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Pharmaceutical Science and Practice involves the study of the of physical and chemical (physicochemical) principles which are important in the design of dosage forms and other pharmaceutical systems. This background physicochemical knowledge is the fundamental basis of how drugs are effectively delivered to the body to exert a therapeutic effect. These principles are also applied to professional pharmacy practice, particularly with regard to extemporaneous compounding. Students develop their dispensing process by exploring more advanced extemporaneous compounding and dispensing issues. Some legal aspects of dispensing and related pharmacy practice issues are also covered. Students are introduced to professional problem-solving and decision making appropriate to the patient. There is a focus on patient-centred care as students develop their communication and patient counselling skills.

Summary 2020

Unit name Pharmaceutical Science and Practice 2A
Unit code CSA255
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Discipline Pharmacy

Teaching staff

Natalie Cooper (Coordinator), Ms A Short, Ms S Holmes

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


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 31/5/2020 31/5/2020

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 2020: $2,354.00 019999

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Teaching Pattern

2-3 hours of lectures per week, 1-2 hours of workshops per week, approx 1x1hr tutorial per fortnight, approx 1x3hr practical per fortnight


Laboratory/practical 3 hours

Test or quiz 10 - 20 minutes, Weight: 10%

Test or quiz 15 - 40 minutes each, Weight: 10%

Laboratory/practical 3 hours, Weight: 10%

Examination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) 2 - 3 hours, Weight: 30%

Examination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) 2 hours, Weight: 40%

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Australian Pharmaceutical Formulary and Handbook (current edition)


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