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Pharmacy

Bachelor of Pharmacy - BPharm(Curtin) - B-PHARM

Health Sciences

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Pharmacists study aspects of how and why drugs work, how they are formulated and administered, and how they are used in the treatment of disease.

While pharmacists often work in community and hospital pharmacies, they can also work in areas such as research and development, participating in activities ranging from drug discovery and formulation, to assessing the therapeutic benefits of different drugs.

Your first year is interprofessional and taken with students from other health sciences degrees. In your following years, you will study pharmacy primary care, pharmaceutics, antimicrobial chemotherapy, pharmacology, pharmacotherapy and pharmaceutical practice.

You will complete a minimum of 12 weeks of clinical placements during the course. There are opportunities for you to take your placements interstate and overseas in hospitals, the community or in industry.

Career opportunities

This course can help you become a:

  • Pharmacist

This course can help you become a Community Pharmacist, Hospital Pharmacist, Industrial Pharmacist, Retail Pharmacist, Consultant Pharmacist and Drug Information Pharmacist.


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Professional recognition

Accredited by: Australian Pharmacy Council.

For full registration with the Pharmacy Board of Australia, you must complete 1,824 hours of training following your course. 

Credit for previous study

If you have previously worked or studied in this field, you are encouraged to contact the Faculty of Health Sciences to discuss eligibility for credit for recognised learning (CRL).

Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL).

Full Course Structure

Please refer to the Handbook's full course structure when enrolling.

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Entry requirements:

Indicative TER (ATAR)*: 80
STAT entry*: Not accepted. May be used to demonstrate English competence
*What are Indicative TER (ATAR) and STAT Entry?

Indicative TER (ATAR)

This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.

STAT entry

The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) assesses competencies considered important for success at uni. These tests are provided by the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) to help mature age candidates apply for certain courses.

Mature age entry:

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Essential WACE courses:

  • Chemistry 3A/3B
  • Mathematics 3A/3B

Please refer to the following statements before applying for this course:

Where:

Bentley

When:

February

How:

Full-time

Study:

On-campus

Duration:

4 years full-time

Fees (indicative first year only):

Unfortunately fee information is not available for this course at this time. Please check out our Fee Calculator for an estimation of course fees.
The requirements of this course may attract additional costs. For more information visit other fees and charges.

Other notes:

You must complete each year of this course before commencing the next.

 

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2015 entry requirements:

Minimum English language entry requirements:

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 7
Speaking 7
Reading 7
Listening 7
Overall band score 7

Cut-off scores

Qualification Score
GCE/STPM/HKALE (A-levels - best of three) 9
HKDSE 19
IB 28
Ontario Gr 12 (best of 6) 70
ATAR (including WACE/SACE/HCE/VCE) 80
WAUFP (CPS) 59
India/Pakistan 0.76
Sri Lanka 10

Minimum academic entry requirements


Course prerequisites

Chemistry and mathematics are necessary for entry to the course. Biology and human biology are desirable.

Please refer to the following statements before applying for this course:

Where:

Bentley

When:

February

How:

Full-time

Study:

On-campus

Duration:

4 years full-time

Fees for 2015:

Unfortunately fee information is not available for this course at this time. Please check out our Fee Calculator for an estimation of course fees.

Other notes:

You must complete each year of this course before commencing the next.

2016 entry requirements:

Minimum English language entry requirements:

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 7
Speaking 7
Reading 7
Listening 7
Overall band score 7

Cut-off scores

Qualification Score
GCE/STPM/HKALE (A-levels - best of three) 9
HKDSE 19
IB 29
Ontario Gr 12 (best of 6) 70
ATAR (including WACE/SACE/HCE/VCE) 80
WAUFP (CPS) 59
India/Pakistan 76%
Sri Lanka 10

Minimum academic entry requirements


Course prerequisites

Chemistry and Mathematics are required. Biological Science and Human Biological Science are desirable.

Please refer to the following statements before applying for this course:

Where:

Bentley

When:

February

How:

Full-time

Study:

On-campus

Duration:

4 years full-time

Fees for 2016:

International onshore - fee paying
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $16,300
Indicative year 1 fee $32,900
Total indicative course fee $129,500
Indicative essential incidental course fee $150

*The indicative fees shown above apply to international students studying on-campus in Western Australia. For information about fees at other locations please visit Curtin International's offshore site.

Other notes:

You must complete each year of this course before commencing the next.

CRICOS: 003920B
This page was last updated on 06 August 2015

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