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Bachelor of Pharmacy
Bachelor of Pharmacy

Bachelor of Pharmacy

  • ID:GU610129
  • Level:4-Year Bachelor's Degree
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (AUD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$35,000.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$21,041.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$609.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$35,000.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$21,041.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$609.00
Estimated Total/program:
$226,600.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirement

Prerequisites: Any General or Applied English subject (Units 3&4, C)

English Requirement 

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows:

  • A minimum overall band score of 7.0 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.5
  • OR a minimum score of 580 on TOEFL
  • OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 92 (no score less than 22)
  • OR no score less than 4 in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only)
  • OR a minimum overall score of 185 (no score less than 176) on C2 Proficiency (formerly Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English)
  • OR an overall score of 65 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 58.

English test results must be no more than two years old.

Course Information

This degree will put you on the path to a career in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology or nutraceutical industries.

You will learn through hands-on experience in state-of-the-art facilities (formulation, pharmacology and analytical laboratories) and during professional practice placements at the new Gold Coast University Hospital and other clinical settings.

You will take specialist courses in areas such as pharmacy management, complementary and alternative medicine, and pharmacology.

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Note: The revised Bachelor of Pharmacy curriculum will be introduced incrementally over four years (that is, Year 1 courses will be introduced in 2020, Year 2 courses in 2021, Year 3 courses in 2022 and Year 4 courses in 2023).

Year 1

You must complete the following courses:

  • Chemistry of Biological Systems I - 1001MSC
  • Medicines - Discovery to Practice I - 1004PHM
  • Cells, Tissues and Regulation - 1014MSC
  • Anatomy and Physiology Systems I - 1016MSC
  • Chemistry of Biological Systems II - 1015MSC
  • Anatomy and Physiology Systems II - 1017MSC
  • Genes and Disease - 1005MSC
  • Pharmacy Practice I - 1006PHM

Year 2

You must complete the following courses:

  • Pharmacy Practice II - 2012PHM
  • Specialised Delivery Systems I - 2023PHM
  • Organic Chemistry - 2014MSC
  • Pharmacology - 2018PHM
  • Medicines - Discovery to Practice II - 2022PHM
  • Research Methods and Statistics - 2013AHS
  • Integrated Pharmacotherapeutics I - 2009PHM

Eligibility to progress to the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) (1614) in Year 3 will be determined by the Program Director and will be subject to the following criteria:

  • achievement of a minimum Grade Point Average of 5.0 for all coursework at the completion of the second year of the program and
  • achievement of a grade of at least 5.0 in 2013AHS Research Methods and Statistics and
  • the suitability of the proposed dissertation topic and
  • the resources available to support the candidature including availability of appropriate supervision.

Students who do not achieve the standard necessary to progress to Honours in Year 3 will be required to complete the following courses.

Year 3

You must complete the following courses:

  • Integrated Pharmacotherapeutics II - 3006PHM
  • Pharmacy Practice III - 3008PHM
  • First Peoples Health and Practice - 3121MED
  • Integrated Pharmacotherapeutics III - 3007PHM
  • Placements - 3014PHM

Year 4

You must complete the following courses:

  • Specialised Delivery Systems II - 4012PHM (from 2022)
  • Integrated Pharmacotherapeutics (neuro/psyc) - 4002PHM
  • Integrated Pharmacotherapeutics (oncology) - 4003PHM
  • Quality Use of Medicines in Practice - 4013PHM
  • Pharmacy Practice IV - 4015PHM (from 2022)
  • Integrated Pharmacotherapeutics IV - 4016PHM (from 2022)
  • Listed elective
  • PharmG - 4014PHM (from 2022)

Listed Electives

You may select electives from the list below. If you require guidance, please liaise with your Program Director.

  • Pharmacy Management - 7011PHM
  • Clinical Trials - Principles and Practice - 6005PHM
  • Community Internship and Partnerships for SDGs - 3002LFC
  • Change Management in Dynamic Healthcare Systems - 7322MED
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis - 6002PHM
  • Health Challenges for the 21st Century - 1205MED
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

You will be prepared for a career in community and hospital pharmacy, and medication management. You will also be able to enter careers in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, nutraceutical and related industries in areas including management, sales, marketing, business development, and local and national government agencies related to medicine use and regulation.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 609 ($) AUD per year

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