Bachelor of Pharmacy

Contribute to your community by becoming a pharmacist

Our Bachelor of Pharmacy is an evidence-based and research-led degree that will equip you with a broad knowledge and set of skills in life sciences. You will learn how to apply scientific theory to the clinical reasoning, treatment and evaluation of cases required by a pharmacist.

Open to new admissions

2018

Admission open to

Domestic students and International students


Level of Study

Undergraduate

Full-time Study Duration

4 years

Lowest Selection Rank

74


Location

Canberra

Course code

250JA

CRICOS number

076967E

Career Outcomes

Study a Bachelor of Pharmacy at UC and you will:

  • be educated in the theoretical, technical, written, practical and clinical components of pharmacy
  • acquire and apply clinical reasoning, treatment and evaluation skills to life sciences
  • combine theory with hands-on experience in laboratories and clinical practice.

Career Opportunities

  • Community pharmacy
  • Hospital pharmacy
  • Clinical consultant pharmacy
  • Therapeutic goods regulation and policy

Work Integrated Learning

As part of the degree you will be required to undertake clinical placements.  Before you can do this you need to be fully vaccinated to comply with government health regulations and pass a police check.

Course details

Sample study plan

YEAR 1

  • Chemistry 1a
  • Concepts in Biology
  • Regional Anatomy and Physiology
  • Health and Pharmacy
  • Chemistry 1b
  • Psychology 102
  • Systemic Anatomy and Physiology
  • Professional Practice in Health

YEAR 2

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Formulation Science
  • Dispensary and Logistics
  • Evidence Based Medicine 1
  • Introduction to Microbiology
  • Biopharmaceutics and Advanced Formulations
  • Evidence Based Medicine 2
  • Essential Pharmacology

YEAR 3

  • Clinical Therapeutics 1
  • Pharmacy Practice 1
  • Systems Pharmacology 1
  • Clinical Therapeutics 2
  • Pharmacy Practice 2
  • Systems Pharmacology 2
  • Open Elective (x2) or Honours Program (x2 units)

YEAR 4

  • Clinical Therapeutics 3
  • Pharmacy Practice 3
  • Systems Pharmacology 3
  • Clinical Therapeutics 4
  • Pharmacy Practice 4
  • Quality Use of Medicines
  • Open Elective (x2) or Honours Program (x2 units)

Course specific
information

The University of Canberra Bachelor of Pharmacy course has been accredited (with conditions) by the Australian Pharmacy Council (APC). To become a registered pharmacist, graduates are required to complete an internship year of supervised practice and pass two pharmacy board exams.

More
information

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