Clinical Placement (PHAR4822)


This unit of study is entirely comprised of clinical and experiential placements. These placements will be undertaken in settings of professional practice: in community pharmacies, hospital pharmacies and clinics and other professional organisation sites. The placements may include rural as well as metropolitan sites, and involve the public and private health sector. Students will document activities undertaken at the practice site using the portfolio, under the guidance and supervision of the preceptor or supervising pharmacist. The portfolio is a guide to professional activities and the Pharmacist Competencies Framework. A reflective diary will be included in the assessment. This unit of study provides the opportunity for students to appreciate the health care setting, professional practice issues, and to apply and consolidate their knowledge within the context of the professional placement setting.

Further unit of study information


Four weeks or equivalent (140 hours) of clinical placement


Preceptor assessment (50%), portfolio (40%), reflective diary (10%). All assessment tasks must be completed. Satisfactory performance in all areas of this unit of study is required.

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

PHAR4811 and PHAR4812 and PHAR4823 and PHAR4814


PHAR4821 and PHAR4813

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.