University of Newcastle

Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)

University of Newcastle

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00109J

The Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) will prepare you with the necessary theoretical and practical knowledge to get you on your way to becoming a registered pharmacist.This four year undergraduate program has been structured to meet the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) criteria for registration as a pharmacist. It is an integrated program consisting of lectures, practicals, tutorials and experiential learning through clinical placements and simulated learning environments. The program will build upon your existing knowledge of science whilst focusing on material that specifically relates to the knowledge, skills and attributes required as a pharmacist. The program includes opportunities to develop research skills and knowledge in the areas of Personalised Health Care and Health Technologies Assessment, such as Pharmacoeconomics. The provision of health care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People is integrated throughout the program together with the teaching and understanding of cultural diversity in Australia and internationally, which are critical to professional pharmacy practice.Pharmacists are one of the most accessible health professionals and work closely with patients to assist them with managing their medicines and disease states as well as promoting health and improving quality of life. As a pharmacist you will work closely with patients, assisting them to manage medications and diseases as well as provide expertise to promote general health. You will counsel patients on the proper use of medications, provide advice on symptoms, the management of common ailments, prepare and formulate medications and provide health education. Pharmacists are also involved in consultation with doctors and other health care providers to ensure appropriate and safe use and prescribing of medication.


Qualification for the award of Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) requires the completion of 320 units of approved courses.


  • Pharmacy
  • anatomy and physiology
  • dosage formulation
  • pharmacotherapeutics

Standard entry requirements

Previous Year 12 studies and/or Higher education, tertiary, post-secondary qualifications and/or Overseas qualifications considered equivalent to Australian qualifications.


After graduating from a Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) at UON, you can apply for provisional registration with the Pharmacy Board of Australia. You will then be required to complete additional supervised practice and examinations before you can apply for general registration.

Study pathways

Students achieving a sufficiently high grade point average by the end of the third year of the program will be invited to undertake the graded honours stream in the fourth year of the program.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Callaghan International: $176,820
  • ATAR: 70.00
  • Full-time : 4 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Callaghan.

Fees are indicative and subject to variation. Overall program fee may vary based on course selection. Other costs may include clinical placement uniforms, cost of travel to/from clinical placements and out of area accommodation if required.

Further information

Students will complete substantial supervised clinical practice in a range of diverse clinical contexts including, but not limited to, community pharmacy, primary health care clinics, residential aged care facilities, mental health services and acute care hospitals. Rural placements will be mandatory and occur throughout rural and remote New South Wales and other locations in Australia. Travel, accommodation and related expenses for work-integrated learning/placements will be the responsibility of the student. The Bachelor of Pharmacy (honours) degree and future professional practice is both mentally and physically demanding. The award of this degree depends on the student satisfactorily completing and passing all academic and practical components.

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