Doctor of Clinical Pharmacy

This course provides practising clinical pharmacists with a research-orientated qualification in a specialty area of clinical pharmacy practice. It combines a research thesis with coursework units appropriate to the area of study. Applicants need to have prior established links with the community of practising pharmacists and other relevant healthcare practitioners to enable completion of the major clinical research component of the degree.

Course overview

Course title
Doctor of Clinical Pharmacy
Award abbreviation
DClinPharm
Course code
50830
Course type
professional Doctorate by thesis and coursework
Status
current / 2018
Administered by
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Course details

Intake periods
Throughout the year
Attendance type
full- or part-time
Credit points required
144
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Standard course duration
3 years
Time limit
9 years
Delivery mode
internal
Locations offered
UWA (Perth)
Domestic fee type
RTP
Course Coordinator(s)
Professor Rhonda Clifford
Fees
Visit the fees calculator.

Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.

Course structure

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = summer teaching period; T2 = Trimester 2;
N/A = not available in 2018; NS = non-standard teaching period

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2019 or 2020.

Take unit(s) to the value of 12 points from Group A; and take unit(s) to the value of 12 points from Group A or Group B:

Group A
AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
S1, S2PUBH4401Biostatistics I
Prerequisites:
enrolment in honours or postgraduate courses
S1PUBH4403Epidemiology I
SSPUBH5757Clinical Epidemiology
S2PUBH5769Biostatistics II
Prerequisites:
PUBH4401 Biostatistics I or equivalent training/experience
SSPUBH5785Introductory Analysis of Linked Health Data
Group B
AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
T2MGMT5601Small Business Management
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Business Administration (coursework) or the Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation; or approval from the Faculty of Business only, which will be determined with regard to relevant documented professional work experience.
NSPHCY5606Foundations of Primary Care
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Pharmacy (51500)
Co-requisites:
PHCY5601 Introduction to Pharmacy Practice
NSPHCY5609Current Developments in Nutrition, Health and Biotechnology
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Pharmacy
NSPUBH5742Fundamentals of Genetic Epidemiology
S2PUBH5749Foundations of Public Health
S2PUBH5752Health Systems and Economics
S1PUBH5754Health Promotion I
N/APUBH5765Health Promotion II
Prerequisites:
PUBH5754 Health Promotion I (formerly PUBH8754 Health Promotion I); or equivalent
N/APUBH5766Health Survey Research Methods

Take unit(s) to the value of 120 points:

Group C
AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
S1, S2PHCY9901Doctoral Thesis (full-time) (120 points)
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Doctor of Clinical Pharmacy (50830)
S1, S2PHCY9902Doctoral Thesis (part-time) (120 points)
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Doctor of Clinical Pharmacy (50830)

See also the rules for the course and the Student Rules.

Rules

Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

1.(1) The student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

Academic Conduct Essentials module

2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module).

(2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module is not required to repeat the module.

English Language competency requirements

3. To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework.

Admission requirements

4. To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

(a) registered to practise as a pharmacist in Australia;

and

(b) a minimum of three years' professional practice experience;

and

(c) adequate research preparation for higher degree studies as approved by the Faculty;

and

(d) prior established links with the community of practising pharmacists and other healthcare practitioners to enable completion of the major clinical research component of the degree.

Admission ranking and selection

5. Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

Articulations and exit awards

6. This course does not form part of an articulated sequence.

Course structure

7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 144 points.

(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.

Satisfactory progress

8. A student who—

(a) does not pass units to a value of at least half the total points value of units in which they remain enrolled;

or

(b) fails a unit that they have previously failed;

or

(c) does not satisfy the Faculty through relevant reports that their progress in the thesis component is satisfactory,

will not have made satisfactory progress.

9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.

Progress status

10.(1) Students who fail to make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 after being enrolled at the University for one or two semesters only are assigned a progress status of 'On Probation' by the Faculty.

(2) Unless the Faculty determines otherwise in exceptional circumstances, students who fail to make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 and who have been enrolled at the University for more than two semesters are assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' by the Faculty.

(3) Unless the Faculty determines otherwise in exceptional circumstances, students who have previously been allocated a progress status of 'Suspended' and fail again to make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 are assigned a progress status of 'Excluded' by the Faculty.

11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 9 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.

Award with distinction

12. To be awarded the degree with distinction a student must achieve a course weighted average mark (WAM) of at least 80 per cent in—

(a) all units above Level 3 attempted as part of the course that are awarded a final percentage mark;

(b) all relevant units above Level 3 undertaken in articulating courses of this University that are awarded a final percentage mark;

and

(c) all units above Level 3 completed at this University that are credited to the master's degree course.

Additional rules
Credit

13. The Faculty may grant credit towards the coursework component of the degree up to a value of 12 points.