Timetable of placements for Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm)

  Semester 1
(March - June)
Semester 2
(August - October)
Year 1
Community Pharmacy

Foundations of Pharmacy


2 x 2hr visits (organised by students)

Social Pharmacy


4 x 3hr visits (organised by students)

Year 2 N/A N/A

Year 3
Community Pharmacy, Hospital, Industrial 


1 x 2hr visit per week for 10 weeks (organised by students)

1 x 2hr visit per week for 10 weeks (organised by students)

1 week block placement (organised by student or facutly ) - either Semester 1 or 2

Year 4
Community Pharmacy, Hospital, Industrial 

2 x 1 week block placement (organised by students or faculty)

2 x 1  week block placement (organised by student or facutly) - except Honours and Majors students
NB: Rural major includes a rural placement

Foundations of Pharmacy

Coordinator: Dr Stephen Carter
Main focus of the placement: Orientation in community pharmacy

Objectives of the placement:

  • Assist students to gain insight into the basic environment of community pharmacy
  • Provide an opportunity for students to assess their interest in the field
  • The placements complement on-campus lectures and workshops
  • Requires students to carry out a number of observational activities which are discussed and consolidated in subsequent workshops

Social Pharmacy

Coordinator: Dr Lorraine Smith
Main focus of the placement: Introduction to community pharmacy

Objectives of the placement:

  • Identify and describe the spectrum of pharmacy practice activities within community pharmacy
  • Describe the patterns of prescribed medication distributed by community pharmacy
  • Explain the roles of a range of healthcare professionals and how they interrelate within the healthcare system