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Therapeutics in Practice 3B CSA306



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CSA306 (Therapeutics in Practice 3B) is designed to build upon students existing knowledge of pharmacology, physiology, microbiology and evidence-based health, in order to develop the clinical knowledge and skills necessary to deliver pharmaceutical care. The unit covers the pathophysiology and therapeutic management of common diseases. In CSA306, specific topics include hepatology, neurology, pain, psychiatry, gastroenterology and rheumatology. An emphasis is placed on the application of knowledge to evaluate and advise upon pharmacotherapy in clinical situations. Although CSA306 and CSA322 (Therapeutics in Practice 3A) are separate units, the learning derived from one is complementary to the other. CSA306 carries a weighting of 12.5% (i.e. 12.5 credit points).


Unit name Therapeutics in Practice 3B
Unit code CSA306
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Discipline Pharmacy
Coordinator Mr Angus Thompson
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Advanced


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 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 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

* 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).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Apply an understanding of pathophysiology and epidemiology to the pharmacotherapeutic management (including self-care) of disease and illness of local, national and international importance.
  • Apply professional problem-solving skills to identify critical issues, conceptualise problems, use relevant information and formulate a range of solutions in relation to the provision of medicines or health advice
  • Apply an evidence-based decision framework in the management of medicines and the use of healthcare interventions.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
019907 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,354.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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AssessmentOnline quiz (5%)|End of semester oral exam (15%)|End of semester written Exam (60%)|Mid-semester written test (20%)
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