Courses & Units

Pharmaceutical Science and Practice 1 CSA157

Hobart

Introduction

This unit integrates two areas of study: Pharmaceutical Science and Pharmacy Practice. Pharmaceutical Science is the study of the formulation, manufacture, stability and effectiveness of pharmaceutical dosage forms. Pharmacy Practice is the study of the role of the pharmacist in optimising the use of medicines, communicating medicines and health information and improving patient outcomes. You will study the principles of:

  • Dosage form design and formulation
  • Extemporaneous compounding of dosage forms
  • Dispensing
  • Pharmaceutical calculations
  • Communication skills

This unit requires you to apply your knowledge of pharmaceutical science to a range of professional and practical situations including compounding pharmaceuticals, dispensing pharmaceuticals and communicating medicines information to patients. There is a significant amount of practical-based learning in the dispensing laboratory.

Summary

Unit name Pharmaceutical Science and Practice 1
Unit code CSA157
Credit points 25
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
Tasmanian School of Medicine
Discipline Pharmacy
Teaching staff

Mrs S Holmes, Ms V Ford, Ms A Short

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $2,381.00 2020: $4,708.00 060501

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Teaching

Teaching Pattern

4hrs of  lectures weekly, 3 hrs of workshops weekly, 3hrs of practicals weekly

Assessment

Practical Component: Practical reports (15%), 3 hr practical examination (15%)

Theory Component: Online quizzes (5%), Mid semester tests (15%), 3 hr Written examination (50%)

Students must pass both the practical and theoretical component of the unit to pass the unit as a whole.

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Textbooks

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