University of Technology Sydney

96011 Primary Health Care

6cp; 1 x 2hpw (lecture), 2 x 2hpw (workshop)
Requisite(s): (96006 Integrated Therapeutics 1 AND 96005 Professional Services 2 AND 96007 Drug Disposition AND (96008 Evidence-based Practice OR 96858 Evidenced-based Primary Health Care) AND 96024 Clinical Practice 2)
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses.
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.


Pharmacists are said to be the first point of contact with consumers for their health care and wellness needs. The results of these consultations could be referral to medical practitioners and other care providers, the supply of a non-prescription medication and/or advice. This subject provides students with knowledge and skills to make appropriate clinical decisions to assist the consumer self manage or to seek relevant health advice. Disease, symptom, non-prescription medication, non-pharmacological management, screening and monitoring are covered. Prevention, health promotion and wellness theory and practice is reviewed and applied to the role of pharmacy. The areas of smoking cessation, weight management and lifestyle changes are used as examples.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus

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