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Graduate Diploma in  Clinical Pharmacy

Program code: 5120

Location

External

Duration

1 Year full-time

Commencing

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

The Graduate Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy will teach you a broad range of knowledge and give you the skills to manage and optimise medicines in healthcare settings.

  • This one-year, full-time program will build and extend your expertise of clinical pharmacy so you can provide better patient care, wellness and treatment within a complex health environment.
  • Study courses in pharmacotherapy and patient care, evaluation and research, leadership and management, and advanced skills for clinical pharmacy practice. Courses are updated regularly to include emerging clinical evidence.
  • Take advantage of flexible online study. You'll learn with and from other students, and receive input from experts during real-time online tutorials. Two optional face-to-face weekends provide the opportunity for in-depth practical application.
  • Advance your knowledge and gain the confidence to practice competently in an ever-changing healthcare environment. Professional roles of pharmacists are continuously evolving, and you will graduate with the skills to tackle any role.

Develop the knowledge, skills and resources to become an effective clinical pharmacist who ensures the best possible health outcomes.

  • 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 global alumni network.

  • 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.

  • Beyond the classroom

    UQ Clinical Pharmacy – Developing Pharmacists For The Future

     

  • Why study
    "The program is cleverly designed into six subjects, which are broken down into chunks, making it easy to stay on track and on time with your studies. It's an essential step in becoming an advanced clinical pharmacist." Jackie Costello, GDClinPharm
    Clinical Pharmacist, Redcliffe Hospital

Career outcomes

Graduates of this program are equipped with developed knowledge, skills and understanding of clinical pharmacy. They can use their qualifications to show evidence of professional development and advanced practice for the Advanced Pharmacy Practice Framework.

Career opportunities include:

  • advancement as a hospital pharmacist
  • NPS facilitators
  • accreditation to conduct home medication reviews and aged-care reviews
  • introduction of new practices in your community pharmacy
  • pharmacist-led outpatient clinics
  • pharmacists in GP practices
  • academia
  • pharmaceutical care and the quality use of medicines
  • advisors in primary healthcare organisations
  • clinical pharmacy research
  • pharmacy management.

Many of our graduates use their qualifications as a way of moving ahead with their careers – whatever field of pharmacy they work in – or use the graduate diploma as a stepping-stone to the Master of Clinical Pharmacy program.

Summary

  • Program code
    5120
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    1 Year full-time
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
    Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
    16
  • Delivery location
    External
  • AQF
    Level 8

Admissions criteria

Prerequisites

An approved degree and hold a current registration as a pharmacist in country of practice.

Applicants must also have at least 2 years full-time relevant professional work experience and demonstrate recent experience of practice.

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 Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy 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 Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy 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 Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy. 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.

Early exit points

Depending on your choice of courses, it might be possible to withdraw from the Graduate Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy at an early exit point and graduate with one of the following awards:

Further study options

Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy have the opportunity to progress into the following programs:

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 $44,656
Indicative fee 2019

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

A standard full-time study load is 16 units per academic year.

If you enrol in a larger or smaller study load, your fees will be calculated on a proportionate basis.

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 Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy can be lodged directly to UQ using our online application form.

The program code for the Graduate Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy is 5120. You'll need this when applying.

Due to the delivery mode or duration of this program, international students who want to study the Graduate Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy 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.

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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 Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.
  • 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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