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This program provides industry-based, onsite, participatory learning. You will gain experience, skills and knowledge that can only be obtained from within the pharmaceutical science industry.
You will undertake 40-weeks of supervised in-house training with an industry placement provider where you will learn professional and scientific aspects of the pharmaceutical science industry.
RMIT partners with more than 30 organisations each year to provide this innovative, industry-based opportunity.
Partner organisations include:
- pharmaceutical companies
- clinical trial centres
- drug research laboratories
- forensic laboratories or drug regulation agencies
- research institutes
- public health and hospitals
Placement allocation is determined by a competitive process. Based on student preferences, partners conduct interviews and select their preferred candidate. There are multiple placements and projects to choose from.
Graduates continuing into honours from the RMIT Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences undergraduate program will commence placement selection in third year. Applicants from other institutions graduating from an equivalent degree will liaise with the program coordinator to facilitate preferences and placement interview times after application and enrolment.
Learning is achieved through participation and contribution to industry projects.
Assessment includes the development of an evidence portfolio of work experience that may feature:
- evidence portfolio
- case studies
- organisational analysis report
- literature review
- journals and reflection exercises
- oral presentations
- project outlines and outcomes
- continuing professional development log
- performance appraisals from industry supervisors
You will also attend professional workshops and seminars and have regular correspondence with RMIT throughout your placement.
RMIT is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with workplace experience.
In this program you will be a participant in industry and will actively contribute to the goals and outcomes of your placement provider.
This program has been developed with the input of a Program Advisory Committee comprising various professional members and has been developed according to industry needs and feedback.
Some graduates from this program have been employed by their host provider at the end of the 40-week placement.
With the strong involvement of industry in the development of this program, graduates are viewed favourably as future employees.
Professional recognition and accreditation
On successful completion of the program, you may be eligible to join a number of Australian professional societies in the medical and pharmaceutical fields. These include:
- Association of Regulatory and Clinical Scientists to the Pharmaceutical Industry (ARCS)
- Australasian Pharmaceutical Science Association (APSA)
- Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists (ASCEPT)
- Australian Physiological Society (AuPS)
- Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR)