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|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
|Coordinator||Doctor Mohammed Salahudeen|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- 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|
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Please note: international students should refer to What is an indicative Fee? to get an indicative course cost.
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|Assessment||Quiz 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%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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