Courses & Units

Advanced Pharmacology & Medication Management in Paramedicine CSA500



This unit is designed to allow the students to develop the additional knowledge necessary to function safely and effectively as an advanced paramedic practitioner. The course will provide students advanced knowledge in the areas of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics as it applies to the pharmacological management of diseases/illness within the context of advanced paramedic practice. Students will develop a sound understanding of the of quality use of medicines, the Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Act and Regulations, Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme and medication management for advanced paramedic practitioners.


Unit name Advanced Pharmacology & Medication Management in Paramedicine
Unit code CSA500
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Discipline Paramedicine
Coordinator Professor Gregory Peterson
Available as student elective? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 Off-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 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

* 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 (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate an understanding of the principles of clinical pharmacology and therapeutics in order to describe both the therapeutic and adverse effects of commonly used drugs.
  • demonstrate an understanding of the rationale behind the use of commonly used drugs in commonly occurring disease states and/or accident scenarios.
  • demonstrate a broadened understanding of clinical pharmacology, therapeutics and medications management.
  • apply the principles of clinical pharmacology, therapeutics and medications management to interpret patient cases and evaluate: the therapeutic decision making process; actual and/or potential drug-related problems; the actual and/or potential impact on patient care.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
060199 $1,425.00 $1,425.00 not applicable

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Teaching Pattern

This unit is taught by distance. Online activities and weekly reading materials will be provided via MyLO. 

AssessmentOnline quizzes (20%)|Assignment 1 (25%)|Assignment 2 (25%)|Contribution to the discussion board|Case Study (30%)
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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