Master of Clinical Pharmacy (M7F)

Overview  2020

Entry Requirements

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Duration

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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

Entry Requirements

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Duration

Minimum 1.5 Years
Entry requirements

Location

Distance Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2
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.

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 College of Health and Medicine.

Career outcomes

I enjoyed the challenge of finding the answers myself without being hand-fed, knowing my supervisors were always available – the guidance and support I received from my supervisors and coordinators really helped to get me through my postgraduate experience.

Lyn Tram, 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."

Naomi Weier, Master of Clinical Pharmacy

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

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.

Appropriate post-registration work experience of at least one year will also be normally considered as a requirement for acceptance into this program. Where an undergraduate degree has been recently obtained (within the last year), a minimum average grade of 60% obtained in the final year of study would be required for entry to the Master of Clinical Pharmacy program.

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:

Passes in subjects or units in other courses (completed or otherwise) in this University or another approved tertiary institution (or other approved professional examining body) may be credited towards the degree, provided that the Faculty may specify what more a candidate so credited shall be required to do to qualify for the degree.

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:

  • Master of Pharmacy
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Pharmacy)
  • Professional Doctorate

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 they enrol in. In 2020, this fee is $46.20 per unit (of 12.5 credit points). In 2020, the maximum charge for full time students is $308.

Domestic students enrolled in certain postgraduate coursework programs may not be eligible for student payments through Youth Allowance and Austudy. Visit the Department of Social Services website to find out more about eligibility for Centrelink support and the list of eligible courses

International students

2020 Total Course Fee (international students): $45,449 AUD*.

Course cost based on a rate of $29,950 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

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.

Additional costs

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

Domestic students

The following fee information is accurate at the time of publication for students commencing study in 2019.

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, refer to Fees | What to Pay | Domestic.

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.

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