Duration

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

Commencing 2017

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

24

Faculty

Health & Behavioural Sciences

Location

External

Delivery mode

External

Course list

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

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

An approved degree and hold a current registration as a pharmacist in country of practice.

Applicants must also have at least 2 years full-time relevant professional work experience and demonstrate recent experience of practice.

AQF level

AQF level 9

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

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

To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

Apply Online

Enquiries for Australian students

Postgraduate Coursework Officer, School of Pharmacy

Email: pharmacy@uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3346 1900

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

Duration

1.5 Years full-time

Commencing 2017

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

24

Faculty

Health & Behavioural Sciences

Location

External

Delivery mode

External

Course list

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

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

An approved degree and hold a current registration as a pharmacist in country of practice.

Applicants must also have at least 2 years full-time relevant professional work experience and demonstrate recent experience of practice.

International students who wish to undertake this program will not qualify for a Student Visa. To study this program in Australia, international students must hold alternative Australian Visa/Residency status with a sufficient study entitlement. See Department of Immigration and Border Protection for further details. Alternatively, for programs available in 'External' mode, students may study from their home country.

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

AQF level

AQF level 9

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

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

To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

Apply Online

Enquiries for International students

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 7 3365 7487
Within Australia: 07 3365 7487

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

Enquire online

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 program 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. 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

Students undertake 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

An approved degree and hold a current registration as a pharmacist in country of practice.

Applicants must also have at least 2 years full-time relevant professional work experience and demonstrate recent experience of practice.

Additional application information

Availability of Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) are reviewed yearly and are offered to eligible applicants on a limited basis. There is no guarantee that any CSP places will be available.

For applicants who need to provide evidence of English proficiency, please note that this program requires a higher level of English language proficiency than the UQ minimum.

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

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

To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

Entry requirements for International students

Prerequisites

An approved degree and hold a current registration as a pharmacist in country of practice.

Applicants must also have at least 2 years full-time relevant professional work experience and demonstrate recent experience of practice.

Visa requirements

International students who wish to undertake this program will not qualify for a Student Visa. To study this program in Australia, international students must hold alternative Australian Visa/Residency status with a sufficient study entitlement. See Department of Immigration and Border Protection for further details. Alternatively, for programs available in 'External' mode, students may study from their home country.

English proficiency

IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, View the English proficiency policy.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

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

To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

What you can do with a Master of Clinical Pharmacy

Careers

While focusing on evidence-based, patient centred care and up-to-date management of pharmacotherapy, our postgraduate programs will give you the opportunity as a hospital and community and accredited pharmacist, to extend your practice in all WHO Star Pharmacist domains towards advanced practice.

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 course list. Refer to the MClinPharm program 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: