Graduate Certificate in Pharmacotherapy - 302JA
|Location:||UC - Canberra, Bruce|
|Faculty:||Faculty of Health|
|Discipline(s):||Discipline of Pharmacy|
|English Language Requirements:||Academic IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0|
Good news for students considering Master of Pharmacy
If you’re a science undergraduate considering enrolment in the Master of Pharmacy course at UC, but you are missing some of the pre-requisites, then the Graduate Certificate in Pharmacotherapy course is the perfect course to help bring you up to speed - fast.
This full time (1 semester), or part-time (2 semesters) will teach you pharmacy basics in chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacology, anatomy, and physiology; and allow you to meet the minimum pre-requisite units to transition into the Master of Pharmacy course confidently.
If you’re looking for a subject study change and wish to use your existing studies to leverage a new career direction in pharmacy, then this bridging course is the perfect solution. It is also a great way to test the waters if you have been outside of study for a while.
Take a proactive approach to your career in pharmacy and sign up for the Graduate Certificate in Pharmacotherapy today.
Study a Graduate Certificate in Pharmacotherapy at UC and you will:
- meet the pre-requisite units required to enter the Master of Pharmacy.
- explore additional study topics in chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacology, anatomy, and physiology
- gain a better understanding of the science behind pharmacotherapy
- get valuable support and encouragement from university mentors
- open new networking opportunities
- be able to transition into the Master of Pharmacy
- discover new career options and pathways
Work Integrated Learning (WIL)
Students must hold an undergraduate science degree or hold qualifications deemed to be equivalent by the University's Admissions Committee.
To become a registered pharmacist, graduates are required to complete an internship year of supervised practice and pass Australian Pharmacy Board examinations.
- Prospective Domestic Students
- Email email@example.com or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
- Prospective International Students
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone +61 2 6201 5342
- Current and Commencing Students
- Please contact the Faculty of Health faculty office, email email@example.com
A completed bachelor degree in a science discipline*.
*Science disciplines include medical science or biomedical science
Admission to this course is competitive. Applications will be assessed on the basis of academic merit and the number of available places.
Periods Course is Open to New Admissions
|2020||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1
Information on admission closing dates can be found here.
- Graduate Certificate in Pharmacotherapy (12 credit points)
Restricted Choice - Must pass 12 credit points from the following
- 6479 - Chemistry 1A G - 3 cp, Level G
- 6480 - Biochemistry G - 3 cp, Level G
- 6485 - Chemistry 1B G - 3 cp, Level G
- 6486 - Research Planning PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 7202 - Regional Anatomy and Physiology G - 3 cp, Level G
- 7896 - Systemic Anatomy and Physiology G - 3 cp, Level G
- 8562 - Psychology 102 G - 3 cp, Level G
- 9586 - Essential Pharmacology G - 3 cp, Level G
- 10240 - Evidence Based Medicine 1 G - 3 cp, Level G
- 10241 - Evidence Based Medicine 2 G - 3 cp, Level G
|Graduate Certificate in Pharmacotherapy||GC Pharmacotherapy|
Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.
Unit Delivery Modes
The University offers a wide range of delivery options to help you balance study with other commitments. Units within this degree may be available to be studied in the following delivery modes:
|On Campus:||The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face, supplemented with online content. Most classes are run on weekdays and during business hours.|
|Online:||The unit is studied completely online. On-campus, face to face interaction is not required.|
To find out more about delivery modes that are available for units in this course please visit
Information for Fee Paying Students
The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. Graduate Certificate courses are typically 0.5 years in duration, so the total course fee will be half the above for such courses.The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.
|Course Objectives||Graduate Qualities|
|To provide the necessary knowledge and understanding required by the Australian Pharmacy Council for entry into Master of Pharmacy program.||Effective Workplace skills
Life Long Skills
|To provide the underpinning intellectual and practical transferable skills to allow students to further their education or pursue a career in the health, pharmacy and therapeutics environment.||Communication Information,
Literacy and Numeracy
Information Communication and Technology
Working with others
Ethics Problem Solving
One semester full-time or equivalent. Maximum four semesters.
Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)
|Year||CSP Places Available||Eligible for Student
Income Support (Centrelink)
- 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
- 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
- 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
- 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
- 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
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