pharmacy Practice 1

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Written Assignment

Practical Demonstration: Extemporaneous dispensing assessments including calculations, preparation of pharmaceutical products *

Participation: Group Participation and Contribution

Formal Examination: Formal End of trimester Exam *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Formal Examination: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Practical Demonstration: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.

Pre-Placement Requirements:

  • NSW Health Verification Requirements - Mandatory NSW Health Verification Requirements must be met.
  • First Aid Certificate - students must complete a First Aid Certificate issued by an approved provider.