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Introduction to Advanced Clinical Pharmacy Practice CSA721


CSA721 is a self-directed, fully on-line introductory unit, that explores a variety of disease states and their management, using patient cases to enable students to enhance their knowledge in clinical pharmacy and pharmacy practice. This unit introduces important concepts that students can apply to develop skills in evidence-based medicine, asking and answering well-articulated clinical questions, and critical review of research literature. Students will develop their skills in evidence-based practice components such as framing an answerable research question and search strategies for a patient's unique circumstances. Student will use medical databases, learn how to identify high-quality evidence. The skills developed in this unit enhance independent clinical decision-making.


Unit name Introduction to Advanced Clinical Pharmacy Practice
Unit code CSA721
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Discipline Pharmacy
Coordinator Doctor Mohammed Salahudeen
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Postgraduate


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Online Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic
Online Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023
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

  • Employ effective search terms and information retrieval skills to identify relevant research, ask and answer clinical questions.
  • Critically appraise scientific literature using knowledge of the hierarchy of evidence, sources of bias, and research methodology.
  • Apply an evidence-based approach to evaluate medication-related problems and formulate a pharmaceutical care plan.
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
$1,037.00 $1,037.00 not applicable $2,472.00

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Teaching Pattern

Online via MyLO and Online tutorial and meeting rooms.

AssessmentQuiz Evidence-based medicine concepts (5%)|Assignment 1 -Apply evidence-based medicine (20%)|Assignment 2 - Critical Literature Review (40%)|Assignment 3 Medication management plan for a clinical case (30%)|Quiz Statistical Concepts (5%)
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