Courses & Units

Quality Use of Medicines and Medicines Safety in Vulnerable Populations CSA728

Introduction

This fully online unit provides students with the knowledge and skills to improve medication safety. The unit introduces students to medication-related problems, along with current practices to reduce these problems in Australian health care. It is contextualised to align with the Australian response to the global challenge of reducing medication-related harm. This unit equips students to play an important role within a model of collaborative interprofessional teamwork.

Summary

Unit name Quality Use of Medicines and Medicines Safety in Vulnerable Populations
Unit code CSA728
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Discipline Pharmacy
Coordinator Doctor Woldesellassie Bezabhe
Delivered By University of Tasmania

Availability

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

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
Note

Please check that your computer meets the minimum System Requirements if you are attending via Distance/Off-Campus.

Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023

* 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).

About Census Dates

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify principles of the quality use of medicines and medicines safety
  • Explain the extent and types of medication-related problems in the Australian healthcare system
  • Differentiate between individual, technical and systemic causes of medication-related problems
  • Apply knowledge of the principles of quality use of medicines and medicines safety to create practical solutions for reducing medication-related harms in vulnerable populations in diverse settings.
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

1 Please refer to more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.

If you have any questions in relation to the fees, please contact UConnect or more information is available on StudyAssist.

Please note: international students should refer to What is an indicative Fee? to get an indicative course cost.

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

This unit is offered online and students are expected to complete approximately 10 hours of independent learning per week. 

AssessmentOnline Quiz (10%)|Case scenario assignment (30%)|Medicine safety audit (35%)|QUM audit (25%)
TimetableView the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable

Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

LinksBooktopia textbook finder

The University reserves the right to amend or remove courses and unit availabilities, as appropriate.