Courses & Units

Integrative Approaches to Common Clinical Problems B CSA514



This unit will focus primarily on the use of complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs) for the treatment of medical conditions and will complement the material covered in CSA513, CSA515 and CSA516. The aim will be for you to develop knowledge concerning effective CAMs, and enable you to integrate this knowledge into your practice. This unit will take an evidence-based approach using commercially available CAM products. In situations where the available evidence is not definitive, you will learn how to effectively combine the best available evidence with sound clinical judgement in order to facilitate a sound clinical decision. CSA514 is a self-directed, fully online unit that explores a variety of disease states and their management, using a series of patient cases.


Unit name Integrative Approaches to Common Clinical Problems B
Unit code CSA514
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Discipline Pharmacy
Coordinator Doctor Jason Hawrelak
Available as student elective? No
Level Postgraduate


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

  • acquire the much needed skill of capacity building by self-reflecting on each case and acquiring essential information on formulating and answering a clinical question using clinical evidence.
  • apply advanced clinical knowledge and problem-solving skills to optimise the therapeutic outcomes of patients with a wide range of disease states.
  • manage patients with complex treatment needs and make appropriate evidence-based treatment decisions aligned with individual patients priorities.
  • communicate effectively with patients and other healthcare professionals regarding patients healthcare needs.
  • conduct an informed risk:benefit analysis on cams (and other medicines) to inform clinical decision-making in patients.
  • apply organisational skills in planning and managing work time and assignments
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
060501 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,354.00

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Teaching Pattern

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

AssessmentCAM case presentation (30%)|Assignment 2 (30%)|Assignment 1 (40%)
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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