Courses & Units

Therapeutics in Practice (4) CSA406



Therapeutics in Practice 4 is designed to further develop the student’s ability to determine the most appropriate pharmacotherapeutic management for a range of medical conditions. Drug therapy is the cornerstone for the management of most if not all common medical conditions. The unit builds on the student’s understanding of pharmacology, human biology and basic therapeutics. Having covered a range of conditions in CSA322 and CSA306, students will address other common conditions (such as malignant disease) as well as look at overarching themes, such as geriatrics, paediatrics and gender-specific health issues.

The knowledge gained in this unit will be fundamental to the hospital visits in this unit and to hospital and community placements undertaken during the year. Therapeutics in Practice 4 will also form an important basis for further studies relating to Medication Reviews undertaken in Pharmacy Practice CSA457 and CSA430.


Unit name Therapeutics in Practice (4)
Unit code CSA406
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Discipline Pharmacy
Coordinator Doctor Daniel Hoyle
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Advanced


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

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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 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.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the pathophysiology, epidemiology, and pharmacotherapeutic management (including self-care activities) of disease and illness (major and minor) of local, national and international importance.
  • Demonstrate the ability to search, evaluate, and appropriately reference drug information and pharmacy-related literature orally and in writing.
  • 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 $1,037.00 $1,037.00 not applicable $2,472.00

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Teaching Pattern

This unit uses a blended learning model which includes a combination of online content, delivered via MyLO, and supplemental face-to-face teaching.

Students are expected to devote approximately 8-10 hours per week in total towards the learning activities in this unit. This is made up of a self-directed online-learning activities, on-campus face-to-face teaching and 5 x fortnightly hospital-based clinical rounds.

AssessmentEnd of Semester Oral examination (40%)|Mid-semester oral examination (15%)|End of Semester Written examination (35%)|Clinical round reflective pieces x 2 (10%)
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