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 CSA305 and CSA322, 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
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Discipline Pharmacy

Mr Danny Hoyle

Teaching staff

Mr Danny Hoyle and other staff in the Division of Pharmacy, School of Medicine

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


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 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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Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
019907 $993.00 $993.00 not applicable $2,354.00

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  • all yr-3 BPharm units


Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:


Teaching Pattern

Online learning resources; 2 x 2-hr lectures weekly; 5 x fortnightly hospital-based clinical rounds.

  • Clinical round reflective pieces x 2 (10%, maximum 400 words each)
  • Mid-semester oral examination (15%, 20 minutes)
  • End of Semester Written examination (35%, 2 hour)
  • End of Semester Oral examination (40%, 20 minutes)

  • NB: To pass this unit, a student must score ≥ 50% in the end-of-semester oral exam, as well as achieving an aggregate overall mark of ≥ 50%.

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