PHCY5613 Management and Economics in Pharmacy
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Non-standard teaching period UWA (Perth) Multi-mode
- This unit provides an introduction to business and management skills relevant to community and hospital pharmacy operations.
Content focuses on four integrated areas: pharmacy business planning including human and financial management and accounting; pharmacy business environments; health economics; and professional, ethical and legal obligations relevant to pharmacy management.
- Students are able to (1) apply principles of pharmacy business management to develop a pharmacy business plan; (2) describe the health, policy and business environments in which pharmacy operates; (3) critically analyse methods of economic evaluation used to determine the costs and outcomes of drug treatments; and (4) evaluate professional, ethical and legal obligations for pharmacists from a pharmacy business perspective.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) assignment; (2) oral presentation/s; and (3) test. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is available in this unit for any student who has obtained a final overall mark of 45-49% and for whom this is the last unit a student would need to pass in order to graduate from the Master of Pharmacy Course.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Dr Sandra Salter
- Unit rules
- Enrolment in the Master of Pharmacy
- Contact hours
- Lectures, tutorials and workshops: 8 hours per week for 6 weeks
Kayne, SB., ed. Pharmacy Business Management: Pharmaceutical Press 2011
Palmer, G. and Ho, M. T. Health Economics: a Critical and Global Analysis: Palgrave McMillan 2008
Drummond MF, Sculpher MJ, Claxton K, Stoddardt GL, Torrance GW. Methods for the Economic Evaluation of Health Care Programmes (4th Ed): Oxford University Press 2015
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- Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available via the Booktopia Textbook Finder, which has the functionality to search by course code, course, ISBN and title, and may also be posted or available at the appropriate school's administrative offices. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.