Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)

University of Newcastle

This program will provide students with the theoretical knowledge, practical experience and attributes to drive clinical leadership in health care while also providing a framework to influence the management of pharmaceutical services in Australia and globally. Students will be equipped to provide a vital primary health care role as they counsel people on the best use and management of medications, provide advice on the symptoms and management of common ailments, prepare and formulate medications and educate the community on a wide range of health and well-being matters. At the University of Newcastle, students will use innovative and state-of-the art educational technology to supplement face-to-face lectures, tutorials and experiential learning, through clinical placements and simulated learning environments. Throughout the degree students will develop an extensive knowledge of the essential underpinning sciences, pharmacotherapeutics and pharmaceutical sciences that are required to practice as a pharmacist. They will also study anatomy and physiology, dosage formulations, chemistry, drug design and discovery, mental health first aid and epidemiology. Students will develop and practice the core competencies required to work in clinical, hospital and community pharmacy settings. These attributes include strong interpersonal and communication skills, clinical leadership and ability to provide health care to culturally diverse communities. Throughout the degree students will also have the opportunity to develop outstanding research capabilities under the guidance of experienced academic staff who are world leaders in their respective fields.

Course Fee:


International: $147,440

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent. Recommended: Extension Mathematics (extension 1 or 2) at any level of achievement or Band 5 or 6 in 2 unit Mathematics, Advanced English, Chemistry and Physics; Mandatory NSW Health Verification Requirements must be met

Structure:

320 units of courses, over 4 years full time. Extensive practical learning.

Subjects you can Study:

Pharmacy; anatomy and physiology; dosage formulation; pharmacotherapeutics

Study Pathways:

Students achieving a sufficiently high grade point average by the end of the third year of the program will be invited to undertake the graded honours stream in the fourth year of the program.

Further information:

Students will complete substantial supervised clinical practice in a range of diverse clinical contexts including, but not limited to, community pharmacy, primary health care clinics, residential aged care facilities, mental health services and acute care hospitals. Rural placements will be mandatory and occur throughout rural and remote New South Wales and other locations in Australia. Travel, accommodation and related expenses for work-integrated learning/placements will be the responsibility of the student. The Bachelor of Pharmacy (honours) degree and future professional practice is both mentally and physically demanding. The award of this degree depends on the student satisfactorily completing and passing all academic and practical components.

Recognition:

After graduating from a Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) at UON, you can apply for provisional registration with the Pharmacy Board of Australia. You will then be required to complete additional supervised practice and examinations before you can apply for general registration.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00109J

Related Careers:

Pharmacist,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Callaghan 65.35 No Full time 4 years

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