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
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Discipline Paramedicine

Dr Li Shean Toh

Teaching staff

Dr Li Shean Toh

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? 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 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 13/4/2020 31/5/2020
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

* 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 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2019.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
3 2020: $1,394.00 2020: $2,963.00 060199

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.


Teaching Pattern

This unit is taught by distance. Online activities and weekly reading materials will be provided via MyLO. Students will communicate with the coordinator via email and discussion forums.


Online quizzes (20%), Assignment 1 (25%), Assignment 2 (25%), Case Study (30%).

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