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Pharmacy Skills in Practice 2 integrates aspects of drug delivery and formulation with Pharmacy Practice, which relates to the role of the pharmacist in optimising the use of medicines and improving health outcomes. Students develop their dispensing process as pharmacists with advanced extemporaneous dispensing issues and calculations. Students are introduced to professional problem solving and decision making appropriate to the patient. There is a focus on patient-centred care with patient counselling concepts and application of communication skills in clinical scenarios. This patient-centred care is extended to the study of over-the-counter (OTC) medications and chronic disease state management. Some legal and ethical aspects of dispensing and related pharmacy practice are covered.

Summary 2021

Unit name Pharmacy Skills in Practice 2
Unit code CSA204
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Discipline Pharmacy

Dr Mackenzie Williams

Teaching staff

Dr Mackenzie Williams and other staff from within the School of Pharmacy and Pharmacology.

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No



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About Census Dates




CSA157 and CSA103 and CZZ102 and CZZ101 and CSA255


CSA230 must be either studied at the same time as CSA204 or have been completed previously.


Teaching Pattern

A  combination of face-to-face tutorials, practicals and workshops with online content delivered via MyLO.


1x 2hr practical exam (30%); mid semester written theory test (15%); oral counselling exam (40%); Pharmacy Practice workshops (15%) and Pharmacy Practice practical reports (pass/fail). Students must pass the oral exam to pass the unit overall.

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