Master of Clinical Pharmacy (M7F)

Overview  2016

ATAR

ATAR Clearly-In Rank

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Duration

mode.loadCategory not equal to Part Time
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

Students of the Master of Clinical Pharmacy will enhance their ability to contribute to the quality use of medicines and improve critical analysis and clinical decision-making skills, developing knowledge and skills in clinical pharmacy and pharmacotherapeutics. Clinical course work units can be taken in the first or second semester and the course will be delivered online (with no mandatory campus study days) to allow students to complete their postgraduate education at their own pace, thus allowing a work-life-study balance. 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).

Completion of the Master of Clinical Pharmacy will also prepare candidates for enrolment in a Research Higher Degree program.

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

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. Students of the Master of Clinical Pharmacy will enhance their ability to contribute to the quality use of medicines and improve critical analysis and clinical decision-making skills, developing knowledge and skills in clinical pharmacy and pharmacotherapeutics.The course will support 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

 Pharmacy practice is changing with time. Pharmacists are becoming more involved in day to day management of complex diseases, working as clinical consultants managing drug therapy regimens, providing leadership in clinical trials and research in pharmaceutical industry and healthcare organisations, and providing professional clinical services within community pharmacy settings. The Master of Clinical Pharmacy provides practising pharmacists an opportunity to advance their clinical knowledge and be better prepared to undertake diverse and challenging, yet rewarding roles

Professional Recognition

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

Course structure

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

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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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

The planning and conduct of a research project in the area of clinical pharmacy/pharmacology or pharmacy practice pharmaceutical sciences.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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).

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.

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.

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

International students

2016 Annual Tuition Fee (international students): $21,000 AUD.

Annual Tuition Fee is inclusive of the compulsory Student Services and Amenities (SSA) fee. The SSA for 2016 is $290 AUD.

Scholarships

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

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