Experiential Learning in Pharmacy Curricula

Bachelor of Pharmacy
  • Semester-based Experiential Learning - Over 80 hours per semester
  • Clerkship - Over 6 weeks in final year of study
  • Enrichment Module - Around 200 hours in final year of study
Master of Advanced Pharmacy
  • Community and Institutional Partnership Projects
    • As part of their coursework, students collaborate with community and institutional partners to address real-world issues related to medications use and management. These projects serve as culminating and authentic learning experiences, in which students apply their professional knowledge and practice teamwork, communication and project management skills.
    • Sample projects include:
    • Patient education pamphlets and videos on medications used in palliative care
      Nursing in-service on commonly used medications at HOHCS
      Educational pamphlet on dementia medication and polypharmacy, in collaboration with JCCPA
  • Capstone – Practicum (Clinical Practice, Community Health, Pharmaceutical Medicine)
    • Under the guidance of an experienced external preceptor, students will spend at least 120 hours to gain hands-on experience at a practicum site of their stream. Students will gain introductory competencies at their site and practice soft skills in the workplace such as communication and collaboration. A variety of practice sites are available, in hospital, clinic, community pharmacy, and pharmaceutical industry settings.
    • In addition, students complete a project to address a medication-related issue or process the practice site.
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