Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)

La Trobe University

This degree develops an understanding of how medicines impact, improve and change people's lives.You'll gain knowledge of the healthcare system and how pharmacists support patient care. Based in Bendigo, you'll have access to La Trobe University's on-campus training pharmacy, where you'll practise patient communication skills and learn how to work as the link between medical practitioners and the public. In the first two years of a course you'll study science fundamentals along with introductory pharmacy practice subjects. For the remaining three years, you'll focus on specific pharmacy subjects such as legislation and practice, therapeutics, complementary medicine and the quality use of medicines. You'll examine public health issues in rural and remote Australia, and graduate with an Honours level degree. During this degree, you'll participate in a range of community and hospital placements where you'll develop practical pharmacy skills.

Course Fee:


International: $173,600

Entry Requirements:

VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 25 in Chemistry; and a study score of at least 25 in any mathematics. International students must meet the academic and English language requirements of this course. NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.

Structure:

Students must complete 480 credit points. First-year studies include biology, chemistry, introduction to pharmacy practice, psychology studies for pharmacy, pharmaceutical formulation, the organisation and function of cells, and mathematics. Later-year studies cover pharmacy practice, therapeutics, pharmaceutical formulation, medicinal chemistry, biotechnology, complementary medicines, quality use of medicines, and the healthcare system.

Subjects you can Study:

Medicinal Chemistry; Pharmaceutics; Pharmacology; Pharmacy Practice; Therapeutics.

Recognition:

The Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) is accredited by the Australian Pharmacy Council (APC). Graduates of the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) may be eligible to apply for registration with the Pharmacy Board of Australia. Professional registration may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00115M

Related Careers:

Pharmacist,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Bendigo 65.8 No Full time 4 years
Bendigo 65.8 No Part time 8 years
La Trobe University, believes that higher education has the power to transform people and societies. Their goal is to make a difference to their students, staff, and the communities they serve.

In 2016, La Trobe was ranked in the QS Top 50 Under 50 for the first time, and 56 in the 2017 Times Higher Education 200 Under 50 Rankings. They are also in the world's top 400 universities in all three major ranking agencies: QS World University Rankings 2016-2017, Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2016-2017 and the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2016.

La Trobe's research is focused on resolving some of the greatest challenges of our time. Researchers in facilities like the La Trobe Institute of Molecular Science and the Centre for Agribioscience are driving new ways to fight disease, and tackle climate change, drought and other threats to Australian agriculture.

Work placements are an important part of La Trobe's courses and students find work experience with organisations like CSIRO, the Australian Synchrotron, PwC and the University's partner hospitals. Students also receive hands-on training in facilities including a TV studio, an archaeological dig simulation site, moot court, and on field trips to places like Victoria's alpine wilderness.

La Trobe encourages students to participate in overseas study programs including nursing in Nepal, nanotechnology in Tokyo, and Indigenous studies in the Philippines. In 2016, La Trobe awarded travel grants and scholarships to 950 undergraduate and postgraduate students to study with partners like National University of Singapore, San Diego State University and Stockholm University.

The University has eight campuses in Victoria and NSW and is the largest provider of university education in regional Victoria. The University has more than 190,000 graduates. It's an impressive group that includes CEOs, parliamentarians, human rights activists, medical researchers and Olympians.

Provider CRICOS: 00115M

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