The role of the pharmacist within community pharmacy has expanded to include assisting patients with the management of their chronic diseases, such as obesity, asthma and diabetes. In the future, pharmacists in the primary care setting are going to become increasingly involved in the care of patients through multidisciplinary teams. The setting of practice of pharmacy will expand from the community pharmacist to include medical clinics and the patient’s home. The role of pharmacists as prescribers is currently under investigation.
For science graduates looking to step into the pharmacy field for the first time, we offer a graduate entry Master of Pharmacy. This fast-track, two year course is designed as a professional pharmacy and applied science degree leads to registration as a pharmacist in Australia and will provide you with a platform for a diverse range of career opportunities in the pharmaceutical and health care industries.