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Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice

Course code: 3460 ~ Course abbreviation: GradCertPharmPrac ~ Total credit points required: 24 ~ 1 year part-time ~ Managing faculty: Pharmacy

Study mode and course location

Off-campus (Parkville - P/T only)

Course description

The Monash University Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice allows students to develop further knowledge and skills in a range of pharmacy practice-related areas. This course provides an opportunity for ongoing professional development at the same time as earning an additional qualification.

For pharmacy graduates, the course provides the opportunity to complete a Pre-registration course approved by the Pharmacy Board of Victoria and credit this towards a postgraduate qualification. Students can specialise in specific areas of practice by undertaking elective units which cover clinical, economic, wound care and management issues relevant to pharmacy.

Course structure

Students complete two core 6 point units and 12 points of elective units.

Course requirements

Core units for new pharmacy graduates

  • VCP5011 Applied pharmacy practice I
  • VCP5012 Applied pharmacy practice II

Together these units comprise the Monash Pharmacy Pre-registration course (see course code 3461).

Core units for registered pharmacists

Students are required to complete at least two of the following:

  • VCD1102 The Australian healthcare and pharmaceutical environment
  • VCG5011 Evidence based practice
  • VCP5015 Geriatric pharmacy practice
  • VCW1102 Wound assessment


  • ECX9700 Introduction to health economics
  • ECX9710 Pharmaceutical economics
  • ECX9720 Introduction to epidemiology and biostatistics
  • ECX9730 Economic evaluation in healthcare
  • ECX9750 Principles of health economics for developing countries
  • VCD1101 Pharmacy practice and planning
  • VCD1102 The Australian healthcare and pharmaceutical environment
  • VCD1103 Risk management for health professionals
  • VCD1104 People management in pharmacy
  • VCG5011 Evidence based practice
  • VCG5021 Patient data and pharmacotherapy I
  • VCP5013 Dermatology
  • VCP5015 Geriatric pharmacy practice
  • VCP5016 Geriatric disease state management
  • VCW1101 Biology of wound healing
  • VCW1102 Wound assessment
  • VCW1103 Wound dressings
  • VCW1104 Management of acute wounds
  • VCW1105 Management of chronic wounds
  • VCW1106 Systemic medication and wound healing

Elective units are assessed by a variety of methods including assignments, online activities and examinations.

Contact details

Postgraduate coursework coordinator, telephone +61 3 9903 9509, email or visit