Courses & Units

Pharmacy Skills in Practice 3A CSA355


Pharmacy Skills in Practice 3A focuses on the issues and concepts associated with professional pharmacy activities and clinical pharmacy practice. You will be introduced to a range of topics, including quality use of medicines, pharmaceutical care, patient counselling and communication skills, dispensing skills, medication adherence, prescription and non-prescription medication provision, legal aspects of pharmacy practice and other professional issues. The practical component covers prescription dispensing, identification and resolution of drug-related problems, and patient counselling.
The overall objective of the unit is for students to develop a good practical knowledge and understanding of pharmacy practice. Particular emphasis is placed on the integration of knowledge gained from all units within the pharmacy course and application of that knowledge to solve practice-related problems.


Unit name Pharmacy Skills in Practice 3A
Unit code CSA355
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Discipline Pharmacy
Coordinator Doctor Felicity Veal
Available as an elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Advanced


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 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • Analyse situations and utilise decision making skills when assessing professional, legal and ethical aspects of pharmacy practice.
  • Identify and resolve drug related problems in the context of pharmacy practice.
  • Dispense medicines, accurately and efficiently in accordance with legislative and accepted professional practice standards.
  • Demonstrate appropriate communication skills, incorporating patient-centred care principles, in the management of acute illness and chronic disease.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the roles, efficacy and safety of complementary and alternative medicines
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
060501 $1,037.00 $1,037.00 not applicable $2,472.00

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CBA221 and (CSA207 OR CJA214) and CSA230 and CSA255 and CSA204 and CSA225 and CSA288

Concurrent Prerequisites





Teaching Pattern

1 x 1 hour online module weekly, 1 x 3 hour workshop weekly.

AssessmentComplementary and alternative medicines assignment (10%)|Mid-semester Quiz (20%)|Oral OTC exam (30%)|2-hour practical exam (40%)
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