The programme component pharmacy internship with medication assessment can be divided into three parts:
Partim pharmacy internship:
For a period of at least 960 hours, the trainee will do an internship in one or more community pharmacies and, if applicable, a hospital pharmacy. The internship can be described as the part of the programme in which practical experience is gained as a direct preparation for professional practice. Practice and theory merge here. Under the supervision of a recognised work placement counsellor, the student will become familiar with pharmacy practice: dispensing medicines and thorough knowledge of the specialities, communication with patients and carers, preparation of medicines and properties of the raw materials, quality assurance, responsibilities of the pharmacist, organisation and layout of the pharmacy, parapharmacy, management and administration, learning to cooperate with colleagues, doctors and other care providers. During the pharmacy internship, interim evaluations are organised on a regular basis between the internship supervisor and the trainee, and these are fed back to the internship coordinator.
In addition, the trainee is required to take part in a number of return days and work placement days.
Partim skills pharmacy:
Students take part in three compulsory sessions (of 3 hours each) in the skills pharmacy on campus. The session starts with a moment of reflection (in group) on the course of the pharmacy internship. If desired, the intern can also request an individual meeting with the internship coordinator. In addition, various prescriptions are discussed during these sessions, whether or not in the presence of a simulation patient. During these conversations, the learning process and the objectives to be achieved will be examined on the basis of a formative assessment of the student.
Partim medication history:
Students in a group discuss a medication history. This is followed by a joint debriefing in cooperation with the internship supervisors.