Courses & Units

Pharmacy Skills in Practice 3B CSA357




In order to commence workplace learning outside of the University of Tasmania (including clinical placements and visits) you are required to demonstrate compliance with the Faculty of Health Science and the School of Pharmacy's policies relevant to workplace based learning. These include the Police Check Policy and Procedures, Infectious Disease Policy, Code of Conduct and Student Placement Agreement. Students who do not comply with these policies will not be placed or will be removed from placements and unable to attend hospital rounds and therefore will not be able to complete this unit. Students who have not complied or are unsure of the policies should seek guidance from the School.

Professional Experience Placement (PEP)

To be eligible to undertake PEP, all students must be “Verified” as meeting College of Health and Medicine PEP Safety in Practice Compliance as per the Course Entry Requirements. Students who cannot or do not comply with these requirements will not be allocated PEP and therefore will not be able to complete this unit.


Pharmacy Skills in Practice 3B focuses on the issues and concepts associated with professional pharmacy activities and clinical pharmacy practice. You will build on your knowledge of introductory material covered in Pharmacy Skills in Practice 3A to focus on the prescription of non-prescription products by pharmacists for a range of conditions managed by community pharmacists. Another major focus will be professional ethics and legislation related to pharmacy practice.
The overall objective of the unit is for you to develop a sound practical knowledge and understanding of pharmacy practice. As well as lectures, tutorials and practical sessions, this unit also features three weeks of placements in the health care environment (community pharmacy and hospital pharmacy). 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 3B
Unit code CSA357
Credit points 25
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Discipline Pharmacy
Coordinator Ms Felicity Veal
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Advanced


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 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 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

* 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

  • Analyse situations and utilise decision making skills when assessing professional, legal and ethical aspects of pharmacy practice.
  • Identify and resolve drug interactions, and common side effects of major drug classes in the context of pharmacy practice.
  • Prepare, and supply medicines, accurately and efficiently including extemporaneous preparations in accordance with legislative and accepted professional practice standards.
  • Demonstrate appropriate communication and collaboration skills combined with therapeutic decision making, and incorporating patient-centred care principles in the management of acute illness and chronic disease.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
060501 $2,005.00 $2,005.00 not applicable $4,708.00
  • 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

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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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CSA355 AND All Year 2 BPharm Units




Assessment2 hour Practical Exam (30%)|Oral exam (30%)|Placement Assessment (20%)|Practical Assessment (20%)
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