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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 Nibu Parameswaran Nair
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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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 1,3 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

Online learning resources (equivalent to 2 hours of activity per week) and1 x 2hr workshop weekly.

AssessmentIn-class tests (15%)|Exam (40%)|Visual presentation (20%)|Paired written assignment (25%)
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