Start date
May

Campus
Offshore

Duration
1.5 year(s) full-time

Program Code
OMCPN

English Language Requirements
  • IELTS total [7.0]
  • IELTS reading [7.0]
  • IELTS writing [7.0]
Equivalent English qualifications (PDF)

Degree overview

  • Take a leading role in drug product selection and communicating drug information to patients and health professionals.
  • Effectively monitor a patients’ therapy and critically evaluate clinical research.
  • UniSA is one of four universities in Australia to be a member of the prestigious National Alliance for Pharmacy Education.
  • Be mentored and supported by practicing pharmacists and academics.
  • Learn from well above world-class researchers in Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences.1
  • Benefit from our strong industry links and affiliation with several internationally-renowned research groups, as well as the UniSA Cancer Research Institute and Centre for Cancer Biology.
  • Benefit from over 50 years’ experience in pharmacy education.
  • Learn at your own pace with flexible and part-time study options.
  • Use this qualification as a pathway to further study, including doctoral study.

12018 Excellence in Research fro Australia (ERA)

Snapshot

This master degree is designed to improve and extend the skills of registered pharmacists to provide specialist pharmaceutical services.Pharmacy students in the pharmacy lab

Graduates will be qualified to:

  • take a leading role in the area of drug product selection for individual patients
  • provide specialist drug information and education programs to patients and healthcare providers
  • monitor a patient’s therapy
  • critically evaluate clinical research.

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 complete compulsory workshops based in Singapore.

Students who have already completed the Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice can gain credit for this master degree.

Collaborative Partner

The program is taught in Singapore by the University of South Australia on a trimester basis in collaboration with the National Health Group. The National Healthcare Group is a leader in public healthcare in Singapore, recognised at home and abroad for the quality of its medical expertise and facilities.

What you'll learn

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.Pharmacy graduate.jpg

You will develop the skills to:

  • take a leading role in the area of drug product selection for individual patients
  • provide specialist drug information and education programs to patients and healthcare providers
  • monitor a patient’s therapy
  • critically evaluate clinical research.

As part of your degree you will study:

  • clinical pharmacy practice
  • epidemiological concepts
  • pharmacotherapeutics
  • research methodologies
  • practical application of clinical pharmacy skills.

Degree structure

Course name Area and cat no. Units Reference  
FIRST YEAR
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
SECOND YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Medicine Management Clerkship PHAR 5050 9 Rule(s): 3
Clinical Pharmacy Research Project PHAR 5054 9

Assessment

Assessment

Your studies will incorporate practical, professionally focused and research-based learning, so assessment types will vary. You can expect them to include:

  • oral presentations
  • quizzes
  • patient case presentations
  • reports
  • assignments

Why Master of Clinical Pharmacy - NHG

Why this Degree

Graduating with a postgraduate qualification will set you apart, 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 one of four Australian universities to be a member of the prestigious National Alliance for Pharmacy Education (NAPE).

Our teaching staff are renowned researchers, so you will be learning from leading academics, and our affiliation with several internationally-renowned research groups, as well as the UniSA Cancer Research Institute and Centre for Cancer Biology, provides valuable networking opportunities and resources.

As Australia’s university of enterprise:

  • we are the largest university in South Australia with more than 31,000 students
  • we are No.1 in Australia for quality education.1

Our commitment to research with an industry focus is unprecedented in South Australia, with 100 per cent of our assessed research rated as world-class or above.2 We are fast becoming a renowned centre of innovation and enterprise in the sectors that will drive Australia's future, including health and biomedicine.

12019 THE University Impact Rankings

22018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA), 4-digit Fields of Research.

Real-world connections

Our affiliation with several internationally-renowned research groups, as well as the UniSA Cancer Research Institute and Centre for Cancer Biology provides students with valuable networking opportunities and industry contacts.

We host regular University-wide employee master classes and employment expos, and alumni events in Australia and overseas.

Career outcomes

Your career

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 growth,1 which is great news for graduates. 

As a pharmacist, you'll be able to further your practice and careers in settings such as:

  • hospitals
  • clinical environments
  • community pharmacy practice
  • academia.

In addition, this advanced qualification also means you'll be qualified to work in specialist drug information and education programs, as well as in clinical research.

1Australian Government Department of Employment, Occupational Employment Projections 2019

How to apply

If you are interested in applying for this program or have an enquiry, please send an email to: nhgcollege@nhg.com.sg

Your study experience and support

As a UniSA student, you will have unique access to work placement opportunities, overseas study tours and exchanges, networking events, internships, guest speakers and more.

Our campuses are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, workshops and laboratories, as well as spaces that simulate real work environments. These are all supported by the latest technologies and a 24/7 online learning platform. We have health services on campus, gymnasiums, technology zones and great student lounges. You will also gainaccess to a range of community clinics, which provide professional and cost effective services in areas of health, business, law and psychology. There are campus sport activities to keep you active, and if you are keen to explore the social side of university life, there are movies, cooking demonstrations, parties and lots more.

Adelaide also has a variety of accommodation options to suit different requirements and budgets should you need, from dedicated student accommodation to private rentals. See our long-term accommodation pages or explore our student accommodation by urbanest on Bank Street in Adelaide’s lively cultural precinct, an ideal 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.

Student services

Student services

Our international student services provide you with all the support you need at university. We want you to succeed, and if you need help, we're here to assist. You can access a full range of support services, including:

  • career advice and mentoring
  • help with student visas and health cover
  • personal counselling
  • academic counselling
  • fees and finance help
  • common rooms
  • prayer rooms
  • security officers
  • accommodation services 
  • as well as services offered through our student association, USASA

We also offer study support from our Learning Advisers face-to-face or online. They are here to help you develop academically and professionally during your studies, and can offer help with the English language too. When you become a UniSA student, you can also contact Campus Central for help with anything related to your degree. They will help you with your enrolment, ID cards, fees, timetables and more.

Your program director

My main clinical and research interests are in the fields of pharmacy practice, neurological and geriatric pharmacotherapy. I look forward assisting you with your studies.

Mr Stefan Kowalski

Program Director

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