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Master of  Clinical Pharmacy

Location

External

Duration

2 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing

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

Do you want to better manage and optimise medicine in a range of healthcare settings? The Master of Clinical Pharmacy will extend your professional development and advance your clinical practice to help your career progress.

  • This two-year program combines coursework and research to build and extend your knowledge of clinical pharmacy, so you can optimise patient care, wellness and treatment within complex health environments.
  • Study courses in pharmacotherapy and patient care, evaluation and research, leadership and management, and advanced skills for clinical pharmacy practice. Courses are regularly updated to integrate emerging clinical evidence.
  • Choose between two electives: Master of Clinical Pharmacy Placements, with two clinical placements of 40 hours each. You can also choose Introduction to Biostatistics, which covers the science of describing, summarising and analysing health data.
  • Undertake a supervised, structured research project on a topic relevant to clinical pharmacy. You'll be involved with all aspects of research, including design, implementing studies, data collection, data analysis, and thesis writing.

Develop the knowledge, skills and resources to become an effective and highly skilled 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.

  • Research

    Build a career

    During your studies you'll write a thesis on an original research topic relevant to clinical pharmacy. Your research work will not only support the integration of research into clinical practice, but also potentially open doors to a future career within industry or academia.

  • Beyond the classroom

    Flexible study options

    Learn with and from other students in an online learning community, with input from experts during real-time online tutorials. You also have the option of attending intensive, face-to-face coursework weekends structured around workshops and small-group work..

  • 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. You will continue to develop your clinical practice with the integration of evidence based medicine.

Career outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Clinical Pharmacy are equipped with highly developed knowledge, skills and understanding of clinical pharmacy.

You can use your 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 health care organisations
  • clinical pharmacy research
  • pharmacy management.

  • Alumni
    “I have enjoyed learning again and being challenged to think about things that I hadn’t come across before, such as the concept of social pharmacy. I gained skills on how to critically analyse evidence-based information and then how to apply this information to the clinical setting.” Dipti, Master of Clinical Pharmacy student
  • Beyond the classroom

    UQ Clinical Pharmacy – Developing Pharmacists For The Future

Summary

  • Program code
    5146
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    2 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
    Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
    24
  • Delivery location
    External
  • AQF
    Level 9

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 Master of 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 Master of 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 Master of 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 Master of Clinical Pharmacy at an early exit point and graduate with one of the following awards:

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 Master of 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 Master of Clinical Pharmacy can be lodged directly to UQ using our online application form.

The program code for the Master of Clinical Pharmacy is 5146. You'll need this when applying.

Due to the delivery mode or duration of this program, international students who want to study the Master of 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.

Apply now

Important dates

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

The closing date for the Master of 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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