PHAR6224

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

Not currently offered

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.
Content

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.
Requisites
  • This course is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Pharmacy program.
Assessment Items
  • Formal Examination: Examination: formal *
  • Written Assignment: Written assignment: business plan report *
  • In Term Test: In-class Quizzes and Exercises

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Contact Hours Not currently offered
Compulsory Requirements
  • Course Assessment Requirements: 1. Written Assignment: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course. (Students must achieve a satisfactory grade in the formal examination and Business Plan assignment to be able to pass the course.) 2. Formal Examination: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course. (Students must achieve a satisfactory grade in the formal examination and Business Plan assignment to be able to pass the course.)
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