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Master of Pharmacy - 767AA

Course Code: 767AA
Course Version: 3
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline(s): Discipline of Pharmacy
CRICOS Code: 049510G
English Language Requirements: There are non-standard English language requirements for this course. To be eligible you must have an academic IELTS or equivalent of 7.5 with no band score below 7.0. Students who have undertaken all of their education in an English speaking country (as defined on UC website) are deemed to have met our English language proficiency requirements.


The course caters for graduates of an appropriate undergraduate medical science or human biology degree with an emphasis on chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, pharmacology, human biology and physiology leading to the provision of a focussed training in professional pharmacy. The degree will incorporate lectures, laboratories and clinical tutorial sessions with a strong professional residency component to provide students with the necessary knowledge, exposure, attitudes and clinical decision making skills required to practise as a pharmacist. Total clinical placement experience will be up to 1000 hours during the course, however an individual student's clinical placement experience within the sub-disciplines of pharmacy will differ from student to student. A series of problem-based clinical studies will further develop the skills and adaptability of students, allowing them to rise to the challenges encountered in the delivery of pharmacy in a wide variety of settings. The students will be encouraged to develop an understanding of healthcare consumers' needs within a framework of the healthcare team and institutions that supply healthcare.

Professional practice experience will be gained in public and private hospitals and community pharmacies and any other relevant pharmacy workplaces in the ACT and surrounding region. These attachments will lead to the students gaining competency in the areas outlined in the Competency Standards for Pharmacists in Australia 2003 and regulated by the Council of Pharmacy Regulating Authorities (COPRA) and NAPSAC. Suitable documentation will be prospectively collated by the student during the course and verified by the allocated preceptor as a record of attainment of competency. Monitoring of the academic rigour will occur through a University of Canberra Course Advisory Committee.

Admission Requirements

Applicants will have a relevant degree in Medical Science with an emphasis on chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, biology, anatomy and physiology or equivalent and have a history of above average grades. Admission will be competitive and may involve an interview.

Additional Admission Requirements

All students are required to undergo a Police Record Check prior to undertaking clinical experience in the community. All students are also required to present current immunisation records prior to commencing clinical experience. Acknowledgement of the principles of ethical conduct and patient's privacy within the healthcare setting are sought from the students. Healthcare institutions will require all students to abide by their guidelines for conduct within their environments.

Assumed Knowledge


Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.

NOTE: This course is likely to open for new admissions in 2014, subject to accreditation by the Australian Pharmacy Council (Semester 1 commencement), but will not be open for admission in 2013.

The below course information applies to continuing students. For prospective new students, please expand the 'Information for current students' heading below and click on version 4.

Professional Accreditation

This course is currently accredited with conditions by the Australian Pharmacy Council.

Course Duration

Standard: 4 semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum: 12 semesters.




  • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
  • Past Offerings
    • 2012->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2013->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2014->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

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