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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:

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):

Year Student type Cost
2015 Commonwealth supported What is a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)?
A CSP is subsidised by the Australian Government. They pay part of the course fees directly to Curtin and then the student pays the remainder. The student can defer this fee to their HECS-HELP loan.

All Australian students studying an undergraduate degree are automatically awarded a Commonwealth supported place.

Learn more about CSPs and whether you're eligible by visiting the Australian Government's StudyAssist website.
$8,770*

*The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.

This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and do not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks - visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website

If you're not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.

Other notes:

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

 

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2014 entry requirements:

Minimum English language entry requirements:

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 7.0
Speaking 7.0
Reading 7.0
Listening 7.0
Overall band score 7.0

Cut-off scores

Qualification Score
GCE/STPM/HKALE (A-levels - best of three) 9
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 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 2014:

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.

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:

International onshore - fee paying
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $15,700
Indicative year 1 fee $31,700
Total indicative course fee $123,700
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 25 August 2014

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