Bachelor of Pharmacy with Professional Honours (Clinical Pharmacy) (M4Q)

Overview

Duration
Minimum 1 Years, up to a maximum of 3 Years
Entry requirements
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Distance Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2
Duration
Minimum 1 Years, up to a maximum of 3 Years
Entry requirements
ATAR Clearly-In Rank: See entry requirements
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Course rules
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Current students
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It's not surprising then that there's a demand for more advanced skills within the industry. Professional Honours in Clinical Pharmacy is designed with the professional pharmacist in mind to provide a flexible way to develop your clinical knowledge and better prepare yourself for the challenging roles of the future. Fully online, this course is flexible so that you can balance your work and personal commitments.

Study without tuition fees for all units completed in 2017 when you study Professional Honours in Clinical Pharmacy.

*This offer is available to eligible Australian citizens and permanent residents for M4Q study undertaken in 2017. Please note the Student Services & Amenities Fee (SSAF) is still required to be paid.


PhD Candidate, Daniel Bernal is researching Pharmacist home-visit services for patients who have had a heart attack.

As a registered pharmacist, this course will build on your Bachelor degree, providing you with the clinical knowledge and skills to further your career in hospital or community pharmacy.

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.

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

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

This course will equip you with the fundamental skills you need to enhance your career opportunities as a clinical or consultant pharmacist. In particular, you'll improve your knowledge of the quality use of medicines and therapeutic management.

By developing your communication skills, you'll also be able to build stronger relationships with patients and other health professionals.

Further Study Opportunities

The Professional Honours in Clinical Pharmacy provides you with further study options including:

Graduate early with the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Pharmacy

You can choose to finish your degree after completing the six advanced pharmacotherapeutic units, graduating with a Graduate Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy.

Pathway to Master of Clinical Pharmacy

Successful completion of your Professional Honours in Clinical Pharmacy will provide you with entry into the Master of Clinical Pharmacy, and the ProfHons post-nominal.

If you choose to study the Masters of Clinical Pharmacy, you will have already completed all coursework units within the Masters. Furthermore, having completed research methodology units you will be adequately prepared for undertaking a practice-based research project providing you with the opportunity to conduct truly transformative research under the guidance of staff from UMORE.

Course structure

The course adopts a structured approach based on Evidence Based Medicine principles, and requires students to complete eight units of study.

You will study six advanced pharmacotherapeutic coursework units, covering cardiology, respiratory medicine, infectious diseases, palliative care, geriatric medicine, endocrinology, neurology, psychiatric disorders, and gastroenterology.

You will then study two dedicated coursework units on research methodology. This will provide you with a sound understanding of practice-based research to enable students to design effective research projects and quality improvement initiatives in their own workplaces.

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

Year 1 (Part Time)

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

Year 2 (Part Time)

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
HobartSummer school

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

This unit is designed to introduce students to the basic concepts, principles and practical skills of research methodology required in preparing a project proposal in health and medical research, including information retrieval and analysis, formulation of research questions, research plan…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

Entry requirements

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.

If you've completed your undergraduate degree within the last 12 months, you'll need to have obtained an average grade of 60% in your final year post registration.

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

Credit transfer

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 into the Masters of Clinical Pharmacy and from the Bachelor of
Pharmacy.

The course is not designed to articulate directly with research higher degrees.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Fees for domestic students are based on individual unit selections. Please refer to the fees section of each unit description to work out an indicative annual cost.

International students

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

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.

How can we help?

Do you have any questions about choosing a course or applying? Get in touch.

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1300 363 864
International
+61 3 8676 7017
Email
Course.Info@utas.edu.au
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