Course Title: Professional Skills Development for the Pharmaceutical Scientist

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Professional Skills Development for the Pharmaceutical Scientist

Credit Points: 12.00


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

ONPS2534

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

160H Medical Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2016

ONPS2534

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

173H School of Health and Biomed

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2017

Course Coordinator: Dr Trisha Jenkins

Course Coordinator Phone: 9925 6523

Course Coordinator Email: trisha.jenkins@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Building 223, Level 2, Room 01B


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

This course is intended for third year B Pharmaceutical Science students only.  Students must have completed and passed all courses in the first 2.5 years of BP311.


Course Description

This is a Work Integrated Learning course which prepares you for placement and future employment through a combination of:

  1. workshops on topics important to your future position as a pharmaceutical scientist including writing a good resume, preparing for interview, and professional presentation
  2. discussions on completing background research of organizations and interpreting position descriptions
  3. working in teams to practice and critique presentation and interviews


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes for Pharmaceutical Sciences (BP311 (or BP184)):

  • Communication and teamwork (PLO3)
  • Investigation and Analysis (PLO4)
  • Accountability for your own learning and professional conduct (PLO 5)


On satisfactorily completing the course it is intended that you should be able to:

  1. Present yourself in both written and oral form that showcases your qualifications and education, experience and skills.
  2. Recognize through investigation and research an organisation's role within the health and pharmaceutical industry and their requirements in terms of skills and experience for individual positions
  3. Understand the level of professionalism required for placement and employment
  4. Present yourself for interview in the best prepared and professional light.


Overview of Learning Activities

The course includes interactive learning workshop sessions.  Components of the work are designed to alert and assist students to the importance of preparation and practice for future employment.

You will undertake the equivalent of 5 hours per week for one semester, comprising workshop sessions in the first part of the semester followed by professional interviews. In addition you can expect to spend a minimum of five 5 hours per week in independent preparation.


Overview of Learning Resources

This course will use notes and on-line resources as its primary tools.


Overview of Assessment

 

Assessment activities are conducted throughout the semester so that you can review and evaluate your progress and ability.

This course has no hurdle requirements.

Assessment tasks

Assessment Task 1: Workshop activities (oral)

Weighting 20%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3 & 4

Assessment Task 2: Workshop activities (written)

Weighting 20%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3 & 4

Assessment 3: Practice interviews and professional interviews

Weighting 1 x 20% and 1 x 40%

This assessment supports CLOs 1, 2, 3 & 4