Master of Clinical Pharmacy
Course code: 3454 ~ Course abbreviation: MClinPharm ~ Total credit points required: 48 ~ 2 years part-time ~ Managing faculty: Pharmacy
Study mode and course location
Multimode (Parkville - P/T only)
The course is designed to enable students to establish skills in evidence-based practice, quality use of medicine, practice-based research, and the provision of clinical pharmacy services at a high level.
Upon completion of the Master of Clinical Pharmacy, graduates will be able to: provide clinical pharmacy services at a high level; use evidence based principles to guide clinical practice; appreciate concepts in biotechnology and their application to contemporary practice; critically evaluate literature to develop research proposals; undertake practice-based research projects
Credit for prior studies
Successful applicants who have commenced or completed other postgraduate programs in clinical pharmacy may apply for credit for relevant prior studies. Credit will be determined on an individual basis after a review of units completed, course documentation and marks achieved.
The 48 credit point program is conducted mainly online and via off-campus learning. There is a small component of on-campus teaching however this is supported by online resources. Areas of study include biostatistics, epidemiology, theory and practice of evidence-based medicine, interpretation of clinical data and pharmacotherapy and clinical research.
Great importance is placed on active student participation in seminar presentations and discussion groups, and student performance is closely monitored. Each student will complete a four-week speciality rotation with an experienced clinical preceptor and will carry out a small practice-based research project. Students must arrange the necessary time release from their employer to complete the placement and research project.
Students must complete the following units:
Assessment is by assignments, presentations, online activities, completion of a placement, and submission of a research project.