Single units

Enrolling in single units is an alternative to studying an entire graduate course. Health professionals wishing to improve and advance particular skills in their current profession can study units in clinical pharmacy, pharmacy practice and wound care.

Important notes

Single-unit enrolments don't count towards a Monash University degree, so you don't receive an award after completing your study. However you can get an academic transcript of your results.

You receive permission for single-unit study for specific units for one semester only. We can't guarantee a subsequent enrolment.

Single-unit enrolments are available on a fee-paying basis only.

Single-unit study may earn credit toward subsequent enrolment in an award course.

Areas of studyUnits available
Clinical Pharmacy

PGC5101 Evidence based practice
PGC5102 Patient data and pharmacotherapy 1*
PGC5103 Patient data and pharmacotherapy 2*
PGC5104 Patient data and pharmacotherapy 3*
PGC5107 Introduction to clinical research
PGC5110 Infectious diseases pharmacotherapy
PGC5113 Dermatology
PGC5115 Geriatric pharmacy practice
PGC5116 Geriatric disease state management
PGC5117 Mental health
PGC5118 Palliative care

*Applicants should be registered as a pharmacist by the Pharmacy Board of Australia and working in a clinical setting in an Australian Hospital.

Pharmacy Practice

PGP5011 Applied pharmacy practice 1
PGP5012 Applied pharmacy practice 2

Wound Care

PGW5201 Principles of wound healing
PGW5202 Wound assessment
PGW5203 Wound management principles
PGW5204 Acute and chronic wounds
PGW5206 The diabetes foot
PGW5207 Pressure injury management
PGW5208 Advanced clinical practice in wound care
PGW5209 Clinical risk management and wound care
PGW5210 Burns and scar management
PGW5211 Non-healing wounds and pain management

Entry requirements

Applicants must satisfy the following requirements:

  • a bachelor degree or equivalent qualification in pharmacy, podiatry, medicine, nursing or related health discipline
  • professional registration
  • English language requirements
  • where specified in unit outlines, you must provide evidence of meeting unit prerequisites.

Nurses: Division 2 Registered Nurses are not eligible. Division 1 Registered Nurses who do not have a degree but can demonstrate extensive relevant clinical experience will be considered for admission.

How to apply

Applicants must complete a single unit application form and provide the following documentation:

  • curriculum vitae (CV) with comprehensive and current employment history, including two referees, who can be contacted over the application period
  • certified copy of academic transcripts
  • proof of professional registration
  • certified copy of proof of residency status, for example, a certified copy of your visa or Australian birth certificate, passport or citizenship certificate
  • proof of meeting English language requirements
  • where specified in unit outlines, you must provide evidence of meeting unit prerequisites.

Mail all documents to:

Postgraduate Coursework Office
Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Monash University
381 Royal Parade
Parkville Victoria 3052 Australia

Closing dates

Semester 1 applications – end of January each year.
Semester 2 applications – end of May each year.