Courses & Units

Therapeutics in Practice 3A CSA322


CSA322 is designed to build upon your existing knowledge of pharmacology, physiology, microbiology and evidence-based health, in order to develop the clinical knowledge and skills necessary to deliver pharmaceutical care. Topics include the pathophysiology and therapeutic principles relevant to the management of common diseases. In CSA322, these include cardiovascular, haematological, renal, endocrine and respiratory conditions. An emphasis is placed on the application of knowledge to evaluate and advise upon pharmacotherapy in clinical situations. Although CSA322 and CSA306 (Therapeutics in Practice 3B) are separate units, the learning derived from one is complementary to the other. CSA322 carries a weighting of 25% (i.e. 25 credit points).


Unit name Therapeutics in Practice 3A
Unit code CSA322
Credit points 25
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Discipline Pharmacy
Coordinator Mrs Chanelle Brodie
Available as an elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania


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


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023

* 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 (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Apply an understanding of pathophysiology and epidemiology to the pharmacotherapeutic management (including self-care) of diseases and illnesses 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 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
019907 $2,075.00 $2,075.00 not applicable $4,944.00

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Teaching Pattern

 1 x 2-hour workshop weekly, 27 x 1 hour self-directed online learning activities (approx 2-3 per week)

Assessment4 Online quizzes (2.5% each) (10%)|Mid-semester written test (20%)|In-workshop oral assessments (15%)|End of semester oral exam (25%)|Written exam (30%)
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