Master of Clinical Pharmacy (M7F)

Overview  2019

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Duration

Minimum 1.5 Years, up to a maximum of 4 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

The Master of Clinical Pharmacy will enhance your ability as a registered pharmacist, to contribute to the quality use of medicines and to improve your critical analysis and clinical decision-making skills.

Fully online, flexible and self-directed – this course will enable you to diversify your skills for a range of advanced practice roles emerging in community and hospital settings.


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This course will provide you with a formal training program in clinical services. You will develop critical analysis, clinical decision-making, evidence-based management skills, and generally enhance your ability to contribute to the quality use of medicine.

The course can also be used to support your efforts in becoming accredited to conduct medication reviews. You will develop your communication skills with other health professionals and patients, enhancing your ability to lead in a healthcare team.

Gain access to some of Australia's leading pharmacists. Our staff are passionate about what they teach, including researchers from our highly successful Unit for Medication Outcomes Research and Education (UMORE) in the Faculty of Health.

Career outcomes

The Master of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of Tasmania is ideal for me, as most units cover various topics related to clinical pharmacy. On top of that, I am able to study online, which fits in well with my rostered work schedule.

Sally Ip, Master of Clinical Pharmacy

Pharmacy practice is changing with time. Pharmacists are becoming more involved in day to day management of complex diseases including:

  • working as clinical consultants managing drug therapy regimens
  • providing leadership in clinical trials and research in pharmaceutical industry and healthcare organisations
  • providing professional clinical services within community pharmacy settings

Within Australia and overseas, the Master of Clinical Pharmacy is often considered preferable for senior clinical positions.

Completion of the Master of Clinical Pharmacy can also prepare you for enrolment in a Research Higher Degree.

"This course has allowed me to build on my knowledge and understanding of clinical pharmacy and different disease states, and will open up opportunities for me to work in a variety of clinical settings."

Further Study Opportunities

Successful completion of the Master of Clinical Pharmacy can lead to a research higher degree, including:

Professional Recognition

Within Australia and overseas, the Master of Clinical Pharmacy is often considered preferable for senior clinical positions.

Course structure

The course adopts a structured approach based on evidence based medicine principles. It requires students to complete six coursework units of study in advanced pharmacotherapeutics covering cardiology, respiratory medicine, infectious diseases, palliative care, geriatric medicine, endocrinology, neurology, psychiatric disorders, and gastroenterology.

This is followed by a research methodology unit that will prepare you for undertaking a research project of your choice in the area of clinical pharmacy, pharmacy practice, clinical pharmacology or pharmaceutical sciences.

Please note: the University reserves the right to amend or remove courses and unit availabilities, as appropriate.

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

This unit provides students with an understanding of research literature in health sciences. Scientific literature and related pharmaceutical literature including trade publications will be appraised. The principles and skills in evaluation and interpretation of the literature will be discussed and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit is the first of a Research Thesis unit series concerning the development, planning and conduction of a research project in the area of clinical pharmacy, pharmacy practice, clinical pharmacology or pharmaceutical sciences.Students must undertake all units (Research Thesis…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit is the second of a Research Thesis unit series concerning the development, planning and conduction of a research project in the area of clinical pharmacy, pharmacy practice, clinical pharmacology or pharmaceutical sciences.Students must undertake all units (Research Thesis…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit is the third of a Research Thesis unit series concerning the development, planning and conduction of a research project in the area of clinical pharmacy, pharmacy practice, clinical pharmacology or pharmaceutical sciences.Student must undertake all units (Research Thesis…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit is the fourth of a Research Thesis unit series concerning the development, planning and conduction of a research project in the area of clinical pharmacy, pharmacy practice, clinical pharmacology or pharmaceutical sciences. The student must undertake all units…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit is the fifth and the last one of a Research Thesis unit series concerning the development, planning and conduction of a research project in the area of clinical pharmacy, pharmacy practice, clinical pharmacology or pharmaceutical sciences.Students must undertake…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

Entry requirements

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. In addition to the six clinical core units, students will undertake a research methodology unit and a practice-based research project under the guidance of experienced researchers within Unit of Medication Outcomes Research and Education (UMORE).

At a minimum, you will need to have a Bachelor's degree in pharmacy, either from the University of Tasmania, or from another equivalent tertiary institution, and be a registered pharmacist.

If you've completed your undergraduate degree within the last three years, you'll need to have obtained an average grade of 60% in the final 2 years of study for entry into the Master of Clinical Pharmacy program.

In general, we also require you to have worked in the industry for a minimum of two years.

When you apply into the course, you will need to provide proof of your Bachelor of Pharmacy degree and registration as a pharmacist.

Alternate pathway

Alternatively, you could enter the Master of Clinical Pharmacy through first studying, and successfully completing:

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 that is deemed equivalent, and will be registered pharmacists. Where an undergraduate degree has been recently obtained (within past 3 years), a minimum average grade of 60% obtained in the final 2 years of study would be required for entry to the Master of Clinical Pharmacy program. Appropriate post-graduation work experience of at least 2 years will also be normally considered as a requirement for acceptance into this program. Proof of a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree and registration as a pharmacist is required with applications.

This course will allow articulation from the:

  • Bachelor of Pharmacy with Professional Honours (Clinical Pharmacy); or
  • Graduate Diploma of Clinical Pharmacy

This means that students who have successfully completed either of these programs may be eligible to receive credit transfer into their Masters of Clinical Pharmacy for some units studied.

Graduates of the Master of Clinical Pharmacy course may progress to a research higher degree, including:

Graduate Diploma of Clinical Pharmacy

Graduates of the Master of Clinical Pharmacy course may progress to a research higher degree (MPharm or PhD) candidature.

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 2018, this fee is $44.70 per unit. In 2018, the maximum charge for full time students is $298.

International students

The following fee information is accurate at the time of publication for students commencing study in 2017.

Domestic students

If you are a domestic student enrolling in the Master of Clinical Pharmacy you will be a full-fee paying student. To learn more about the fee structure, visit our Fees webpage.

As a domestic student, the cost of your course will depend on the band classification and the individual units that you study. Units studied within the Master of Clinical Pharmacy are predominantly classified in Band 2, with an indicative individual unit cost of $2,005. For more information on the fees of each unit, please refer to the fees section of each unit description.

In addition to course costs, students may be subject to other costs related to study at university including:

International students

If you are an international student enrolling in the Master of Clinical Pharmacy, the 2017 annual tuition fee is A$25,000. This rate includes the compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

To find out more about international student fees, visit the international fees website or for more information on international courses by type and fees, visit the webpage on International course listings.

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

Each year the University of Tasmania administers an estimated $7 million in scholarships to students from all walks of life, including those who have achieved high academic results; those from low socio-economic backgrounds; students with sporting ability; students undertaking overseas study; and students with a disability.

Applications for most awards commencing in Semester 1 open at the beginning of August and close strictly on 31 October of the year prior.

For more information on scholarships and to view the full range of scholarships available to you, head to the Scholarships website.

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