Graduate Diploma of Pharmaceutical Science (M6E)

Overview  2016

ATAR

ATAR Clearly-In Rank

Clearly-in Rank

The Clearly-in Rank is the lowest score at which students were granted entry in the first offer round in 2015.

The Clearly-in rank should be used as a guide for entry. Note: entry to some courses requires a combination of criteria (ie. folio, interview, GMAT) not just ATAR alone.

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Duration

Minimum 1 Years, up to a maximum of 3 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

The Graduate Diploma of Pharmaceutical Science is a 1 year course conducted in Hobart. Part-time study over 2 years is available. Graduates will have gained knowledge in the pharmaceutical sciences, and developed skills in written and verbal communication in these areas. Graduates will have experienced problem solving in the pharmaceutical and pharmacological sciences, and will have studied the global context of pharmaceuticals. Social and ethical implications of these studies will be emphasised.

Further information can be obtained from the Pharmacy, School of Medicine website.

The course is designed to equip non-pharmacy graduate students with the fundamental knowledge and skills to enhance career opportunities within the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industries, academic pharmaceutical research, or pharmaceutical regulatory organisations.

Career outcomes

It is expected that graduates may be employed in a variety of areas within the biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical industries - in the manufacturing, research, quality control and marketing of pharmaceuticals. Other organisations and institutions where employment could be expected include medical research institutes, hospitals and associated biomedical research laboratories, universities, government research laboratories, and government regulatory agencies. Other graduates will undertake Masters or PhD programs. Graduates will have an in-depth knowledge of the pharmaceutical sciences which will prepare them for careers in health and industry.

Professional Recognition

There is no anticipated formal professional recognition of this course. The award of the Graduate Diploma of Pharmaceutical Science will not qualify a person for registration as a pharmacist.

Course structure

Teaching is primarily based on existing pharmacy undergraduate units and consists of lectures, tutorials, practicals, assignments and a research project. Some online component will be available initially, however, it is anticipated that the online content will increase in future years.

Schedule

This unit provides an introduction to the study of drugs: chemicals that affect living systems. Fundamental concepts of drug-target interactions and how our bodies handle drugs are outlined. The major part of the unit consists of a detailed account of…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides an introduction to the study of drugs: chemicals that affect living systems. This unit consists of a detailed account of the pharmacology of drugs that affect selected organ systems. These include the pharmacology of drugs affecting the…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Pharmaceutical Science involves the study of physical and chemical principles which are important in the design of dosage forms and other pharmaceutical systems and the application of these principles to practice, particularly in the development of an understanding of the…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Pharmaceutical Science involves the study of physical and chemical principles which are important in the design of dosage forms and other pharmaceutical systems and the application of these principles to practice, particularly in the development of an understanding of the…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Students undertake a literature review and write a review article manuscript on their selected research topics by critically organising, integrating and evaluating published research material already published in peer-reviewed journals and books. A detailed instruction on how to conduct a…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

ELECTIVE UNITS (please see School for advice before enrolling in elective units):

Toxicology is the study of the harmful effects of chemicals (including drugs) and other agents on living organisms. Studies in this unit cover general principles of toxicology, relationships between exposure and toxicity, drug safety and pharmacovigilance, mechanisms of deleterious effects…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Infectious Disease is a study of the basic principles of antimicrobial chemotherapy and its application to the management of illness resulting from the presence and growth of pathogenic biological agents. This unit aims to develop your knowledge of infectious diseases,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Studies factors influencing the bioavailability and disposition of drugs, and the application of this information to optimise the therapeutic usefulness of drugs in clinical practice. Particular emphasis is placed on the clinical role of the pharmacist and problem-solving in improving…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit covers fundamental features and current methods involved in the medicinal chemistry and drug development process. The unit emphasises on lead identification, lead optimisation and the introduction of new drugs into clinical practice. It deals with specific case studies…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Entry requirements

Students are expected to have a minimum of a science-based Bachelor's degree of the University of Tasmania or of another university or tertiary institution that is deemed equivalent.

Graduates of the Graduate Diploma of Pharmaceutical Science course may progress to Master of Pharmaceutical Science. This in turn may lead to candidature for Research Higher Degree (MPharm or PhD).

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Annual Tuition Fee is inclusive of the compulsory Student Services and Amenities (SSA) fee. The SSA fee for 2017 is $294 AUD.

International students

International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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