Clinical Pharmacy

Master degree

Whether you want to get ahead in your career faster, or improve your knowledge, a Monash postgraduate degree can give you a distinct advantage.

For students looking to begin study in 2016

At a glance

Course Details

Location(s): Off-campus: Part time
Duration: 2 years (part time)
Start date: First Semester (February)
Qualification: Master of Clinical Pharmacy

Information about fees

Overview

The course is designed to enable students to establish skills in evidence-based practice, quality use of medicine, practice-based research, and provision of clinical pharmacy services at a high level. Areas of study include biostatistics, epidemiology, theory and practice of evidence-based medicine, interpretation of clinical data and pharmacotherapy and clinical research. Each student will complete a four-week specialty rotation with an experienced clinical preceptor and will carry out a practice-based research project. Students must arrange the necessary time release from their employer to complete the placement and research project. The program is conducted online and via distance education.

Study areas

Clinical Pharmacy

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.

Career opportunities

The Master of Clinical Pharmacy prepares students for more advanced clinical pharmacy roles. Graduates may be entitled to a salary increment.

Speciality course

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum entry requirements

Qualifications

  • An Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) level 8 qualification in pharmacy (eg. bachelor of pharmacy with honours or graduate certificate or graduate diploma) or equivalent.
  • Registered as a pharmacist.
  • Working in a clinical setting in an Australian or New Zealand Hospital.
  • English language requirements.

Applicants with a Bachelor of Pharmacy (without Honours) may be considered for admission if they can demonstrate the required knowledge and skills. Assessment will be by portfolio submission.

International students residing outside Australia are not eligible to enrol in this course. International students located in Australia must be registered as a pharmacist in Australia, be employed in an Australian hospital clinical setting, and have the appropriate visa to allow part-time study.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Extra requirements

Applicants must submit documents as specified on the faculty website

(a) Applicants who completed a Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice (Internship) or a Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice or a Graduate Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy at Monash must have achieved a pass grade as follows: 

  • credit (60) average overall 

(b) Applicants who completed PGC5001 Evidence based practice and/or MPH5020 Introduction to epidemiology and biostatistics within one of the courses listed in (a.) must have achieved a pass grade as follows: 

  • a minimum of credit (65) in each unit.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Apply directly to Monash

Application open and closing dates

Semester one: 1 September - 30 November

For applications Direct to Monash

Apply directly to Monash with this course code: 3454

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page

Fees

Fees are subject to change annually.

Full fee

Domestic fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.

A$23,100

Fee assistance

As a full fee-paying student, you may be eligible to apply for the optional FEE-HELP to assist you to pay all or part of your tuition fees.

Scholarships

We offer over 200 types of scholarships, valued at up to $70,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other fees

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.

For more information visit the faculty website