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Information for students

UTS: Health (GEM) strives to provide industry-relevant, practice-based and future-focused education for graduate-entry students, giving them the best possible start for a career in pharmacy. UTS: Health (GEM) has strong links with industry, including professional associations and industry advisory committees to ensure its curriculum is closely tied to industry expectations and developments. The degrees have been developed with the current and expanding role of the pharmacist in mind and give students a solid foundation in the pharmaceutical sciences, develop their abilities to be effective practitioners and provide them with them with a number of options to allow them to pursue their area of interest. In addition, the courses have been developed by pharmacy academics with extensive experience in pharmacy curriculum development and delivery, pharmacy practice and integrating research into practice and teaching.

UTS: Health (GEM) also undertakes world-class research with many of its academic staff leading researchers in their fields. The research areas covered include pharmaceutical services, drug resistance in cancer and quality use of medicines. UTS: Health (GEM) is expanding its research profile nationally and internationally by undertaking collaborative research with colleagues from other disciplines, institutions, industry and health care settings. Research will be further developed through a strong cohort of postgraduate research students, who are supported and encouraged by these leading researchers and a vibrant research culture. UTS: Health (GEM) is committed to collaborative research that has a real impact on the pharmacy profession, with a focus on innovative practice-oriented research that improves the quality use of medicine and informs health policy.

Location, contacts and inquiries

The UTS Graduate School of Health is located at City campus, Broadway.

email gsh@uts.edu.au
UTS: Graduate School of Health

Structure

UTS: Pharmacy is governed through a Graduate School of Health Academic Board of Studies. Academic staff members hold responsible academic officer positions for teaching and learning, research and clinical placements. The school is supported by a team of professional staff.

The Academic Board of Studies is chaired by the head of school and includes representatives from other faculties, senior executive representatives, a student, a professional staff member and an industry representative.

The Graduate School of Health is managed in conjunction with the faculties of Science and Health.

UTS: Pharmacy also has an Industry Advisory Board.

Support and facilities

UTS: Pharmacy has a dedicated, purpose-built facility for student education which includes a simulated pharmacy for practice-based learning.

UTS: Pharmacy supports the Master of Pharmacy students through an Academic Mentorship Scheme, where each student is allocated an academic mentor who oversees her or his progress and assists with any ongoing difficulties affecting her or his learning. Regular meetings are held with students and academic mentors to identify any issues affecting students.

Professional bodies

UTS: Pharmacy has strong links to industry through its External Advisory Committees which include representatives from several areas of industry, including community pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, the pharmaceutical industry and professional associations.

Additionally, academic staff have links with the profession through their research and professional activities, such as hospital appointments, membership of professional associations and research collaborations.

Professional practice

Students of the Master of Pharmacy undertake three clinical placement subjects to gain experience in the professional pharmacy environment. The placement program includes experience in community pharmacy, hospital pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry.

The clinical placement subjects are further supported by the professional services subjects which prepare students for the varying roles in the profession.

Subjects

The Master of Pharmacy is a structured, two-year, full-time degree. In the final year of the program students are given the opportunity to undertake two electives from other faculties of the University in areas such as business management, health policy and the sciences.