Diploma of Pharmacy Studies (X1M)

Overview  2020

Entry Requirements

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Duration

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Minimum 1 Years, 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
Launceston
Semester 1

Commonwealth Supported places available

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

This Diploma is designed primarily to serve as an entry pathway to the Bachelor of Pharmacy with Applied Honours (54A) for students who would like to study pharmacy but do not meet the pre-requisite requirements. It includes a mix of disciplinary subjects offered by the School of Medicine, units designed to prepare students for University study offered by the University College, and foundation units to enable students to develop pre-requisite knowledge offered by the College of Science and Engineering.

The Diploma will provide a structured pathway to the Bachelor of Pharmacy with Applied Honours, progressing students to the point where they will meet the maths and chemistry pre-requisites for the course, as well as providing students with enhanced communication skills and industry-relevant knowledge in over-the-counter medicines.

On completion of the Diploma of Pharmacy Studies graduates will:

  1. Identify opportunities to promote wellness at community and population levels, and undertake socially inclusive health promotion, and preventive health activities.
  2. Communicate and collaborate to optimise health outcomes for individuals and the broader community.
  3. Review and evaluate relevant health information and identify potential solutions to make treatment recommendations appropriate to their level of responsibility.
  4. Be committed to, and proactive in, learning new skills, reviewing new evidence and applying new learning throughout the course and through applied learning experiences.
  5. Identify and use discipline specific knowledge in relevant study areas to underpin professional practice and further study.

Career outcomes

Diploma of Pharmacy graduates would have a range of skills which would enable them to be employed and/or enhance their employability within the primary care sector as pharmacy assistants or pharmacy technicians. The content would complement existing education offered within the pharmacy sector by TAFE and professional bodies.

Course structure

Year 1

Core Units

This unit involves a range of on-line and campus-based learning activities that introduce students to key concepts of health and healthcare, the pharmacy profession, roles of a pharmacist, quality use of medicines, government funding, regulatory bodies, the pharmaceutical industry and…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

At the completion of this unit students will be able to negotiate systems and processes within the university to successfully manage and complete study-related tasks. They will have the skills to participate fully in a range of learning environments such…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 2

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

At the completion of this unit students will have covered essential core concepts in three major strands of Science: Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Physics. Through lectures, lab work and writing workshops, students will also develop practical lab skills and report…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 2

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

Transition Maths covers essential foundation skills and knowledge in mathematics in preparation for a range University degree subjects requiring mathematical thinking including: Accounting, Business, Economics, Geography, Health Science, ICT, Psychology and the Sciences. This unit provides the opportunity to review…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 2

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

PLEASE NOTE: students should access important unit information from the Chemistry website prior to the start date.This unit aims to provide you with an introduction to chemical principles sufficient to be used as a pre-requisite for first year chemistry units…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
Hobart5 Week Session Jan A
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2
Launceston5 Week Session Jan A

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

Pulling together the disciplines of sociology, law and complementary medicine this unit is designed for students who want to develop their knowledge in order to understand, debate and critically analyse the use and place of complementary medicines in the modern…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

Degree Electives: Choose one of the following:

This unit takes a practical and interactive approach to understanding the role of communication in modern-day business. A broad range of communication concepts, theories and strategies important in the development of effective self-management and workplace skills are covered at an…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonAccelerated Study Period 1

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

Applied Mathematics Foundation Unit covers college level mathematics with non-calculus based content. The aim of this unit is to prepare students for the subjects which require basic algebra, data handling and statistics or discrete mathematics as part of their tertiary…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 2

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

The subject is taught through a combination of independent learning, lectures and tutorials.Mathematics Foundation Unit aims to cover pre-tertiary mathematics required for students who are planning to study science, engineering, computing or commerce at tertiary level. A brief look at…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
Hobart5 Week Session Jan A
LauncestonSemester 2
Launceston5 Week Session Jan A
Cradle CoastSemester 2
Cradle Coast5 Week Session Jan A

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

Students who wish to articulate to the Bachelor of Pharmacy with Applied Honours (54A) require KMA003 (or equivalent Year 11/12 maths) as a pre-requisite. Students who do not wish to progress to the 54A or who already meet the maths pre-requisite could opt to enrol in BMA116 to enhance their communication skills. Students who would like to progress to the 54A, but who are not confident with maths, will be encouraged to undertake KMA002 as an intermediate step towards enrolment in KMA003 (54A pre-requisite). In this situation, KMA002 would be completed as part of the Diploma in Semester 2 and students could enrol in KMA003 in the Summer teaching period.

Entry requirements

We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you’re not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, the UTAS admissions team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Enquire online for advice on the application process and the available pathways to study at UTAS.

Domestic applicants who have recently completed secondary education (in the past two years)

To be eligible for an offer, you must have:

  • An ATAR of 40 or above. This is the minimum ATAR needed for your application to be considered; or
  • Completed the Tasmanian Certificate of Education (or equivalent) with a minimum of Satisfactory Achievement (SA) in five Level 2 subjects (or higher)
Domestic applicants with higher education study

To be eligible for an offer, you must have:

  • Completed at least two units (equivalent to 25 UTAS credit points) of Bachelor level study or four units (equivalent to 50 UTAS credit points) of Associate Degree level study. If you have failed any units, your application may be subject to further review before an offer is made; or
  • Completed the UTAS Diploma of University Studies or University Preparation Program (UPP); or
  • Completed four or more units in the UTAS Diploma of University Studies or UPP with no fail results

Domestic applicants with VET / TAFE study

To be eligible for an offer, you must have:

  • Completed a Certificate III or higher in a related field of study; or
  • Completed a Diploma or Advanced Diploma in any field of study
Domestic applicants with work and life experience

If you have not successfully completed senior secondary, tertiary or TAFE/VET study, but have relevant work and life experience you can complete a personal competency statement. You may be eligible for an offer you have sustained employment background or work and life experiences that demonstrate a capacity to succeed in this course.

If you apply based on your previous work and life experience and your application is not successful, we will work with you to find an alternative pathway into your chosen course of study.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATION

If your ability to access or participate in education has been affected by circumstances beyond your control, you can apply for special consideration as part of your application. We will consider a range of factors for special consideration, including economic hardship, a serious medical condition or disability.

We can only approve applications for special consideration where we are confident that you have the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in your studies. If your application is not approved, the UTAS admissions team will work with you to find the best alternative pathway to your chosen course.

Further information

We recommend that you submit supporting documentation (e.g. certificates, qualifications, resume etc.) as part of your application. We will attempt to access certain documents on your behalf (e.g. Year 11 and 12 College results or University academic records). Otherwise, you may be contacted to provide additional documentation when your application is reviewed.

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS

This course is not available for international students.

Students who complete the Diploma and receive a place in the Bachelor of Pharmacy with Applied Honours 54A will receive 25 credit points of advanced standing in the Bachelor of Pharmacy with Applied Honours 54A.

Articulation into the Diploma of Diploma of Pharmacy Studies course from other courses will be done in line with the University's standard application for credit process. Please see the Articulation/ Credit webpage for more information. Applications for credit can be made upon application to the Associate Degree in Applied Design course.

Students articulating into the Bachelor of Pharmacy with Applied Honours will receive 25 credit points of advanced standing. Students wishing to articulate from the Diploma of Pharmacy Studies into other University of Tasmania bachelor programs may gain credit, subject to the receiving College's discretion.

Detailed admissions information and advice for all undergraduate courses, including comprehensive, course-level student profiles, is available from UTAS Admissions.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Detailed tuition fee information for domestic students is available at the Domestic Student Fees website, including additional information in relation to a compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

International students

International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

Scholarships

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

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International
+61 3 6226 6200
Email
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