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Whether you're just establishing your career, moving into a new role, or want to expand your horizons, a great nurse never stops learning.

And as the largest provider of postgraduate nursing education in Australia, the University of Tasmania is the perfect place to continue your education. Each of our courses has been designed to provide a world-class education to develop specialist knowledge and skills in nursing practice.


Postgraduate nursing program

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Pursue your passion in nursing with our postgraduate nursing program and choose from over 20 specialisations. Develop in-depth knowledge within your field of nursing no matter which level of qualification you are undertaking.

With flexible, part time and online study options, you can advance your nursing career while maintaining a work-life balance.

Our online learning is designed for practicing nurses, with assessments designed to be applied in your workplace taking the online experience into the real world. Whilst undertaking study, you will require access to a relevant healthcare setting to apply specialist nursing knowledge to your clinical practice.

Our postgraduate nursing program offers high quality, comprehensive professional development for nurses, with pathway options including Clinical and Professional Honours, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Masters level courses. Each of our courses have been designed to provide world-class education to develop specialist knowledge and skills in nursing practice.

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To be accepted into any level of the postgraduate nursing program applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Hold a current registration as a nurse in Australia.
  2. Have at least 6 months full time relevant nursing experience (in the specialist area that you have chosen to study) within the last 5 years (or equivalent).
  3. Hold an undergraduate degree in nursing with a grade point average of at least a credit (or equivalent).

Or have qualifications and experience deemed by the University to be equivalent to points 2 and 3 above.

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With community pharmacy in Australia undergoing a massive transition, more pharmacists are moving into clinical environments alongside general practitioners or running chronic disease management programs.

These new roles with more patient-focused primary care require community pharmacists to have robust clinical knowledge and an understanding of pharmacotherapeutics at an advanced level. Our postgraduate offerings are fully online, which means that you can have the flexibility to balance your work and life commitments with study.


Master of Clinical Pharmacy

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Studying a master's program means more career options for you as a clinical pharmacist or consultant pharmacist undertaking medication reviews.

Delivered entirely online, our course is perfect if you're in a remote, rural, or overseas location or if you want to balance your work with study.

The course offers six clinical core units, a critiquing literature research unit, and subsequent units where you'll undertake a research project of your choice in clinical pharmacy, pharmacy practice or clinical pharmacology.

Upon graduation, you'll have the fundamental knowledge and skills to enhance your clinical knowledge to improve the pharmaceutical care of patients with complex healthcare needs.

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Our Paramedicine programs help you develop your decision-making, leadership skills, and clinical reason – basically, everything you need to advance your career.

To create our courses, we consulted closely with public and private industry sectors. This close collaboration means that our courses are specially tailored to give you advanced knowledge, better patient outcomes, and broader career choices.

We have developed courses to help existing paramedics advance their skills from an existing diploma or associate degree qualification to a bachelor or to move from a bachelor qualification to advanced postgraduate study.


If you have a bachelor level qualification

Being a paramedic demands both highly developed skills and the ability to think critically, even in stressful situations.

Our Master of Advanced Paramedicine program gives you the skills you need to be your best.

You can customise your education with the inclusion of additional coursework units in a field of your interest, or undertake a workplace-based minor project or research thesis in an area of your choice.

And because the course is predominately distance-based, you can study when and where it's convenient to you, while looking forward to gaining invaluable skills and knowledge from our industry-leading intensive residential module.

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If you have a diploma or associate degree

Our Bachelor of Paramedic Practice (Conversion) is a fully online program and is designed to help currently practicing paramedics and advanced medics in the Australian Defence Force upgrade their existing qualifications from a diploma or associate degree to a fully accredited bachelor's program.

This course is made up of a number of paramedic-specific units and additional health care units.

You will learn from experienced paramedics and expand on your existing knowledge in areas such as health, clinical assessment, clinical skills, pharmacology clinical research, and professionalism.

Fully online, flexible, and designed to let you study from anywhere while balancing your life and work commitments, the Bachelor of Paramedic Practice (Conversion) will help you stay ahead in a competitive field.

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To apply, you'll need a Diploma or Advanced Diploma in Paramedical Sciences or an Associate Degree in Paramedic Studies (or equivalent) and evidence of employment as a paramedic or advanced military paramedic. Find out more on the course page.

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When you study a postgraduate course in psychology, you're gaining the skills you need to begin a rewarding career with real meaning.

The University of Tasmania has a range of postgraduate courses, each based around a combination of classroom learning, workshops, and real-world experience.

You'll not only develop the skills to help people of all ages, living situations and circumstances, but also learn about key legal, ethical, and professional issues that relate to your field.

And because all our courses put you on-track towards national accreditation, you'll be able to make a difference all over Australia.


Master of Professional Psychology

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The Master of Professional Psychology is the fifth year of a 5+1 internship program.

The course comprises of coursework, research training, and practical placements, focusing on the development of professional skills, in tandem with theoretical and empirical knowledge, in line with the scientist-practitioner model.

On successful completion of the Master of Professional Psychology, you'll be eligible to undertake an internship year.

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Master of Psychology (Clinical)

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The Master of Psychology (Clinical) prepares you for challenging and rewarding work as a professional psychologist.

You'll develop advanced professional skills, in tandem with theoretical and empirical knowledge, in line with the scientist-practitioner model.

Upon graduation, you'll meet the academic requirements for general registration as a psychologist, membership of the Australian Psychological Society, and, following two years of supervised professional experience, can apply for Clinical Psychology endorsement through AHPRA and membership of the Australian Psychological Society College of Clinical Psychologists.

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Graduate Diploma of Counselling

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Studying counselling gives you the skills to make a lasting difference in the lives of others.

Our course focuses on teaching a range of therapeutic approaches and appropriate ways to work with clients from all walks of life.

You will also develop an understanding of the social, cultural, and developmental context in which counselling occurs, and the ethical, legal, and professional issues surrounding the industry.

This course is particularly suitable if you're also working in a community or support role and want to increase the scope of your job.

Upon graduation, you will have the qualification to work across a wide range of industries – including relationship counselling, drug and alcohol agencies, church agencies, or private practice.

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The health industry is always evolving – and to make sure you're on top of contemporary issues, it's beneficial to always keep learning.

Access specialist knowledge in areas where the University of Tasmania exceeds international standards. You will gain the most up-to-date knowledge in these specialist areas, our world-leading research informs industry and is integrated into these courses.


Postgraduate study in Dementia

The number of people with dementia across the world increases every year as our global population ages. It is fast becoming known as the public health concern of the 21st Century.

The University of Tasmania is home to the Wicking Dementia Centre, an international leader in dementia education which will provide students with a global perspective, including national approaches to common problems as well as cross-cultural and indigenous people's views and experiences.

Learn about best practice dementia-healthy communities around the world and how you can implement this in your workplace, and be the change you want to see. Students will also participate in an online community to share perspectives and contexts throughout the degree.

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If you do not have a formal undergraduate degree you can study Dementia through our Dementia Degree Program.

Clinical Redesign

In Australia and around the world, demand for healthcare services is escalating amidst pressures to do more with less – this calls for utilising existing resources more efficiently. Our Clinical Redesign program equips you to lead the positive change you want to see in healthcare service delivery.

This program is designed to fit around the busy lives of professionals working in the healthcare industry and is fully flexible and is available online and part-time.

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Healthcare in Remote and Extreme Environments

Working in healthcare in remote and extreme environments is a great challenge, even for the most seasoned professional. You need to have the right knowledge and skills underpinning your actions. That's why we offer the Healthcare in Remote and Extreme Environments program.

This course is ideally suited to doctors, nurses and paramedics of diverse backgrounds looking to expand their skills and knowledge to include the ability to provide healthcare in remote and extreme environments.

You'll learn the skills necessary to plan, organise and deliver healthcare in these environments while having the opportunity to complete the course flexibly, online and part-time.

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Evidence-Based Complementary Medicines

This course has been developed to assist health professionals in developing the evidence-based knowledge and skills required to meet the consumer demand for CAM products as well as satisfying their professional and ethical responsibilities.

It is a fully online course, designed to be completed on a part-time basis.

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Addiction Studies for Health Professionals

Addiction in some form takes a toll on countless people throughout Australia and beyond. For these people to overcome their struggle, they need the help of caring, committed and qualified professionals. This course gives you the insight and skills to offer that help.

If you're a health professional looking to further your work with clients affected by addictive disorders then this course can provide the knowledge, awareness and skills to do that.

It is a fully online course, designed to be completed on a part-time basis.

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The health industry is always evolving – and to make sure you're on top of contemporary issues, it's beneficial to always keep learning.

The University of Tasmania has worked with our healthcare partners across Australia to develop contemporary, relevant courses which help health professionals transition into leadership or management roles.


Leadership Health and Human Services

Every health organisation needs qualified and passionate leaders. This course will give you the skills to accentuate your natural leadership qualities, or help you find skills you didn't know you had.

The course focuses on providing skills to emerging, middle and senior managers, clinicians, and health professionals working within health and human services.

While studying, you'll develop in-depth contemporary knowledge of health and human service systems across a range of leadership and management dimensions.

We understand fitting study in with work and life commitments can be challenging. That's why we offer the Master of Leadership (Health and Human Services) part-time and online, allowing you the flexibility to achieve your goals.

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Public Health

Much of the misery and costs of disease and disability are preventable. Gaining the necessary skills and knowledge are fundamental to addressing many of the 21st century's complex health problems and future proofing your career as a leader in public health.

The pace of change in the public health domain is staggering, as are the many global public health issues facing the world today.

If you are seeking to lead in the fields of disease prevention, health promotion, health research and evaluation, health policy, environmental health and health systems, a University of Tasmania Master of Public Health will help prepare you to have impact and to make a difference.

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Health Information Management

As health becomes more and more data-driven, the industry needs experts to manage this information.

The Master of Health Information Management is designed for those interested in pursuing or developing a management or administrative role in the private or public health sectors.

With a mixture of health, management, data skills, and science, it provides you with the knowledge to manage health services in a data-driven environment.

That means by the time you graduate, you'll have the expertise you need to lead healthcare into the future.

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Health Service Management

The Master of Health Service Management is an advanced course of study designed to provide management professionals from the health sector with training focussed on the issues that matter.

Taught by some of Australia's leading health service executives, this course will give you an understanding of contemporary health service management, along with specialised research skills for the advancement of professional practice.

In addition to core units, there are also four streams to specialise in – information management, integrated care, organisational development, and safety and quality – as well as intensive non-mandatory seminars in Sydney at our Rozelle campus.

When you graduate, you'll have the expertise to plan and manage in the increasingly complex national and international sector, and within the framework of societal values.

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Master of Medical Research (Specialisation)

The medical industry always needs more problems solvers – and with Master of Medical Research, we'll give you the skills to be the best of the best.

You’ll design and conduct experiments, critically evaluate, analyse, and interpret complex scientific data to develop an understanding of research problems.

The first year of the course provides practical learning and laboratory experience through coursework units. In your second year, you will take on a research project to pursue your passion and solve that itching problem, to break new ground in research.

Upon graduation, you’ll have enhanced career opportunities within medical research industries, academic medical research, or medical research regulatory organisations. This course also provides a pathway to pursue a research higher degree such as a PhD.

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Master of Pharmaceutical Science

With the Master of Pharmaceutical Science, you can transfer your science knowledge into an innovative and rapidly evolving industry.

The course is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills to begin a career in the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries, medical research institutes, hospitals, or regulatory agencies.

The first year of study provides a solid foundation of pharmaceutical knowledge and practical laboratory skills, which are highly desired by future employers.

The supervised research program gives you a grounding in research methodology, allowing you the flexibility to enhance your ability to identify and solve a key problem, and will build on your ability to develop and present solutions.

This course also provides a pathway to pursue a research higher degree such as a PhD.

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Master of Laboratory Medicine

If you want to make a difference by investigating, diagnosing and treating disease, the Master of Laboratory Medicine is your gateway.

Designed for students with an undergraduate background in science or health science, this course gives you knowledge in clinical chemistry, endocrinology, haematology, blood transfusion science, histopathology, medical microbiology, human molecular biology, and immunology.

Beyond your theoretical training you will also undertake a six-month placement in a NATA accredited lab, the best training for you to step into your new career.

On graduation, you’ll meet the academic requirements for direct entry into the Australian Institute of Medical Scientists. This is one of only two courses in Australia to obtain this accreditation. Additionally, the course serves as a potential pathway for students to enter postgraduate research degrees.

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Bachelor of Nursing (Fast Track)

Our undergraduate Fast Track Nursing degree allows you to get into the workforce in just two years. This is a fast-tracked degree, meaning you will complete the full six semesters of study, including placements, over a two year period.

The Bachelor of Nursing (Fast Track) is a contemporary and innovative course which will prepare you for work in a changing health care environment.

With this highly regarded degree you will learn to become part of a multi-disciplinary team of healthcare professionals.

You can study on our Domain campus in Hobart, Tasmania, our Rozelle campus in the Inner-West of Sydney, New South Wales or at our Darlinghurst campus in the heart of Sydney, co-located with St Vincent’s Private hospital. All of our campuses are well-equipped with simulated learning environments.

During the course you'll also be given the opportunity to undertake work placements in both rural and metropolitan healthcare facilities. You will develop the knowledge and skills – and perhaps most importantly, the attitude – needed to offer the highest quality health care.

You will learn the best practices for the provision of patient-centred care, safety and quality in practice, and research and evidence-based practice in nursing.

As an accredited course, once you graduate from this program you will have the knowledge and practical skills to register as a nurse in Australia with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

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Bachelor of Paramedic Practice (Fast Track)

Our undergraduate Paramedic Practice degree allows you to get into the workforce in just two years. This is a fast-tracked degree, meaning you will complete the full six semesters of study, including placements, over a two year period.

Integrity, accountability, respect and teamwork – these qualities embody the practice of Paramedicine. If you are compassionate, committed and want to make a difference in your community then a career in Paramedicine may be right for you.

The Bachelor of Paramedic Practice degree is offered in Hobart Tasmania, and in Rozelle in the Inner-West of Sydney, New South Wales. This degree will provide you with the knowledge and skills to assess and manage the broad range of out-of-hospital clinical presentations within a safe, effective and ethical practice framework, preparing you for a role as a paramedic.

The degree will include a number of opportunities to learn in a simulated environment and in the real-world. This includes in the University's ambulance simulation vehicle, and in practice at various ambulance stations and other specialist health facilities, such as hospitals and aged care organisations.

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Graduate Diploma of Counselling

Studying counselling gives you the skills to make a lasting difference in the lives of others.

Our course focuses on teaching a range of therapeutic approaches and appropriate ways to work with clients from all walks of life.

You will also develop an understanding of the social, cultural, and developmental context in which counselling occurs, and the ethical, legal, and professional issues surrounding the industry.

This course is particularly suitable if you’re also working in a community or support role and want to increase the scope of your job.

Upon graduation, you will have the qualification to work across a wide range of industries – including relationship counselling, drug and alcohol agencies, church agencies, or private practice.

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Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science with Clinical Honours in Exercise Physiology

Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEPs) are allied health professionals who are trained in the physical and psychological components of health and exercise prescription, and who have specialised knowledge in chronic and complex care.

This course provide graduates with the knowledge and skills to gain accreditation as Exercise Physiologists with Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) and is accredited by ESSA at Exercise Physiology level.

The course is designed to be one additional year of study for graduates of the University of Tasmania Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science, or an equivalent bachelor degree.

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To be considered for a place in the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science with Clinical Honours with Exercise Physiology, applicants will need to have completed a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science degree (or equivalent) at UTAS with the following elective unit Pathology of Common Diseases (CXA212).

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