Master of Clinical Pharmacy
You're considered an Australian student if you are any of the following:
This master degree is designed to improve and extend the skills of registered pharmacists to provide specialist pharmaceutical services.
Graduates will be qualified to:
There are a range of flexible study options, allowing you to fit study in among your work and other life commitments. You will study most of your degree online with the help of our 24/7 online resources and dedicated online support staff, and will come on campus to complete compulsory workshops.
Students who have already completed the Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice can gain credit for this master degree.
Graduating with a postgraduate qualification will set you apart from the crowd, ensuring you have a competitive edge and are ready for a career in industry, research or further postgraduate study.
We are also the only South Australian provider of pharmacy education, and we are one of the four leading Australian universities in this field.
Our teaching staff are renowned researchers, so you will be learning from leading academics; and our affiliation with the Sansom Institute for Health Research and the Centre for Cancer Biology provides valuable networking opportunities and resources. As Australia’s university of enterprise:
Our commitment to research with an industry focus is unprecedented in South Australia. In the 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia evaluation, 97 per cent of our assessed research was rated world-class or above.
We are fast becoming a renowned centre of innovation and enterprise in the sectors that will drive Australia's future, including health and biomedicine.
It’s a very good time to choose UniSA for your postgraduate study.
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Our affiliation with the Sansom Institute for Health Research brings together internationally-recognised research across a range of health sectors. We also have strong industry links the Centre for Cancer Biology. These affiliations provide students with valuable networking opportunities and industry contacts.
This degree is offered online. This means that you:
With interactive online course materials and a 24/7 learning environment, you can organise your study to suit your lifestyle.
Please note that for some degrees, some on-campus attendance (such as to attend seminars, workshops or examinations) and/or placements may apply. Any applicable requirements will be detailed on the degree webpage.
You will be able to take a leading role in the decision-making process of drug product selection for individual patients, provide specialist drug information and education programs to patients and healthcare providers, effectively monitor a patient’s therapy, and critically evaluate clinical research.
With new drug developments and enhanced therapeutic developments pharmacists have more career options than ever before. In fact, long-term career prospects in Australia are expected to experience very strong growth1, which is great news for graduates.
To be successful you will need to be meticulous, accurate and results-driven. You will be dealing directly with patients, so exceptional communication skills are also vital.
Graduates often work in:
This advanced qualification means you will be qualified to work in a wide variety of roles. You may be involved in:
1Australian Government Department of Employment, Occupational Employment Projections 2015
This master degree will equip you with the knowledge, skills and practical expertise needed to provide specialist pharmaceutical services in a range of clinical environments.
You will develop the skills to:
As part of your degree you will study:
For each course you study, you will need to allocate time for various classes such as lectures, tutorials, workshops, seminars and practicals. Plus you will need additional hours to study in your own time to complete assignments, readings and projects and contribute to online discussion forums. So as a general rule, if you are studying full-time you would need to allocate 12 – 26 hours of study when at university and 14 – 28 hours of independent study per week.
Your studies will incorporate practical, professionally focused and research-based learning, so assessment types will vary. You can expect them to include:
Enrich your studies and your life – make overseas study part of your qualification. Australian and international students may have the option to do an exchange, short-term program or study tour overseas. We have links with universities worldwide. You can choose short-term or semester-long study from a range of universities and countries depending on your area of study and cultural interests.
Take a look at the global opportunities available.
|Course name||Area and cat no.||Units||Reference|
|First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)|
|Applied Clinical Pharmacy||PHAR 5057||4.5|
|Introductory Epidemiology||HLTH 5131||4.5|
|Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics (Mental Health)||PHAR 5056||4.5|
|Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics (Diabetes)||PHAR 5055||4.5|
|Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)|
|Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics 1||PHAR 5043||4.5|
|Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics 2||PHAR 5044||4.5|
|Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics 3A||PHAR 5053||4.5|
|Research Methods and Biostatistics||MATH 5028||4.5|
|First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)|
|Medicine Management Clerkship||PHAR 5050||9||Rule(s): 3|
|Clinical Pharmacy Research Project||PHAR 5054||9|
We have six campuses in metropolitan and regional areas, each with advanced facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, laboratories, and areas that simulate real work environments.
City East boasts impressive facilities such as purpose-built facilities, health clinics and a fitness centre, open to students and the public. It’s right in the heart of the CBD and adjacent to bustling Rundle Street, with some of Adelaide’s best dining and shopping experiences. Explore City East >
Our campuses have fantastic facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, workshops, laboratories, tech zones, and areas that simulate real work environments. You’ll also find student gyms and campus sport activities to keep you active. We also offer flexible study options, with online resources available for accessing lecture recordings, virtual classrooms, library resources and learning support.
Adelaide has a variety of accommodation options to suit different requirements and budgets. Options include dedicated student accommodation or private rentals. See our long-term accommodation pages for plenty of options. If you need somewhere to live, our new student accommodation by urbanest is on Bank Street in Adelaide’s lively cultural precinct, a perfect location for students. It is within easy reach of UniSA’s city and metropolitan campuses, Rundle Mall shopping, the Central Market, Chinatown, and the West End’s vibrant nightlife. It is also across the road from the Adelaide train station, and on bus and tram routes.
Our student support services can make your life at university easier. We provide a full range of support services including academic and personal counselling. You can also access a range of services through our students association, USASA. When you become a UniSA student you can contact Campus Central for help with anything related to your degree. They will help you with your enrolment, ID cards, fees, timetables and any other questions you might have.
Our learnonline facilities include a personal learning environment with virtual classrooms, lecture recordings, emails, learning support, administration, library access and results. The environment is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so you can tailor your learning to your life. We are continually investing in innovative digital technologies for a high-quality student learning experience.