Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 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.

Monash University

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.


Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences


Dr Gina Arora




For postgraduate coursework pharmacy discontinuation dates, please see http://www.pharm.monash.edu.au/students/pg-coursework/unit-discontinuation-dates.html


Foundation Practice 2 is undertaken during a period of supervised practice in the pharmacy internship year. The internship year is designed to enable intern pharmacists the opportunity to develop their competence to practice as independent pharmacists. As part of the Foundation Practice unit, the intern will work in a Monash Credentialed Workplace, be supervised by a Monash Credentialed Pharmacy Clinical Educator and work through Monash Credentialed Workplace Learning. A Workplace Learning Plan, developed by the intern's clinical educator with guidance and input from the unit coordinator, will be used to guide workplace activities undertaken during supervised practice. The workplace activities will be used as assessment in this unit. Core assessments will also be completed by all interns to meet the unit outcomes. Liaison visits from University staff to the intern and clinical educator will provide opportunities to review progress towards meeting learning outcomes, and to facilitate the integration of theory and practice.


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

  • Demonstrate an ability to practice pharmacy in accordance with current National Competency Standards for Pharmacists in Australia.
  • Demonstrate competency of first aid and CPR skills.
  • Demonstrate an ability to meet personal learning needs through critical reflection of gaps in skills and knowledge.
  • Demonstrate an ability to critically analyse and integrate complex information, concepts or problems relating to a research question or patient care.
  • Demonstrate life-long learning skills.


Students enrolled in this unit must hold provisional registration with the Pharmacy Board of Australia and undertake supervised practice in accordance with Board requirements. Students who fail to gain provisional registration, or who have their registration rescinded during the program, will be unable to continue in this unit. At least 380 hours of supervised practice must be completed in Semester 2.


Evidence of completion of at least 380 hours of supervised practice: pass/fail (hurdle)
Successful completion of senior first aid certificate: pass/fail (hurdle)
Successful completion of CPR certificate: pass/fail (hurdle)
Presentation of a poster at a unit conference: pass/fail (hurdle)
Submission of reflective accounts: pass/fail (hurdle)
Evidence of completion of workplace activities agreed in the Workplace Learning Plan (examples include medication counselling, history taking & presentations): pass/fail (hurdle)

Workload requirements

This unit requires the student to be working full time under the supervision of an approved preceptor for at least 10 weeks of the 12 week semester.

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)

Off-campus attendance requirements

Students are required to attend a half to full day on-campus session to present their poster.

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study


The student must be working under the supervision of a Monash Credentialed Pharmacy Clinical Educator at a Monash Credentialed Workplace.