Courses & Units

Transition to Pharmacy Practice 3 CSA307



This bridging unit is only available students entering year 3 of the Bachelor of Pharmacy who have completed Years 1 & 2 of the Bachelor of Pharmacy at International Medical University, Malaysia

The unit commences on 03 January and ends on 17 February.


Transition to Pharmacy Practice 3 is a bridging unit for students who have successfully completed Years 1 and 2 of the Bachelor of Pharmacy at International Medical University (IMU), Malaysia. This unit enables IMU students to articulate into the University of Tasmania Bachelor of Pharmacy program at the third year level.
The unit focuses on providing students with the necessary background on pharmacy practice in Australia and the Australian health care system, building communication skills and bridging content in pharmacology. The pharmacology content will focus on the Central Nervous System.
Much of the pharmacy practice and pharmacology components are designed to be completed online, while the communication skills and complementary pharmacology workshops and tutorials will be completed on campus.


Unit name Transition to Pharmacy Practice 3
Unit code CSA307
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Discipline Pharmacy
Coordinator Mrs Josephine (Josie) Hughes
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Summer school On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Summer school 3/1/2022 14/1/2022 31/1/2022 27/2/2022

* 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

  • use basic knowledge of pathophysiology epidemiology, and pharmacotherapeutics to formulate appropriate courses of action for managing major and minor illnesses.
  • demonstrate appropriate communication skills that incorporate patient-centred care principles combined with therapeutic decision making in the management of disease, health, health system and medicines information, and self-care management.
  • demonstrate cultural awareness, especially for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) populations, and explain how ATSI status may correlate with particular health outcomes.
  • search, evaluate, and appropriately reference basic drug information and pharmacy-related literature.
  • To explain the mechanism of action of difference drug classes, identify their effects on the pathophysiology of a disease, role of pharmacological action of a specific drug class in the clinical setting particularly the central nervous system.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
060501 $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

1 Please refer here more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
3 Please refer here for eligibility for HECS-HELP
4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP

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Completion of Years 1 & 2 of the Bachelor of Pharmacy, International Medical University, Malaysia


AssessmentEnd of module assessment (60%)|Oral assessment (20%)|Written Assignment (20%)
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