Bachelor of Pharmacy and Management

The Bachelor of Pharmacy is an undergraduate degree offered at the Faculty of Pharmacy with a focus on Management. The degree is a full-time, five-year course with progression towards the degree by the accumulation of credit points. The degree may be awarded at the Pass or Honours level.

Curriculum

This degree focuses on the pharmacy as a business. Graduates wil combine the knowledge required to become a registered pharmacist with the skills to integrate sound business practice with sustainable health care.

The first year is a foundation year in which students study biology, chemistry and introductory pharmacy and business subjects, with a progressive emphasis on pharmaceutical science and the professional practice of pharmacy.

Business subjects are incorporated into the first three years and the final year of the program. Practical pharmacy experience is emphasised, particularly in the third and fourth years.

In the fifth year students complete an additional business unit of study with a flexible final semester allowing students to choose further units of study from the Business School, or electives in rural and industrial pharmacy as well as the opportunity to do an international exchange.

Assumed knowledge

It should be noted that most of the first-year units of study will be taught on the assumption that students have reached the standard of assumed knowledge specified in the units of study table.

Prerequisites and corequisites

To be eligible to enrol in second-year, third-year, fourth-year and fifth-year units of study, students must have completed the prerequisite unit(s) of study. Any corequisite unit(s) of study not previously completed must be taken concurrently (see units of study table).

 

Bachelor of Pharmacy and Management

Bachelor of Pharmacy and Management (Honours)

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These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2014 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Coursework Policy 2014, the Resolutions of the Faculty, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended) and the Academic Board policies on Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism. Up to date versions of all such documents are available from the Policy Register: http://sydney.edu.au/policies.

Course resolutions

1 Course codes

Code

Course title

 BUPHAMGT1000

Bachelor of Pharmacy and Management

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for this course is full time only.

3 Admission to candidature

(1)
Admission to undergraduate courses at the University of Sydney is either on the basis of completion of secondary study via the NSW Higher School Certificate, leading to the award of an Australian Tertiary Admission Ranking (ATAR) or equivalent (and subject to the special admissions provisions as set out in the Coursework Rule).

4 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for the course are set out in the Units of Study table for the Bachelor of Pharmacy and Management.
(2)
To qualify for the award of the pass degree, a candidate must complete 240 credit points, comprising:
(a)
192 credit points of core units of study in the first four years; and
(b)
an additional 48 credit points consisting of:
(i)  48 credit points of core units of study; or
(ii)  24 credit points of core units of study plus 24 credit points of elective units of study.

5 Additional requirements prior to commencing clinical placements

(1)
Information about the procedures for gaining clearance for clinical placements will be provided after enrolment.
(2)
Student clearance for clinical placements
The New South Wales Department of Health requires that all students obtain clearance in order to undertake clinical placements. This involves a criminal record check according to NSW Health policy.
(3)
Prohibited employment declaration
All students should complete a prohibited employment declaration as required by the NSW Commission for Children and Young People.
(4)
Immunisation
All students must have evidence of vaccinations and immunisation against certain infectious diseases prior to undertaking clinical placements. The requirements are consistent with Australian public health policy and NSW Health guidelines.

6 Progression rules

(1)
Candidates may not take a second or third year unit of study until they have:
(a)
gained credit for at least 24 credit points in units of study of the previous year; and
(b)
successfully completed the units of study prescribed by the Faculty as qualifying or prerequisite units of study, as set out in the Units of Study table.
(2)
Candidates who fail only one first year unit of study and have no previous record of failure in the degree, who have an annual average mark (AAM) of >60 for that year, may apply to the Dean for a prerequisite waiver which would allow enrolment in the full complement of units of study in the following year, together with the failed unit of study.
(3)
Candidates may not take a fourth year unit of study until they have successfully completed all first, second and third year units of study as set out in the Units of Study table.
(4)
Candidates may not take a fifth year unit of study until they have successfully completed all the fourth year units of study as set out in the Units of Study table except as permitted in 6(5).
(5)
Candidates who fail only one fourth year unit of study, who have an annual average mark (AAM) of >60 for fourth year, and who have no previous record of failure in the degree, may apply to the Dean for a prerequisite waiver which would allow enrolment in the full complement of subsequent year units of study, together with the failed unit of study. This condition applies only to a fail in a single unit of study, not to the OSCE (Objective Structures Clinical Examination), which is a barrier examination and a component of all units of study (except Pharmaceutical Skills and Dispensing A and B). Candidates who fail the OSCE will not be entitled to apply for a prerequisite waiver and will be required to satisfactorily repeat ALL fourth year units of study (with the exception of Pharmaceutical Skills and Dispensing A and B if these Units of Study have already been passed.)

7 Requirements for the Honours degree

(1)
The Dean may admit a student to the integrated Honours program if:
(a)
a student is of no more than four years standing, and has no fail or absent fail results; and
(b)
has a WAM of at least 65 in second, third and fourth year units of study; and
(c)
an academic staff member has agreed to supervise the student's Honours research project
(2)
Honours students can progress to second semester Honours only if they obtain a credit average in their first semester marks. Students who fail this requirement will go back to the Pass stream, fifth year second semester.

8 Award of the degree

(1)
The Bachelor of Pharmacy and Management is awarded in the grades of either Pass or Honours. The honours degree is awarded in classes according to the conditions specified in the Resolutions for the Faculty of Pharmacy.
(2)
Candidates for the award of the Honours degree who do not meet the requirements, but who have otherwise satisfied the course requirements, will be awarded the pass degree.