This program is not available to International students.

Duration

1.5 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing 2014

Semester 1

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

24

Faculty

Health & Behavioural Sciences

Location

Teaching Hospitals

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Clinical Pharmacy.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

BPharm or equivalent and hold a current registration as a pharmacist in Australia or overseas.

Fees for Australian students

Domestic full-fee place 2014:

Indicative annual fee 2014: AUD$ 18720

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

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Closing Date

To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.

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Enquiries for Australian students

Postgraduate Coursework Officer, School of Pharmacy

Email: PGcoursework@pharmacy.uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3346 1900

http://www.uq.edu.au/pharmacy/postgraduate-clinical-pharmacy

This program is not available to International students.

Why study the Master of Clinical Pharmacy?

This program provides students with a broad range of knowledge, skills and resources to practise effectively as a clinical pharmacy practitioner involved in the quality use of medicines and pharmaceutical care. These skills include the capacity to individualise, review and monitor a patient's medication regimen; demonstrate effective communication skills in clinical and non-clinical scenarios; critically appraise medical and pharmaceutical literature, as well as to recognise and describe social issues relating to medicine use. In addition pharmacists will gain insight into contemporary management strategies for pharmacy and health care as well as explore research and evaluation of pharmacy services and practice. Regular updates of the course integrate emerging clinical evidence and current controversies. A major strength of the program is the emphasis on developing clinical practice and the integration of evidence based medicine.

What you can study

The program 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 content, which is more difficult to deliver web based. The program involves some small group interactive learning and online tutorials with specialists and experts. The courses offer some online didactic lectures and a variety of other, interactive learning experiences. Practitioners and academics teach the courses with expert hospital and community pharmacists contributing significantly to the teaching, together with medical and other healthcare professionals. In addition to course work, the Master program includes two experiential clinical placements to further extend the understanding of clinical pharmacy practice within a multidisciplinary team and the integration of therapeutics into patient care.

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Clinical Pharmacy.

Research component

A research project relating to therapeutics, clinical pharmacy practice or pharmacy education provides a supported introduction to the process of planning, conducting, and completing a research project. Undertaking this research project supports the integration of research into clinical practice.

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

Prerequisites

BPharm or equivalent and hold a current registration as a pharmacist in Australia or overseas.

Apply online

Apply online to the Master of Clinical Pharmacy .

Closing date

To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.

Entry requirements for International students

Prerequisites

BPharm or equivalent and hold a current registration as a pharmacist in Australia or overseas.

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 026351G

International students must undertake this program on campus at UQ on a full time basis to be eligible to apply for an Australian student visa. Please contact UQ International.

Click here for more information on applying for a visa.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged through .

Click here for application procedures for International students.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Domestic full-fee place 2014:

Indicative annual fee 2014: AUD$ 18720

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Students' actual annual fees may vary in accordance with their choices of majors and electives and whether they study in Summer Semester. The University reviews fees annually.

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 37280

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007 the indexation rate has remained at or less than 4%.

To calculate the fees for any program, you will first need to choose the courses you wish to complete. To see all courses available please refer to the course list.

Fees calculator

Select the Fees Calculator to guide you through a series of options allowing you to select details of courses you are interested in studying to estimate your fees for a semester.

Additional costs

  • Senior First Aid Certificate (including CPR) (approx $155)

Fee rules

View the 2014 Fee Rules.

What you can do with a Master of Clinical Pharmacy

Careers

Refer to School of Pharmacy weblink: Careers in Pharmacy

Accreditation body

  • Pharmacists Board Of Queensland

While this degree may be accredited by an official industry accreditation body in Australia, completion of the degree may not result in graduates receiving automatic accreditation. Please contact the relevant registration body for details of any conditions for accreditation.

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Master of Clinical Pharmacy

To complete the Master of Clinical Pharmacy, a student must complete a requisite number of courses chosen from the course list and according to the Rules for the program.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland rules, particularly the General Award Rules, which govern the conduct of UQ programs. Students will find a link to the General Award Rules, and other University rules, on the University Rules page.

A student is required to obtain #24 from the MClinPharm List. Refer to MClinPharm rules for further information.

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Clinical Pharmacy.

Program Rules for the Master of Clinical Pharmacy

Early exit points

Based upon course selection, students may be able to exit this award with the: