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About the Program

The University of Queensland's School of Pharmacy has an established suite of graduate programs for practicing pharmacists. These programs are aimed at extending expertise and understanding in many domains of clinical pharmacy practice to optimise patient outcomes within a complex health environment.
 
The programs can be studied completely online in a flexible but structured format. Offering the best of both worlds, two optional face to face intensive weekends will allow in depth practical application in lieu of some online. The programs also involve some small group interactive learning and online tutorials with specialists and experts.
 
A multi-disciplinary team approach is used in the delivery of all programs, which includes input from clinical pharmacists, medical practitioners, academia and government agencies from metropolitan and rural environments.
 
Online tutorials will usually be held from 7-9 pm (Brisbane time) once a month for each individual course. Optional, intensive weekend workshops will be held at the beginning of semester 1 and during semester 2.
 
 

 

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Why undertake a Postgraduate Clinical Pharmacy program?

The professional roles of pharmacists are continuously evolving. The Postgraduate Clinical Pharmacy Program at UQ is supporting pharmacists into the future by facilitating the advancement of their skills, knowledge, understanding and confidence to practice competently in an ever changing healthcare environment.
 
The WHO concept of the 8 Star Pharmacist lends itself to a broad and holistic approach to pharmacy education and practice. It envisions pharmacists as care-givers, decision-makers, communicators, managers, life-long-learners, teachers, leaders and researchers. It is used as a framework for developing scope of practice and expertise as a clinical pharmacy practitioner.
 
While focusing on evidence-based, patient-centered care and up to date management of pharmacotherapy the program offers opportunities for hospital and community pharmacists to extend their practice in all WHO Star Pharmacist domains.

In addition, by completing the Clinical Pharmacy Program students will accumulate evidence for a portfolio that that can support all of the seven key domains of the Advanced  Pharmacy Practice Framework in Australia.

Study Options

Graduate Certificate in Clinical Pharmacy 
(PLEASE NOTE: International students - This program is only available on an external basis; is full fee paying; students may only study from their home countries; students aren’t eligible for an Australian student visa)This program is tailored to meet the needs of graduates with limited study time and can be completed in a minimum of one year part-time.

Graduate Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy 
(PLEASE NOTE: International students - This program is only available on an external basis; is full fee paying; students may only study from their home countries; students aren’t eligible for an Australian student visa)
This program enables students to develop a broad understanding of Pharmacotherapeutics within the stated program aims and can be completed over a minimum of two years part-time or one year full-time.

Master of Clinical Pharmacy 
(PLEASE NOTE: International students - This program is only available on an external basis; is full fee paying; students may only study from their home countries; students aren’t eligible for an Australian student visa)
This program is intended for those professionals wishing to develop their research skills in Pharmacy Practice and can be completed in a minimum of 3 years part-time or 18 months full-time. This degree includes the teaching of components of the Graduate Diploma with the addition of the Masters Research Project plus either the General Pharmacy Clerkship or Introduction to Biostatics.

Closing dates for admissions

Applications for entry to the Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma & Masters programs must be received by:
  • Australian citizens, permanent residents and New Zealand citizens - 30 November (for Semester 1 commencement) or 30 June (for Semester 2 commencement)
    NOTE: Late applications will be considered up to the 31 January (for Semester 1 commencement only).

    NOTEAll applications received on or before the closing date of 30 November, will be competitively assessed for a Commonwealth Supported Place.  Any applications received after the closing date, will only be considered for a Commonwealth Supported Place if there are any places left.

  • International students -  Please refer to the International Admissions Website regarding applying: www.uq.edu.au/international

What our students say about UQ postgraduate Pharmacy

Paul Scholz
Community Pharmacist, Brisbane

"Two years ago, I had come to a professional crossroads: I had been working in the same community pharmacy for four years and I was finding it was harder to keep up with continual education.

Read about my experience

Jackie Costello
Hospital Pharmacist, Brisbane

Undertaking the Graduate Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy at UQ has not only enhanced my knowledge in many areas of clinical practice and provided an excellent base for developing my evidence based practice.

Read about my experience

 

Contact Us

For further information on Postgraduate Clinical Pharmacy programs contact:

 

Postgraduate Clinical Pharmacy section

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