Timetable of placements for Master of Pharmacy (MPharm)

  Jan - March break July & November break
Year 1

Clinical Residency 1

Hospital Pharmacy
3 weeks (Mon - Thurs) organised by faculty

 

Community Pharmacy
3 weeks (Mon - Thurs) organised by student

N/A

Year 2

N/A

Clinical Residency 2

Hospital, Community, Rural, Aged Care, and /or Elective

2 weeks (Monday - Friday) in July
AND
2 weeks (Monday - Friday) in November
All organised by the Faculty

Clinical Residency 1

Coordinator: Professor Jo-anne Brien
Main focus of the placement: Introduction to pharmacy practice; communication skills; application of therapeutic knowledge to patient care

Objectives of the placement:

  • Observe the role of the pharmacist, and its relationship to those of other healthcare professionals within the healthcare team
  • Utilise communication skills to educate pharmacy clients (patients, pharmacists, health professionals, peers)
  • Develop clinical knowledge by observing, monitoring and researching the application of pharmacotherapy to patient care, focussing on the core therapeutic areas (cardiovascular, respiratory, endocrinology)

Clinical Residency 2

Coordinator: Professor Andrew McLachlan
Main focus of the placement: Medication reviews; introduction to specialty practice settings

Objectives of the placement:

  • To gain practice and information gathering skills, and to apply prior knowledge from the core therapeutic areas of previous semesters
  • Gain experience in undertaking medication management reviews and related processes
  • Gain insight into pharmacy practice within various healthcare and professional settings
  • Placement sites include specialty and elective practice settings such as: specialty hospital pharmacy, specialty commmunity pharmacy, industry, rural pharmacy practice, government organisations, etc