Courses & Units

Pharmacy Practice CSA430



In order to commence workplace learning outside of the University of Tasmania (including clinical placements and visits) students are required to demonstrate compliance with the Faculty of Health Science and the School of Medicine's policies relevant to workplace based learning. These include the Police Check Policy and Procedures, Infectious Disease Policy, Code of Conduct and Student Placement Agreement. Students who do not comply with these policies will not be placed or will be removed from placements and therefore will not be able to complete this unit. Students who have not complied or are unsure of the policies should seek guidance from the School.

Professional Experience Placement (PEP)

To be eligible to undertake PEP, all students must be “Verified” as meeting College of Health and Medicine PEP Safety in Practice Compliance as per the Course Entry Requirements. Students who cannot or do not comply with these requirements will not be allocated PEP and therefore will not be able to complete this unit.


CSA430 Pharmacy Practice offers an advanced pharmacy practice teaching program incorporating placements. Placements are offered in teaching sites throughout Tasmania, and where possible, mainland Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom. Placement blocks will provide students with the opportunity to experience pharmacy practice in a variety of settings.
All students will undertake hospital and community pharmacy placements along with elective placements. Elective placements include research, extended community practice, aged care, general practice and a range of other health or industry-related placements.
University teaching blocks will focus on the development of knowledge and skills in medication management, vaccination, research and extending knowledge in developing areas of pharmacy practice.
Students will also contribute to a group project. Projects will be designed by university staff to develop students’ skills with a variety of projects offered in the area of pharmacy practice.


Unit name Pharmacy Practice
Unit code CSA430
Credit points 50
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Discipline Pharmacy
Coordinator Mr Justin Cousins
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Advanced


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 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 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023

* 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 (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

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 appropriate communication and collaboration skills combined with therapeutic decision making, and incorporating patient-centred care principles in the management of acute illness and chronic disease.
  • Develop organisational and reflective professional practice skills and explain how they underpin professional and ethical practice.
  • Describe the different activities and settings which a pharmacist may perform and the impact this may have on patient outcomes.
  • Demonstrate the role of pharmacists in health promotion, harm minimisation and preventative health activities.
  • Search, evaluate and appropriately reference drug information and pharmacy related literature.
  • Design a research project using appropriate research methodologies.
  • Conduct a team-based research or quality improvement activity.
  • Communicate information with a variety of stakeholders, including patients, peers and/or other health professionals.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
060500 $4,150.00 $4,150.00 not applicable $9,888.00

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3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.

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CSA406 - Therapeutics in Practice (4) AND CSA414 - Clinical Pharmacokinetics 4 AND CSA457 - Pharmacy Skills in Practice 4A


Teaching Pattern

Rostered university teaching block involving a range of learning experiences including online content, lectures and workshops (3 weeks), hospital placement (3 weeks), community pharmacy placement (3 weeks) and elective placement(s) (3 weeks).

AssessmentWritten exam (35%)|Hospital pharmacy portfolio (12.5%)|Community pharmacy portfolio (12.5%)|Medication action plan presentation|Preceptor assessments|Project presentation (10%)|Project manuscript (20%)|Medication review assignment (10%)
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