Courses Handbook 2006 - [Archived]

184306 v.6 Postgraduate Diploma in Community Pharmacy


Course CRICOS Code: 014146M
Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 1 Year


This course enhances competence in and understanding of the pharmacist's role in community pharmacy practice. It consists of core units in pharmaceutical care and pharmacy management with an opportunity to study other units in relevant areas.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

A recent degree in pharmacy or an equivalent qualification. Prospective students without these prerequisites may be accepted after a program of guided reading has been undertaken together with other requirements stipulated by the Head of School.

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 one year full-time or equivalent part-time study. It is expected that students will complete the course over a three to four year period. Units may be made available in afternoons and evenings to facilitate part-time study. Not all core and optional units are available each year.

Course Organisation

A range of optional units is available allowing unit selection relevant to individual community pharmacy practice.

Professional Recognition

The course provides enhanced practice skills and business skills for the practice of community pharmacy. It 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 Semester 1

304887 v.1   Drug Information 528 3.0 25.0
304905 v.1   Pharmacotherapy 527 3.0 25.0
5579 v.6   Pharmacy Management 527 3.0 25.0
5580 v.5   Pharmacotherapy 526 3.0 25.0

Year 1 Semester 2

11981 v.3   Clinical Investigations 527 3.0 25.0
5582 v.5   Pharmacy Management 528 3.0 25.0
5584 v.6   Pharmacotherapy 528 3.0 25.0
Optional Units to Select From in Year 1 Semester 2 Hrs/Wk Credits
5578 v.6   Herbal Remedies 529 2.0 12.5
6641 v.5   Pharmaceutical Science 597 4.0 25.0
6642 v.6   Pharmaceutical Project 590 2.0 12.5
11982 v.2   Community Pharmacy 526 4.0 25.0
13440 v.2   Pharmacoeconomics 528 2.0 25.0
304890 v.1   Pharmaceutical Formulation 527 2.0 12.5


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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