Bachelor of Pharmacy
The Bachelor of Pharmacy covers the study of the chemical, physical, pharmaceutical, and pharmacological properties of medicinal substances and the application of these in the pharmacy profession.
The degree requires four years of full time study for both the pass degree and the Honours degree. There are two semesters per year and no mid-year entry. The first year is a foundation year in which students study biology, chemistry, and basic pharmaceutical sciences and are introduced to pharmacy. The remaining three years are devoted to higher levels of biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences, together with specialised clinical pharmacy studies. During third and fourth year, considerable time is spent in clinical placements in community and hospital pharmacies, where valuable practical experience is gained.
Students in the faculty are taught by and interact with world-renowned academics and have access to teaching laboratories that are leading world best practice, providing them with excellent technology.
Successful completion of this course is contingent on satisfactory performance in a number of clinical placements.
On completion of this degree, and following a compulsory pre-registration training period that is required for all candidates as well as an Intern Training Program, graduates will be eligible for registration with the Pharmacy Board of Australia. Once registered, graduates will be able to practise as a pharmacist.