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, general and specialist practice in rural and metropolitan areas, professional organisations and Quality Use of Medicines settings, as well as, 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 (max 4 pages) is to be submitted for formative feedback, and the Case Report will be submitted as part of the Portfolio for summative assessment. Students at non clinical 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.

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Further unit of study information


Clinical experience


For each block: Preceptor Evaluation (50%), Portfolio (50%). All assessment tasks must be completed. Satisfactory performance in all areas of this unit of study is required

Practical work

3 weeks clinical placement - ~35hrs per week normally in July.

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


PHAR5508 and PHAR5510

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