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Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science (131JA.1)
|Selection rank||English language requirements||Duration||UAC code|
|Faculty||Discipline(s)||Location||Available teaching periods|
|Faculty of Science and Technology||
Academic Program Area - Science
| UC Canberra - Bruce Campus
Annual fee rates
The fees shown are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.
|Academic entry requirements||English language requirements||CRICOS code||Faculty|
|069269A||Faculty of Science and Technology|
|Discipline(s)||Location||Available teaching periods||Duration|
Academic Program Area - Science
| UC Canberra - Bruce Campus
Annual fee rates
The fees shown are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Information on how fees are calculated can be found here.
Academic entry requirements
To study at UC, you’ll need to meet our academic entry requirements and any admission requirements specific to your course. Please read your course admission requirements below. To find out whether you meet UC’s academic entry requirements, visit our academic entry requirements page.
Kick start your career with a pharmaceutical science degree
Study a Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science at UC and see how the disciplines of chemistry and biology interact in the exciting industry of pharmaceutical science.
Throughout your degree you will gain valuable practical experience in research methods and the professional workplace. Enjoy the flexibility to focus on and specialise in particular areas of interest such as immunology, microbiology, clinical chemistry, forensic toxicology, pharmaceutical biotechnology or advanced physiology.
Study a Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science at UC and you will:
- acquire an extensive knowledge of human biology and chemistry with a focus on improving human health.
- engage in practical experience in research methods and the workplace
- enjoy the freedom to choose further study in immunology, microbiology, clinical chemistry, forensic toxicology, pharmaceutical biotechnology or advanced physiology.
During your course you will complete a professional practice unit. Students may be required to complete a police check and be fully vaccinated before commencing the placement.
- Pharmaceutical scientific evaluation
- Research and risk assessment
- Pharmacy – subject to further training and accreditation
Course specific information
Graduates interested in professional accreditation for pharmacy, medicine, physiotherapy or science education will need to complete further study. This degree provides a targeted pathway to the Master of Pharmacy, leading to registration as a pharmacist.
Royal Australian Chemical Institute accreditation currently being negotiated.
Normal UC requirements for admission to an undergraduate course.
Additional admission requirements
Police checks and full vaccination may be required for Professional Practice unit.
ACT Chemistry and Mathematical Methods NSW Chemistry and Mathematics
Periods course is open for new admissions
This course is not open for new admissions.
There are currently no formal credit transfer arrangements for entry to this course. Any previous study or work experience will only be considered as part of the application process in accordance with current course rules and university policy. Credit is not permitted towards completion of a graduate certificate.
Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science (131JA) | 72 credit points
- Students in the Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science are only required to complete the 21 credit point version of this Major.
- 9632 Research Project in Applied Science has replaced 3238. Students who have previously completed 3238 may still count it towards course completion.
In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you must meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course
UC - Canberra, Bruce
Three Restricted Choice Units
Standard six semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters.
|Learning outcomes||Related graduate attributes|
|To provide a background in chemical and biological sciences and their interaction and the knowledge and skills to keep this knowledge current throughout a professional career.||
Graduates will be able to anticipate and define new problems; and identify and resolve new problems in new fields.
Problem Solving: have an understanding of how to apply their knowledge and abilities to many different contexts and fields; Professionalism and Social Responsibility: possess self-knowledge and the ability to assess their own performance critically and accurately;
Personal Attributes: Graduates are expected to: a. be independent self-directed learners with the capacity and motivation for lifelong learning; and b. be aware of how they best learn.
AQF: Knowledge and Application of knowledge and skills.
|To provide the communication and background to prepare graduates for employment in a range of science-based fields and for them to contribute to the workplace.||
Communication: Graduates are expected to be able to: a) express knowledge, ideas and opinions in their professional field, both orally and in written form, with confidence and clarity; b) present arguments and ideas effectively; c) actively listen and respond to the ideas of other people; d) negotiate effectively; e) create and present new ideas, and f) be able to function in a multi-cultural or global environment.
Analysis and Inquiry: Graduates are expected to: a. demonstrate entrepreneurial skills including creativity, initiative, adaptability, leadership, resourcefulness; and b. have the ability to initiate new ideas, implement decisions and cope with uncertainty.
Working Independently and with Others: Graduates are expected to be able to: a. work with others as part of a group; b. take responsibility for carrying out agreed tasks; c. be aware of the different roles and responsibilities of group members; d. evaluate group performance; e. take initiative and demonstrate leadership; and f. respect the rights of others irrespective of their cultural background, race or gender.
Personal Attributes: Graduates are expected to: a. be independent thinkers and agents for change; b. have confidence to challenge existing ideas; c. show commitment to ongoing self-development; d. value and respect differing views; e. be confident in themselves and their own skills and knowledge.
|To provide an understanding of the social context of professional employment and the responsibilities that entails.||
Professionalism and Social Responsibility: Graduates are expected to: a. act responsibly, ethically and with integrity in the context of their profession and their obligations to society; b. appreciate the social and cultural context of their profession; c. work towards improvement in society; d. understand economic, political, social, and environmental systems with an international perspective; e. act in environmentally sustainable ways; and f. accept service to the community as the primary purpose for professional life.
AQF: Application of knowledge and skills.
|Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science||B PharmaceuticalSc|
High achieving students may be eligible to enrol in the Bachelor of Applied Science Honours course.
|Student category||Contact details|
|Prospective Domestic Students||Email firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)|
|Prospective International Students||Email email@example.com or Phone +61 2 6201 5342|
|Current and Commencing Students||Please contact the University Student Centre by Email firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone 1300 301 727|