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|Student Contribution Band:||Band 2|
|Administered by:||College of Medicine & Dentistry|
This subject will introduce students to the principles and practice of pharmaceutical public health, and the integral role played by pharmacists in Australian primary health care. It will also teach the process of counter-prescribing and explore the role of pharmacists in the provision of over-the-counter (S2 and S3) medications in the management of self-limiting health conditions that present to community pharmacy. The subject will have a strong focus on pharmacist led primary care interventions and the role of the pharmacist in the provision of pharmaceutical public health. This subject will also explore foundational principles of public health, the structure of the Australian health care system, factors which impact upon the health status of the population and comparisons of the health status of Australia with other nations will be covered. A key aspect of this subject will be the comparison of the health of rural, remote and metropolitan localities and indigenous health and how health service delivery varies by geographical location. Different primary health care models will be presented, with a strong focus on those that can be implemented by pharmacists.
Attendance at residential from 2022
|Prerequisites:||COMPLETION OF ALL LEVEL 1 SUBJECTS|
|Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal|
|Census Date 26-Aug-2021|
|Coordinator:||Mr Shane MacDonald|
|Lecturers:||Ms Kathy Thomas, Mrs Gillian Knott, Dr Martina Mylrea, Dr Kris McBain-Rigg, Ms Selina Taylor, Assoc. Professor John Smithson, Mr Nathan Dawes, Mr Shane MacDonald, Mrs Amanda Mackay, Mr Donald Whaleboat, Ms Mary O'Loughlin, Mr Jack Seaton.|
The student workload for this 6 credit point subject is approximately 260 hours.
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