Master of Pharmacy (coursework) (extended)
This course provides advanced study in the areas of pharmacy practice, clinical pharmacy, pharmaceutics, medicinal chemistry, pharmacotherapy and health systems, and includes practical training in community and hospital pharmacy.
|Course title||Master of Pharmacy (coursework) (extended)|
|Course type||master's by coursework (extended)|
|Status||current / 2017|
|Administered by||Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences|
|Intake periods||Beginning of year only|
|Attendance type||full- or part-time (Student visa holders should read Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 for more information.)|
|Articulation||The Master of Pharmacy has the following exit award: 51310 Graduate Diploma in Pharmaceutical Science (60 points)|
|Credit points required||120|
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
|Professional accreditation||Master of Pharmacy (coursework) (extended) is accredited by: Australian Pharmacy Council.|
|Standard course duration||2 years|
|Time limit||6 years|
|Locations offered||UWA (Perth)|
|Domestic fee type||Commonwealth supported and/or HECS-HELP|
|Course Coordinator(s)||Professor Rhonda Clifford|
Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.
|Key to availability of units:|
|S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; NS = non-standard teaching period|
All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.
Take all units (120 points):
|S1||PHCY5601||Introduction to Pharmacy Practice|
|S2||PHCY5602||Pharmacy Practice and Pharmacotherapy 1|
|S2||PHCY5605||Clinical Science for Pharmacy I|
|S1||PHCY5606||Foundations of Clinical Science|
|S1||PHCY5609||Current Developments in Nutrition, Health and Biotechnology|
|S1||PHCY5610||Physical Pharmacy and Biopharmaceutics|
|S2||PHCY5611||Medicinal Product Formulation|
|S1||PHCY5612||Pharmacy Practice and Pharmacotherapy 2|
|S2||PHCY5613||Pharmacy Management and Pharmacoeconomics|
|S2||PHCY5614||Pharmacy Research Project (12 points)|
|NS||PHCY5615||Pharmacy Placement I (12 points)|
|NS||PHCY5616||Pharmacy Placement II (12 points)|
|S1||PHCY5617||Clinical Science for Pharmacy II|
|S1||PHCY5618||Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Analysis|
|S2||PHCY5619||Medicinal Chemistry for Pharmacy|
|S1||PUBH5763||Leadership and Management of Health Services|
Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
1.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in 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.(1) 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, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.
(2) Applicants with qualifications from overseas institutions where English is not the medium of instruction must provide evidence of English language competence.
(3) Applicants presenting with the IELTS Academic require an overall score of at least 7.5 and no band less than 7.0.
(a) a bachelor's degree or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;
(b) the equivalent of a UWA grade point average (GPA) of at least 5.0;
(c) demonstrated adequate knowledge of each of the following at tertiary level: physiology and anatomy, biochemistry, molecular biology, chemistry, and either mathematics or statistics.
(3) Students must possess a current Australian National Police Certificate, or equivalent certification, indicating no criminal conviction. Currency of a National Police Certificate is 12 months.
Admission ranking and selection
(a) the admission requirements under Rule 4;
(b) an interview in which eligible applicants will be assessed based on the personal qualities considered desirable in pharmacists, with invitation to attend the interview based on Rule 4.(2), in alignment with the interview quota for the year;
(c) the intake quota for that year;
(d) equal weighting of the GPA and interview.
Articulations and exit awards
(2) A student who withdraws from the Master of Pharmacy course before completing it, but successfully completes all the units offered in the first academic year of the Masters of Pharmacy (51500) course (to a total value of 60pts), may apply to the Faculty to be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Pharmaceutical Science.
(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.
8. Subject to Rule 2.(3). a student who does not pass units to a value of at least half the total points value of units for which they are enrolled, or who fails the same unit twice, 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.
(a) the Faculty will assign a progress status of 'On Probation' to a student who has failed to make satisfactory progress under Rule 6 but has been permitted to re-enrol in recognition of exceptional circumstances;
(b) the Faculty will assign a progress status of 'Suspended' to a student who has failed to make satisfactory progress under Rule 6 for the first time;
(c) the Faculty will assign a progress status of 'Excluded' to a student who has failed to make satisfactory progress under Rule 6 for the second time.
11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 8 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
(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;
(c) all units above Level 3 completed at this University that are credited to the master's degree course.
(a) obtains a mark of 45 to 49 inclusive in any of the following units:
PHCY5601 Introduction to Pharmacy Practice
PHCY5618 Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Analysis
PHCY5610 Physical Pharmacy and Biopharmaceutics
PHCY5606 Foundations of Clinical Science; or
Professional work experience
14. A minimum of 75 hours of approved work experience must be completed prior to trimester 3 (NSTP) as outlined in unit PHCY5000 Professional Work Experience.