During your final year, the rural major provides an opportunity to develop the particular knowledge and skills needed to practice pharmacy outside of the major urban centres. The rural major comprises three units of study: PHAR4824 Aboriginal and Rural Health (12 credit points) (cp); PHAR4826 Rural Pharmacy and Public Health (6cp); PHAR4825 Rural Clinical Placement (6cp) You will combine on-campus study of relevant rural and Indigenous pharmacy and health issues with an extended pharmacy placement in a non-metropolitan location.
The rural major provides a unique opportunity for students to develop the knowledge and skills needed to practice pharmacy in regional, rural and remote Australia. The rural elective combines on campus study of relevant rural and Aboriginal pharmacy and health issues and an extended pharmacy placement in a non-metropolitan location.
Pharmacists are an integral part of the healthcare system and have the capacity to directly affect the lives and lifestyles of the people with whom they interact. There are a wide variety of career choices open to registered pharmacists. Examples include retail pharmacy (community practice), hospital pharmacy, research positions within universities or research institutes, or positions in the pharmaceutical industry in drug production, marketing of drug development.
Further study for major
Graduates of the Bachelor of Pharmacy seeking further academic studies in pharmacy are recommended to consider our postgraduate research courses, including Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy.