Clinical Residency 2 (PHAR5512)


This is an experiential unit of study. Off-campus placements will provide students with opportunities to enhance their knowledge and skill-base within clinical and professional settings. The sites may include primary and tertiary health care settings (community and hospital), general and specialist practice in rural and metropolitan areas, professional organisations and Quality Use of Medicines settings, as well as, government and the pharmaceutical industry. Students will create a portfolio that records their activities during the placement block. The activities are triggers for students to appreciate and develop their knowledge of the Professional Competencies Framework for pharmacists. The portfolio materials for students at a clinical site will also include a case report prepared by the student. The Case Report can be submitted for formative feedback, and the Case Report will be submitted as part of the Portfolio for summative assessment. Students at non clinical placement sites may submit the results of a placement project as part of their Portfolio. Students are prompted to be reflective in their learning through the experiential learning program and will write a reflective diary during the placement for assessment to be included in the Portfolio.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information


Clinical experience


For each block: Preceptor Evaluation (50%), Portfolio, Case/Project and 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


PCOL5001 and PHAR5513 and PHAR5515 and PHAR5516 and PHAR5517 and PHAR5518 and PHAR5505


PHAR5506 and PHAR5508 and PHAR5514 and PHAR5507 and PHAR5509 and PHAR5510

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.