Graduate Certificate in Clinical Pharmacy (Aged care)
This course is designed to enable you to advance your knowledge and skills in evidence based practice and the provision of clinical pharmacy services in aged care. You will also hone your skills in professional communication, critical analysis and problem solving to improve clinical practice and patient outcomes.
There are limited Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) available for this course.
About the program
This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to implement evidence-based principles into the care of older people.
Up to 95% of residents of aged care homes experience one or more medication-related problems. The recent Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has highlighted the need for pharmacists to work collaboratively with other health professionals to improve medication management. A 2020 report from the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia outlines that new approaches are needed to improve medicine use in aged care. This new graduate certificate aims to equip registered pharmacists to develop and implement new pharmacy services in this rapidly expanding and rewarding area of practice.
In addition to enhancing your clinical knowledge, this off-campus, part time course also provides in-depth knowledge of the aged care sector, enabling students to enhance their careers while addressing a national health priority area.
You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.
International students located in Australia wishing to study this course must hold professional registration to practice in Australia and have the appropriate visa to allow part-time study. All other international students are only able to study this course in their country of residence. Students located outside Australia must also hold professional registration to practice in their country of residence.
University entrance requirements
Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.
This course comprises 24 points structured into two parts: Part A. Core studies and Part B. Elective studies.
Please upload and submit the following documents when lodging your course application:
Course offers for this course will be for full fee paying places. If you are eligible, you can apply for FEE-HELP, a Government loan scheme.
Commonwealth Supported Place
There may be a limited number of Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) available for 2022. A ranking of all domestic applicants will take place approximately two weeks before the start of semester one. Selection and allocation of CSP will be based on a combination of:
Successful CSP recipients will be notified in mid February and transferred over to a Commonwealth Supported Place. All required supporting documentation must be provided by 31 January 2022 in order for you to be considered for a CSP in your intake.