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PA40180: Overseas placement in Pharmacy

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2015/6
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology
Further information on credits Credits: 24
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 80%, OT 20%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Written Project Report (CW 60%)
  • Critical account of Phar Practice in host country (CW 20%)
  • Formal Evaluation by host tutor (OT 20%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
The aim of this unit is to provide the student with experience of the profession of pharmacy in a foreign country. This will be achieved by placement in an overseas School of Pharmacy under an approved exchange scheme.

Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this Unit, the student will be able to : demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the pharmacy profession in their placement country; undertake a project-style investigation with formulation of an hypothesis, critical evaluation of relevant research methods, data generation and analysis leading to a formal written report.

Subject-specific skills (T/F/A)
Information handling, problem solving (T/F/A)
Working with others, team building (T/F)
Communication skills (T/F).

Specific content will vary for individual placements but may include a combination of the following:
a) Taught courses in pharmaceutical science or practice;
b) Work experience in pharmaceutical practice;
c) Laboratory based pharmaceutical research;
d) Pharmacy practice project.
The content must include an element of research resulting in the collection of data. This will form the basis of one of the written reports.
In addition the student will be required to undertake a self directed study of the profession of pharmacy in the host country, including a critical review and comparison with the pharmacy profession in the UK.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

PA40180 is Optional (DEU) on the following programmes:

Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology
* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2015/16 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2016/17 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2015/16.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.