There are now 2 possible online modes for units:
Units with modes Online timetabled and Online flexible are available for any student to self-enrol and study online.
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Professionalism in pharmacy goes beyond having the adequate knowledge and skills needed to be a competent pharmacist. Being a professional requires professional stewardship, continuous self-reflection, and a lifelong commitment to the patients and the communities one serves. This unit was created in recognition that students need more exposure to experiences that support them in their journey to become professionals who are able to skillfully enact positive change for the betterment of the wider community. In order to provide the highest quality, equitable healthcare to all patients, health professionals of the present and future eras will need to collaborate with other disciplines, as well as master all facets of one's discipline.
This unit therefore has two foci: (1) proactive immersion in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse/Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, industry, and interprofessional activities; and (2) utilisation of existing discipline knowledge and skills to create meaningful projects that meet the needs of a defined community (student, profession, patient, or public). Unlike more traditional units of study which are teacher-led, this unit is intended to be student-led, whereby students have significant freedom, flexibility, and self-direction in their learning, with academic guidance to support attainment of the unit's intended learning outcomes.
In this unit, students will have the opportunity to find, select, undertake, and reflect on activities from broad, pre-defined areas (Culturally and Linguistically Diverse/Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, industry, and interprofessional). Students will also identify, design, conduct, and evaluate a real-world project in partnership with self-selected community partners. Students will learn primarily through active participation, self-directed learning, and (self) reflection. Collectively, the intent of this unit is to support students in becoming pro-active, safe, and socially accountable leaders, citizens, and health professionals.
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Non-standard teaching period UWA (Perth) Face to face
Students are able to (1) plan a project that addresses a chosen community's need (student, profession, patient, public), in collaboration with a self-selected community partner; (2) conduct the planned project in a professional and ethical manner; (3) evaluate the progress of the planned project; (4) self-appraise activities undertaken in this unit through written reflection; and (5) develop a professional digital portfolio to showcase the activities undertaken in this unit with clear alignment between the activities and relevant professional competency standards.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) project plan; (2) reflective assessment(s); (3) portfolio assessment; and (4) professionalism assessment(s). Further information is available in the unit outline.
To pass this unit, a student must: (a) achieve an overall mark of 50 per cent or higher for the unit; and (b) achieve the requisite requirements(s) or a mark of 50 per cent or greater, whichever is higher and specified in the unit outline, for the professionalism assessment(s) component.
This unit is assessed on an ungraded pass/ungraded basis. All assessment items must be successfully completed.
Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Dr Kenneth Lee; Dr Eyob Gebreyohannes
- Unit rules
- Contact hours
- In-class discussions/tutorials: average of 1 hour per week for ~25 weeks
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
- Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.
Face to face
Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit is asynchronous delivery, with NO requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit includes some synchronous components, with a requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
Not available for self-enrolment. Students access this mode by contacting their student office through AskUWA. 100% Online Unit.
NO campus face-to-face attendance. All study and assessment requirements are online only. Unit includes some timetabled activities, with a requirement for students to participate online at specific times. In exceptional cases (noted in the Handbook) students may be required to participate in face-to-face laboratory classes when a return to UWA’s Crawley campus becomes possible in order to be awarded a final grade.
No attendance or regular contact is required, and all study requirements are completed either via correspondence and/or online submission.
Regular attendance is not required, but student attends the institution face to face on an agreed schedule for purposes of supervision and/or instruction.
Multiple modes of delivery. Unit includes a mix of online and on-campus study requirements. On campus attendance for some activities is required to complete this unit.