PHCY5613 Management and Economics in Pharmacy

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Multi-mode
Content
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.
Outcomes
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.
Assessment
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
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in the Master of Pharmacy
Contact hours
Lectures, tutorials and workshops: 8 hours per week for 6 weeks
Texts

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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