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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.

Summary 2021

Unit name Pharmacy Skills in Practice 3B
Unit code CSA357
Credit points 25
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Discipline Pharmacy

Dr Felicity Veal (Coordinator)

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



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About Census Dates




All Year 2 BPharm units plus CSA355.




Teaching Pattern

1 x 1 hour online content, 1 x 2 hr workshop weekly and 1 x 2 hr practical weekly. Students will also participate in placements in a health care environment (community pharmacy and hospital pharmacy), 3 weeks in total


The final mark for CSA357 is a composite of the marks for CSA355 and CSA357, based on a 1/3 weighting of CSA355 and 2/3 weighting of CSA357. To pass CSA355/7 the student must pass both the practical exam in CSA357 and the oral exam in CSA357. CSA357 assessment comprises: Practical Assessment (20%), 2 hour Practical Exam (30%), Oral exam (30%), Placement Assessment (20%).

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