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 of Health and Medicine
School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy
Trimester 2 - 2014
After completing this course, students will be able to:
- Describe the nature and role of the Pharmaceutical Sector in the Australian Health Care Sector;
- Describe the competencies necessary to manage Pharmaceutical Retail Enterprises;
- Develop an understanding of the human resource practices in a business unit;
- Develop an appreciation and working knowledge of Financial Management; and
- Describe the necessary skills to effectively manage Supplier chain and Customer Relationship Management.
The main topic areas of learning are as follows:
- The nature and role of the pharmaceutical industry within the Australian Health Care Sector;
- The types of business unit formats that comprise the various pharmaceutical practices and their implications for business practice;
- Essentials of Enterprise development and management;
- The Essentials of Retail Management practices;
- Managing the Supply Chain system;
- Fundamentals of Financial Management;
- Human Resource Issues and Management of work related practices;
- Customer relationship building and Maintenance; and
- Business Ethics as they apply to the pharmaceutical Industry.
||Replaces PHAR6018 Pharmacy Management 10 Units
||Students requiring to repeat PHAR6018 Pharmacy Management can do PHAR6224 Pharmacy Management
|Modes of Delivery
Problem Based Learning
Self Directed Learning
- 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.
- Tutorial: for 5 hour(s) per Week for 8 weeks
- Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 8 weeks
- Requisite by Enrolment: This course is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Pharmacy program.
2014 Course Timetables for PHAR6224