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Master of  Clinical Pharmacy

Program code: 5718

Location

External

Duration

1 Year full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing

Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020)
Semester 2 (27 Jul, 2020)

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

  • This one-year program is delivered externally to practicing pharmacists across Australiasia. Learn from innovative online methods that support active learning and skill development.
  • Focus your studies on contemporary clinical pharmacy practice in all settings. You will also gain a strong understanding of emerging roles for pharmacists throughout the health system.
  • Benefit from an interdisciplinary approach that includes input from clinical pharmacists, medical practitioners, specialist nurses and academia.
  • Interact with peers and experts. You can ask questions and learn through interactive modules, online real-time tutorials and group activities.

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 31st in the world by subject in the 2019 QS World 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

    8 Star Pharmacist

    This program has been designed to develop all aspects of clinical practice in line with the Advanced Pharmacy Practice Framework and the WHO conceptualisation of the 8 Star Pharmacist.

  • Beyond the classroom

    Flexible study options

    Optional face to face weekend workshops are offered in some courses. To meet the demands of current work and other commitments the program is available in a part-time mode.

  • Alumni
    “This program is fully online and yet allows you to interact and build networks with other like-minded pharmacists. I have enjoyed learning again and being challenged to think about things that I hadn't come across before.” Dipti, Master of Clinical Pharmacy graduate

Career outcomes

Opportunities for students and graduates include:

  • Support throughout a residency program
  • Preparation for advanced practice credentialing
  • Advancement as a hospital pharmacist
  • Extending roles in primary care settings
  • Introducing new services in any pharmacy setting
  • Taking on QUM roles in aged care facilities

Graduates of the program have embraced roles in:

  • Clinical service and educational visiting with NPS MedicineWise
  • Academia
  • Pharmacist-led out-patient clinics
  • Clinical education
  • Pharmacy leadership

Summary

  • Program code
    5718
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    1 Year full-time (or part-time equivalent)
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020)
    Semester 2 (27 Jul, 2020)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
    16
  • 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.

The minimum GPA to be considered for admission into this program is 5.0.

English Proficiency

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

TOEFL IBT - Overall 100, listening 25, reading 25, writing 27, speaking 23.

TOEFL PB - Overall 600, listening 59, reading 59, writing 64/6.

Pearsons - Overall 72, sub bands minimum 72.

CES - Overall 185, All sub bands minimum 185.

BE and OET are not accepted.

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.

Learn more about entry requirements

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 $47,120
Indicative fee 2020

The "indicative annual fee" is the cost of enrolling in the Master of Clinical Pharmacy for the 2020 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 5718. 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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