University of Technology Sydney

96078 International Placement 2

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UTS: Health (GEM)
Credit points: 18 cp
Result type: Pass fail, no marks

There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.

Description

In this subject students complete and document their achievement of the international placement goals, disseminate their outcomes to stakeholders at both the placement site and at the UTS Graduate School of Health. Evaluation of the personal and organisational impact of the placement project is a key component of these tasks, in addition to identifying the learning that has occurred, and potential future directions.

Subject learning objectives (SLOs)

162. Compare the administration and regulation of medicines in Australia with the target country
163. Compare medicines management practices in Australia and in the target country
164. Compare the adoption of pharmacy services in Australia with the target country
165. Identify the barriers to the implementation of pharmacy services in Australia and abroad
166. Identify pharmacy services in the target country that can be adapted for Australia
167. Plan, implement and evaluate a project in an overseas pharmacy setting
168. Compare determinants of health in Australia with the target country
169. Demonstrate cross-cultural competency
170. Compare health literacy in Australia with the target country

Course intended learning outcomes (CILOs)

The learning outcomes for this subject are as follows:

  • Demonstrate safe and competent operational, interpersonal and clinical skills for the benefit and care of patients and the wider community. (.01)
  • Reflect on knowledge, skills and attributes required for the evaluation and integration of emerging evidence into practice, promoting the growth of personal and professional learning and the education of others. (.02)
  • Analyse and synthesise knowledge of health science concepts and theory, and apply skills of scientific research and clinical reasoning to support decision-making in pharmacy practice. (.03)
  • Engage in team undertakings, adopting a range of roles in diverse teams, building cohesion and maximising team contributions. (.04)
  • Demonstrate sound ethical, compassionate and respectful patient-focused care, taking responsibility for personal health and wellbeing. (.05)
  • Capably communicate to patients, their families, carers and members of the healthcare team, contribute to wider health education and promotion, choosing and adapting communication modes to address cultural and linguistic diversity. (.06)
  • Integrate into daily practice knowledge of health systems and concerns in national and global communities, with awareness of the social and cultural contexts of health to meet the diverse needs of individuals and communities. (.07)
  • Represent pharmacy perspectives in multidisciplinary environments, and optimise patient outcomes through self-awareness and acknowledgement of the contributions of other health care disciplines. (.08)
  • Demonstrate respect and value for diverse ways of knowing, being and doing, in particular recognising the diversity of Indigenous Australians while critically reflecting upon the impact of ongoing colonisation and its pervasive discourse on their health and wellbeing, and integrating this knowledge into practice. (.09)

Contribution to the development of graduate attributes

The Master of Pharmacy (International) aims to

  • facilitate practice-based experience in pharmacy in another country;
  • develop independent thinking and cultural awareness; and
  • further develop leadership potential and qualities.

This subject builds students' skills in independently selecting, planning and commencing an experiential learning experience in an unfamiliar environment.

This subject contributes to the following UTS:Pharmacy Graduate Attributes:

Lifelong learning

Graduates of the Master of Pharmacy are lifelong learners, committed to and capable of reflection and inquiry in their quest for personal development and excellence in professional practice.

Professional capacity

Graduates of the Master of Pharmacy are client-focussed, ethical practitioners with the understanding and proficiency to be leaders in their profession, capable of effectively researching and communicating solutions in a global context.

Global citizenship

Graduates of the Master of Pharmacy contribute to society, resolving to undertake those actions and responsibilities that will enhance their role in local, national and global communities.

Cultural competence

Graduates of the Master of Pharmacy are culturally competent professionals, able to reflect on and explain their own cultural perspectives, accommodate cultural differences and achieve optimal outcomes through the adoption of a consultative approach to health care with indigenous Australians and other cultural groups.

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Video Reflection

Intent:

This assessment task contributes to the development of all the course intended learning outcomes listed above. The purpose of a video reflection is to provide the students with a media tool to document their experiences on placement.

Objective(s):

This task is aligned with the following subject learning objectives:

162, 163, 164, 165, 166, 167, 168, 169 and 170

This task is aligned with the following course learning outcomes:

.01, .02, .03, .04, .05, .06, .07, .08 and .09

Type: Reflection
Groupwork: Individual
Weight: 25%
Criteria:

Provided in Canvas: Reflective Rubric

Assessment task 2: Journal

Intent:

This assessment task contributes to the development of all the course intended learning outcomes listed above. The purpose of the written reflective journal is to document their experiences and what they have learned along the journey that will be of use for future practice and performance.

Objective(s):

This task is aligned with the following subject learning objectives:

162, 163, 164, 165, 166, 167, 168, 169 and 170

This task is aligned with the following course learning outcomes:

.01, .02, .03, .04, .05, .06, .07, .08 and .09

Type: Journal
Groupwork: Individual
Weight: 25%
Criteria:

Provided in Canvas via reflective rubric

Assessment task 3: Final Project Report and PowerPoint Presentation

Intent:

This assessment task contributes to the development of all the course intended learning outcomes listed above. The purpose of this task is for students to undertake a project and write a final report, plus disseminate their experience to the next cohort of students.

Objective(s):

This task is aligned with the following subject learning objectives:

162, 163, 164, 165, 166, 167, 168, 169 and 170

This task is aligned with the following course learning outcomes:

.01, .02, .03, .04, .05, .06, .07, .08 and .09

Type: Report
Groupwork: Individual
Weight: 30%
Criteria:

Provided in Canvas or via email.

Assessment task 4: Preceptor / Mentor Evaluation

Intent:

This assessment task contributes to the development of all the course intended learning outcomes listed above. The purpose of this task is for students to actively engage in discussion with their host supervisor about their progress.

Objective(s):

This task is aligned with the following subject learning objectives:

162, 163, 164, 165, 166, 167, 168, 169 and 170

This task is aligned with the following course learning outcomes:

.01, .02, .03, .04, .05, .06, .07, .08 and .09

Groupwork: Individual
Weight: 20%
Criteria:

Provided in Canvas (Preceptor Evaluation Form)

Minimum requirements

Students are required to attend a minimum of 85% of the attendance schedule agreed with their preceptor.

To pass this subject students must a achieve a minimum grade of 50%.

Required texts

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