This unit studies factors influencing the bioavailability and disposition of medications, and the application of this information to optimise the quality use of medicines in clinical practice. Particular emphasis is placed on the clinical role of the pharmacist and problem-solving in improving the use of medications through the practical application of pharmacokinetics. This information is also applicable to students not
completing a pharmacy degree (e.g. to science-based students who wish to pursue a career in pharmaceutical industry or research).
Processes of absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion of medications;
kinetics of intravenous and extravascular dosing, and relevant calculations.
Concepts of bioavailability and bioequivalence (including generic substitution and biosimilars);
factors influencing bioavailability (physiological and pharmaceutical);
drug delivery systems and recent developments.
|Unit name||Clinical Pharmacokinetics 3|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
|Coordinator||Doctor Barbara Wimmer|
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Apply pharmacokinetic principles and calculations to solve clinical problems that may contribute to improved quality use of medicines.
- Describe various methods of drug delivery, select appropriate options based on individual patient circumstance, and outline relevant regulatory procedures governing generic and biosimilar medicines.
- Provide accurate and appropriate health and medicines advice to a range of consumers (including other health professionals).
- Search, evaluate and appropriately reference drug information and pharmacy related literature.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- 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
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
PrerequisitesCSA231 AND CSA230 AND All Year 1 BPharm Units
Online learning resources (equivalent to 2 hours of activity per week) and1 x 2hr workshop weekly.
|Assessment||Regular test or quiz (10%)|Mid Semester Test (20%)|Examination (55%)|Paired written assignment (15%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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