Duration

2 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing 2019

Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

32

Faculty

Health & Behavioural Sciences

Location

Pharmacy Aust Cntr Excellence

Delivery mode

Flexible Delivery, Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Pharmaceutical Industry Practice.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

To enrol in the program, a person must:

  1. hold an approved bachelor degree in science, engineering, medical science, or equivalent; and
  2. have a minimum GPA 5 in their previous degree; and
  3. satisfy the executive dean that, based on the person's academic record and prior work experience, the person is qualified for admission.

AQF level

AQF level 9

Fees for Australian students

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees. An invoice with the fees for the current semester will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

If the invoice for a given semester or teaching period is not yet available, you can use the Fees Schedules to estimate your fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually in accordance with the University's Student Fees Policy, and may increase from 1 January each year.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

Apply Online

Enquiries for Australian students

Postgraduate Coursework Officer, School of Pharmacy

Email: pharmacy@enquire.uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3346 1900

Web: http://pharmacy.uq.edu.au/

Duration

2 Years full-time

Commencing 2019

Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

32

Faculty

Health & Behavioural Sciences

Location

Pharmacy Aust Cntr Excellence

Delivery mode

Flexible Delivery, Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Pharmaceutical Industry Practice.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

To enrol in the program, a person must:

  1. hold an approved bachelor degree in science, engineering, medical science, or equivalent; and
  2. have a minimum GPA 5 in their previous degree; and
  3. satisfy the executive dean that, based on the person's academic record and prior work experience, the person is qualified for admission.

CRICOS Code: 098320G

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

AQF level

AQF level 9

Fees for International students

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees. An invoice with the fees for the current semester will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

If the invoice for a given semester or teaching period is not yet available, you can use the Fees Schedules to estimate your fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually in accordance with the University's Student Fees Policy, and may increase from 1 January each year.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.

Apply Online

Enquiries for International students

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 7 3365 7487
Within Australia: 07 3365 7487

Web: http://pharmacy.uq.edu.au/

Enquire online

Why study the Master of Pharmaceutical Industry Practice?

This program delivers industry-ready graduates with a depth of understanding of both drug and device development. Students will gain insight into contemporary industry practice and will understand the complete life cycle management of a product and how it eventually gets to market. Enhanced career opportunities in the medical technologies and pharmaceutical (MTP) sector are facilitated due to the unique placements and extensive networking with industry professionals provided throughout the program.

This program normally offers a Semester 1 and Semester 2 commencement option. However, the first intake will be from Semester 2, 2019.

What you can study

The first year of the program is delivered on-campus at the $100M Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence (PACE). The leading-edge curriculum covers all stages of the drug and device development process, beginning with the understanding of how medical need drives the discovery process, through preclinical development to post-registration surveillance. Course content covers but is not limited to: ethics, governance, regulatory affairs, health economics, drug design and formulation, manufacturing and packaging, clinical drug development including safety (pharmacovigilance) and biometrics aspects from preclinical (animal research) to post-registration. Courses on project management, financial management and commercialisation in the pharmaceutical industry will enable students to develop business acumen and the ability to work in global teams across various disciplines.

In their final year, students will have the opportunity to gain real-world experience in the pharmaceutical industry via one or two extended placements either in Australia or overseas. Alternatively, in first or second semester, students may undertake an independent project working alongside world-class researchers in the state-of-the-art laboratories at PACE.

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Pharmaceutical Industry Practice.

Click on the course code to view the Course Profile, for further information including advice of courses with shared teaching activities. Refer also to PPL 3.20.02 Course and Program Design - Procedures.

Placement courses

Students will undertake two placements in year two. Alternatively, students may opt for one placement and one independent research project. Placements and independent research project are completed on a full-time basis. The School of Pharmacy will organise to find and coordinate the placements for students.

Each placement involves in excess of 1000 hours of supervised experience in the medical technologies and pharmaceutical (MTP) sector. Placements can be in any area related to a product's life cycle, from discovery to post-registration surveillance, including: drug discovery, chemical processes, formulation, manufacturing, pre-clinical, clinical trials, pharmacovigilance, pharmacoeconomics, regulatory, medical affairs, marketing and biometrics. During placements, students will have the opportunity to apply their knowledge to a real-life setting and experience firsthand how interactions between the various areas within industry are crucial to successfully managing the life cycle of the product and ultimately, product registration.

Students may undertake their placements outside the Brisbane metropolitan area, including at overseas sites. In this instance, students are required to self-fund travel, accommodation and daily living expenses.

Research component

Research is integrated in two of the first year courses enabling students to develop research skills and enhance their learning experience through project work. Additionally, students who wish to pursue a research focus may undertake an elective independent research project in year 2. These projects are drawn from the extensive research programs being undertaken within the school, covering a number of different fields. The independent research project is completed on a full-time basis.

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

Prerequisites

To enrol in the program, a person must:

  1. hold an approved bachelor degree in science, engineering, medical science, or equivalent; and
  2. have a minimum GPA 5 in their previous degree; and
  3. satisfy the executive dean that, based on the person's academic record and prior work experience, the person is qualified for admission.

Additional application information

Whilst the program can be completed on a part-time basis, the placements and independent research project are completed on a full-time basis.

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

Entry requirements for International students

Prerequisites

To enrol in the program, a person must:

  1. hold an approved bachelor degree in science, engineering, medical science, or equivalent; and
  2. have a minimum GPA 5 in their previous degree; and
  3. satisfy the executive dean that, based on the person's academic record and prior work experience, the person is qualified for admission.

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 098320G

English proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, View the English proficiency policy.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees. An invoice with the fees for the current semester will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

If the invoice for a given semester or teaching period is not yet available, you can use the Fees Schedules to estimate your fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually in accordance with the University's Student Fees Policy, and may increase from 1 January each year.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Fees for International students

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees. An invoice with the fees for the current semester will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

If the invoice for a given semester or teaching period is not yet available, you can use the Fees Schedules to estimate your fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually in accordance with the University's Student Fees Policy, and may increase from 1 January each year.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

What you can do with a Master of Pharmaceutical Industry Practice

Careers

Careers in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries and government are incredibly diverse. They include:

  • Pre-clinical Research
  • Clinical Trials Coordination and Clinical Research Associate
  • Clinical Research Project Management
  • Medical Affairs and Medical Science Liaison
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Health Economics
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing
  • Drug and Device Safety Assessment
  • Project Management
  • Data Management and Statistics (Biometrics)
  • Government Agencies and Departments of Health
  • Defence Forces
  • Cosmetics industry

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following organisations:

  • Association of Regulatory and Clinical Research Scientists
  • Society for Clinical Research Sites

Program requirements for the Master of Pharmaceutical Industry Practice

To complete the Master of Pharmaceutical Industry Practice

To fulfil the requirements of the Master of Pharmaceutical Industry Practice, a student must complete the requisite number of courses chosen from the course list in accordance with the Program Rules.

To complete the program, a student must complete 32 units from the MPharmIndPrac course list.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland policies and rules which govern the conduct of UQ programs. These may be found on the UQ policies and rules page on the my.UQ website.