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PHAR5919: Experiential Placement 1B

2024 unit information

The clinical experience program in the Master of Pharmacy reflects the contemporary healthcare environment. The placements are carried out at hospital and community pharmacies, and include opportunities in the pharmaceutical industry, professional organisations and in rural health settings. By the completion of their course, at least one of those placements will be in a hospital setting. Students can expect that at least one of their placements may be outside of the Sydney metropolitan area, potentially in a rural location. Students must undertake their placements in geographical areas that will provide them with a diverse range of professional experience and can expect to travel up to 1.5 – 2 hours to their placement site from their residential address (registered in Sydney Student). Experiential Placement 1B is the second of three 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. PHAR5718 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 PHAR5919 are required to maintain a Portfolio. Students will work on the components of this portfolio in PHAR5919 and across the Clinical Placements Program. Students are expected to attend pre­-placement lectures and required to participate in the post-placement Debrief Session. Students are assessed based on their Portfolio submission and their Preceptor Assessment which involves evaluation of their performance, professionalism and behaviour during placement.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:


Code PHAR5919
Academic unit Pharmacy
Credit points 3
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. communicate effectively with patients, families, carers and other health care professionals
  • LO2. apply a systematic reasoning process to address a range of health and medicines-related problems
  • LO3. provide safe and appropriate recommendations to ensure quality use of medicines and/or medical devices by patients and/or the carers
  • LO4. demonstrate appropriate attitudes, values and behaviours in personal and professional dealings and business practice
  • LO5. work effectively and cooperatively as a member of a learning team and/or an interprofessional clinical team to provide high quality patient care
  • LO6. engage in continuous reflection and take responsibility for personal and professional development
  • LO7. learn independently and take responsibility for personal learning
  • LO8. apply knowledge of relevant legislations and ethical principles to the practice of pharmacy

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Intensive December 2024
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Intensive December 2020
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Intensive December 2021
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Intensive December 2022
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Intensive December 2023
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

Modes of attendance (MoA)

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Important enrolment information

Additional advice

Students must meet all checks and clearances as required and verified by the Office of Clinical Education at The University of Sydney and as set by the faculty prior to commencing this unit of study. Students who have not met verification requirements will not be permitted to undertake the unit of study.