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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.

Summary 2021

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



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  • all yr-3 BPharm units


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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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