This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2016 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
Admission and fees
4 years PT
Part-time study only. This course is normally completed in two-three years. Students have a maximum of four years to complete.
Mode and location
Master of Pharmacy Practice
International students located in Australia wishing to study this course must be registered as a pharmacist in Australia and have the appropriate visa to allow part-time study. All other international students are only able to study this course in their country of residence.
This course is designed to enable students to develop a deep and more specialised range of attributes than those able to be acquired in the undergraduate pharmacy program. Students will be able to select units related to various advanced areas of pharmacy practice, for example aspects of clinical practice, wound care, and health economics.
It is envisaged that students will articulate into this course from 3468 Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice or 3460 Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice (Internship) to further their professional development, however, direct entry is also an option for registered pharmacists.
These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 9, the Bologna Cycle 2 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 9, the Bologna Cycle 2 and Monash Graduate Attributes (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/alignmentofoutcomes.html).
Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that graduates will be capable of:
24 credit points
Students who choose the elective unit PGP5015 (Geriatric pharmacy practice) are required to undertake patient medication history interviews and medication reviews in the student's workplace. Home Medicines Review are to be conducted under the supervision of an accredited consultant pharmacist or hospital outreach pharmacist (assistance is available with organising this for students located in Victoria if the student does not have access to a suitably experienced pharmacist).
Successful completion of PGP5015 (Geriatric pharmacy practice) is recognised by the Australian Association of Consultant Pharmacy (AACP) for Stage 1 of the training program for accreditation of pharmacists to deliver Commonwealth-funded Medication Management Reviews.
This course consists of two 6-point core units and 36 points of elective units.
Students must complete the following core units:
plus 36 points from the following electives:
* Students cannot undertake more than 12 points of these units.
** Enrolment into this elective is subject to approval. Students are also required to be working in an Australian hospital clinical setting.
Students wishing to exit this course early may apply to graduate with one of the following, provided they have satisfied the requirements for that award: