Courses & Units

Pharmacy Skills in Practice 4A CSA457



CSA457 Pharmacy Skills in Practice 4A focuses on concepts associated with professional and clinical pharmacy practice. It builds on material studied in Pharmacy Skills in Practice 3A and 3B. The unit consists of three main areas: community pharmacy, hospital pharmacy and medication management, with associated communication, collaboration, and practical skills. These skills will be developed through online modules and in simulated pharmacy practice activities. Class activities will be complemented with Alcohol and Drug Service (ADS) and Residential Aged Care Facility activities. The overall objective of the unit is to develop practical knowledge and understanding of pharmacy practice. Emphasis is placed on the integration of knowledge gained from all units within the pharmacy course and application of that knowledge to evaluate and solve practice-related problems.


Unit name Pharmacy Skills in Practice 4A
Unit code CSA457
Credit points 25
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Discipline Pharmacy

Mr Justin Cousins

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
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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

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Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
060501 $1,987.00 $1,987.00 not applicable $4,708.00

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All Year 3 BPharm units.




Teaching Pattern

An average of 4 hours of online modules weekly with supplemental face-to-face lectures.

Weekly 3-hour workshops/practical classes.

A Residential Medication Management Review Activity (RMMR).

An Alcohol and Drug Service (ADS) Activity.

Total hours = 7-10 hours a week plus out of class preparation for workshops


Practical oral examination (35%);

Community Pharmacy Assessment (20%);

Medication Review Assignment (15%);

Professional service pitch (15%);

Hospital Pharmacy Assignment (15%).

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