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Master of Pharmacy

Graduation requirements

To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 64 points.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

What is this course about?

CSU's Master of Pharmacy is designed to provide a flexible structure for pharmacists wishing to undertake further studies in the pharmaceutical sciences or pharmacy practice, suited to their individual needs and scope of practice.

CSU's Master of Pharmacy aims to provide qualified pharmacists the opportunity to undertake research, specifically tailored to their individual interests and/or scope of practice.

This course offers the following specialisations:

  • Biotechnology
  • Clinical Pharmacy

    Course structure

    Course structure

    This course of 64 points duration, consists of:

    • coursework component - 2 X 16 point subjects
    • research component - 1 X 32 point subjects

    Coursework component (32 points)

    • HLT 516 Health Research Methods and Communications (16 points)
    • PHM511 Advanced Topics in Pharmacy (Specialisation) (16 points)

    PHM511 is a shell subject in which the student in coordination with the supervisor will develop a review/background study that will cover the recent advances in the area of specialisation and requires the student to write a literature review, present a poster, and prepare a seminar (PowerPoint presentation) on a selected topic. This may include experiential placements to learn specific techniques as appropriate.

    Research component (32 points)

    • PHM 512 Pharmacy Dissertation (full-time) (32 points)
    • PHM513 Pharmacy Dissertation (part-time) (32 points)

    A simple single hypothesis within the field of specialisation will be investigated by the student under supervision of supervisory team. The student needs to show ability to design experiment, collect and analyse data, and submit a dissertation. The student is required to submit a dissertation within 1-2 years from the date of assignment of the point of research.

    It is important that the work developed should be presented in a format suitable for pubication, (or published) in a peer-reviewed journal (at least one article). This project may also include experiential or clinical placements as appropriate to the topic under study.

    Enrolment pattern

    By full-time study

    Session 1

    PHM511 Advanced Topics in Pharmacy (Specialisation) (16)
    HLT516 Health Research Methods and Communications (16)

    Session 2

    PHM512 Pharmacy Dissertation (Full-time) (32)

    By part-time study

    Session 1

    HLT516 Health Research Methods and Communications (16)

    Session 2

    PHM511 Advanced Topics in Pharmacy (Specialisation) (16)

    Session 3

    PHM513 Pharmacy Dissertation (Part-time) (32) (commence)

    Session 4

    PHM513 Pharmacy Dissertation (Part-time) (32) (complete)

    At a glance

    Study Mode

    On campus; Distance education


    Orange; Wagga Wagga


    Session 1; Session 2




    1 year full-time on campus
    2 years part-time by distance education



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