Master of Pharmaceutical Science (M7E)

Overview

Duration
Minimum 2 Years, up to a maximum of 5 Years
Entry requirements
ATAR Clearly-In Rank: See entry requirements
Course rules
Current students
View 2016 information
Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2
Duration
Minimum 2 Years, up to a maximum of 5 Years
Entry requirements
ATAR Clearly-In Rank: See entry requirements
Course code
Course rules
CRICOS: 080696M
Current students
View 2016 information
Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2
The Master of Pharmaceutical Science encompasses four semesters and is considered a 2.0 year degree (i.e. semesters 1, 2, 3 and 4) to be offered at Hobart. Graduates will have gained knowledge in the pharmaceutical and pharmacological sciences, and developed skills in written and verbal communication in these areas. They will have delivered three presentations to their peers and lecturers during the completion of the course, and extensively utilised information technology. Graduates will have experienced problem solving in the pharmaceutical sciences, and will have studied the global context of pharmaceuticals. Social and ethical implications of these studies will be emphasised.

Further information can be obtained from the  Pharmacy, School of Medicine website

(http://www.utas.edu.au/pharmacy/future-students/postgraduate-coursework-programs/pharmaceuticals-science).

The course is designed to equip graduate students with the fundamental knowledge and skills to enhance career opportunities within the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industries, academic pharmaceutical research, or pharmaceutical regulatory organisations. The supervised program of research will provide candidates with the opportunity to develop a solid grounding in research methodology and enhance their skills of problem identification and problem solving, and their ability to develop and present solutions.

Career outcomes

Graduates may be employed in a variety of areas within the biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical industries in the manufacturing, research, quality control and marketing of pharmaceuticals. Other organisations and institutions where employment could be expected include medical research institutes, hospitals and associated biomedical research laboratories, universities, government research laboratories, and government regulatory agencies. The course can be articulated with the School's Research Higher Degree programs (Master of Pharmacy by Research and PhD) in subsequent years. This degree can lead to entry into the School's higher degree programs, as stated below.

Professional Recognition

There is no anticipated formal professional recognition of this course. The award of the Master of Pharmaceutical Science will not qualify a person for registration as a pharmacist.

Course structure

Teaching is primarily based on existing pharmacy undergraduate units and consists of lectures, tutorials, practicals, assignments and a significant research project. Some online component will be available initially, however, it is anticipated that the online content will increase in future years. The thesis component will comprise the planning and conduct of a research project leading to a thesis.

Schedule

This unit provides an introduction to the study of drugs: chemicals that affect living systems. Fundamental concepts of drug-target interactions and how our bodies handle drugs are outlined. The major part of the unit consists of a detailed account of…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides an introduction to the study of drugs: chemicals that affect living systems. This unit consists of a detailed account of the pharmacology of drugs that affect selected organ systems. These include the pharmacology of drugs affecting the…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Pharmaceutical Science involves the study of physical and chemical principles which are important in the design of dosage forms and other pharmaceutical systems and the application of these principles to practice, particularly in the development of an understanding of the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

Pharmaceutical Science involves the study of physical and chemical principles which are important in the design of dosage forms and other pharmaceutical systems and the application of these principles to practice, particularly in the development of an understanding of the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

An introduction in the areas of pharmaceutical science or pharmacy practice to research methodology. This unit also includes the planning, design and conduct of a research project, presentation and analysis of data and interpretation of published research. Students will be…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

Toxicology is the study of the harmful effects of chemicals (including drugs) and other agents on living organisms. Studies in this unit cover general principles of toxicology, relationships between exposure and toxicity, drug safety and pharmacovigilance, mechanisms of deleterious effects…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Infectious Disease is a study of the basic principles of antimicrobial chemotherapy and its application to the management of illness resulting from the presence and growth of pathogenic biological agents. This unit aims to develop your knowledge of infectious diseases,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

ELECTIVE UNITS (Please see the School for advice before enrolling in elective units):

Studies factors influencing the bioavailability and disposition of drugs, and the application of this information to optimise the therapeutic usefulness of drugs in clinical practice. Particular emphasis is placed on the clinical role of the pharmacist and problem-solving in improving…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit covers fundamental features and current methods involved in the medicinal chemistry and drug development process. The unit emphasises on lead identification, lead optimisation and the introduction of new drugs into clinical practice. It deals with specific case studies…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

Year 2

An introduction in the areas of pharmaceutical science or pharmacy practice to research methodology. This unit also includes the planning, design and conduct of a research project, presentation and analysis of data and interpretation of published research. Students will be…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

Students undertake a literature review and write a review article manuscript on their selected research topic by critically organising, integrating and evaluating published research material already published in peer-reviewed journals and books. A detailed instruction on how to conduct a…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

An introduction in the areas of pharmaceutical science or pharmacy practice to research methodology. This unit also includes the planning, design and conduct of a research project, presentation and analysis of data and interpretation of published research. Students will also…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

An introduction in the areas of pharmaceutical science or pharmacy practice to research methodology. Also includes the planning, design and conduct of a research project, presentation and analysis of data and interpretation of published research. Students will also be required…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

Entry requirements

Admission Prerequisites

Students are expected to have a minimum of a science-based Bachelor's degree of the University of Tasmania or of another university or tertiary institution that is deemed equivalent. Where an undergraduate degree has been recently obtained, a minimum average grade of 60% obtained in the final 2 years of study would be required for entry to the Master of Pharmaceutical Science program. Applicants below credit average will be considered based on a combination of academic record and relevant experience after graduation.

Articulation from

Graduate Diploma of Pharmaceutical Science

Articulation to

The course can be articulated with the School's Research Higher Degree programs (Master of Pharmacy by Research and PhD) in subsequent years. Students may re-enrol and commence a Research Higher Degree in the third year subject to satisfy the requirements for the MPharmSc award.

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

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

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