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)
- Award abbreviation
- Course code
- Course type
- Master's by coursework (extended)
- Current / 2023
- Administered by
- Allied Health
- CRICOS code
- Intake periods
- Beginning of year only
- Attendance type
- Full-time only
- The Master of Pharmacy has the following exit award: 51310 Graduate Diploma in Pharmaceutical Science (60 points) (60 points)
- Credit points required
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
- Delivery mode
- Locations offered
- UWA (Perth), Various external providers
- Domestic fee type
- Commonwealth supported and/or HECS-HELP
- Available to international students
- Yes. For information on international student fees see 'Student Procedures: Fees'. (Enquiries: https://www.uwa.edu.au/askuwa)
- Course Coordinator(s)
- Assistant Professor Liza Seubert
- 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.
Example Study Plan
See study plans for more information.
Key to availability of units:
- Semester 2
- non-standard teaching period
All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.
Take all units (60 points):
|Availability||Unit code||Unitname||Unit requirements||Contact hours|
||lectures: 2 hours per week; laboratory classes: 2 hours per week|
|NS||PHCY5601||Introduction to Pharmacy Practice||6 hours per week|
|S2||PHCY5602||Integrated Pharmacology, Therapeutics and Pharmacy Practice 1||6 hours per week|
|NS||PHCY5606||Foundations of Primary Care||This unit combines e-learning with face to face components.|
|NS||PHCY5610||Physical Pharmacy and Biopharmaceutics||
||lectures and tutorials: 4 hours per week for 12 weeks; calculation tutorials: 4 hours per week for 5 weeks; labs: 4 hours per week for 4 weeks and 2 hours for 1 week|
|S2||PHCY5611||Medicinal Product Formulation||
||lectures and tutorials: 4 hours x 12 weeks; labs: 27 hours; site visits: 1.5 hours|
|NS||PHCY5615||Pharmacy Placement I (12 points)||
||practice training: placement full-time (5 weeks); discussion sessions/workshops: on campus (1 week)|
|NS||PHCY5618||Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Analysis||
||lectures: 24 hours; tutorials/pre-labs: 21 hours; labs: 21 hours|
|S2||PHCY5619||Medicinal Chemistry for Pharmacy||
||lectures: 39 hours; tutorials/case studies: 9 hours; labs: 18 hours|
|S2||PHCY5631||Professionalism in Action Part 1 (0 points)||
||In-class discussions/tutorials: average of 1 hour per week for ~12 weeks|
Take all units (60 points):
|Availability||Unit code||Unitname||Unit requirements||Contact hours|
|NS||PHCY5603||Applied Pharmacotherapy||12 hours per week|
|NS||PHCY5609||Fundamentals of Research in Pharmacy||
||online lectures, face-to-face tutorials, other e-tivities, approximate workload 4 hours per week (varies from week to week)|
|NS||PHCY5612||Integrated Therapeutics and Pharmacy Practice||
||lectures and workshop: 4 hours per week; tutorials: 3 hours per week for 12 weeks|
|NS||PHCY5613||Management and Economics in Pharmacy||
||Lectures, tutorials and workshops: 8 hours per week for 6 weeks|
|NS||PHCY5614||Pharmacy Research Project (12 points)||
||workshops and tutorial sessions, collation of research data: equivalent to 5 days per week|
|NS||PHCY5616||Pharmacy Placement II (12 points)||
||Practice training: 180 hours over 5 weeks, including orientation week and four weeks of full-time work in several hospitals|
|NS||PHCY5630||Applied Pharmacology for Pharmacists||Lectures and workshop: 4 hours per week; tutorials: 2 hours per week|
|NS||PHCY5632||Professionalism in Action Part 2||In-class discussions/tutorials: average of 1 hour per week for ~25 weeks|
See also the rules for the course and the Student Rules.
Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
1.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.
(2) The policy, policy statements and guidance documents and student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.
Academic Conduct Essentials and Communication and Research Skills modules
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) and the Communication and Research Skills module (the CARS module).
(2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the CARS module is not required to repeat the module.
(3) A student must successfully complete the ACE module within the first teaching period of their enrolment. Failure to complete the module within this timeframe will result in the student's unit results from this teaching period being withheld. These results will continue to be withheld until students avail themselves of a subsequent opportunity to achieve a passing grade in the ACE module. In the event that students complete units in subsequent teaching periods without completing the ACE module, these results will similarly be withheld. Students will not be permitted to submit late review or appeal applications regarding results which have been withheld for this reason and which they were unable to access in the normally permitted review period.
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 7.0 and no band less than 7.0 at the time of application.
4. To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have
(a) a bachelor's degree or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;
(b) the equivalent of a selection Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of at least 65%;
(c) demonstrated adequate knowledge of each of the following: chemistry (at year 12 or tertiary level), mathematics (year 12 or tertiary level mathematics or statistics), microbiology (at tertiary level) and pharmacology (at tertiary level);
(d) a current Australian National Police Certificate, or equivalent certification, indicating no criminal convictions. The currency of a National Police Certificate is 12 months.
Admission ranking and selection
5. Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on
(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, in alignment with the interview quota for the year;
(c) the intake quota for that year;
(d) equal weighting of the WAM and interview.
(e) direct pathway
(f) Indigenous or rural pathway
Articulations and exit awards
6.(1) This course has the following exit award:
- 51310 Graduate Diploma in Pharmaceutical Science (60 points)
(2) A student who withdraws from the Master of Pharmacy course before completing it, but successfully completes units offered in the Master of Pharmacy to a total value of 60 points, may apply to the School to be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Pharmaceutical Science.
7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 120 points.
(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.
8. To make satisfactory progress a student must pass units to a point value greater than half the total value of units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.
9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the Communication and Research Skills module (the CARS 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.
10. Unless the Faculty determines otherwise in exceptional circumstances
(a) the Faculty will assign a progress status of 'On Probation' to a student who has failed to make satisfactory progress under Rule 8
(b) the Faculty will assign a progress status of 'Excluded' to a student who has failed to make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 for the second time;
(c) the Faculty will assign a progress status of 'Excluded' to a student who has failed the same unit twice at any stage of the course.
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 which is calculated based on
(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.
13. Applicants awarded admission to the course are entitled to a deferral of up to 12 months, as per the University Policy on: Admissions (Coursework).
14.(1) Academic Council has granted permission for an opportunity for supplementary assessment to be granted to a student who
(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 Primary Care
(b) obtains a mark of 45 to 49 inclusive in either PHCY5612 Integrated Pharmacology, Therapeutics and Pharmacy Practice 2 or PHCY5630 Integrated Pharmacology, Therapeutics and Pharmacy Practice 3, but not both
(c) obtains a mark of 45 to 49 inclusive in PHCY5613 Management and Economics in Pharmacy or PHCY5603 Applied Pharmacotherapy and has completed all other requirements of the course.
(2) The Board of Examiners will not provide an opportunity for supplementary assessment to a student who
(a) fails two or more units in any teaching period, or
(b) fails a deferred or supplementary assessment.
Leave and retention of credit
15.(1) Students may apply for a period of leave in accordance with the University Policy on Approved Leave.
(2) Following a period of approved leave of less than two years, students retain credit for all units previously passed.
(3) Following a period of leave of two year or more, full credit is unable to be granted and students must repeat the units comprising the most recently completed year of the course.