Extension Seminar in Laboratory Tests

11:00am Saturday, 6 February 2021
3:40pm Sunday, 7 February 2021

This interactive course provides pharmacists with an understanding of the use of common laboratory tests in clinical pharmacy practice. This seminar will be delivered by a combination of self paced online learning and a two day virtual seminar. 

The extension seminar combines didactic sessions focusing on interpretation of laboratory tests including their use in drug selection and the monitoring of therapeutic outcomes, together with case study sessions. The course is designed to meet the needs of pharmacists working in hospital or community pharmacy practice. Unsure if this is the right level for you? View the seminar level descriptors.

The self-paced learning package will be available from Thursday 24 December 2020. The live virtual component of this seminar will take place on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 February 2021

Please note: the self-paced learning package contains approximately 6 hours of learning materials and must be completed prior to attendance at the live virtual seminar.

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All times listed are in AEDT

Learning Objectives:

  • Use laboratory data in combination with clinical findings in assessing the most appropriate drug therapy for individual patients taking into consideration markers of disease severity, precautions/contraindications for particular drug use and the need for dosage modification.
  • Use laboratory data in assessing the outcomes of drug therapy. 
  • Use laboratory data to assess drug toxicity
Registration ratesMemberNon Member
Standard rate$560$700

Access details for the self-paced learning package will be included in your confirmation email. 

This seminar is now sold out. Please contact events@shpa.org.au to be added to the waitlist.


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Contact Information

Additional Information


  • Professor Jeff Hughes, School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, Curtin University, WA; Chief Scientific Officer, PainChek Ltd, Sydney, NSW
  • Ms Bhavini Patel, Executive Director Medicines Management, Clinical Engagement and Leadership Support Lead, Royal Darwin Hospital, Top End Health Service, Northern Territory Department of Health, Casuarina, NT
  • Mr Karl Winckel, Clinical Educator, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Qld; Lecturer/Post-graduate Course Co-ordinator, the School of Pharmacy, University of Queensland
  • Christopher Hidayat, Specialist Pharmacist - Emergency Medicine, Westmead Hospital, NSW
  • Lisa Pont, Associate Professor (Pharmacy), Discipline of Pharmacy, Graduate School of Health, University of Technology, Sydney, NSW
  • Courtney Hill, Medical Team Leader Clinical Pharmacist, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Qld
  • Debbie Rigby, Advanced Practice Pharmacist, Brisbane, Qld

Competency Standards:

  • Standard 3.1.2 Assess medication management practices and needs
  • Standard 3.2.2 Provide primary care and promote judicious use of medicines
  • Standard 3.3.1 Undertake a clinical review
  • Standard 3.3.2 Apply clinical review findings to improve health outcomes

National Competency Standards Framework for Pharmacists in Australia, 2016


This activity has been accredited for 7.66 hours of Group-1 CPD and 8.33 hours of Group-2 CPD (for a total of 24.32 CPD credits), suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

The accreditation number is S2021/02.