Course Title: Principles of Professional Practice 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Principles of Professional Practice 2

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


160H Medical Sciences


Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015

Course Coordinator: Trisha Jenkins

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 99256523

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 223.2.01B

Course Coordinator Availability: by appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

ONPS2173 Principles of Professional Practice 1 and ONPS2463/ONPS2473 Professional Practice in Pharmaceutical Sciences 1 are required prior study. Students who have not successfully completed the prerequisites must withdraw, or will be withdrawn if they incorrectly enrol in this course.

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 second 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 (ONPS2464 or ONPS2474) course.    

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

After successfully completing this course you should be able to:
Advance arguments and develop skills in public speaking
Work effectively in a team environment
Appreciate the professional aspects associated with the pharmaceutical industry, as demonstrated by ongoing professional development
Put your experiences into the context of personal growth in the pharmaceutical industry or in an alternate career path


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)

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 ONPS2464/2474 Professional Practice in Pharmaceutical Sciences 2 will allow you to integrate all of the Learning Outcomes and competency standards for pharmaceutical science professionals whilst undertaking your work placement.

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

The assessment activities required in this course are designed to enhance your written and oral communication skills and to encourage you to critically evaluate your professional development and the working environment in which you find yourself.