The Master of Pharmacy has been structured to focus your learning to develop necessary advanced skills and knowledge to practice as a registered pharmacist.
Pharmacy is more than filling prescriptions. It is a broad and challenging career path and is about promoting health awareness and contributing positively to the health and wellbeing of the community.
As a registered pharmacist you may work in one of the following areas:
Community pharmacists: responsible for supplying and dispensing prescriptions, providing advice on drug selection and usage to health professionals and educating customers on health promotion, disease prevention and the proper use of medicines.
Consultant pharmacists: can be employed by community pharmacies or hospitals, or are self- employed on contract to provide reviews of medications for residential or ambulatory patients or other medication-related services.
Hospital pharmacists: operate as part of a healthcare team and are involved in monitoring medication usage, counselling patients, providing drug information and advice to health professionals and the community, conducting clinical trials and preparing products for patient use. Usually you would have extensive contact with other health professionals and members of the public.
Industrial pharmacists: undertake extensive research into the development, manufacture, testing, analysis and marketing of pharmaceutical and medical products.
In addition to these traditional areas you can also work as a locum or in areas such as the military, law, journalism, academic teaching, research, pharmaceutical policy and in rural and remote areas or overseas.
For more detailed information on eligibility, courses and requirements of the Master of Pharmacy read the ‘Details’ tab.