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Master of Pharmacy - Coursework

This course provides advanced study in the areas of pharmacy practice, clinical pharmacy, pharmaceutics, medicinal chemistry, pharmacotherapy and health systems, and includes practical training.

Introduction

This program provides a direct pathway to a professional postgraduate qualification in Pharmacy for registration as a pharmacist in Australia.

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Course description, features and facilities

This master's degree course provides advanced study in the areas of pharmacy practice, clinical pharmacy, pharmaceutics, medicinal chemistry, pharmacotherapy and health systems, and includes practical training in community and hospital pharmacy.

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Structure

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; S3 = summer teaching period; N/A = not available in 2014;
NS = non-standard teaching period; OS = offshore teaching period; * = to be advised

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Master of Pharmacy (coursework)

Take all unit(s) (120 points):

S1PHCY5601Introduction to Pharmacy Practice
S2PHCY5602Pharmacy Practice and Pharmacotherapy 1
S1PHCY5603Pharmacotherapy and Medication Review
S2PHCY5605Clinical Science for Pharmacy I
S1PHCY5606Foundations of Clinical Science
S1PHCY5609Current Developments in Nutrition, Health and Biotechnology
S1PHCY5610Physical Pharmacy and Biopharmaceutics
S2PHCY5611Medicinal Product Formulation
N/APHCY5612Applied Therapeutics
N/APHCY5613Pharmacy Management and Pharmacoeconomics
S1PHCY5614Pharmacy Research Project (12 points)
NSPHCY5615Pharmacy Placement I (12 points)
NSPHCY5616Pharmacy Placement II (12 points)
N/APHCY5617Clinical Science for Pharmacy II
S1PHCY5618Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Analysis
S2PHCY5619Medicinal Chemistry
S1PUBH5763Leadership and Management of Health Services

Professional recognition

The Master of Pharmacy is fully accredited by the Australian Pharmacy Council. Graduates are eligible to register to practise as a pharmacist in Australia and New Zealand after completion of an internship in a community or hospital pharmacy.

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Career opportunities

Pharmacist

Related careers

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Further study opportunities

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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Check the Entrance requirements

This course is available to Australian and international students.

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  1. Admission Requirements
  2. English competency

Admission Requirements

A UWA bachelor's degree in science with a major sequence in the area of biomedical or biophysical science, or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty;

Demonstrated adequate knowledge of each of the following at a tertiary level:

  • Physiology and Anatomy,
  • Cell Biology,
  • Biochemistry,
  • Molecular Biology,
  • Chemistry, and either
  • Mathematics or
  • Statistics.

Plus a current National Police Certificate indicating no criminal conviction.

English competency

IELTS: a minimum of 7.5 overall with no band less than 7.0 is required. See the full list of English language requirements.
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How to apply

This course is available to Australian and international students.

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  1. Application Deadlines
  2. How to apply
  3. Fees
  4. Contact details - admission information

Application Deadlines

For application deadlines, please visit studyat.uwa.edu.au/applynow 

How to apply

Apply online. 

Applicants completing their degree in 2014 should submit an application in April/May 2014 for consideration in the 2015 intake.

Further information about the application process can be found via the Faculty website.

Fees

Annual fee: $10760.

For courses that are less than one year in duration, the annual fee listed is the total for the course. Unless otherwise indicated, for courses that are 18 months in duration, the annual fee is two-thirds of the total cost of the course.

As some units vary in cost, the actual student contribution will depend on the mix of units you choose. See the unit costs website for details of individual unit costs.

Contact details - admission information

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On this page

  1. Application Deadlines
  2. How to apply
  3. Fees
  4. Contact details - admission information

Application Deadlines

While there are no strict application deadlines for the submission of international postgraduate coursework applications, prospective students are strongly encouraged to apply with sufficient time to allow for the processing of their application and to secure a student visa.

Postgraduate coursework applications generally take four weeks from receipt of an application to offer.

How to apply

Apply online

Fees

Annual fee: $38610.

For courses that are less than one year in duration, the annual fee listed is the total for the course. Unless otherwise indicated, for courses that are 18 months in duration, the annual fee is two-thirds of the total cost of the course.

As some units vary in cost, the actual student contribution will depend on the mix of units you choose. See the unit costs website for details of individual unit costs.

Contact details - admission information

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Master of Pharmacy - Coursework: the details

Status
Available 2014
Locations offered
Crawley
Attendance types
Part-time, Full-time
Delivery mode
Internal
Starting dates
Semester 1
Weekly first year time commitment
The estimated time commitment for a standard full-time enrolment is approximately 46 hours per week (over 13 weeks) which includes contact hours, personal study and examinations.
Standard full-time completion
2 years (6 trimesters)
Maximum time to complete
6 years
Contact details: course information
Professor Rhonda Clifford
Director, Pharmacy Programs
rhonda.clifford@uwa.edu.au
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6488 3135
Course code
51500
CRICOS Code
051547J
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