Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice
The Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice is a part-time postgraduate course with two study pathways designed for either pharmacy interns or registered pharmacists.
This course provides 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 the University of Sydney. It is for pharmacists who wish to develop exceptional clinical skills relevant to contemporary pharmacy practice in Australia.
This pathway consists of two compulsory units of study plus two elective units of study. The two compulsory units of study (Applied Pharmacy Practice I and II) make up the Intern Training Program (ITP). Successful completion of the ITP fulfils the coursework requirements for registration as a pharmacist with the Pharmacy Board of Australia. If you are only interested in completing the ITP you can choose to exit the Graduate Certificate at this stage. You must start the ITP pathway in Semester 1 and complete it in one year. This is the only Intern Training Program in Australia that provides intern pharmacists with an opportunity to build upon their existing study to fast track the completion of a Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice. To graduate with the Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice, interns will also need to complete an extra two elective units of study within five years of first enrolment.
This pathway consists of one compulsory unit of study plus three elective subjects. The compulsory unit of study (Fundamentals of Contemporary Pharmacy Practice) is delivered in Semester 1 and the remaining three electives can be completed in the same year or up to five years after commencement.