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What will I learn?

Equip yourself to become a leader in the profession with the Master of Clinical Pharmacy.

Clinical pharmacy no longer happens only in hospitals. With the growth of patient-centred care, clinical pharmacy is being practiced in a wide variety of healthcare settings.

You will have the option of completing the course through either:

the coursework stream OR
the coursework and research stream.

In the coursework stream you’ll be able to select units to suit your interest and career aspirations. These studies cover aspects of pharmacy practice, clinical pharmacy, health-care related economics and wound care.

If you're a pharmacist looking to include a practice-based research project in your study, the coursework and research stream will help you gain specialist clinical knowledge in addition to advanced skills in research and clinical pharmacy practice.

The Master of Clinical Pharmacy is an off-campus, coursework-based degree, flexible enough to fit into any pharmacist's professional development plan. The course is designed to enable you to advance your skills in the provision of clinical pharmacy services to patients with complex clinical needs, with a focus on evidence based practice and quality use of medicine. The learning experience is both student-driven and patient-focused.

Study areas

Clinical pharmacy practice is the practice of pharmacy as part of a multidisciplinary healthcare team directed at achieving Quality Use of Medicine.

This may include:

participation in the management of individual patients
application of the best available evidence in daily clinical practice
contribution of clinical knowledge and skills to the healthcare team
identification and reduction in risks associated with medicines use
involvement in the education of patients, careers, and other health professionals and
involvement in research.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Study options

Online/Distance (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$33,500.00 (18,22,633) per year
Start date

25 July 2022, 24 July 2023

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Relevant bachelor degree or equivalent. IELTS (Academic): 6.5 Overall score, with minimum band scores: Listening 6.0, Reading 6.0, Writing 6.0 and Speaking 6.0; Pearson Test of English (Academic): 58 Overall score, No PTE communicative skills score below 50; TOEFL Internet-based test: 79 Overall score, with minimum scores: Reading 13, Listening 12, Speaking 18 and Writing 21; Paper-based TOEFL 550 Test of written English: 4.5; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) 176 No skill score below 169; Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) 176 No skill score below 169

For international students

Entry Level 1:
Duration: 3 - 5 years part-time (72 points to complete)

An Australian undergraduate degree or equivalent in Pharmacy AND registration as a pharmacist.

Entry Level 2:
Duration: 2 - 4 years part-time (48 points to complete)

An Australian undergraduate honours degree or equivalent in Pharmacy AND registration as a pharmacist.

English entry requirements

Level D

IELTS (Academic): 7.0 Overall score, with minimum band scores: Listening 7.0, Reading 7.0, Writing 7.0 and Speaking 7.0

Pearson Test of English (Academic): 65 Overall score, with minimum scores: Listening 65, Reading 65, Speaking 65 and Writing 65

TOEFL Internet-based test: 98 Overall score, with minimum scores: Reading 24, Listening 24, Speaking 23 and Writing 27

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.