Pharmacy Management

10 Units

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.

Faculty Faculty of Health and Medicine
School School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy
Availability Trimester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan Campus)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan Campus)

After 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.

The 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
Transition Students requiring to repeat PHAR6018 Pharmacy Management can do PHAR6224 Pharmacy Management
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge Nil
Modes of Delivery Internal Mode
Teaching Methods Problem Based Learning
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
  • Examination: Formal - Examination held at the end of trimester. May comprise True/False, multiple choice and short answer questions and calculations.
  • Other: (please specify) - May include written assignments,quizzes, groups working on projects and or oral presentations on project tasks. Details provided in the course outline at commencement of trimester.
  • Other: (please specify) - Students must achieve a satisfactory grade in the formal examination and all other assessment items of the course, to obtain a passing or higher grade in this course. Students must demonstrate competency in the theoretical knowledge that forms part of the core competencies required of a pharmacist.
Contact Hours
  • Tutorial: for 5 hour(s) per Week for 8 weeks
  • Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 8 weeks
Compulsory Components
  • Requisite by Enrolment: This course is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Pharmacy program.
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for PHAR6224

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