• Application Deadline
  • 18 months
On completion of this Pharmaceutical Public Health course from James Cook University, you will be able to apply a body of specialised pharmaceutical knowledge in a number of different clinical settings. You will also learn key research skills and how to apply them to enhance the development of pharmaceutical services.


The Pharmaceutical Public Health course from James Cook University is appropriate for you if you're a hospital or community pharmacist, or if you're a pharmacist working in a regional government position in a developed or developing country.

Pharmaceutical Public Health is a relatively new and developing speciality within the field of pharmacy practice. This JCU Masters course is aimed at the development of pharmacy services and expertise focused more on enhancing the health and wellbeing of whole communities and populations as opposed to more traditional, hospital or community-based, clinical pharmacy services which focus on the clinical management of individual patients.

Whilst studying this JCU course, you will acquire a systematic and coherent body of specialised knowledge in pharmaceutical public health and develop a range of key skills including the ability to review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge, think critically and to generate, evaluate and communicate complex ideas and knowledge to a variety of audiences. You will also learn key research techniques and how to apply them to enhance the development of pharmaceutical services.

Career opportunities

As a new and developing pharmacy specialty, JCU Pharmaceutical Public Health Masters graduates work in a number of fields including:

  • Management of regional pharmaceutical services (in both developed and developing countries)
  • Management of hospital pharmacy services
  • Pharmacovigilance services
  • Clinical pharmacy roles
  • Community pharmacy roles
  • Research and academic pharmacy.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Clinical Pharmaceutics
  • Pharmaceutical Public Health – Management of Chronic Diseases 
  • Advanced Clinical Pharmaceutics
  • Pharmaceutical Regulation and Quality
  • Pharmaceutical Public Health – Pharmacovigilance
  • Pharmaceutical Public Health – Research Methodologies

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 18 months
    • Duration description
      • Only for national students
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • Qualified for an AQF level 7 bachelor degree at this University in a relevant discipline as determined by the Dean of College of Medicine and Dentistry; or
  • Qualifications recognised by the Dean of College of Medicine and Dentistry 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 on the recommendation of the Dean of College of Medicine and Dentistry and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the Division of Tropical Health and Medicine.
CRICOS Provider Code: 00117J

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    33280 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33280 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.
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