Master of Clinical Pharmacy
Expand your contemporary clinical pharmacy skills to tackle any role
Focus on evidence-based, patient-centred care. You’ll explore up to date management and optimisation of pharmacotherapy. Gain skills to provide positive patient outcomes within a complex health environment. Taught by world-leading teachers.
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- Learn from innovative online methods that support active learning and skill development.
- Benefit from an interdisciplinary approach that includes input from clinical pharmacists, medical practitioners, specialist nurses and academia.
- Focus your studies on contemporary clinical pharmacy practice in all settings and gain a strong understanding of emerging roles for pharmacists.
- Interact with peers and experts. You can ask questions and learn through interactive modules, online real-time tutorials and group activities.
- Specialist pharmacist
- Director of pharmacy services
- Pharmacy clinical educator
- Clinical team lead
- Pharmacy manager
- Research pharmacist
- Clinical trial pharmacist
To be eligible for entry, you'll need:
- an approved degree and hold a current registration as a pharmacist in country of practice.
- a minumum of two years' full time (or equivalent) work experience and demonstrated recent experience of practice.
You must have a grade point average (GPA) of 5.0 on a 7-point scale in your previous qualification.
English Proficiency Requirements
All applicants must satisfy the UQ English language proficiency requirements for admission.
If you've completed previous study, you may be eligible to receive credit for – or exemption from – certain subjects in a UQ program.
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.
Recommended Study Pattern
The Master of Clinical Pharmacy is a 1 year course for a full-time student. Each year consists of 2 Study Periods, also known as semesters. The recommended study pattern consists of 8 core subjects, with 4 to be completed in your first study period and 4 in your second.
To qualify for the Master of Clinical Pharmacy, students must satisfactorily complete a program of study consisting of 8 subjects.