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Resource Purpose
Placement Information
Industry and Role Emerging Practice Placements Information for pharmacists/organisation on providing student placements in industry and role-emerging practice settings.
Community Pharmacy Placements Information for pharmacists/organisation on providing student placements in community pharmacy settings.
Hospital Pharmacy Placements Information for pharmacists/organisation on providing student placements in hospital pharmacy settings.
Perspectives on Placements
A Student’s Perspective In the Feb 2018 issue of Irish Pharmacist magazine, student Claire O’Sullivan shared her perspective on her APPEL placement with Shane.
A Supervisor’s Perspective In the Dec 2017 issue of Irish Pharmacist magazine, pharmacist Shane Byrnes shared his perspective on supervising an APPEL student.
A Preceptor’s Perspective In the Sept 2019 issue of Irish Pharmacist magazine, a pharmacist shared their experience of supporting a 4th-year pharmacy student on an experiential learning placement.
For All Training Establishments/Trainers
Guidance on APPEL Experiential Learning Placements These guidelines have been developed to support APPEL- accredited Training Establishments and Trainers in the delivery of experiential learning placements.
CPD Cycle Book APPEL has developed sample CPD cycles based on some feedback that pharmacists shared regarding their experiences of supervising students. These cycles are intended to illustrate how pharmacists can incorporate their own experiences of supervising students into their own professional learning journeys.
APPEL matching process – support documentation
APPEL Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) Acceptable Usage Policy The following terms and conditions govern your access to and use of the APPEL Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). They must be read and agreed to by all users of APPEL’s VLE before access to the VLE will be granted.
Student selection – APPEL guidelines Placement providers may choose to engage with some or all shortlisted students to determine which student might best suit the placement. This document provides guidelines regarding the engagement and selection process of students for the APPEL experiential placements.
For All Students
APPEL – Joint Schools Code of Conduct The APPEL – Joint Schools Code of Conduct sets out what is expected of students at all times while they are a student of their university.
Student Placement Agreement  This agreement outlines students’ responsibilities in their participation in APPEL student placements.
For 2nd-Year Students
2019/20- Year 2 – Student Handbook A useful reference for 2nd-Year students on placement.
UCC/TCD 2nd Year Placement Workbook 
RCSI 2019-2020 2nd-Year Student Workbook
These workbooks set out the learning activities that should be completed by students during their 2nd-year placements. These printable versions can be used as a training plan for the placement.  Please note students must complete and submit their workbooks using their School of Pharmacy online-platform.
For 2nd-Year Supervisors
2019/20 Year 2 Supervisor Handbook A useful reference for 2nd-Year Placement Supervisors
Supervisor’s Report for 2nd Year Placements 2nd-Year Placement – Supervisor’s Report.
APPEL 2nd-Year Induction Plan This induction plan has been developed to support Supervisors with providing an induction for their 2nd-Year students.
For 3rd-Year Students
APPEL Guidance to Students on CV and Cover Letters for the Matching Process To help prepare for the 4th-Year matching process.
For 4th-Year Students
4th-Year Student Handbook (coming soon) This handbook has been developed to help students in preparing for and during their 4th-year experiential learning placement.
4th-Year Induction and Training Plan 2020 This document has been developed to support students during their experiential learning placements.
Competency Assessment Behaviours for 4th-Year Placements To guide the development of a training plan and prepare for Competency Assessments for the 4th-Year placement.
COVID-19 Supplemental Student Undertaking Declaration For 4th-year students in 2020.
APPEL Guidelines for Remote Experiential Learning Placements Guidance on remote experiential learning placements.
APPEL Student FAQ and Additional Placement Requirements (4th-Year Placements) APPEL has prepared the following frequently asked questions (FAQs) to help explain any changes that are being implemented to facilitate 4th-year placements during the COVID-19 pandemic.
For 4th-Year Preceptors
4th-Year Preceptor Handbook (coming soon) This handbook has been developed to help Preceptors to prepare for their student’s placement and for reference during the placement.
4th-Year Induction and Training Plan 2020 This document has been developed to support APPEL-accredited Training Establishments and Preceptors in the delivery of experiential learning placements.
Competency Assessment Behaviours for 4th-Year Placements To guide the development of a training plan and prepare for Competency Assessments for the 4th-Year placement.
APPEL Guidelines for Remote Experiential Learning Placements Guidance on remote experiential learning placements.
APPEL Preceptor FAQ & Remote Guidelines 4th Year Placements 2020 Final APPEL has prepared the following frequently asked questions (FAQs) to help explain any changes that are being implemented to facilitate 4th-year placements during the COVID-19 pandemic.
For 5th-Year Students
5th Year Student Handbook This handbook has been developed to help students in preparing for and during their 5th-year experiential learning placement.
Competency Assessment Behaviours for 5th-Year Placements To guide the development of a training plan and prepare for Competency Assessments for the 5th-Year placement.
For 5th-Year Senior Preceptors
5th-Year Senior Preceptor Handbook This handbook has been developed to help Senior Preceptors to prepare for their student’s placement and for reference during the placement.
APPEL Induction and Training Plan for 5th-year placements This document has been developed to support APPEL-accredited Training Establishments and Senior Preceptors in the delivery of experiential learning placements.
Competency Assessment Behaviours for 5th-Year Placements To guide the development of a training plan and prepare for Competency Assessments for the 5th-Year placement.
Accreditation – The Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland (PSI, the Pharmacy regulator) requires APPEL to accredit each of its Training Establishments and Trainers
APPEL Training Establishment Accreditation Form This form outlines the responsibilities of both APPEL and the Training Establishment in their respective participation in student placement(s), the declarations required by the legislation governing the MPharm Programme (SI 377 of 2014), and the agreement between both parties regarding student vetting.

Once accepted, this form is valid for two years.

APPEL Trainer Accreditation This form outlines the Trainers responsibilities in overseeing student placements and contains the declarations required of the Trainer by the legislations covering the MPharm Programme (SI 377 of 2014).

Once accepted, this form is valid for one year.