Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 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.

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
OfferedSunway Second semester 2012 (Day)
Parkville Second semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Kay Stewart (Parkville); Dr Yau Mei Yan (Sunway)


The aim of this unit is to further prepare students for practice as pharmacists.
This unit builds particularly on the third year units of the Pharmacy Practice stream (PAC3351, PAC3362) and the Professional Experience Placement program (PAC4371).


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

  • Appreciate the leadership role of the pharmacist
  • Plan life-long learning in the context required by the Pharmacy Board of Australia for registration purposes
  • Dispense legally and accurately, including being proficient in pharmaceutical calculations
  • Describe various extended roles of pharmacists


Assignments 25%; Open book pactical examination 30% (includes hurdle pharmaceutical calculations quiz 10%); final examination 45%.

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Kay Stewart (Parkville); Ms Lee Wang Wang (Sunway)

Contact hours

48 contact hours and 24 hours of self-directed learning


PAC3351, PAC3362 and PAC4371. (Note: the result for PAC4371 may be WH but students must have completed at least three Practical Experience Placements.)

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