Looking to take your career as a pharmacist in a different direction? Apply your skills as the medication expert within the emerging area of advanced pharmacy practice. Embedded into a GP practice you’ll counsel patients, complete home medication reviews and play an important role as part of the multidisciplinary primary care team.
Graduate Certificate in Advanced Practice (General Practice Pharmacist)
The Graduate Certificate in Advanced Practice (General Practice Pharmacist) will prepare you with the skills and knowledge for working as a GP pharmacist and for other roles in healthcare teams including in the aged care setting.
Developed in partnership with leading pharmacy academics and primary health network (PHN) partners, the course builds on students' professional foundation to provide specialist, comprehensive knowledge relevant to advanced pharmacy practice with a specialty focus on general practice, aged care and primary care. The course includes subjects aimed at developing skills in evidence-based practice, advanced medication management and team-based patient care.
Online (distance) learning
The program is delivered in a flexible mode of study to suit working pharmacists with a combination of on-campus blocks, live and online workshops, interactive online learning and a unique general practice placement subject which ensures students gain experience in a general practice during the course.
Pharmacists who successfully complete the program will have the skills to further their career in varied areas including professional pharmacy services; primary health care roles; general practice pharmacist; advanced practice pharmacist; aged care pharmacist; consultancy; roles in education; government and policy roles and medication specialist roles in non-profit organisations.
The professional relationships developed as a result of the course placements will facilitate the development of professional networks and support future career opportunities for students.
Subjects and clinical placements
This course is comprised of 24 credit points (no electives).
Team-Based Patient Care
Medication Management 1 OR
Advanced Medication Management
Applied Evidence-Based Practice
Clinical Placement in General Practice
One subject is dedicated to placement in a GP setting. This allows pharmacists to experience real-world scenarios and provides scaffolded support for the development of clinical skills in a multidisciplinary environment.