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.
Master of Clinical Pharmacy students must have completed 60 credit points. Master of Pharmacy Practice students must have completed 36 credit points. This capstone unit must be completed within the final two units of study in your course.
Previously coded PGP5019
This capstone unit will be one of the final units completed in the Masters program. It will build on learning from all units undertaken in the Masters program, in particular the ability to reflect on practice, formulate questions, identify knowledge gaps, and analyse available evidence. It will require the student to utilise the Australian Advanced Pharmacy Practice Framework (APPF) to reflect on their level of performance and identify means to further advance their practice.
At the completion of this unit students will be able to:
- Synthesise learning from all units undertaken in the Masters program in an advanced practice portfolio.
- Generate appropriate evidence of ability to use the Australian Advanced Pharmacy Practice Framework (APPF) to successfully complete the full cycle of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
- Demonstrate attributes of a life-long learner by identifying steps required to continue advancing practice.
- Report learning and reflect on performance in ways that are appropriate for the profession.
Written reflection on current level of performance (with identification of appropriate sources of evidence), and identification of professional development needs for each cluster in the APPF: 25% (hurdle)
Contribution to online discussions: 25%
Completion of a two week placement with a more advanced practitioner, or completion of the Medication Management Review (MMR) credentialing pathway available through the National Alliance for Pharmacy Education and the Society of Hospital Pharmacists Australia: pass/fail (hurdle)
Submission of a professional practice portfolio, including evidence in support of self-identified level of performance in each competency: 50% (hurdle)
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. The unit requires on average 10-12 hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include teacher directed learning, reading time, participation in online discussion boards or discussion groups, research and preparation for assignments.
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