units

PGP5021

Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

Faculty

Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Coordinator(s)

Dr. Gina Arora

Offered

Parkville

Notes

For postgraduate coursework pharmacy discontinuation dates, please see http://www.pharm.monash.edu.au/students/pg-coursework/unit-discontinuation-dates.html

Synopsis

Foundation Practice 1 is undertaken during a period of supervised practice in the pharmacy internship year. The internship year is designed to enable intern pharmacists the opportunity to develop their competence to practice as independent pharmacists. As part of the Foundation Practice unit, the intern will work in a Monash Credentialed Workplace, be supervised by a Monash Credentialed Pharmacy Clinical Educator and work through Monash Credentialed Workplace Learning. A Workplace Learning Plan, developed by the intern's clinical educator with guidance and input from the unit coordinator, will be used to guide workplace activities undertaken during supervised practice. The workplace activities will be used as assessment in this unit. Core assessments will also be completed by all interns to meet the unit outcomes. Liaison visits from University staff to the intern and clinical educator will provide opportunities to review progress towards meeting learning outcomes, and to facilitate the integration of theory and practice.

Outcomes

At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate progress towards an ability to practice pharmacy in accordance with current National Competency Standards for Pharmacists in Australia.
  • Demonstrate progress towards an ability to meet personal learning needs through critical reflection of gaps in skills and knowledge.
  • Use evidence based methods to enhance knowledge of a disease, medication or research question.
  • Demonstrate development of professional skills associated with being a pharmacist.

Fieldwork

Students enrolled in this unit must hold provisional registration with the Pharmacy Board of Australia and undertake supervised practice in accordance with Board requirements. Students who fail to gain provisional registration, or who have their registration rescinded during the program, will be unable to continue in this unit. At least 380 hours of supervised practice must be completed in Semester 1.

Assessment

Evidence of completion of at least 380 hours of supervised practice: pass/fail (hurdle)
Submission of a project proposal: pass/fail (hurdle)
Submission of a resume: pass/fail (hurdle)
Submission of reflective accounts: pass/fail (hurdle)
Seminar attendance: pass/fail (hurdle)
Evidence of completion of workplace activities agreed in the Workplace Learning Plan (examples include medication counselling, history taking and presentations): pass/fail (hurdle)

Workload requirements

This unit requires the student to be working full time under the supervision of an approved preceptor for at least 10 weeks of the 12 week semester.

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)

Off-campus attendance requirements

Students are required to attend one on campus seminar of 4 hours in total.

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Prerequisites

The student must be working under the supervision of a Monash Credentialed Pharmacy Clinical Educator at a Monash Credentialed Workplace.

Co-requisites