Courses & Units

Pharmacy Skills in Practice 3A CSA355

Hobart

Introduction

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 you 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.

Summary

Unit name Pharmacy Skills in Practice 3A
Unit code CSA355
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Discipline Pharmacy
Coordinator

Dr Felicity Veal (Coordinator)

Teaching staff

Ms Felicity Veal (Coordinator)

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

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

Key

On-campus
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International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021

* 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).

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Fees

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
060501 $993.00 $993.00 not applicable $2,354.00

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Requisites

Prerequisites

CBA221, CJA214, CSA230, CSA255, CSA204,CSA225,CSA288.

CSA231 must be completed prior to CSA355 or enrolled in the same study period.

Co-requisites

CSA322

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

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

Assessment

On successful completion of all components of CSA355 students receive an IC (Interim Completion) result. The final mark for CSA355 is a composite of the marks for CSA355 and CSA357, based on a 1/3 weighting of CSA355 and 2/3 weighting of CSA357.  Assessment in CSA355 includes: a pharmaceutical calculations quiz (10%), a complementary and alternative medicines assignment (10%), a 3-hour practical exam (50%) and an oral exam (30%, 15 minutes).  In order to pass CSA355/7 the student must pass both the practical exam and the oral exam in CSA357.

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Textbooks

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