This course provides the opportunity to complete an intern training program accredited by the Australian Pharmacy Council and to credit this towards a postgraduate qualification. In addition to the internship program component, you can undertake further study in specific areas of practice by completing elective units which cover pharmacy practice, clinical pharmacy, economics and wound care relevant to pharmacy.
Postgraduate - Course
This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2018 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
Admission and fees
Course progression map
2 years PT
Part-time study only. This course is normally completed in 1-2 years.
You have a maximum of 3 years to complete this course including any periods of intermission and suspension, and must be continuously enrolled throughout.
Mode and location
Core units require you to attend eight days on campus during the internship program. These internship seminars are conducted over two full days, four times during the year. Some elective economics units may require attendance on a Monash campus or affiliated location.
Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice (Internship)
This course is not available to international students who are holders of an Australian student visa, for study onshore in Australia.
These course outcomes are aligned with the http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/alignmentofoutcomes.htmlhttp://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/alignmentofoutcomes.html (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/alignmentofoutcomes.html)[Australian Qualifications Framework level 8 and Monash Graduate Attributes]].
Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that you will be able to:
- consolidate and build upon the knowledge, skills, attitudes and experiences gained as an undergraduate
- apply knowledge and skills to day-to-day pharmacy practice situations
- integrate and further develop the technical, clinical, personal and professional skills that form the basis of pharmacy practice
- demonstrate problem-solving skills and application of evidence based (research informed) professional judgements in a range of patient care situations
- work within the ethical and legal framework of the profession
- articulate and plan to achieve personal career goals and expectations
- manage the professional and personal pressures associated with being a pharmacist
- demonstrate the skills of a 'life-long learner'.
The Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice (Internship) is an approved course of study for the purpose of registration by the Pharmacy Board of Australia. The course is structured in two parts comprising an intern training program and elective study.
The course comprises 24 points structured into two parts. Part A. Pharmacy intern training program (12 points) and Part B. Advanced elective study (12 points).
The course progression mapcourse progression map (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2018handbooks/maps/map-p4001.pdf) will assist you to plan to meet the course requirements, and guidance on unit enrolment for each semester of study.
Part A. Pharmacy intern training program
You must complete (12 points):
- Applied pharmacy practice 1
- Applied pharmacy practice 2
Part B. Advanced elective study
You must complete two units (12 points) from the following:
- Introduction to health economics
- Pharmaceutical economics
- Economic evaluation in healthcare
- Principles of health economics for developing countries
- Introduction to epidemiology and biostatistics
- Evidence based practice
- Patient data and pharmacotherapy 1
- Infectious diseases pharmacotherapy
- Geriatric pharmacy practice
- Geriatric disease state management
- Mental health
- Palliative care
- Foundation practice 1*
- Foundation Practice 2*
- Principles of wound healing
- Wound assessment
- Wound management principles
- Acute and chronic wounds
- up to 12 credit points of complementary unit**
* To enrol in this unit you must be working under the supervision of a Monash-credentialed pharmacy preceptor, trained through a program of Monash-credentialed workplace learning, at a Monash-credentialed workplace.
** Units will be assessed by the course director, to ensure the proposed units are not substantially similar to units offered within the faculty and offer equivalency of content and learning outcomes, and whether there is significant educational advantage for the proposed program of study.