This subject contains a 10 days Compulsory Workplace Learning component.
Students are required to participate actively in four weeks of placement with a minimum of 2 weeks at any one site.
One placement is to be undertaken within a hospital setting, providing students with an insight into the operation and tasks that are carried out daily within the public health system. This placement is only undertaken in the final year of the pharmacy course due to students needing to obtain the skills in pharmacology and therapeutics prior to placement to ensure patient medication safety is maintained throughout this activity.
The second placement is to be undertaken at a rural site which must be located within a PHARIA 2-6 setting (a pharmacy specific measure of general remoteness, ranging from accessible to very remote).
The aim of this placement is to provide an insight into the different operations that exist between both Rural and Regional regions compared to Metropolitan areas.
Tasks are provided for the students to undertake during both placements which help cement the clinical knowledge and judgement skills that they have learnt with the aim of promoting the quality use of medication within all practice settings and ultimately improving patient health outcomes.
Students are responsible to cover the costs of their uniform, accomodation and travel whilst undertaking both placements