1272.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Education (ASCED), 2001  
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PHARMACY is the study of the preparation and dispensing of drugs.

The main purpose of this narrow field of education is to develop an understanding of the properties of drugs and medicinal products and their manufacture, control and use in the community and in hospitals.

Courses in Narrow Field 0605 Pharmacy develop skills in:
. preparing and dispensing medications to patients with regard to legal, therapeutic and professional requirements
. providing information and advising patients and the general community on drugs and medications

This narrow field comprises the following detailed field:

060501  Pharmacy


Pharmacology. This is included in Detailed Field 019907 Pharmacology.

060501 Pharmacy

Pharmacy is the study of the preparation and dispensing of drugs.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. dosage
. pharmaceutical calculations
. pharmacy administration and practice
. pharmaceutics

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