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PC5512 - Pharmaceutical Public Health Priorities

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
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. This is an introductory subject that introduces the main concepts and philosophies of pharmaceutical public health. It will introduce the student to the roles of public health, health determinants and the role of pharmacy within current public health systems. It will also discuss the priorities for pharmaceutial public health, how public health may be improved through pharmacy and how pharmaceutical public health services can be implemented.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate a mastery and understanding of a body of theoretical knowledge relating to the role of public health services generally, and the role of pharmacy within national, regional and local public health systems and structures;
  • demonstrate a mastery and understanding of a body of theoretical knowledge relating to the recognition of key priority areas for pharmaceutical public health at both a national and international level;
  • demonstrate an ability to critically analyse, review, evaluate and develop strategies for the enhancement of the role of pharmacists and pharmacies in the provision of pharmaceutical public health services in recognized key priority areas for pharmaceutical public health;
  • demonstrate an ability to critically analyse and/or adapt, construct and develop strategies and guidelines to promote and optimise the provision of ethically and culturally appropriate pharmaceutical public health services in key priority areas and to enhance the impact of pharmacy in the provision of public health services to whole populations.

Availabilities

External, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coordinator: Mr David Herron
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCUandPrinted materials
Assessment: quizzes and tests (20%); assignment 1 (30%); assignment 2 (50%).

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.