Courses Handbook 2006 - [Archived]

183505 v.2 Postgraduate Diploma in Pharmacy


Course CRICOS Code: 007861J
Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 1 Year


This course provides advanced knowledge and skills in hospital pharmacy. Special emphasis is placed on the effective use of pharmaceutical literature. Other units enable the study of topics relevant to hospital and clinical pharmacy. The pharmaceutical science stream enhances knowledge and practical skills in pharmaceutical sciences.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

A recent degree in pharmacy or an equivalent pharmaceutical qualification. Prospective students without these prerequisites may be accepted after a program of guided reading has been undertaken.

Specific Requirements

Applicants for this course should refer to the Communicable Diseases and Criminal Record Screening and Clearance Section of this publication.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis.

Duration and Availability

This fee-paying course is of one year full-time duration or equivalent part-time. However, the majority of students take two to four years of part-time study to complete the course. Not all core and optional units are available each year. The range of options shown below are examples of those available. From time to time other units will be offered.

Course Organisation

Students undertaking part-time study should, when possible, study the pharmacokinetics and pharmaceutical formulation units either prior to or concurrent with clinical pharmacy.

Professional Recognition

Members of the Pharmaceutical Society of Western Australia who successfully complete the course may apply for Fellowship of the Society. However, the award of the Postgraduate Diploma in Pharmacy does not qualify a person for registration as a pharmacist.

Additional Course Expenses

Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

Course Structure



Year 1

304923 v.1   Pharmaceutical Science Stream   200.0
304924 v.1   Hospital Pharmacy Stream   200.0


Year Location   All* Internal Partially Online Internal^ External Fully Online#
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 1   Y      
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 2   Y      

The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

*The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

#Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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