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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

The Graduate School of Health 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.

Progression rules

Postgraduate students may be excluded from further study at the University due to one or more of the following reasons.

  • If a student fails to meet the minimum rate of progress by failing more than 50 percent of the total number of enrolled credit points from the commencement of the course.
  • If a student exceeds the maximum time allowed for completion of the course (UTS Rule 10.5). The maximum time that can be taken to complete a postgraduate coursework degree is three years, unless an exception has been approved by the Head, Graduate School of Health.
  • If a student fails a subject for the second time in a course offered by the Graduate School of Health (UTS Rule 10.6.1(2)), they are not permitted to enrol in that subject for a third time. If the subject is a core subject, and the student is refused permission for a third attempt, the student is excluded from the course for at least one academic year (UTS Rule 10.6.1). Students may apply for re-admission to the course through the standard admission process at the end of the one year exclusion period but an offer is not guaranteed.

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.