Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences fieldwork

Fieldwork/clinical placements provide you with important opportunities to learn through direct experience. During placement, you will put your professional role, knowledge and skills into practice in a range of clinical and authentic pharmacy work settings. You will engage with people from diverse backgrounds, including other health professionals you may work alongside in the future.


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Opportunities

Our fieldwork partnerships offer rewarding learning experiences in a range of University, government and private practice clinical settings.


Future students

Please read the following essential requirements for fieldwork/clinical placement before you enrol in a course.

You do not need to meet these requirements before you enrol, but it’s important you understand your obligations so you can successfully complete the placement component of your course.

Oral Health Therapy

Under the supervision of qualified supervisors, you will assess, treat and manage patients of all ages within your scope of practice. The majority of clinical placements take place in the Perth metropolitan area, but there are also opportunities for you to complete placements in regional settings.

Fieldwork placements settings including:

  • clinics at the Oral Health Centre of WA
  • metropolitan and regional government Dental Health Services’ clinics
  • Aged Care facilities serviced by Dental Health Services
  • the Princess Margaret Hospital dental clinic
  • private general and specialist practices

The course’s essential fieldwork requirements are listed below:

  • Student declaration
  • AHPRA registration
  • Criminal record screening and clearance
  • Immunisation
    Serology testing: There is an onus on individual students to be aware of their immunity or carrier status in relation to communicable diseases. Depending on the status of any communicable disease there is the possibility that you may not be able to complete the clinical placement requirements of the course. Students who are carriers of blood-borne viruses are not permitted to perform some procedures on patients. Serological testing must therefore be completed prior to or during the first semester of study in the course and the results communicated to the area Administrative Assistant.
  • First aid
  • Hand hygiene
  • Manual handling

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Human Biology Preclinical

The course’s essential fieldwork requirements are listed below:

  • Student declaration
  • Criminal record screening and clearance
  • Immunisation
  • Hand hygiene

For more details on these requirements, click here

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Laboratory Medicine

The course’s essential fieldwork requirements are listed below:

  • Student declaration
  • Criminal record screening and clearance
  • Immunisation
  • Hand hygiene

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Pharmacy

Please refer to the following statements on the essential requirements for the fieldwork component of this course:

  • Student declaration
  • AHPRA registration
  • Criminal record screening
  • Immunisation
  • First aid
  • Hand hygiene
  • Other essential requirements

For more details on these requirements, click here

Master of Pharmacy

At the end of your first year of your Master of Pharmacy degree you will complete a community pharmacy placement under the supervision of a practising pharmacist to develop skills in the clinical setting.

Please refer to the following statements on the essential requirements for the fieldwork component of this course:

  • Student declaration
  • AHPRA registration
  • Criminal record screening
  • Immunisation
  • First aid
  • Hand hygiene
  • Other essential requirements

For more details on these requirements, click here


Current students

Read about your obligations as a current student and find links to useful resources.

Important information for current students

In the field, you will be representing yourself, your course or chosen profession, and Curtin University. You are expected to demonstrate professional attitudes and behaviour at all times.

As a student, you must satisfactorily complete all fieldwork activities, pass assessment requirements and demonstrate attributes associated with professional conduct. To facilitate this, you should refer to your unit outline, Blackboard and the fieldwork manual, and read the important information on essential fieldwork requirements.

Useful resources

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