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Graduate Certificate in  Pharmacy Practice

Program code: 5533

Location

External

Duration

2 Years (only available on a part-time basis)

Commencing

Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)

The Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice provides intern pharmacists with specialised training and skills in pharmacy practice.

  • This two-year, part-time program is specifically designed for graduate pharmacists who are looking to enhance their career prospects by gaining specialised practical skills. It features a strong clinical and practical focus.
  • Complete advanced-level studies that meet the standards and requirements of the Pharmacy Board of Australia. You will develop and apply skills across a wide range of areas relevant to contemporary pharmacy practice.
  • Build on your existing pharmaceutical knowledge while developing your communication, critical thinking, problem solving and dispensing skills.
  • Undertake your internship in a community or hospital setting. The School has partnerships with over 500 pharmacies throughout Australia and overseas.

This industry relevant program will deepen your understanding of contemporary pharmacy practice and provide you with specialised skills to enhance your career opportunities.

  • Fast Facts

    Global standing

    UQ's School of Pharmacy is ranked 25th in the world by subject in the 2018 QS World University Rankings. The School is also the largest pharmacy school in Queensland with more than 50 years of teaching and research experience, and a global alumni network.

  • Teaching staff

    Learn from the best

    This course is developed, delivered and supported by a team of community and hospital pharmacists with extensive practice experience. You'll learn the most relevant theory and the latest skills, so you can advance your practice.

  • Beyond the classroom

    An integrated, flexibly delivered program

    This program offers a mix of course delivery, consisting of workplace activities, online self-paced background study material and online group discussions. These are supported by interactive face-to-face seminars focusing on hands-on, small-group learning.

  • Employability

    Be a leader

    When you graduate with a UQ Pharmacy qualification, you'll have the skills and knowledge to stand out as a leader in your field. Many of our graduates continue their passion for research and knowledge by pursuing further postgraduate studies.

Career outcomes

The Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice provides excellence in intern training prior to registration and will enhance your pharmacy practice, contribution to patient care and career opportunities in any setting.

As a graduate of this program, you will have a competitive edge over other Bachelor of Pharmacy graduates with your enhanced skills and qualifications.

Completion of the program will also give you credit towards further study in our other postgraduate clinical pharmacy programs.

Summary

  • Program code
    5533
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    2 Years (only available on a part-time basis)
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
    Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
    8
  • Delivery location
    External
  • AQF
    Level 8

Admissions criteria

Prerequisites

A Bachelor of Pharmacy or equivalent from Australia or New Zealand. International applicants must have completed Australian Pharmacy Examining Council requirements.

All applicants must be registered as an intern pharmacist with the Pharmacy Board of Australia.

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

Visa requirements

Due to the delivery mode or duration of this program, international students who want to study the Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice will not be eligible for a Student visa (subclass 500).

In order to study this program in Australia, you must have a temporary Australian visa or residency status with sufficient study entitlement.

Alternately, some programs can be studied from outside Australia.

For other visa options, visit the Department of Home Affairs, or contact UQ International for more information.

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#).

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Programs and Courses

If you're a current student who has already commenced study at UQ, refer to Programs and Courses in my.UQ for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Find out more about financial aid, including scholarships and financial aid programs.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $22,328
Indicative fee 2019

The "indicative annual fee" is the cost of enrolling in the Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice for the 2019 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard part-time study load.

A standard part-time study load is 8 units per academic year. The fee for a study load less than 8 units per academic year is proportionately lower.

All fees are reviewed annually.

Visit Tuition fees for more information.

Scholarships

International students are eligible to apply for a number of scholarships and prizes. These may be offered by the University, the Australian Government, foreign governments, or private organisations.

Many scholarships have specific eligibility criteria and are very competitive. More information, including information about how to apply, is available on the Scholarships website.

Applying online

Apply now

Applications for the Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice can be lodged directly to UQ using our online application form.

The program code for the Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice is 5533. You'll need this when applying.

Due to the delivery mode or duration of this program, international students who want to study the Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice will not be eligible for a Student visa (subclass 500).

In order to study this program in Australia, you must have a temporary Australian visa or residency status with sufficient study entitlement.

Alternately, some programs can be studied from outside Australia.

If you have any questions about the application process, contact UQ International.

Apply now

Additional application information

Students must maintain provisional registration as an intern pharmacist or general registration as a pharmacist with the Pharmacy Board of Australia.

Important dates

There are a number of dates and deadlines you need to meet when applying for postgraduate study.

The closing date for the Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - December 31 of the previous year.
  • To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

A full list of dates relevant to UQ students is available on the Student Matters Calendar.

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