This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2013 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
|Managing faculty||Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences|
|Total credit points required||48|
|Standard duration of study (years)||4 years PT|
|Study mode and location||Off-campus (Parkville)|
|Admission, fee and application details||http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/3467|
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 the Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice and internship courses to further their professional development, however, direct entry is also an option for registered pharmacists.
The objectives of this course are to:
Upon completion of the course, graduates will be able to:
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 one core 6-point unit and 42 points of elective units.
Students must complete the following core unit:
plus 42 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 the Master of Pharmacy Practice early may apply to graduate with one of the following, provided they have satisfied the requirements for that award:
Master of Pharmacy Practice