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 will be agreed 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: Lectures 8hrs, Workshop 3hrs.


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 PHAR4823 and PHAR4814

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.