Courses & Units

Course rules for M5C Graduate Certificate in Clinical Pharmacy

Course rules Graduate Certificate in Clinical Pharmacy

1. In these specifications 'College' means the College of Health and Medicine.


2. Students will have a minimum of a Bachelor's degree in pharmacy from the University of Tasmania or another university or tertiary institution which is deemed equivalent, and will be 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 Certificate in Clinical Pharmacy program. Appropriate post-graduation work experience of at least 2 years will also be normally considered as a requirement for acceptance into this program.

Course Structure  

3.  A Graduate Certificate in Clinical Pharmacy student must complete 50% comprising a one core and 3 elective units from the Coursework Units Schedule to satisfy the degree requirements.

4. Every candidate other than one whom College may exempt from this condition shall complete the requirements for the degree within a specified period provided that the maximum period shall not exceed 3 years from the date of commencement.

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

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

Credit for Previous Studies    

7.  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 College may specify what more a candidate so credited shall be required to do to qualify for the degree.


8. Except by special permission of the Executive Dean, there shall be no re-examination for the Graduate Certificate.

9. The College may from time to time make amendments to the schedule to these specifications.

10.   These specifications shall take effect from 1 July 2020 and shall apply to all candidates for the degree, including those enrolling for the first time in that year and those enrolled subsequently.

11. The approved abbreviation for the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Pharmacy shall be GradCertClinPharm.