Master of Pharmaceutical Public Health

Course Code

105904

Version

2

Faculty

Medicine Health and Molecular Sciences

Award Requirements

Course Structure

Candidature

Progression

Advanced Standing

Award Details

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

A person may be admitted to the Masters of Pharmaceutical Public Health if they have:

  • Qualified for an AQF level 7 bachelor degree at this University in a relevant discipline as determined by the Head of School of Pharmacy and Molecular Science; or

  • Qualifications recognised by the Head of the School of Pharmacy and Molecular Sciences and the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences as equivalent to Requirement 1; or

  • Submitted as an exceptional case such evidence of professional or scientific attainments in an appropriate pharmaceutical, health or science area as meets with the approval of the Faculty on the recommendation of the Head of the School of Pharmacy and Molecular Sciences and the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences.

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Students of non-English speaking backgrounds must have an adequate English language capacity assessed under the Australian International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The IELTS score required for admission to this course can be found in Schedule I of the JCU Admissions policy.

Additional selection requirements

Nil

Post admission requirements

For flexible delivery option, computer and internet access is required

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

36 credit points

Additional course rules

Nil

Additional completion requirements

Nil

Course learning outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Pharmaceutical Public Health will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a mastery and understanding of a body of advanced and integrated theoretical knowledge (including recent developments) in the specialty area of pharmaceutical public health and be able to apply that knowledge to a range of contexts within their own area of professional practice including rural, remote, Indigenous and tropical contexts.

  • Synthesise and interpret complex and varied individual and population health presentations and data and apply a contemporary body of knowledge and skill to design

  • Implement and evaluate management plans in response to stable, unpredictable and complex situations and to promote and optimise the provision of ethically and culturally appropriate pharmaceutical public health services to a range of contexts within their area of professional practice

  • Evaluate and apply established and evolving evidence to reflect critically on theory and professional practice in the area of pharmaceutical public health

  • Demonstrate a high level of personal autonomy and accountability for their own future professional development and contribute to the professional development of others

  • Justify, interpret and accurately and appropriately communicate and disseminate a broad range of pharmaceutical public health concepts and findings to both specialist and non-specialist audiences using a variety of communication methods including high-level written and oral communication and numeracy skills

  • Design, plan and execute a research‐based project in the area of pharmaceutical public health that is substantial and both ethically and culturally appropriate, and to critically reflect upon their findings and apply them in the context of their area of professional practice.

Course Structure

Core Subjects

PC5510:03 Management of Pharmaceutical Services

PC5512:03 Pharmaceutical Public Health Priorities

Options

Select 12 credit points of specified PC level 5 subjects

PC5511:03 Clinical Pharmaceutics

PC5513:03 Pharmaceutical Public Health – Management of Chronic Diseases 1

PC5514:03 Pharmaceutical Public Health – Management of Chronic Diseases 2

PC5515:06 Pharmaceutical Public Health Project

PC5516:12 Extended Pharmaceutical Public Health Project

PC5517:03 Advanced Clinical Pharmaceutics

PC5518:03 Pharmaceutical Public Health – Management of Chronic Diseases 3

PLUS

Select 18 credit points of specified HS, PC or TM level 5 subjects

HS5101:03 Contemporary Issues in Primary Health Care Research

HS5102:03 Qualitative Research Methods for Health Professionals

HS5405:03 Introduction to Health Professional Education

HS5406:03 Clinical Teaching in the Health Professions

HS5410:03 Health Professional Practice in Education

HS5411:03 Community Rehabilitation for Health Professionals

HS5601:03 Health and Community Integration

PC5511:03 Clinical Pharmaceutics

PC5513:03 Pharmaceutical Public Health – Management of Chronic Diseases 1

PC5514:03 Pharmaceutical Public Health – Management of Chronic Diseases 2

PC5515:06 Pharmaceutical Public Health Project

PC5516:12 Extended Pharmaceutical Public Health Project

TM5501:03 Tropical Medicine

TM5502:03 Tropical Public Health

TM5503:03 Human Parasitology

TM5506:03 Social Science in Public Health

TM5508:03 Diving and Marine Medicine

TM5510:03 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health

TM5512:03 Travel Medicine

TM5513:03 Public Health Management

TM5515:03 Epidemiology for Public Health

TM5518:03 Medical Entomology

TM5525:03 Communicable Disease Control

TM5528:03 Health Promotion

TM5534:03 Tropical Paediatrics

TM5536:03 Refugee Health

TM5540:03 Occupational Health

TM5541:03 Managing Effective Health Programs

TM5542:03 Clinical Travel Medicine

TM5552:03 International Health Agencies and Development

TM5554:03 theory and Practice of Public Health

TM5555:03 Infection Control in Health Care Settings

TM5557:03 Disaster Health Management

TM5558:03 Public Health and Bioterrorism

TM5559:03 Clinical Tropical Paediatrics

TM5562:03 Reproductive Health in Developing Countries

TM5563:03 Public Health Leadership and Crisis Management

TM5564:03 Acute Care in the Resources Poor Environment

TM5568:03 Health Promotion Needs Assessment and Planning

TM5569:03 Health Promotion Strategies and Methods

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Townsville

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

18 months full time or equivalent part time

Maximum time to complete

10 years

Maximum leave of absence

3 years

Progression

Course progression requisites

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment requirements

Nil

Accreditation requirements

Not applicable – Completion of a Masters of Pharmaceutical Public Health will not allow the graduate to register in Australia as a Pharmacist.

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Not applicable

Supplementary exam for final subject

A candidate who has failed the final subject towards the award and who gained 40% or more of the marks for that subject may be granted a supplementary examination in that subject. However if that subject is required for accreditation, then the criteria specified by that accreditation will apply.

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Candidates may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the current JCU policy for Advanced Standing for Previous Studies and Recognised Prior Learning.

Maximum allowed

The maximum amount of Advance Standing granted, whether for previous studies or recognised prior learning, shall not exceed 18 credit points.

Advanced standing will be granted for the following:

  • An AQF Level 7 Bachelors Degree in a cognate discipline* AND health related professional experience ** – 12 credit points (4 optional subjects)

  • An AQF Level 8 qualification (Bachelor Honours degree or Graduate Certificate/Diploma)  in a cognate* discipline AND health related professional experience ** – 12 credit points (4 optional subjects)

NB Where employment experience without qualifications, as set out below, is used to meet entry requirements, that experience will not also be used to give advance standing.

* Cognate disciplines:

  • Pharmacy or

  • Public Health or

  • Other Health-related or Science-related disciplines as approved by the faculty on the advice of the Head of School of Pharmacy & Molecular Sciences

** Health related professional experience:

Students must have a substantial amount  of health-related professional experience in their chosen field of professional practice. This will be equivalent to at least 4 years of full-time, post-registration employment and students will be required to submit a full professional portfolio describing their previous professional experience for evaluation and approval by the faculty on the advice of the Head of School of Pharmacy & Molecular Sciences. Details to be included, but not limited to, in the professional portfolio  would be full details of employment, descriptions of roles, responsibilities and activities performed in their various posts and referees who may be able to verify employment details. (Full details regarding contents and format of the portfolio will be available from the course co-ordinator)

A student who has passed a postgraduate subject at this or another University which is deemed by the faculty on the advice of the Head of School of Pharmacy and Molecular Sciences to be equivalent to the subjects offered in the course may be granted academic credit for those subjects up to a maximum of 6 credit points, provided those subjects have not been credited towards any other award either at this or any other University.

Currency

Advanced Standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course.

Expiry

Advanced Standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 20 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed this course.

Other restrictions

Advanced standing will not be granted for undergraduate studies or for work experience that is used to gain admission to the course.

Award Details

This is a joint degree

No

Inclusion of majors on
testamur

Not applicable - this course does not have majors

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Not applicable

Special awards

Where coursework is completed at a grade point average of 6 or above, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, on the recommendation of the Head of School of Pharmacy and Molecular Sciences may recommend the award of a Master of Pharmaceutical Public Health with Distinction.