Clinical Residency 1 (PHAR5505)


The overall objective of the Unit of Study is to complement Units of Study already undertaken in on-campus course work, and to develop experience in practice and knowledge of professional settings. This Unit of Study is focussed on professional practice settings, and is normally conducted in community pharmacies, although may include some hospital pharmacy placements (as available) - where the student will observe, and participate in - professional practice. A portfolio of activities designed for the practice setting is a guide to assist self-directed learning. The activities also are triggers for students to appreciate and develop their knowledge of the Professional Competencies Framework for pharmacists. Students are prompted to be reflective in their learning through the experiential learning program and will write a reflective commentary during the placement for assessment - to be included in the portfolio.

Further unit of study information


Practical experience


Preceptor Evaluation (50%), Portfolio including reflective diary (50%). 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




PHAR5506 and PHAR5508 and PHAR5514

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.