PHCY5613 Management and Economics in Pharmacy

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (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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