Faculty of Health

Professional Honours in Clinical Pharmacy

Why Study Clinical Pharmacy?

As our health system becomes more advanced, pharmacists are playing an increasingly important role – managing drug therapy regimes, leading clinical trials, providing professional clinical services to communities, and becoming involved in the day-to-day management of complex diseases.

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.

What You'll Learn
What you will learn in Professional Honours in Clinical Pharmacy

Fully online, this course will provide flexibility to balance your work and personal commitments. 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.

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

There will be case-based learning of medication management and clinical pharmacy issues delivered via six clinical coursework units - with two dedicated units on research methodology. You will be able to design and conduct practice based research in your own practice settings.

Did You Know?

This is the only fully online postgraduate clinical pharmacy program in the country.

Career Outcomes with Professional Honours in 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.

Whilst studying Professional  Honours in Clinical Pharmacy you can choose to exit early with a Graduate Certificate in Clinical Pharmacy. Or better yet complete your Professional Honours for a direct pathway into the Master of Clinical Pharmacy including the ProfHons post-nominal.

Other Information
Other information about studying with Pharmacy

The university's Division of Pharmacy is a national and international leader in pharmacy and related health care research, which ensures that you will benefit from some of the most innovative leaders in their field. We will equip you with the practical tools for good practice and the expectations to be a competent professional.

  Course Snapshot

Duration: 1 year full-time; 3 years part-time (maximum)

Intake: February, July and October

Campus: Online, Distance

Course Code: M4Q

Prerequisite Subjects:

  • Bachelor's degree in pharmacy
  • Registration as a pharmacist with a minimum of one year's experience
  • Demonstration of academic and/or professional capacity


Good to Know: Professional Honours in Clinical Pharmacy provides direct entry into the Masters of Clinical Pharmacy

  Course Snapshot

This course is not available to international students. If you are interested in Clinical Pharmacy you may be interested in our Masters program.

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