Courses & Units

Clinical Pharmacokinetics 4 CSA414




A study of the clinical pharmacokinetics of individual drugs and groups of drugs, sources of inter-patient variability in pharmacokinetics and the application of pharmacokinetics in practice. As with Clinical Pharmacokinetics 3, particular emphasis is placed on the role of the pharmacist in improving the use of drugs through the practical application of pharmacokinetics and therapeutic drug monitoring. There is extensive use of clinically-oriented problems and cases.

Topics include therapeutic drug monitoring; drug interactions; an overview of sources of inter-patient variability in pharmacokinetics (eg extremes of age, renal or hepatic disease, pharmacogenomics); clinical case studies and pharmacokinetics of specific drugs.

Unit objective: to develop the ability to contribute to improved drug use through the appropriate use of pharmacokinetic techniques and therapeutic drug monitoring.


Unit name Clinical Pharmacokinetics 4
Unit code CSA414
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Discipline Pharmacy
Coordinator Doctor Barbara Wimmer
Available as student elective? No
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 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

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Learning Outcomes

  • Apply pharmaceutical science knowledge (including pharmaceutical calculations) and/or pharmacokinetic principles to solve clinical problems that may contribute to improved quality use of medicines.
  • Describe / evaluate / resolve drug interactions, and common side effects of major drug classes in the context of pharmacy practice.
  • Provide accurate and appropriate health and medicines advice to a range of consumers (including other health professionals)
  • Search, evaluate and appropriately reference drug information and pharmacy related literature
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
019907 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,354.00
  • 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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CSA311 AND All Year 2 BPharm Units


AssessmentIn-class tests (10%)|Exam (65%)|Visual presentation (10%)|Paired written assignment (15%)
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