Support needed by pharmacy students in experiential placements: Stakeholders’ expectations

Owen, Susanne M., Stupans, Ieva, Ryan, Greg, McKauge, Leigh M. and Woulfe, Jim (2010) Support needed by pharmacy students in experiential placements: Stakeholders’ expectations. Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research, 40 2: 97-100.

Attached Files (Some files may be inaccessible until you login with your UQ eSpace credentials)
Name Description MIMEType Size Downloads
Author Owen, Susanne M.
Stupans, Ieva
Ryan, Greg
McKauge, Leigh M.
Woulfe, Jim
Title Support needed by pharmacy students in experiential placements: Stakeholders’ expectations
Journal name Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1445-937X
Publication date 2010-06
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 40
Issue 2
Start page 97
End page 100
Total pages 4
Place of publication Collingwood, Vic., Australia
Publisher Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Background: From July 2010, Australian state and territory pharmacy registration boards will be replaced by a national body that will register health professionals and also accredit university pharmacy programs. Traditionally, assessment during the pharmacy internship year and national examination provide consistency at the post-graduation stages, but the endpoints of university programs have been derived within state and territory contexts.
Aim: To determine the skills needed to gain competence within university pharmacy programs; and to identify the levels of support required by early and late placement students.
Method: Students, academics and professional/ registration/preceptors were involved in state and territory focus groups. 140 participants completed a chart about their expectations regarding levels of supervising preceptor support required by students during experiential placements. Manual collation and comparative analysis was undertaken for early and late placement students.
Results: Early placement students were consistently viewed by all stakeholder groups as needing assistance or minimal assistance. For late placement students, there were wide variations in responses in regard to levels of support expectations for competency functional areas and within and across state and territory groups, especially among academics from various institutions.
Conclusion: There is variability across states and territories with respect to competency development in academic programs. This may present challenges within a national accreditation and registration context.
Keyword Pharmacy programs
Placement students
Experiential placements
Support expectations
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2011 Collection
School of Pharmacy Publications
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: Scopus Citation Count Cited 0 times in Scopus Article
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Created: Tue, 22 Mar 2011, 10:14:32 EST by Ms Leigh Mckauge on behalf of School of Pharmacy