Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 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
OfferedMalaysia Second semester 2015 (Day)
Parkville Second semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Suzanne Caliph (Parkville); Mr Muhammad Abdul Hadi (Malaysia)


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:

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


Final examination 45%; assignments 25%; Open book practical examination 30% (includes hurdle pharmaceutical calculations quiz 10%).

Workload requirements

48 contact hours and 24 hours of self-directed learning

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Suzanne Caliph (Parkville)


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

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