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PC5510 - Management of Pharmaceutical Services

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Medicine & Dentistry

Pharmaceutical Public Health is a developing specialty which seeks to influence pharmaceutical health determinants on a population basis, rather than having a focus on the individual patient. Primary areas of activity for pharmaceutical public health are in rural and remote health services, health services in developing countries, and in regulatory activities associated with pharmaceutical services. This subject is intended to introduce the student to concepts relating to the management and control of pharmaceutical services in these situations including legislative controls, assessment of pharmaceutical services and improving access to medication and pharmacy services.

Learning Outcomes

  • master a body of theoretical knowledge relating to the role of pharmaceutical public health services in influencing health determinants across a range of different health service models and structures;
  • critically analyse, review, evaluate and develop strategies to successfully undertake rapid pharmaceutical sector asessments and be able to analyse, interpret and integrate the results in order to identify priorities for the development of pharmaceutical services;
  • critically analyse, evaluate and apply pharmacoeconomic data and principles to the selection of medicines for limited lists such as essential medicine lists or for public funding;
  • critically analyse, review, evaluate and develop strategies for the estabilishment and conduct of managerial and leadership approaches at a health-service or country-wide level.

Subject Assessment

  • quizzes or tests (20%)
  • assignment 1 (30%)
  • assignment 2 (50%).

Availabilities

External, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Coordinator: Professor Beverley Glass
Lecturers: Mr David Herron, Assoc. Professor Ian Heslop.
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCUandPrinted materials

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.