Courses & Units

Course rules for M6L Graduate Diploma of Clinical Pharmacy


1. Candidates for the Graduate Diploma of Clinical Pharmacy shall be qualified for entry if they have a minimum of a bachelor's degree in Pharmacy from the University of Tasmania or another university or tertiary institution deemed equivalent, and are 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 Graduate Diploma of Clinical Pharmacy program. Appropriate post-graduation work experience of at least 2 years will also be considered a normal requirement for acceptance into this program.

2. Candidates for the Graduate Diploma of Clinical Pharmacy shall complete the graduate diploma requirements, as hereinafter prescribed, in not less than one year of full-time study (or its equivalent) and not more than two years from the time of first enrolment.

Course Structure  

3. To qualify for the graduate diploma, the candidate shall pass 75% comprising six required units.

4. The units, which may be included in a course for the graduate diploma, shall be in accordance with the Schedule accompanying these specifications, unless otherwise approved by the Dean.

5. Units may be counted towards the graduate diploma only if they have been taken in accordance with prerequisites determined by the Faculty of Health Science and as summarised in the Schedule.

6. Where two or more units of the same name or content are offered within the University, only one may be counted towards the graduate diploma.

7. In every case the candidate's choice of units and the order in which they are taken shall be subject to approval by the Dean in accordance with the requirements of paragraph 3.

Credit for Previous Studies  

8. 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 graduate diploma, provided that the Faculty may specify what more a candidate so credited shall be required to do to qualify for the graduate diploma.


9. The Faculty may from time to time make amendments to the Schedule accompanying these specifications.

10. These specifications shall take effect on 1 January 2011 and shall apply to all candidates for the graduate diploma, including those enrolling for the first time in that year and those enrolled subsequently.

11. The approved abbreviation for the Graduate Diploma of Clinical Pharmacy shall be GradDipClinPharm.