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Unit Overview


Workplace activities continue from PHCY5620 Applied Pharmacy Practice 1 (formerly PHCY8620 Applied Pharmacy Practice 1) and include the ongoing development and completion of a Professional Development Training Plan to guide learning throughout. Interns return to campus for a tutorial session (for case studies and role play) and one-day workshop (for directed instruction on selected workplace relevant topics as well as debates on a range of topics). Extensive assignment work based on workplace experience runs throughout the unit.

6 points

Students are able to (1) apply the 'Quality Use of Medicines' principles to patient care; (2) appropriately communicate with patients, staff and other health professionals; (3) evaluate a patient's medical and medication history; (4) practise in a professional and ethical manner; (5) effectively work with a team to achieve a common goal; (6) appreciate and contribute to the role of the pharmacist in the healthcare team; (7) be considerate and understanding of cultural issues; (8) embrace continuing professional development as a way of life; (9) understand the role of the pharmacist in health education and able to deliver the education to a target audience; (10) research, develop and deliver community health promotion activities; (11) apply safe and efficient practices to the pharmacy workplace; and (12) understand the normal operations and management of a community or hospital pharmacy.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) professional development plan (5 per cent); (2) communication (10 per cent); (3) extemporaneous dispensing (5 per cent); (4) a preceptor assessment (20 per cent); and (5) assignment work (60 per cent). All components of the assessment must be passed to pass the unit. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Assistant Professor Liza Seubert
Unit rules
PHCY5620 Applied Pharmacy Practice 1 (formerly PHCY8620 Applied Pharmacy Practice 1)
Contact hours
full-time (in community or hospital pharmacy) to complete the requirements of the training along with the addition of 8–10 hours contact on-campus and the equivalent of approx. 1.5 hours per working day to complete the assessment requirements of the unit
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