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Bachelor of Pharmacy - 250JA

Course Code: 250JA
Course Version: 1
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline(s): Discipline of Pharmacy
UAC Code: 365116
CRICOS Code: 076967E
Selection Rank: 83.10
English Language Requirements:

There are non-standard English language requirements for this course. To be eligible you must have an overall IELTS Academic score (or equivalent) of 7.0, with no band score below 7.0. For alternate/equivalent ways of meeting the English requirements for this course please view the English Proficiency Requirements document on the university website.

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.

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.

Work Integration 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.

Career opportunities

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

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. 

The University of Canberra is committed to building a strong and sustainable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce. If you are an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person looking to study this course, please contact Rachel Harrigan, Faculty of Health General Manager on (02) 6201 2608.

 

Enquiries

Prospective Domestic Students
Email study@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Current and Commencing Students
Please contact the Faculty of Health faculty office, email student.centre@canberra.edu.au
Prospective International Students
Email international@canberra.edu.au or Phone +61 2 6201 5342

Admission Requirements

Admission to this course is based on an entrance rank. A rank can be achieved by the following means:
- Year 12 ATAR
- other Australian Qualification
- work experience
- overseas qualification

We also offer a number of entry initiatives that give you the opportunity to gain entry to the University via alternate pathway programs and admissions schemes.
More information is available on our Alternative Entry page: http://www.canberra.edu.au/future-students/applications/apply-now/alternative-entry

Additional Admission Requirements

All students in the Bachelor of Pharmacy course are required to complete clinical practice placement in blocks of time, often outside of teaching time. These clinical practice placements are essential to the program. Prior to commencing clinical practice, all students need to present a complete immunisation schedule as a requirement of the ACT and NSW health departments. All students are required to undergo an Australian Federal Police Record check prior to undertaking clinical placement in the ACT, and a NSW Police check before undertaking placement in NSW.

All pharmacy students will be registered as students with the Pharmacy Board of Australia after admission to the Bachelor of Pharmacy course

Assumed Knowledge

ACT: Mathematical Methods major and either Biology or Human Movement major(s); and Chemistry or Physics major(s).
NSW: Mathematics and either Biology or Human Movement, and Physics or Chemistry.

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2021 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 1
2022 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 1
2023 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 1

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course

Placement Requirements

This course requires students to meet compulsory placement requirements prior to undertaking professional placement (Work-Integrated Learning) in a clinical or professional setting. For information on what these requirements are and how to meet these requirements, please visit www.canberra.edu.au/placement

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Pharmacy B Pharm
Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) B Pharm (Hons)

Alternate Exit Awards

Diploma of Health Studies Associate Degree of Health Studies

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

The University offers a wide range of delivery options to help you balance study with other commitments. Units within this degree may be available to be studied in the following delivery modes:

    UC - Canberra, Bruce

      Flexible: The unit combines online study with optional on-campus, face to face activities.
      Intensive: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face in concentrated time blocks.
      On Campus: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face, supplemented with online content. Most classes are run on weekdays and during business hours.
      Online: The unit is studied completely online. On-campus, face to face interaction is not required.

To find out more about delivery modes that are available for units in this course please visit

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2021

CSP

$36,800

The fees detailed above 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.


Professional Accreditation

The University of Canberra Bachelor of Pharmacy course has been accredited by the Australian Pharmacy Council (APC).

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Knowledge and critical understanding of essential facts, concepts, principles and theories relating to the items in the Indicative Curriculum as required by the Australian Pharmacy Council's Accreditation Committee. Analysis and enquiry
Ability to apply knowledge and understanding to meet the needs of patients and other health care professionals Analysis and enquiry
Professionalism and social responsibility
Communication
Working independently and with others
Problem Solving
Personal attributes: critical thinking, reflective practice, thriving in an environment of change
Ability to apply in a clear and correct manner generic skills in communication, critical thinking, information literacy and research to pharmaceutical, clinical and laboratory information Analysis and enquiry
Professionalism and social responsibility
Communication
Working independently and with others
Problem Solving
Personal attributes: critical thinking, reflective practice, thriving in an environment of change
Ability to calculate medicine doses and dosage regimes accurately Analysis and enquiry
Working independently and with others
Professionalism and social responsibility
Problem Solving
Ability to prepare extemporaneously non-sterile pharmaceutical products in a safe and legal manner Professionalism and social responsibility
Working independently and with others
Ability to obtain, interpret and evaluate patient and clinical data Analysis and enquiry
Professionalism and social responsibility
Communication
Working independently and with others
Problem Solving
Personal attributes: critical thinking, reflective practice, thriving in an environment of change
Ability to assess prescriptions and other orders for medicines, and to dispense medicines safely and legally Analysis and enquiry
Professionalism and social responsibility
Communication
Working independently and with others
Problem Solving
Personal attributes: critical thinking, reflective practice, thriving in an environment of change
Ability to advise patients and other health professionals on medicines and their use. Graduates must have an understanding of medication safety and the ability to recognise, prevent and manage adverse events Analysis and enquiry
Professionalism and social responsibility
Communication
Working independently and with others
Problem Solving
Personal attributes: critical thinking, reflective practice, thriving in an environment of change
Ability to safely handle chemical and pharmaceutical materials Analysis and enquiry
Professionalism and social responsibility
Working independently and with others
Understanding of standard laboratory procedures and the operation of standard pharmaceutical instrumentation, and ability to select appropriate techniques and procedures Analysis and enquiry
Professionalism and social responsibility
Problem Solving

Course Duration

Standard eight semesters full-time. Maximum twenty semesters. This course is available for full-time enrolment only.

Honours

In order to graduate with honours, you must - Attain a GPA of at least 5.5 to enter the Honours program and then maintain a GPA of at least 5 across all other units undertaken in the Bachelor of Pharmacy whilst completing the Honours program; and - Achieve an Honours GPA, as determined in accordance with this policy, of at least 5. The Honours GPA is calculated by adding the grade point average of all Pharmacy Honours units undertaken. Pharmacy degrees with Honours are awarded in the following classes depending on the Honours GPA obtained and the standard of the Honours Paper. - First Class: both an Honours GPA of at least 6 and a mark of at least 85% for the honours thesis - Second Class - Division I: both an Honours GPA of at least 5.5 and a mark of at least 75% for the honours thesis - Second Class - Division II: both an Honours GPA of at least 5 and a mark of at least 65% for the honours thesis Calculating the Honours GPA - GPAs are calculated by using the University's system. The Honours GPA will be calculated as above solely for the Pharmacy Honours units - Be aware that marks are not automatically rounded up for purposes of Honours. Thus 4.99 does not become 5.00. Where your final mark is within two points of the next level of Honours, or of achieving Honours at all (eg a 4.8 is rounded up to 5.0), you can apply in writing to have your Honours result upgraded. This will be determined by the Associate Dean (Education) and the Pharmacy Honours Unit Convenors, taking into account your academic record and any mitigating circumstances which may have affected your academic performance. Please refer to the Honours Guide for this course for further information.

Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)

In order for the Diploma of Health Studies to be awarded the student must have: a) completed 24 credit points with at least 12 credit points at Level 1 b) completed a minimum of 12 credit points at UC and c) obtained a minimum of 12 credit points in any of the health disciplines. In order for the Associate Degree in Health Studies to be awarded the student must have: a) completed 48 credit points with at least 12 credit points at Level 1 and 12 credit points at Level 2 b) completed a minimum of 24 credit points at UC and c) obtained a minimum of 24 credit points in any of the health disciplines.

Offerings

  • Past Offerings
    • 2013->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2014->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2020->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

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