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Master of Pharmaceutical Public Health

Course Description

Pharmaceutical Public Health is the development of pharmacy services and expertise to enhance the health and wellbeing of a whole population. This is different to clinical pharmacy, which focusses on services specific to a single patient.
Governments and professional bodies in Australia and internationally have increasingly identified that pharmacists and pharmacy services are currently under-used in the area of public health, and are targeting these services as a way of helping to meet national and international health goals.

Course learning outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Pharmaceutical Public Health will be able to:
*Apply an advanced and integrated body of knowledge, including understanding of recent developments, in the specialty area of pharmaceutical public health across a range of contexts
*Promote and optimise the provision of ethically and culturally appropriate pharmaceutical public health services within their area of professional practice, especially within rural, remote, Indigenous and tropical context
*Synthesise and interpret complex and varied individual and population health presentations and data to design, implement and evaluate management plans, in response to stable, unpredictable and/or complex situations
*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
*Communicate and disseminate a broad range of pharmaceutical public health concepts and findings to both specialist and non-specialist audiences through high-level written and oral English language and numeracy skills
*Apply knowledge of research principles and methods to design, plan and execute a substantial research-based project that is ethically and culturally-appropriate, and critically reflect upon implications of findings for pharmaceutical public health practice.

This course is available to International students via external or distance education only.

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Entry requirements (Additional)

English band level 3a - the minimum English Language test scores you need are:
*Academic IELTS – 7.0 (no component lower than 6.5), OR
*TOEFL – 577 (plus minimum Test of Written English score of 5.5), OR
*TOEFL (internet based) – 100 (minimum writing score of 23), OR
*Pearson (PTE Academic) - 72

If you meet the academic requirements for a course, but not the minimum English requirements, you will be given the opportunity to take an English program to improve your skills in addition to an offer to study a degree at JCU. The JCU degree offer will be conditional upon the student gaining a certain grade in their English program. This combination of courses is called a packaged offer.
JCU’s English language provider is Union Institute of Languages (UIL). UIL have teaching centres on both the Townsville and Cairns campuses.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 3a – Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.

Why JCU?

James Cook University is discovering innovative solutions to key health issues. James Cook University has:
*Nationally and internationally recognised research
*leading research facilities including a fully-equipped pharmacy laboratory
*highly awarded academic teaching staff.

Application deadlines

*1st February for commencement in semester one (February)
*1st July for commencement in semester two (mid-year/July)

Visit the Master of Pharmaceutical Public Health page on the James Cook University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Qualified for an AQF level 7 bachelor degree at this University in a relevant discipline as determined by the Dean of College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Science; or Qualifications recognised by the Dean of College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Science and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the Division of Tropical Health and Medicine 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 College

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