Pharmacy Industrial Placement (PHAR4831)


This unit of study will provide students with the opportunity to experience the practice of pharmacy in one of a range of industrial/organisational settings. Students will contribute to the activities of the host organisation, e.g. helping to develop and prepare consumer-relevant information sheets on managing medicines. The overall workload (full-time for 13 weeks) will be agreed individucally in consulattion with the host and will be commensurate with 24 credit points.

Further unit of study information


Students will be allocated a full-time workload in the host organization.
Forensic: 8hrs of lectures and 3hrs of workshops.


Students will be assessed through the submission of two reports, detailing their activities and the activities they have contributed to. The initial report will provide a background about the industrial host, their area of pharmaceutical activity, and an introduction to the activities to be performed on the placement (40%).
The second report will give a detailed description of the work performed, its relevance and how the work translates to health practitioners, patients, policy makers, the host organization or other stakeholders (60%).
The industrial host will also be asked to provide a brief assessment of the student's performance on their placement and will be assessed as Pass/Fail. Satisfactory performance is required in the forensic examination.


Those recommended by the host institution. Pharmacy and Poisons legislation is required but is made available in a specific format for the unit.

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


PHAR4811 and PHAR4812 and PHAR4814 and PHAR4823 and PHAR4100.

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.