Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)

RMIT University

As a pharmacist you'll ensure safe and effective use of medicines. You'll gain knowledge of how drugs are formulated into medicines and administered and how they are used in the treatment of disease. You'll develop a sound scientific base in studies that include biochemistry, bio-statistics, human biology, genetics, microbiology, immunology and cell biology. This course prepares you to undertake the internship year required by the Pharmacy Board of Australia to become registered as a Pharmacist. Once the program and the internship requirements are successfully completed, you can practise in any area of pharmacy in Australia or New Zealand, including community or hospital pharmacy. Clinical placement is a key focus throughout the degree. You'll undertake real-life experiences in work placements in both hospital and community pharmacies over the four years. You will gain a strong scientific foundation from which to undertake postgraduate studies if desired.

Course Fee:

Australian: $126,720
International: $161,280

Entry Requirements:

Units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 25 in Chemistry; and a study score of at least 25 in Mathematics (any); and a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in any other English.

Structure:

Year 1 - You'll study a number of science courses to give you a sound scientific base, including biochemistry, biostatistics, human biology, genetics, microbiology, immunology and cell biology; as well as pharmacy-specific courses, engaging you in the development of professional skills. Year 2 - You'll be immersed in specific education and training in the major discipline areas. You will also study pharmacy-specific professional practice and essential medicine formulations. Year 3 - You'll do in-depth study of major therapeutic areas supported by more detailed pharmacology and expand your knowledge and skills in pharmacy practice, with increased emphasis on work-integrated learning activities. You'll study advanced formulations, learn how to compound medicines for individual patients, and how the quality of medicines is regulated and assured. Year 4 - You'll expand your pharmacy practice and therapeutics proficiency through integrated study and work-integrated learning activities.

Subjects you can Study:

Chemistry, Clinical pharmacy and therapeutics, Drug delivery, Pharmacology, Pharmacy practice.

Further information:

The type of careers this qualification leads to may include pharmacist

Recognition:

After the successful completion of internship and an examination, you'll be eligible for registration as a pharmacist with the Pharmacy Board of Australia. A reciprocal registration also exists with the Pharmacy Council of New Zealand, allowing registration after a reduced period of working under supervision.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00122A

Related Careers:

Pharmacist,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Bundoora 64.3 No Full time 4 years

Why Study With Us

One of Australia's original tertiary institutions, RMIT University enjoys an international reputation for excellence in professional and vocational education, applied research, and engagement with industry and the community.

RMIT is renowned for its excellence in Art and Design; Architecture; Education; Engineering; Development; Computer Science and Information Systems; Business and Management; and Communication and Media Studies.

RMIT prides itself on its strong industry connections forged over 130 years. Collaboration with industry is integral to RMIT’s leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally-focused graduates.

RMIT is a values-led institution and is dedicated to operating sustainably, respecting Indigenous cultures and supporting intellectual freedom. 

RMIT has outstanding teachers and is one of the top ranked universities for staff qualification.

Facilities & Services

RMIT’s three campuses in Melbourne (City, Brunswick and Bundoora) are located on the unceded lands of the people of the Woi Wurrung and Boon Wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation.

As a global university, RMIT has two campuses in Vietnam and a research and industry collaboration centre in Spain. We also offer programs through partners in Singapore, Hong Kong, mainland China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Belgium, Germany, Austria and the Netherlands.

Our cutting-edge facilities, including the newly opened New Academic Street, Swanston Academic Building and Design Hub represent our commitment to developing world-class learning, teaching, training and research spaces.

Students have instant access to a range of activities and programs designed to make the university experience unforgettable.

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Admission and selection

Applying to RMIT? Local and international students can access all information on the RMIT website

Study options

At RMIT, you'll experience an education that equips you with practical skills, inspires you with ideas and prepares you for the workplaces of the future. RMIT connects students with industry mentors and collaborate on projects with real organisations so that you can advance your career. 

RMIT provides you with a diverse range of education options, from apprenticeships, traineeships and certificates to associate and bachelor degrees, and postgraduate degrees by coursework or research. 

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The university also has a range of pathway programs that allow students to work their way from one program to another until they reach the degree they want. Our pathways are more than just regular pre-university programs – many give students guaranteed entry into higher qualifications, and credit to reduce the cost and time needed to complete a degree.

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