Graduate Diploma of Clinical Pharmacy (M6L)

Overview  2019

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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

Distance Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2

Full Fee Paying places available

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

This course provides an opportunity for registered pharmacists, particularly those from rural and remote areas, to develop clinical pharmacy skills and qualifications in clinical pharmacy and pharmacy practice research by offering a flexible education program delivered online.

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

Domestic Students interested in this course should apply for the Bachelor of Pharmacy with Professional Honours (Clinical Pharmacy) M4Q

The course will provide a formal training program for pharmacists to provide clinical services. Online delivery will enable access by pharmacists from overseas, as well as from rural and remote areas of Australia. The course will support rural pharmacists in becoming accredited to conduct medication reviews, and enhance their role as a member of the health care team. It will develop their ability to communicate effectively with other health professionals and patients. The course also aims to provide a pathway towards a Research Higher Degree.

Career outcomes

The course should equip registered pharmacists with the fundamental knowledge and skills to enhance career opportunities as a clinical or consultant (medication review) pharmacist.

Professional Recognition

Within Australia and overseas, postgraduate education in Clinical Pharmacy is often considered preferable for senior clinical positions.

Course structure

The course offers six clinical core units, where students will able to develop advanced Evidence-Based Management skills to improve the pharmaceutical care of patients with complex healthcare needs. Six core units will broadly cover the areas of:

Infectious Diseases; Cardiovascular disorders; Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders; Adverse Drug Reactions and Gastrointestinal Disorders; Endocrinology and Supportive care for Oncology Patients; Respiratory Disorders and Renal Diseases.

All six clinical coursework units from the Master of Clinical Pharmacy (CSA721-6) must be undertaken before a student can opt to exit as Graduate Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy. Students can enrol and commence study in semester 1 or 2.

Schedule

A case-based study of medication management and clinical pharmacy issues in gastroenterology, anaemia, the interpretation of clinical biochemical data derived from laboratory testing; Adverse Drug Reactions and Drug Interactions. Structured Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) approach will also be used as…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

A case-based study of medication management and clinical pharmacy issues in cardiovascular diseases. Structured Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) approach will also be used as an integral component of self-directed learning in some of the case studies.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

A case-based study of medication management and clinical pharmacy issues in respiratory and renal diseases. Structured Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) approach will also be used as an integral component of self-directed learning in some of the case studies.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

A case-based study of medication management and clinical pharmacy issues in infectious diseases. Structured Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) approach will also be used as an integral component of self-directed learning in some of the case studies.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

A case-based study of medication management and clinical pharmacy issues in Endocrinology, Rheumatology and Oncology Supportive Care. Structured Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) approach will also be used as an integral component of self-directed learning in some of the case studies.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

A case-based study of medication management and clinical pharmacy issues in Psychiatric and Neurological Disorders. Structured Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) approach will also be used as an integral component of self-directed learning in some of the case studies.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Entry requirements

Students are expected to have a minimum of a Bachelor's degree in pharmacy from the University of Tasmania or another university or tertiary institution deemed equivalent, and will be registered pharmacists. Where an undergraduate degree has been recently obtained (within one year), a minimum average grade of 60% obtained in the final year of study would be required for entry to the Graduate Diploma of Clinical Pharmacy program. Appropriate post-graduation work experience of at least one year will also be normally considered as a requirement for acceptance into this program.

Students are expected to have a minimum of a Bachelor's degree in pharmacy from the University of Tasmania or another university or tertiary institution deemed equivalent, and will be registered pharmacists. Where an undergraduate degree has been recently obtained (within one year), a minimum average grade of 60% obtained in the final year of study would be required for entry to the Graduate Diploma of Clinical Pharmacy program. Appropriate post-graduation work experience of at least one year will also be normally considered as a requirement for acceptance into this program.

Graduates of the Graduate Diploma of Clinical Pharmacy course may progress to Master of Clinical Pharmacy. 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.

Domestic students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place will be charged a fee based on the number of units a student enrols in. In 2019, this fee is $44.70 per unit. In 2019, the maximum charge for full time students is $298.

International students

2019 Total Course Fee (international students): $27,450 AUD*.

Course cost based on a rate of $27,450 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).

* Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

International students

International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Scholarships

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

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