Duration

2 Years (only available on a part-time basis)

Commencing 2017

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

8

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 Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

A Bachelor of Pharmacy or equivalent from Australia or New Zealand. International applicants must have completed Australian Pharmacy Examining Council requirements.

All applicants must be registered as an intern pharmacist with the Pharmacy Board of Australia.

AQF level

AQF level 8

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 - December 31 of the previous year.

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

Apply Online

Enquiries for Australian students

School of Pharmacy

Email: pharmacy@uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3346 1900

Web: http://www.uq.edu.au/pharmacy/itp

Duration

2 Years (only available on a part-time basis)

Commencing 2017

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

8

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 Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

A Bachelor of Pharmacy or equivalent from Australia or New Zealand. International applicants must have completed Australian Pharmacy Examining Council requirements.

All applicants must be registered as an intern pharmacist with the Pharmacy Board of Australia.

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 8

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 - December 31 of the previous year.

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/itp

Enquire online

Why study the Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice?

This program provides intern pharmacists with specialised training and skills in pharmacy practice. The program combines academic excellence with pharmacy practice to provide intern pharmacists the opportunity to gain a formal postgraduate qualification. The program has been developed not only to address the competence required by the Pharmacy Board of Australia standards, but with a focus on a program that is relevant to contemporary pharmacy practice.

It is developed, delivered and supported by a team of community and hospital pharmacists with extensive practice experience which allows interns to leverage off the expertise of a wide range of pharmacist practitioners.

What you can study

Whether completing your internship in a community or hospital setting, the Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice is a comprehensive, industry relevant program with a strong clinical and practical focus.

You will develop and apply knowledge and skills in a wide range of areas relevant to pharmacy practice, including:

  • pharmacy legal and professional requirements
  • primary healthcare
  • communication of information
  • therapeutics
  • clinical pharmacy
  • dispensing, dispensing procedures and risk management
  • patient interviewing and medication review
  • drug interactions and adverse drug reactions
  • identifying and managing prescription problems
  • critical thinking and problem solving
  • medicines information
  • complementary medicines
  • evidence based practice
  • calculations
  • health promotion and harm minimisation.

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice.

Click on the course code to view the Course Profile, for further information including advice of courses with shared teaching activities. Refer also to PPL 3.20.02 Course and Program Design - Procedures.

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

Prerequisites

A Bachelor of Pharmacy or equivalent from Australia or New Zealand. International applicants must have completed Australian Pharmacy Examining Council requirements.

All applicants must be registered as an intern pharmacist with the Pharmacy Board of Australia.

Additional application information

A First Aid Certificate (including CPR) is required before commencement of the program.

This program may have inherent requirements that need to be met prior to undertaking placement.

Students must obtain at the commencement of the program and thereafter hold for the duration of the program, a current Blue card.

Students must maintain provisional registration as an intern pharmacist or general registration as a pharmacist with the Pharmacy Board of Australia.

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 - December 31 of the previous year.

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

Entry requirements for International students

Prerequisites

A Bachelor of Pharmacy or equivalent from Australia or New Zealand. International applicants must have completed Australian Pharmacy Examining Council requirements.

All applicants must be registered as an intern pharmacist with the Pharmacy Board of Australia.

Additional application requirements

A First Aid Certificate (including CPR) is required before commencement of the program.

This program may have inherent requirements that need to be met prior to undertaking placement.

Students must obtain at the commencement of the program and thereafter hold for the duration of the program, a current Blue card.

Students must maintain provisional registration as an intern pharmacist or general registration as a pharmacist with the Pharmacy Board of Australia.

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 - December 31 of the previous year.

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 Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice

Careers

The Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice provides excellence in intern training prior to registration and will enhance your pharmacy practice contribution to patient care and career opportunities in any setting.

As a graduate of this program, you will have a competitive edge over other Bachelor of Pharmacy graduates with your enhanced skills and qualifications. Completion of the program will also give you credit towards further study in our other postgraduate clinical pharmacy programs.

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice

To complete the Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice, 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 #8 from the GCPharmPrac course list. Refer to the GCPharmPrac program rules for further information.

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice.

Program Rules for the Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice