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
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. 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 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.
  • Compulsory Course Component: The 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.
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for PHAR6224

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