Oral Exam :: Common Primary Healthcare Topics

Common Primary Healthcare Topics

Listed below are some common primary healthcare topics which you should be familiar with before attempting the oral exam.


  • Tinea
  • Nappy rash
  • Chicken pox
  • Eczema
  • Allergic reaction
  • Blue bottle sting
  • Warts
  • Scabies
  • Head lice
  • Dandruff
  • Nail infection


  • Vomiting
  • Heartburn
  • Diarrhoea
  • Constipation
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Worms


  • Dry eyes
  • Conjunctivitis


  • Ear wax
  • Ear pain


  • Cold and flu
  • Hayfever
  • Asthma
  • Smoking


  • Mouth ulcer
  • Oral thrush
  • Vaginal thrush
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Travel sickness
  • Weight loss
  • Hair loss
  • Emergency contraceptive

Please note that this is not an exhaustive list. The Pharmacy Board of Australia may choose to examine other topics.

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