Graduate Diploma of Pharmaceutical Science (M6E)

Overview  2023

Entry Requirements

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Duration

Minimum 1 Year, up to a maximum of 3 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

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2

Entry Requirements

See entry requirements

Duration

Minimum 1 Year, up to a maximum of 3 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.

Entry requirements

Location

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2
The Graduate Diploma of Pharmaceutical Science is a 1 year course conducted in Hobart. Part-time study over 2 years is available. Graduates will have gained knowledge in the pharmaceutical sciences, and developed skills in written and verbal communication in these areas. Graduates will have experienced problem solving in the pharmaceutical and pharmacological sciences, and will have studied the global context of pharmaceuticals. Social and ethical implications of these studies will be emphasised.

For further information, refer to Pharmacy, School of Medicine.

The course is designed to equip non-pharmacy 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.

  • 1 Conduct pharmaceutical analyses using relevant analytical, chromatographic, cell-culture and immunohistology techniques.
  • 2 Critically review and analyse the existing literature in the field of pharmaceutical science.
  • 3 Communicate experimental findings to specialist and non-specialist audiences using a range of media.
  • Career outcomes

    It is expected that 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. Other graduates will undertake Masters or PhD programs. Graduates will have an in-depth knowledge of the pharmaceutical sciences which will prepare them for careers in health and industry.

    Course structure

    Students will complete 100 credit points (4 units), comprised of four 25 credit points coursework units. 

    This unit will provide basic training to obtain fundamental laboratory skills in the field of pharmaceutical and chromatographic science. The purpose of this unit is to introduce the basic laboratory skills that researchers utilise on a daily basis.…

    Credit Points: 25

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    HobartSemester 2

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

    This unit will provide basic training to obtain fundamental analytical and cell culture skills in the field of pharmaceutical and biomedical science. The purpose of this unit is to introduce the basic laboratory skills that researchers utilise on a daily…

    Credit Points: 25

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    HobartSemester 2

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

    This unit will provide advance training to obtain separation science skills in the field of pharmaceutical and biomedical science essential to successfully complete the required research project you will be conducting in Year 2 of the Master of Pharmaceutical Science…

    Credit Points: 25

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    HobartSemester 2

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

    This unit will provide advanced training to obtain cell culture skills in the field of pharmaceutical and biomedical science that are essential to successfully complete the required research project you will be conducting in Year 2 of the Master of…

    Credit Points: 25

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    HobartSemester 2

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

    Entry requirements

    Applicants must have successfully completed a health-based (e.g., Pharmacy, Biomedical, Nursing, Laboratory Medicine, Dentistry, Medicine, Biology, Microbiology) or science-based (e.g., Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biotechnology) AQF 7 Bachelor degree or equivalent.

    Applicants must have successfully completed a health-based (e.g., Pharmacy, Biomedical, Nursing, Laboratory Medicine, Dentistry, Medicine, Biology, Microbiology) or science-based (e.g., Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biotechnology) AQF 7 Bachelor degree or equivalent.

    International applicants must meet the English Language requirement of IELTS 6.5 with no individual band less than 6.0.

    Applications for credit can be made in your course application. Find out more information about how to apply for a credit transfer/advanced standing at Recognition of Prior Learning.

    Talk to us on 1300 363 864 or enquire online about your credit transfer.

    A student will be eligible to enrol in year 2 of the Master of Pharmaceutical Science course after completing the requirements for Graduate Diploma of Pharmaceutical Science with 100 credit points.

    Fees & scholarships

    Domestic students

    Commonwealth supported places (CSP)

    Domestic undergraduate students may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place in this course. If you are offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are substantially subsidised by the Australian Government, and you will only be required to pay the student contribution amount for each unit.

    You may be able to defer payment of the student contribution amount by accessing a HECS-HELP loan from the Government. This means you can pay your tuition fees later once you start earning above a specific threshold. For more information, please refer to the Study Assist website.

    The student contribution amount for each unit of study is based on its discipline area. Student contribution amounts are charged for each unit of study, this means that amounts will depend on which units you choose. Find out more about student contribution amounts.

    Detailed fee information for domestic students is available at Scholarships, fees and costs, including additional information in relation to the compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

    International students

    2023 Total Course Fee (international students): $34,103 AUD*.

    Course cost based on a rate of $34,103 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

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

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    1300 363 864
    International
    +61 3 6226 6200
    Email
    Course.Info@utas.edu.au
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