Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
This course offers practical experience as well as a theoretical grounding in the discipline of pharmacy and is the only undergraduate program in Western Australia that is recognised for registration as a pharmacist. It is taught with a hands-on approach, with a range of laboratories and facilities available to enhance teaching and provide essential practical skills. Most practising pharmacists are engaged in the preparation and dispensing of medicines, as well as patient-focussed care, including advice to patients, their carers and other health-care providers. Pharmacists also may be involved in specialised dispensing or compounding, monitoring of drug therapy and the development, testing or manufacture of medicines. All students in this course are enrolled in a four-year honours program and will be able to demonstrate an advanced level of pharmacy skills and knowledge on completion of the degree.
Detailed information about the course structure is available through official Curtin pages: http://handbook.curtin.edu.au/courses/32/320988.html
- The main areas of specialisation are pharmaceutics which includes formulations, sterility testing and drug development
- pharmaceutical chemistry - which includes analytical, physical, organic, natural product and biological chemistry
- pharmaceutical biology - which includes biochemistry
- microbiology and physiology
- an integration of pharmacology with pharmacotherapy which helps focus students understanding of the effect of drugs on the body within patient driven models. These develop into pharmaceutical practice which considers professional pharmacy roles.
Standard entry requirements
Please refer to https://study.curtin.edu.au/offering/course-ug-bachelor-of-pharmacy-honours--bh-pharmv1/ for further information on entry to this course.
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