Professional Experience Placement (PEP)
Students will be allocated PEP within individual health care agencies. Students must be available 5 days a week (40 hours) during the allocated PEP, and must be prepared to undertake a range of shifts – morning, evening and nightshift, which may include weekends, as per roster provided by the healthcare agency. Students may be expected to relocate and are expected to travel to where PEP is available. To be eligible to undertake PEP, all students must be ‘Verified’ as meeting College of Health and Medicine PEP Safety in Practice Compliance as per the Course Entry Requirements. Students who cannot or do not comply with these requirements will not be allocated PEP and therefore will not be able to complete this unit.
PEP dates MAY differ from University of Tasmania calendar semester dates.
CSA430 Pharmacy Practice offers an advanced pharmacy practice teaching program incorporating placements. Placements are offered in teaching sites throughout Tasmania, and where possible, mainland Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom. Placement blocks will provide students with the opportunity to experience pharmacy practice in a variety of settings. All students will undertake hospital and community pharmacy placements along with elective placements. Elective placements include research, extended community practice, aged care, general practice and a range of other health or industry-related placements. University teaching blocks will focus on the development of knowledge and skills in medication management, vaccination, research and extending knowledge in developing areas of pharmacy practice. Students will also contribute to a group project. Projects will be designed by university staff to develop students’ skills with a variety of projects offered in the area of pharmacy practice.
|College of Health and Medicine
School of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
|Mr Justin Cousins
|University of Tasmania
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Apply professional problem-solving skills to identify critical issues, conceptualise problems, use relevant information and formulate a range of solutions in relation to the provision of medicines or health advice.
- Demonstrate appropriate communication and collaboration skills combined with therapeutic decision making, and incorporating patient-centred care principles in the management of acute illness and chronic disease.
- Develop organisational and reflective professional practice skills and explain how they underpin professional and ethical practice.
- Describe the different activities and settings which a pharmacist may perform and the impact this may have on patient outcomes.
- Demonstrate the role of pharmacists in health promotion, harm minimisation and preventative health activities.
- Search, evaluate and appropriately reference drug information and pharmacy related literature.
- Design a research project using appropriate research methodologies.
- Conduct a team-based research or quality improvement activity.
- Communicate information with a variety of stakeholders, including patients, peers and/or other health professionals.
|Field of Education
|Commencing Student Contribution 1,3
|Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3
|Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3
|Domestic Full Fee 4
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2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.
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PrerequisitesCSA406 - Therapeutics in Practice (4) AND CSA414 - Clinical Pharmacokinetics 4 AND CSA457 - Pharmacy Skills in Practice 4A
Rostered university teaching block involving a range of learning experiences including online content, lectures and workshops (3 weeks), hospital placement (3 weeks), community pharmacy placement (3 weeks) and elective placement(s) (3 weeks).
|Medication action plan presentation|Preceptor assessments|Medication review assignment (10%)|Project presentation (10%)|Community pharmacy portfolio (12.5%)|Hospital pharmacy portfolio (12.5%)|Project manuscript (20%)|Written exam (35%)
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