Regulations - Medical And Health Sciences


The Degree of Master of Clinical Pharmacy – MClinPharm

The regulations for this degree are to be read in conjunction with all other relevant statutes and regulations including the Academic Statutes and Regulations.

Admission

1 In order to be admitted to this programme, a student needs to:

either

a have completed the requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Pharmacy or an equivalent pharmacy qualification, approved by Senate or its representative, with an average grade in the final year of study that is equivalent to a B or higher

or

b have completed the requirements for the Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy, or its equivalent, as approved by Senate or its representative, with an average grade of B or higher

and

c hold current registration as a pharmacist in New Zealand or as a pharmacist in the country of domicile.

Duration and Total Points Value

2 A student admitted to this degree under Regulation 1a must:

a pass courses with a total value of 240 points

and

b complete within the time limit specified in the General Regulations – Masters Degrees.

3 A student admitted to this degree under Regulation 1b must:

a pass courses with a total value of 120 points

and

b complete within the time limit specified in the General Regulations – Masters Degrees.

4 The total enrolment for this degree must not exceed 280 points for a student admitted under Regulation 1a or 160 points for a student admitted under Regulation 1b.

Structure and Content

5 A student admitted to this degree under Regulation 1a must complete the requirements of the 240 point option in the Master of Clinical Pharmacy Schedule. Before enrolment for the thesis or research portfolio, the student must complete, with an average grade of at least B, 120 points from the coursework component of the degree. If this is not achieved the courses passed will be reassigned to the Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy.

6 A student admitted to this degree under Regulation 1b must complete the requirements of the 120 point option in the Master of Clinical Pharmacy Schedule.

7 A student admitted to this programme must complete the University of Auckland Academic Integrity Course as specified in the Enrolment and Programme Regulations, Academic Integrity, of the University Calendar.

8 The programme for each student must be approved by the Head of School of Pharmacy prior to enrolment.

Thesis / Research Portfolio

9 a The thesis or research portfolio is to be carried out under the guidance of a supervisor, appointed by Senate or its representative, on the recommendation of the Head of School of Pharmacy.

b The thesis or research portfolio topic must be approved by the Head of School of Pharmacy prior to enrolment.

c The thesis or research portfolio is to embody the results obtained by the student in an investigation into an area of Pharmacy.

d Any practical work in connection with the thesis or research portfolio must be carried out within the University. However, Senate or its representative may permit a student to carry out the work at an approved site outside the University for any periods or period considered necessary.

e The thesis or research portfolio must be completed and submitted in accordance with the General Regulations – Masters Degrees.

Practical Requirements

10 Students enrolled for this degree must carry out satisfactorily such practice activities as the Head of School of Pharmacy may require.

Variations

11 In exceptional circumstances Senate or its representative may approve a personal programme which does not conform to these regulations.

Honours

12 This degree may be awarded with Honours as specified in the General Regulations – Masters Degrees.

Commencement

13 These regulations came into force on 1 January 2012.

Master of Clinical Pharmacy (MClinPharm) Schedule

A student who has to complete 120 points must satisfy the following requirements:

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points: PHARMACY 796 Thesis or PHARMACY 797 Research Portfolio

A student who has to complete 240 points must satisfy the following requirements:

Requirement:

Research Masters

60 points: PHARMACY 764, 765

60 points from PHARMACY 762, 763, 766–768

120 points: PHARMACY 796 Thesis or PHARMACY 797 Research Portfolio

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