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James Cook University (JCU)

  • 28% international / 72% domestic

Master of Pharmaceutical Public Health

  • Masters (Coursework)

The speciality of Pharmaceutical Public Health incorporates and combines many of the health promotional aspects of the pharmacist’s role with the management and provision of district or regional pharmaceutical services. On completion of this JCU Masters course, you will be able to apply a body of specialised pharmaceutical knowledge in a number of different clinical settings. You will also learn key research skills and how to apply them to enhance the development of pharmaceutical services.The course is appropriate for you if you're a hospital or community pharmacist, or if you're a pharmacist working in a regional government position in a developed or developing country.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
1.5 years full-time
Study Mode
Intake Months
Feb, Jul

About this course

Studying a Masters in Pharmaceutical Public Health at JCU will introduce you to the key concepts and speciality of this area in the health domain. You will be introduced to aspects of the pharmacist’s role in the public health domain and your studies will enable you to recognise priority areas for development, particularly in developing countries.You will have the option to select electives in areas relevant to, or that would enhance your current clinical role. Among the speciality areas you will study are:Management in the pharmaceutical servicesPharmaceutical Public Health PrioritiesManagement of Chronic DiseasesPharmaceutical Regulation and QualityPharmacovigilanceResearch skills.You are also required to complete a 6 or 12 credit point pharmaceutical public health research project in an appropriate topic.Note: Completion of the Masters in Pharmaceutical Public Health will not qualify an international student to register as a practicing pharmacist in Australia.How you will studyThis course is delivered externally on-line. Most students study the course on a part-time basis while working in a full-time pharmacy position.

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