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Postgraduate

The professional roles of pharmacists are continuously evolving. The Postgraduate Clinical Pharmacy Program at UQ is supporting pharmacists into the future by facilitating the advancement of their skills, knowledge, understanding and confidence to practice competently in an ever changing healthcare environment.

The WHO concept of the 8 Star Pharmacist lends itself to a broad and holistic approach to pharmacy education and practice. It envisions pharmacists as care-givers, decision-makers, communicators, managers, life-long-learners, teachers, leaders and researchers. It is used as a framework for developing scope of practice and expertise as a clinical pharmacy practitioner.

While focusing on evidence-based, patient-centered care and up to date management of pharmacotherapy the program offers opportunities for hospital and community pharmacists to extend their practice in all WHO Star Pharmacist domains.

In addition, by completing the Clinical Pharmacy Program students will accumulate evidence for a portfolio that that can support all of the seven key domains of the Advanced  Pharmacy Practice Framework in Australia.

Study options

Graduate Certificate in Clinical Pharmacy 

This program is tailored to meet the needs of graduates with limited study time and can be completed in a minimum of one year part-time.
Please note: International students - This program is only available on an external basis; is full fee paying; students may only study from their home countries; students aren’t eligible for an Australian student visa.

Graduate Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy 

This program enables students to develop a broad understanding of Pharmacotherapeutics within the stated program aims and can be completed over a minimum of two years part-time or one year full-time. 
Please note: International students - This program is only available on an external basis; is full fee paying; students may only study from their home countries; students aren’t eligible for an Australian student visa.

Master of Clinical Pharmacy 

This program is intended for those professionals wishing to develop their research skills in Pharmacy Practice and can be completed in a minimum of 3 years part-time or 18 months full-time. This degree includes the teaching of components of the Graduate Diploma with the addition of the Masters Research Project plus either the General Pharmacy Clerkship or Introduction to Biostatics.
Please note: International students - This program is only available on an external basis; is full fee paying; students may only study from their home countries; students aren’t eligible for an Australian student visa.

Clinical teaching dates

Semester 1 - Introductory Tutorials

A one hour introductory online tutorial will be held on:

PHRM7060 21st February 7-8pm (QLD time)
PHRM7051 21st February 8-9pm (QLD time)
PHRM7010 23rd February 7-8pm (QLD time)
PHRM7030 23rd February 8-9pm (QLD time)

*For PHRM7010 students only - An optional face to face intensive weekend workshop *For PHRM7010 students only - An optional face to face intensive weekend workshop (in lieu of some module content) will be held on the 11th - 12th March 2017.


Semester 1, 2017 - Online Tutorials
PHRM7010* 16th March 27th April 25th May 7-9pm (QLD time)
PHRM7030 23rd March 4th May 1st June 7-9pm (QLD time)
PHRM7060 14th March 24th April 23rd May 7-9pm (QLD time)
PHRM7051 21st March 2nd May 30th May 7-9pm (QLD time)

*For PHRM7010 semester 1 students only - Duplicate tutorial classes may run Wednesday evenings – 15th March, 26th April, 24th May. Students will be advised at the introductory session (23 Feb) if extra classes required.


Semester 2, 2017 - Introductory Tutorials

A one hour introductory online tutorial will be held on:

PHRM7021 18th July 7-9pm (QLD time)
PHRM7010* 20th July 7-9pm (QLD time)
PHRM7040 20th July  7-9pm (QLD time)
Semester 2, 2017 - Online Tutorials
PHRM7021 8th Aug 19th Sep 24th Oct 7-9pm (QLD time)
PHRM7030 17th Aug 21st Sep 26th Oct 7-9pm (QLD time)
PHRM7060 15th Aug 12th Sep 17th Oct 7-9pm (QLD time)
PHRM7040* 10th Aug 28th Sep 2nd Nov 7-9pm (QLD time)
PHRM7010* 16th Aug 20th Sep 25th Oct 7-9pm (QLD time)

*For PHRM7040 students only - An optional face to face intensive weekend workshop (in lieu of some module content) will be held on the 9th - 10th September 2017.
* A minimum of 8 students is required to run PHRM7010 in semester 2. There will be no optional weekend workshop for students enrolled in PHRM7010 in semester 2. These students will have the option of attending the workshop in Semester 1 2018.


Exams
PHRM7030 Online Oral Viva* 7th, 14th or 21st Oct 8.30am-4.30pm
PHRM7060 Online Oral Viva* 7th, 14th or 21st Oct 8.30am-4.30pm
PHRM7030 Online Exam 4th Nov 9:00am - 10:30am (QLD time)
PHRM7060 Online Exam 4th Nov 11:00am - 12:30pm (QLD time)

* Students will be notified the scheduled date of their Viva.

Please note: these are provisional dates, subject to change.

Study Schedules

The School of Pharmacy allows students to meet demands of current work and other commitments by offering flexible study schedules. Read on to find a work load that suits you.

Frequently asked questions