Pharmacy - P3001
Bachelor degree (honours)
From 2017, this Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) is only available to domestic students who already have a bachelor degree in a related field such as biomedical science or science.
If you are not a graduate in a related field, you can enrol in our new double degree, the integrated Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons) and Master of Pharmacy.
If you are an international student, you may enrol in either degree.
The Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) is required to practice as a pharmacist and will prepare you for a rewarding and portable career. You will learn about the formulation of medicines and their impact on the body, and develop the knowledge, experience and expertise you need to make a difference as a medicines expert and healthcare professional.
You will learn from experienced pharmacists and researchers and have access to some of the country's best-equipped facilities at our Parkville campus. The course is also offered in Malaysia and you will have the opportunity to complete a one-semester exchange during your degree.
We acknowledge very high-achieving students by offering access to our Scholars Program. This provides exclusive learning opportunities, including:
- extra academic and professional mentoring from pharmacy graduates
- leadership training through the ambassador program
- a Dean's scholarship
Throughout your studies, you'll have access to innovativeteaching technologies, such as MyDispense– a web-based program that combines over 300 virtual patients and 1500 pharmacyproducts to provide authentic dispensing practice – and Pharmatopia, a virtual hi-tech teaching tool, developed by Monashand adopted by leading pharmacy schools around the world.
Your study will develop through four interrelated themes thatcome together in your practice as a pharmacist. These are:
- The human body and the enabling sciences underlying the development and administration of pharmaceuticals.
- Pharmaceutics or the science of preparing and dispensing drugs.
- The sociocultural context in which the pharmacist and the client operate.
- The study of diseases, disorders and their management in clinical practice.
You will undertake work placements in hospitals and communitypharmacies, gaining and applying essential understanding of the processesinvolved in providing primary health care, drug information, and clinicalpharmacy services in different practice environments.
Our Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) course is accredited bythe Australian Pharmacy Council. To become a registered pharmacist, you mustfirst complete the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) degree, then undertake aperiod of supervised practice, while also completing an internship trainingprogram accredited by the Australian Pharmacy Council.
Exciting and challenging career options await, including workingas a community, hospital or consultant pharmacist, or jobs in thepharmaceutical industry, government, regulatory bodies, research and clinicaltrials. Our graduates work around the world.
At a glance
Please note: Scholars Program requires 98.05+ ATAR.
|English||Maths||Sciences / Other|
On-campus at Malaysia: Full time
On-campus at Parkville: Full time
|Duration:||4 years (full time)|
|Start date:||First Semester (February)|
|Qualification:||Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours), Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) (Scholars Program)|