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
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Discipline Pharmacy
Coordinator Mrs Lucy Muir Wilson
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Advanced


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 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 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023

* 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

  • Identify and prioritise drug-related problems in advanced clinical scenarios, and propose an appropriate management plan
  • Communicate and collaborate while making patient-centred therapeutic decisions in acute and chronic disease.
  • Search, evaluate and reference drug information and pharmacy related literature.
  • Compare and contrast the impact pharmacists have in different settings on patient outcomes
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
060501 $2,075.00 $2,075.00 not applicable $4,944.00

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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

AssessmentPractical oral examination (35%)|Medication Review Assignment (15%)|Professional Service Pitch (15%)|Hospital Pharmacy Assignment (15%)|Community Pharmacy Assessment (20%)
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