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 customer profitably.

Faculty Faculty of Health and Medicine
School School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy
Availability Trimester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of 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.
  • This course is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Pharmacy program.
Assessment Items
  • Formal Examination: Examination: formal (end of trimester)
  • Written Assignment: Written assignment: business plan report *
  • Presentation: In-class Presentations

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Contact Hours



Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 8 Weeks


Face to Face On Campus 5 hour(s) per Week for 8 Weeks

Compulsory Requirements
  • Course Assessment Requirements: 1. Written Assignment: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.
Timetable 2017 Course Timetables for PHAR6224
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