Up-skill and move with a fast-changing industry.
With community pharmacy in Australia undergoing a massive transition, more pharmacists are moving into clinical environments – either 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.
While upgrading your qualifications, you’ll meet the evolving health industry needs for better patient-focused care, and maintain a healthy work, life and study balance.
Master of Clinical Pharmacy
1.5 years min, 4 years max
Bachelor of Pharmacy with Professional Honours (Clinical Pharmacy)
1 year min, 3 years max
Graduate Diploma of Clinical Pharmacy
1 year min, 3 years max
Graduate Certificate in Clinical Pharmacy
0.5 year min, 1.5 years max
Study online at your own pace, and to suit your work commitments.
Learn contemporary evidence-based practice, applied to hospital and community pharmacy settings.
Become a leader in medications management and medication safety.
Learn through case-based studies of medication management and clinical pharmacy. You’ll cover gastroenterology, anaemia, the interpretation of clinical biochemical data derived from laboratory testing; Adverse Drug Reactions and Drug Interactions.
Study principles in advanced pharmacotherapeutics covering cardiology, respiratory medicine, infectious diseases, palliative care, geriatric medicine, endocrinology, neurology, psychiatric disorders, and gastroenterology.
Research methodology units will prepare you for undertaking a research project of your choice in the areas of clinical pharmacy, pharmacy practice, clinical pharmacology or pharmaceutical sciences.
The University of Tasmania offers a range of exit points for people studying clinical pharmacy. Combined with online study it allows for the most flexibility so you can juggle work and life commitments successfully.
12.5 credit points
- Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics I
Then select three from the following:
- Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics II
- Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics III
- Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics IV
- Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics V
- Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics VI
75 credit points
Complete all the units listed as core and electives in the Graduate Certificate for a total of 6 units.
150 credit points
Complete all units covering the topics listed in the Graduate Diploma.
50 credit points
You will undertake a research project of your choice in the area of:
- Clinical pharmacy, or;
- Pharmacy practice
Students must undertake all Research Thesis units to complete their research thesis.
The healthcare industry is expected to grow by over 15 percent over the next five years*. Pharmacy practice is changing with time. Pharmacists are becoming more involved in day to day management of complex diseases including:
- working as clinical consultants managing drug therapy regimens
- providing leadership in clinical trials and research in pharmaceutical industry and healthcare organisations
- providing professional clinical services within community pharmacy setting
Completion of the Master of Clinical Pharmacy can also prepare you for enrolment in a Research Higher Degree.
*Australian Bureau of Statistics data
Pharmacist employment growth
five years to 2024
Median pay for full-time employee
Five years to 2024
Government expenditure on healthcare
increase, 10 years to 2017
The right dose of study and work
For Raymond Li the University of Tasmania’s Master of Clinical Pharmacy was a great way to enhance his expertise and contribute to pharmacy research- all while studying online.
Entry requirements vary across courses and are available on each individual course page, which you can access from Course Options. 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, our admissions team will work with you to find the best pathway option.
Credit for prior learning
The University of Tasmania aims to provide you with credit for approved prior study or equivalent professional experience which exceeds standard entrance requirements for courses. For more information please visit Recognition for Prior Learning.
English language requirements
For those applicants who are nationals of and currently residing in a country where English is not the official language, evidence of an IELTS or TOEFL test must be provided. For more information, please visit International Future Students.