Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)

James Cook University JCU

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00117J

This program equips students with the knowledge, skills and ethics required to practise pharmacy in hospitals, the community, industry, research, or educational settings. It is integrated to facilitate greater understanding and covers chemistry and biochemistry, drug and dosage form design, anatomy and physiology, disease states, pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, therapeutics, public health and health promotion, and rural and remote practice. Students gain the communication, legal, ethical, management, and research skills required for modern pharmacy practice.


96 credit points. A placement program requires students to work in hospital and community placements, with a period of time in a rural area.


  • Professional Honours
  • Research Honours

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • English (Units 3/4,C), Chemistry (Units 3/4,C), Mathematical Methods (Units 3/4,C). Students must provide evidence of immunisation and a current First Aid/CPR certificate within the first teaching period of their studies. A Suitability to Work with Children Card (Blue Card) is required prior to the first clinical placement. Some placement agencies require students to produce a current Australian Federal Police check.


Australian Pharmacy Council.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Townsville International: $143,200 No information available No No information available

Further information

If students identify as Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, JCU can assist students in their pursuit of a health career through the Indigenous Health Careers Access Program (IHCAP). International student visa-holders must not enrol in more than a third of the total credit points for the course in online, distance or external study.

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