Faculty introduces new pre-registration training program for Pharmacy graduates

31 August 2010

The Faculty of Pharmacy has introduced a new Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice program, incorporating an Internship Training Program for pharmacy graduates, with first enrolments to commence in 2011.

The Internship Training Program (ITP) is a pre-registration requirement for all Bachelor of Pharmacy and Master of Pharmacy students.

Commenting on the introduction of the new program, Professor Iqbal Ramzan, Dean of Pharmacy said "The overall aim of the Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice is to provide graduates with the additional training, experience and education required for professional registration, thus enabling them to become leading practitioners in any area of pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences."

The Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice at Sydney will offer a research and practice-enhanced course with high quality outcomes to Bachelor of Pharmacy and Master of Pharmacy graduates on their path to registration. The program will also fill a current gap in the market for registered pharmacists to embark on postgraduate studies, which would enhance their career progression from general to advanced level healthcare professionals.

The program will be taught by leading pharmacy practitioners and clinicians, and will also provide a clear extension and continuation of the cross-disciplinary, integrated approach to learning and teaching undertaken in the Bachelor of Pharmacy and Master of Pharmacy programs offered at Sydney.

In seeking to ensure that Sydney pharmacy graduates continue to have access to high quality pre-registration education, the Faculty of Pharmacy recently entered into a partnership with Monash University, the University of Queensland and the University of South Australia called the National Alliance for Pharmacy Education (NAPE).

The objective of NAPE is to provide leadership in pharmacy education and to actively support the ongoing advancement of the pharmacy profession.The Faculty of Pharmacy at Sydney and its NAPE partners wish to focus on the provision of quality, research-informed pharmacy education to ensure the advancement and future positioning of the profession in healthcare, including the provision of a quality ITP.

To enrol in or to find out more about the Graduate Certificate Training in Pharmacy Practice, please contact our postgraduate student services officer on

Contact: Claire Riordan

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