Pharmaceutical Science - P2001
The Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science will equip you with the skills to improve human health and wellbeing by researching and developing more reliable, accessible and effective treatments and products.
You will learn about the chemistry, biology and technology of medicines and other formulations. You will also acquire the knowledge and practical skills that are critical to the discovery and development of new pharmaceutical products and therapies.
A common core of study of the foundations of pharmaceutical science during the first 18 months will prepare you to make a choice between different disciplines in drug discovery and formulations:
- Formulation Science
- Medicinal Chemistry
- Drug Discovery Biology
Foundationscience studies in bioorganic and medicinal chemistry, physical chemistry andphysiology will underpin your pharmaceutical science specialisation, chosenhalfway through the course from the following fields:
- Formulation Science – The invention, manufacture and testing of new products, such as pharmaceuticals, food and cosmetics.
- Medicinal Chemistry – The study of how drugs work; the principles and techniques of chemistry are adopted to discover and develop compounds that prevent, treat or cure disease.
- Drug Discovery Biology – The discovery and understanding of biological drug targets and their modulation, and the translation of the information and outcomes of drug-development studies into pharmaceutical products.
Alongside your specialist knowledge and techniques,you will develop an understanding of the application of pharmaceutical methods andprofessional practices required in the workplace.
Youwill study under the guidance of one of the largest and most productive groupof pharmaceutical researchers in Australia, and you will graduate having workedin industry-standard facilities, such as our impressive Shimadzu high-pressureliquid chromatography (HPLC) lab.
You will gain practical skills through a major applied research projector industry placement, and be ready for a career in pharmaceutical research,the biomedical industry and many other fields that require advancedchemical-formulation skills.
At a glance
|English||Maths||Sciences / Other|
|Location(s):||On-campus at Parkville: Full time & part time|
|Duration:||3 years (full time) , 6 years (part time)|
|Start date:||First Semester (February)|
|Qualification:||Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science|