UWA's admission requirements for some postgraduate courses have changed for Semester 2, 2020 to facilitate student access to study during the COVID-19 situation. In many cases, these changes may not be extended beyond 2020. Contact Future Students for more information.
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)
- Award abbreviation
- Course code
- Course type
- master's by coursework (extended)
- current / 2020
- Administered by
- Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
- CRICOS code
- 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.)
- 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)
- Domestic fee type
- Commonwealth supported and/or HECS-HELP
- 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.
|Key to availability of units:|
|S2 = Semester 2; NS = non-standard teaching period|
All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.
Take all units (120 points):
|Availability||Unitcode||Unitname||Unit requirements||Contact hours|
|S2||MICR5833||Antimicrobial Agents||lectures: 2 hours per week; labs/assignments: 2 hours per week|
|NS||PHCY5000||Professional Work Experience (0 points)||75 hours|
|NS||PHCY5601||Introduction to Pharmacy Practice||6 hours per week|
|NS||PHCY5602||Integrated Pharmacology, Therapeutics and Pharmacy Practice 1||6 hours per week|
|NS||PHCY5603||Applied Pharmacotherapy||12 hours per week|
|NS||PHCY5606||Foundations of Primary Care||This unit combines e-learning with face to face components.|
|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||PHCY5610||Physical Pharmacy and Biopharmaceutics||lectures: 4 hours per week for 10 weeks; tutorials: 4 hours per week for 6 weeks and 2 hours for 1 week; labs: 4 hours per week for 4 weeks and 2 hours for 1 week|
|NS||PHCY5611||Medicinal Product Formulation||lectures and tutorials: 4 hours x 12 weeks; labs: 27 hours; site visits: 1.5 hours|
|NS||PHCY5612||Integrated Pharmacology, Therapeutics and Pharmacy Practice 2||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||PHCY5615||Pharmacy Placement I (12 points)||practice training: placement full-time (5 weeks); discussion sessions/workshops: on campus (1 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||PHCY5618||Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Analysis||lectures: 24 hours; tutorials/pre-labs: 21 hours; labs: 21 hours|
|NS||PHCY5619||Medicinal Chemistry for Pharmacy||lectures: 39 hours; tutorials/case studies: 9 hours; labs: 18 hours|
|NS||PHCY5630||Integrated Pharmacology, Therapeutics and Pharmacy Practice 3||Lectures and workshop: 4 hours per week; tutorials: 2 hours per week|
|NS||PUBH5763||Leadership and Management of Health Services||One week full time, plus pre-intensive week online activities.|
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).
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.
(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);
Admission ranking and selection
(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;
Articulations and exit awards
- 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 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.(1), 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.
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
PHCY5601 Introduction to Pharmacy Practice
PHCY5618 Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Analysis
PHCY5610 Physical Pharmacy and Biopharmaceutics
PHCY5606 Foundations of Primary Care; or
Professional work experience
14. A minimum of 75 hours of approved work experience must be completed prior to trimester 2 (NSTP) as outlined in unit PHCY5000 Professional Work Experience.