The 4th-year placement can be undertaken in a broad variety of practice settings. The 4th-year placement is the only opportunity to undertake an APPEL placement outside of community or hospital pharmacy.
APPEL expects to provide 4th-year placements in: the pharmaceutical industry, pharmaceutical consultancy, regulatory affairs, research, the health service, professional bodies, community pharmacy, hospital pharmacy departments, etc. For the foreseeable future, all placements will take place within the Republic of Ireland.
Many of the 4th-year placements will take place in organisations which were not available to students undertaking the previous model of pharmacy education.