Clinical Placements A and B is the first of four Units of Study where students are required to complete a supervised Clinical Placement. This Unit of Study provides students with opportunities to observe and participate in the real-life applications of the profession, under supervision. PHAR3100 allows students to apply the theory and skills that they have learnt through their on-campus course studies across a variety of professional settings, including but not limited to, community and hospital pharmacy. The overall objectives of the Clinical Placements Program are to familiarise students with their future professional roles and working environments, and to guide them in developing professional skills and behaviours. Students enrolled in PHAR3100 are required to maintain a Portfolio comprised of essential documents, reflective statements, a Quality Use of Medicines Report and a Competency Passport. Students will work on the components of this portfolio in PHAR3100 and across the Clinical Placements Program. In addition to two weeks of placement on site, students are also required to attend pre-placement lectures, as well as on-campus debriefing sessions after completing their placement. Students are assessed based on their Portfolio submission and their preceptor's evaluation of their performance, professionalism and behaviour during placement.
4x1hr lectures/semester, 1x1hr placement debrief tutorial
Preceptor evaluation (50%), Portfolio (50%). All assessment tasks must be completed by the due date. Satisfactory performance in all areas of this Unit of Study is required.
Australian Pharmaceutical Formulary (24th edition) Australian Medicines Handbook (2019)
Students must meet all checks and clearances as required and be fully verified by the Office of Clinical Education at The University of Sydney prior to attending placement. Students who have not met verification requirements will not be eligible to attend their placement. Students must have successfully completed all PHAR2XXX units of study, PHSI2601 and PCOL2605 before enrolling into this unit of study. Departmental permission will only be granted if students have successfully completed or are currently enrolled in all PHAR3XXX units of study.