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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