Graduate Certificate in Clinical Pharmacy
Upskill as a registered pharmacist
Continue to develop your clinical pharmacy and research skills. Explore medication management for a wide range of illnesses, from cardiovascular disease to psychiatric disorders. Upon completion, those interested can proceed into the graduate diploma.
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Australia’s fourth oldest university, the University of Tasmania, is highly regarded internationally for teaching and academic excellence. The university offers more than 100 undergraduate degrees and more than 50 postgraduate programs across a range of disciplines. The university offers students a diverse range of opportunities, the chance to learn from leading experts, and excellent preparation for their future careers.
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Upon completion of this program, students should be able to:
- Make independent judgments in clinical pharmacy and pharmacy practice
- Communicate (articulate) complex clinical pharmacy concepts and ideas to a variety of audiences
- Acquire, evaluate and consolidate relevant clinical pharmacy information from a range of media
- Evaluate international issues and trends in pharmacy and clinical pharmacy practice
The course should equip registered pharmacists with the fundamental knowledge and skills to enhance career opportunities as a clinical or consultant (medication review) pharmacist.
Within Australia and overseas, postgraduate education in Clinical Pharmacy is often considered preferable for senior clinical positions.
Candidates shall be qualified for entry if they have a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Pharmacy from the University of Tasmania or another university or tertiary institution deemed equivalent, and are registered pharmacists. Where an undergraduate degree has been recently obtained (within past 2 years), a minimum average grade of 60% obtained in the final 2 years of study would be required for entry. Appropriate post-graduation work experience of at least 2 years will also be considered a normal requirement for acceptance into this program
This course provides an opportunity for registered pharmacists, particularly those from rural and remote areas, to develop clinical pharmacy skills and qualifications in clinical pharmacy and pharmacy practice research by offering a flexible education program delivered online.
Opportunity to study without tuition fees
Domestic students commencing the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Pharmacy in Semester 2 2021 may be eligible to receive a 100% HECS fee waiver.
Please note that, subject to unit availability, all 4 units of the certificate are required to be completed by 30 June 2022 to receive 100% HECS fee waiver for each unit, with a minimum of 2 units completed by 31 December 2021.
Recommended Study Pattern
For students undertaking full-time study the following study pattern is recommended. If students are undertaking part-time study, we recommend that students complete all first year compulsory subjects prior to completing elective subjects to maximise success.
Year 1. 4 subjects in first year including:
- 1 core subject:
- TAS-CSA721 Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics I
- 3 of the following electives:
- TAS-CSA722 Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics II
- TAS-CSA723 Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics III
- TAS-CSA724 Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics IV
- TAS-CSA725 Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics V
- TAS-CSA726 Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics VI
Satisfactory completion of 4 subjects, as required in the schedule, within 2 years from commencement.
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