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PC5510 - Management of Pharmaceutical Services

Credit points: 3
Year: 2015
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

  • demonstrate a mastery and understanding of 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;
  • demonstrate an ability to 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;
  • demonstrate an ability to 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;
  • demonstrate an ability to critically analyse, review, evaluate and develop strategies for the estabilishment of pharmacovigilance programs at a health service or country-wide level.


External, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2015
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Ian Heslop, Professor Beverley Glass.
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCUandPrinted materials
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); assignments (60%).

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