Course Title: Principles of Professional Practice 1

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Principles of Professional Practice 1

Credit Points: 12.00

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


160H Medical Sciences


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015

Course Coordinator: Dr Celine Valery

Course Coordinator Phone: 9925 7482

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 201.9.06

Course Coordinator Availability: By Appointment Only

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

This course is professional practice theory and is intended for final year B Biomed Sci (Pharm Sci) students only. Students must have completed and passed all courses (including electives) in the first 3 years of BP184.

Course Description

The primary focus of the course is on expression, both oral and written, of professional development throughout placement. This course will be taken in first semester of the Professional Practice year by students enrolled in the Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Pharmaceutical Sciences) program. It will complement the concurrent studies being undertaken by students in their Professional Practice in Pharmaceutical Sciences 1 (ONPS2463 or ONPS2473) course.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


This course contributes to the following program level outcomes:

  • Critically analyse and solve scientific problems (PLO2)
  • Communication and teamwork (PLO3)
  • Investigation and analysis (PLO 4)
  • Accountability for your own professional learning and conduct (PLO5)


After successfully completing this course you should be able to:

  1. Advance arguments and develop skills in public speaking
  2. Work effectively in a team environment
  3. plan and review your work, aligned to personal development aims and organisational needs
  4. Put your experiences into the context of personal growth in the pharmaceutical industry or in an alternate career path

Overview of Learning Activities


The learning activities in this course will include off campus work placement and on campus workshops.

Concurrent enrolment in this course and ONPS2463/2473 Professional Practice in Pharmaceutical Sciences 1 will allow you to integrate all of the Learning Outcomes and competency standards for pharmaceutical science professionals whilst undertaking your work placement.

The work placement lasts for 40 weeks full time.

Overview of Learning Resources


You have access to course materials on the online RMIT Learning Hub (myRMIT), and these may include digitised reading material, lecture notes, external internet links and access to RMIT Library online and hardcopy resources, as well as access to online conference facilities.

You will additionally have the full resources of the organisation in which you are placed.

Overview of Assessment


☒This course has no hurdle requirements.

☐ All hurdle requirements for this course are indicated clearly in the assessment regime that follows, against the relevant assessment task(s) and all have been approved by the College Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (Leaning & Teaching).


The assessments for ONPS2173 include

-          a workplan (15% of total mark). This covers CLOs 2,3.

-          a workplan midyear review (10%). This assessment covers CLOs 2,3.

-          an essay on a personal development goal (20%). This assessment covers CLOs 3,4.

-          an organizational analysis report (25%). %). This assessment covers CLO 3.

-          a placement flyer (10%). %). This assessment covers CLO 3.

-          participation to workshops (20%). This assessment covers CLOs 1-4.