Bachelor of Pharmacy (M3F)

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Overview  2019

ATAR

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Duration

mode.loadCategory not equal to Part Time
Minimum 4 Years, up to a maximum of 9 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Hobart
Semester 1

Commonwealth Supported places available

ATAR

No Guaranteed Entry ATAR

Guaranteed Entry ATAR

Achievement of a specified ATAR will guarantee acceptance into a course or institution, subject to any non-ATAR criteria being met, such as a prerequisite study or English language proficiency.

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Duration

Minimum 4 Years
Entry requirements

Location

Hobart
Semester 1
The Bachelor of Pharmacy is a professionally accredited program. This on-campus undergraduate course takes a minimum of 4 years to complete. The first 2 years are studied in Hobart, but the later years also involve clinical placements undertaken at a wide variety of pharmacy practice sites throughout Tasmania and possibly interstate and overseas.

The main aim of the course is to provide students with a specialist education in the basic and clinical pharmaceutical sciences and to enable them to gain the skills and attitudes required for the responsible practice of pharmacy.

Career outcomes

The combination of biomedical and pharmaceutical science and clinical expertise in drug use prepares pharmacy graduates for work in a variety of fields. Most graduates work as pharmacists in the community or in hospitals. Many pharmacists are involved in clinical trials used to evaluate new drug products and in preparing documentation on the effectiveness and safety of new drugs (required for marketing approval). Pharmacists are involved extensively in the manufacturing, research, quality control and marketing of pharmaceuticals. Pharmacists are also employed in government health departments where they may be involved in regulation and approval of new pharmaceutical products. Some pharmacy graduates specialise in providing drug information to other health professionals, hospitals and government departments, while others undertake postgraduate training for careers as academics or researchers or in more specialised fields such as toxicology.

Professional Recognition

To become a registered pharmacist, graduates of this course must complete 1,824 hours (one year) of supervised practical training and the Intern Training Program in order to register with the Pharmacy Board of Australia. International students will need to demonstrate an IELTS score of 7.0 or equivalent.

Course structure

Year 1 of the degree provide the basis for future learning with a focus on the basic sciences and an introduction to the role of pharmacy in the healthcare system.

Year 2 involves the study of how drugs interact with the human body, and how drug knowledge can be applied to improving consumers' health outcomes.

Years 3 and 4 have a combined focus on applied therapeutics and pharmacy practice to prepare graduates for an exciting range of roles in an evolving healthcare system. Practice-based training is undertaken at community, hospital and other pharmacy practice sites throughout Tasmania and possibly interstate and overseas.

Semester 1

This unit involves a range of on-line and campus-based learning activities that introduce students to key concepts of health and healthcare, the pharmacy profession, roles of a pharmacist, quality use of medicines, government funding, regulatory bodies, the pharmaceutical industry and…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSummer school

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is designed to introduce students to human cells and tissues and the anatomy and physiology of the integumentary, defence, musculoskeletal and neuroendocrine systems in the human body. The unit will include: (a) the basic facts and concepts relating…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Together with Chemistry 1B, this unit is a required prerequisite for those students intending to major in Chemistry and for those intending to proceed to 2nd year chemistry. It provides students with fundamental knowledge and concepts in inorganic, physical, analytical,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Semester 2

This unit integrates two areas of study: Pharmaceutical Science and Pharmacy Practice. Pharmaceutical Science is the study of the formulation, manufacture, stability and effectiveness of pharmaceutical dosage forms. Pharmacy Practice is the study of the role of the pharmacist in…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is designed to introduce you to the anatomy and physiology of the reproductive, cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, and digestive systems of the human body. The regulation of body temperature will also be studied in the unit. The unit will…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Together with KRA113 Chemistry 1A, this unit is a required prerequisite for those students intending to major in Chemistry and for those intending to proceed to second-year chemistry. It provides students with fundamental knowledge and concepts in inorganic, physical, analytical,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Fast Track Students Only

Transition to Pharmacy Practice enables students with relevant prior learning to articulate into the Bachelor of Pharmacy program at second year level. This unit integrates two areas of study: Pharmaceutical Science and Pharmacy Practice.Pharmaceutical Science is the study of the…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

Semester 1

This unit provides an introduction to the study of drugs: chemicals that affect living systems. Fundamental concepts of drug-target interactions and how our bodies handle drugs are outlined. Emphasis is given to the clinical application of pharmacology in therapeutics through…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Pharmaceutical Science and Practice 2 consists of two streams: (1) physicochemical principles and (2) professional practice.The first of these involves the study of physical and chemical principles which are important in the design of dosage forms and other pharmaceutical systems…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit covers fundamental features and current methods involved in the medicinal chemistry and drug development process. The unit emphasises on lead identification, lead optimisation and the introduction of new drugs into clinical practice. It deals with specific case studies…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

CBA221 gives pharmacy students an understanding of the following core areas of biochemistry and molecular biology: (a) structure and function of important biological macromolecules, such as nucleic acids and proteins; (b) structure, function and metabolism of amino acids, carbohydrates and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Semester 2

This unit provides an introduction to the study of drugs: chemicals that affect living systems. This unit consists of a detailed account of the pharmacology of drugs that affect selected organ systems. These include the pharmacology of drugs affecting the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Pharmacy Skills in Practice 2 integrates aspects of drug delivery and formulation with Pharmacy Practice, which relates to the role of the pharmacist in optimising the use of medicines and improving health outcomes. Students develop their dispensing process as pharmacists…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The Evidence Based Health Care unit is a foundation course developing your ability to understand the concepts of evidence based practice in health care delivery and to apply its principles to your own health professional environment.This unit introduces you to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
HobartSummer school

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit will commence with an exploration of the basic concepts of Medical Microbiology. It will then examine the epidemiology of transmissible diseases that are common in healthcare and community settings. The unit will analyse information on the mechanisms through…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Fast track students only

Transition to Pharmacy Practice 3 is a bridging unit for students who have successfully completed Years 1 and 2 of the Bachelor of Pharmacy at International Medical University (IMU), Malaysia. This unit enables IMU students to articulate into the University…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSummer school

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Semester 1

Pharmacy Skills in Practice 3A focuses on the issues and concepts associated with professional pharmacy activities and clinical pharmacy practice. You will be introduced to a range of topics, including quality use of medicines, pharmaceutical care, patient counselling and communication…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

CSA305 Therapeutics in Practice 3A builds upon your existing knowledge of physiology and pharmacology, in order to develop the clinical knowledge and skills necessary to deliver pharmaceutical care.Topics include the pathophysiology and therapeutics principles used in the management of common…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Toxicology is the study of the harmful effects of chemicals (including drugs) and other agents on living organisms. Studies in this unit cover general principles of toxicology, relationships between exposure and toxicity, drug safety and pharmacovigilance, mechanisms of deleterious effects…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Infectious Disease is a study of the basic principles of antimicrobial chemotherapy and its application to the management of illness resulting from the presence and growth of pathogenic biological agents. This unit aims to develop your knowledge of infectious diseases,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Semester 2

Pharmacy Skills in Practice 3B focuses on the issues and concepts associated with professional pharmacy activities and clinical pharmacy practice. You will build on your knowledge of introductory material covered in Pharmacy Skills in Practice 3A to focus on the…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

CSA306 Therapeutics in Practice 3B builds upon students existing knowledge of physiology and pharmacology, in order to develop the clinical knowledge and skills necessary to deliver pharmaceutical care.Topics include the pathophysiology and therapeutic principles used in the management of common…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Studies factors influencing the bioavailability and disposition of drugs, and the application of this information to optimise the therapeutic usefulness of drugs in clinical practice. Particular emphasis is placed on the clinical role of the pharmacist and problem-solving in improving…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
HobartSummer school

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Semester 1

This unit is focused on professional pharmacy practice and will build on the material studied in Pharmacy Skills in Practice 3A and 3B to continue to develop student knowledge and understanding of the issues and concepts associated with professional pharmacy…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Therapeutics in Practice 4 is designed to further develop the student’s ability to determine the most appropriate pharmacotherapeutic management for a range of medical conditions. Drug therapy is the cornerstone for the management of most if not all common medical…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

A study of the clinical pharmacokinetics of individual drugs and groups of drugs, sources of inter-patient variability in pharmacokinetics and the application of pharmacokinetics in practice. As with Clinical Pharmacokinetics 3, particular emphasis is placed on the role of the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Semester 2

The CSA430 unit offers an advanced pharmacy practice teaching program incorporating placements in teaching sites throughout the state or interstate. Rostered visits include hospital pharmacy practice, community pharmacy practice and electives such as research (for Honours students), extended community practice…

Credit Points: 50

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Entry requirements

All applicants must have obtained Satisfactory Achievement awards in the following subjects of the Tasmanian Certificate of Education [TCE] or its equivalent: Chemistry (CHM315109) and Mathematics (Mathematics Applied (MTA315109) or Mathematics Methods (MTM315309) or equivalent will be accepted. Biology (BIO315109) is highly recommended but not required. Alternate entry based on previous tertiary study is also available via our Transition to Pharmacy Practice unit.

All students enrolling in Faculty of Health programs which include a professional experience placement component, laboratory and/or field activity are required to establish and maintain their capacity to practice safely via Safety in Practice Requirements compliance documentation.

The Faculty, in accordance with Safety in Practice Compliance and Risk Assessment Procedure, assesses student compliance with Safety in Practice Requirements, which include:

  • national criminal history;
  • medical, physical and psychological capacity to safely undertake the Faculty of Health  Mandatory Functional Requirements; and
  • infectious disease and immunisation status.

National criminal history and medical, physical and psychological disclosures can inhibit student eligibility to participate in courses. Students must submit the Safety in Practice Requirements compliance documentation to enable risk assessment to be completed before:

  • semester one census date annually; or
  • in case of late enrolment, prior to beginning study.

The only exception is the Immunisation Record Card check, which must be completed 4 weeks prior to first PEP.

There is no articulation with other courses.

An honours option is available within the four year time-frame and involves 12.5% overload in Year 3 and 25% overload in Year 4. A separate graduate honours course (one year full-time, two years part-time) is also available for Bachelor of Pharmacy graduates.Graduates of the Bachelor of Pharmacy seeking further academic studies in pharmacy are recommended to consider our postgraduate courses, including Graduate Certificate in Evidence-Based Complementary Medicines, Bachelor of Pharmacy with Professional Honours, Master of Clinical Pharmacy, Master of Pharmaceutical Science and Doctor of Philosophy.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Fees for Domestic students are based on individual unit selections. Please refer to the fees section of each unit description to work out an indicative annual cost.

Domestic students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place will be charged a fee based on the number of units they enrol in. In 2019, this fee is $45.45 per unit (of 12.5 credit points). In 2019, the maximum charge for full time students is $303.

International students

2019 Total Course Fee (international students): $136,775 AUD*.

Course cost based on a rate of $32,450 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).

* Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

International students

International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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