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Pharmacy

Bachelor of Pharmacy - BPharm(Curtin) - 188099

Health Sciences

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The Bachelor of Pharmacy allows you to combine your science skills with your passion to help people. The course offers practical experience as well as theory, is fully accredited by the Australian Pharmacy Council, and can lead to registration as a professional pharmacist.

Pharmacists do much more than dispense drugs; they improve the health and wellbeing within our community and have a positive impact on many people’s lives. Pharmacists study all aspects of:

  • how and why drugs work
  • how they’re formulated and administered
  • how they’re used in the treatment of disease.

Their primary role is to ensure the safe and effective use of drugs. They can also work in areas such as research and development, where they may participate in activities ranging from drug discovery and formulation, to assessing the therapeutic benefits of different drugs.

What the course involves:

This degree allows you to combine your knowledge of science with your passion to help people. The course offers theoretical and practical experience. You will study aspects of how and why medicines work, and how medicines are formulated, administered and used in the treatment of disease.

Your first year of the course is interprofessional and is undertaken with other health sciences students. Your second year introduces pharmacy primary care, pharmaceutics, antimicrobial therapy, and pharmacology units.

Third year units become more practice-based, with the addition of subjects like pharmacotherapy, pharmaceutical practice and evidence-based complementary medicine. Clinical placements are undertaken in your fourth year, which consolidate your practice-based units.

Fieldwork

Twelve weeks of clinical placements.

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Career opportunities

This course can help you become a:

  • Community Pharmacist
  • Hospital Pharmacist
  • Industrial Pharmacist
  • Retail Pharmacist
  • Clinical Pharmacist
  • Consultant Pharmacist
  • Compounding Pharmacist
  • Drug Information Pharmacist
  • Researcher
  • Academic
  • Industry
  • Government.

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Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Pharmacy is fully accredited by the Australian Pharmacy Council. After completing your course, you are required to compete 1824 hours of training before you can apply to register with the Pharmacy Board of Australia to practise as a pharmacist in Australia. Pharmacists registered in Australia can apply to practise in New Zealand. The degree is recognised worldwide, although some countries require the fulfilment of additional educational or practical training programs.

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).

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Entry requirements:

Indicative TER (ATAR)*: 80
STAT entry*: Not accepted
*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
  • At least English 2A/2B, Literature 2A/2B or English as an Additional Language/Dialect 2A/2B

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):

2014
Commonwealth supportedCommonwealth supported?
If you have not yet exceeded your Student Learning Entitlement (typically seven years' equivalent full-time study) the Australian Government will contribute towards the cost of your study. The indicative fees shown here are known as the student contribution, or your share of the cost of the first year of this course.

To find out if you're eligible for a commonwealth supported place, please visit the Going to Uni website.
$8,620*

*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 for students in 2014 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 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 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.

CRICOS: 003920B
This page was last updated on 25 August 2014

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