Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences
The Degree of Doctor of Pharmacy – DPharm
New admissions into the Doctor of Pharmacy were suspended in 2010.
The regulations for this degree are to be read in conjunction with all other relevant statutes and regulations, including the General Regulations for Named Doctorates and the Academic Statutes and Regulations.
1 a Candidates for the Degree of Doctor of Pharmacy are required to pursue an approved programme of advanced study and research as enrolled students of the University.
b It is expected that this programme will normally be completed within four years.
c The Degree of Doctor of Pharmacy is awarded for a formal and systematic exposition of a coherent programme of advanced research work carried out over the period of registration for the degree which in the opinion of the examiners and the Board of Graduate Studies satisfies all of the following criteria:
(i) to be an original contribution to professional practice in the field of Pharmacy
(ii) to meet internationally recognised standards for such work
(iii) to demonstrate a knowledge of the literature relevant to the subject of the thesis, and the ability to exercise critical and analytical judgement of it
(iv) to be satisfactory in its methodology, in the quality and coherence of its written expression, and in its scholarly presentation and format.
d All research for the thesis is to be conducted in accordance with The University of Auckland Guidelines for the Conduct of Research.
e Doctor of Pharmacy theses may not exceed 75,000 words or 160 pages in total without the permission of the Board of Graduate Studies.
2 Candidates for the Degree of Doctor of Pharmacy are required to have:
a (i) completed the requirements for the award of either the Degree of Master of Pharmacy Practice with First Class or Second Class Honours First Division at The University of Auckland
(ii) completed the requirements for the award of a qualification that the Board of Graduate Studies considers to be equivalent to the prerequisite qualification specified in Clause a(i) of this regulation
b demonstrated an ability to pursue doctoral level research in the field of Pharmacy
c following the completion of a first degree, had at least five years of experience in pharmacy practice or in an area considered comparable by the Board of Graduate Studies
d have current registration as a pharmacist in New Zealand or as a pharmacist in the country of domicile.
e Every candidate for the Degree of Doctor of Pharmacy must have applied for admission and been admitted to The University of Auckland.
Duration and Total Points Value
3 a A student for this degree has to follow a two-part programme, Part I being taken in one full-time year or two consecutive part-time years and Part II being taken in two full-time years or four consecutive part-time years, and pass an approved programme with a total value of 360 points.
b Candidates must complete the requirements for this degree within not less than three years and not more than four years from the date of registration for full-time students, and not less than six years and not more than eight years from the date of registration for part-time students, unless permitted to do otherwise by the Board of Graduate Studies under Regulation 9. In the case of candidates who have been permitted to change between full-time and part-time the time requirements will be calculated on a pro rata basis.
4 a The Board of Graduate Studies, on the recommendation of the Head of School of Pharmacy, is to determine whether the student may be registered and the date of registration.
b Conditions of registration will be determined according to Regulation 1 of the General Regulations for Named Doctorates (2004).
Structure and Content
5 Of the 360 points required for this degree, a student must pass Parts I and II as listed in the Doctor of Pharmacy Schedule.
6 Candidates must complete Part I with at least a B+ average grade before commencing Part II.
Reviews of Progress
7 a At the end of Part I the Head of School of Pharmacy will submit, through the Associate Dean (Postgraduate) of the Faculty, a report to the Board of Graduate Studies on the candidate's progress and containing a recommendation as to whether or not the candidate should be permitted to proceed to Part II.
b During Part II, reviews of progress and continuation of registration will be made according to Regulation 2 of the General Regulations for Named Doctorates (2004).
Enrolment and Fees
8 Enrolment and payment of fees will be determined according to Regulation 3 of the General Regulations for Named Doctorates (2004).
Changes to the Conditions of Registration
9 Changes to supervision, extensions of time, and suspension or termination of registration will be made according to Regulation 4 of the General Regulations for Named Doctorates (2004).
10 a All candidates are initially required to submit three copies of the thesis to the Graduate Centre. The thesis should have a temporary binding and a statement to examiners as specified in the Guide to Theses and Dissertations.
b One month prior to the expected date of submission, candidates should notify the Graduate Centre in writing of their intention to submit. If the candidate has reason to believe that any person would be unsuitable to serve as an examiner of the thesis on the grounds of conflict of interest, he or she may also submit at this time the name of this person and a statement in writing as to the nature of the conflict of interest to the Graduate Centre.
c The thesis is to be accompanied by a statutory declaration, signed by the candidate, stating that the thesis is the candidate's own work and that neither the thesis nor any part of it has been submitted or accepted for any other degree or diploma.
d The thesis is to be presented in English unless otherwise approved by the Board of Graduate Studies at the time of first registration of the candidate.
11 The examination process will follow that of Regulation 9 of the Statute for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (2011), except that:
a examiners will be requested to assess the thesis according to the criteria of Clause 1(c) of these regulations
b the Board of Graduate Studies will appoint a Doctor of Pharmacy Adviser who will take the part of the Head of Department Nominee, as described in the Statute for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (2011), for all Doctor of Pharmacy examinations.
12 In exceptional circumstances the Board of Graduate Studies may approve a personal programme which does not conform to these regulations.
13 Appeals regarding the examination process or decisions of the Board of Graduate Studies must be made according to Regulation 5 of the General Regulations for Named Doctorates (2004).
Dispute Resolution Procedures
14 Disputes are to be resolved according to the Policy for Resolution of Research Problems: Postgraduate Research Students.
15 a These regulations came into force on 1 January 2006. The 2005 regulations for the Degree of Doctor of Pharmacy were thereby repealed.
b For candidates initially registered under earlier regulations for this degree the Board of Graduate Studies may agree to vary the application of the provisions of this statute to ensure consistency with the provisions of the statute under which the candidate was enrolled where it is satisfied that the candidate would otherwise be at a disadvantage.
- 120 points: PHARMACY 801-804
- 240 points: PHARMACY 896
Source: The University of Auckland 2013 Online Calendar
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