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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
OfferedParkville First semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Assoc. Prof. Kay Stewart


To enhance students' knowledge and understanding of a range of topics relevant to the practice of pharmacy; to further develop skills in communication and problem solving; and to provide the opportunity for students to apply their knowledge and skills under supervision in various practice settings through the Professional Experience Placement (PEP) Program.


Students will have developed practice skills in a range of settings (hospital, community, rural - and in some cases overseas) by applying the knowledge and understanding they have gleaned from other units within the course.

Specific learning outcomes for each PEP type are listed in the relevant student PEP manual.


Pharmacy placements


This unit will be assessed as satifying faculty requirements:
+ Satisfactory completion of each of four professional experiential placements is required, including attendance at the briefing, full attendance at the placement site and attendance at the debrief for each placement.
+ *Assessment will be undertaken by preceptors, in discussion with the students, and will be provided on standard feedback forms developed for the purpose - one about students' attitudes and behaviour in the workplace and the other about their development of competencies to an acceptable level in regard to a required set of tasks for the specific placement and based on the Competency Standards for Pharmacists in Australia 2003 (Pharmaceutical Society of Australia).
+ Students will also be required to submit an evaluation of each PEP.
+ After each placement, students will be required to submit a short reflective essay on a topic relevant to the specific type of placement.

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Kay Stewart

Contact hours

Placements of 420 hours (4 x 3 weeks x 5 days x 8 hours), four 1 hour briefings prior to placement (4/5 of class, for each placement, in lecture theatre) and four 1 hour small group debriefing sessions following placement.


PAC3362 Context for Practice II

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