Bachelor of Pharmacy with Honours (M4F)

Overview  2019

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Duration

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

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

(Integrated program) This on-campus integrated honours course is offered at Hobart on a full-time basis as part of the Bachelor of Pharmacy degree (M3F and M3I).

Honours consists of planning and conducting a research project leading to a thesis. Students who have an interest in research may undertake Integrated Honours in the 3rd and 4th years of the Bachelor of Pharmacy degree. An Honours degree in Pharmacy enhances career opportunities and is the usual prerequisite for further study for a research higher degree (Master of Pharmacy or Doctor of Philosophy). Research Higher Degrees are generally expected for positions in the pharmaceutical industry, academia or government regulatory agencies.Integrated Honours consists of a major research project, which is planned and commenced in third year as an overload in the unit CSA301 and CSA302 Research in Pharmacy (background seminar, literature review and research plan, and research plan seminar) and carried out in fourth year as an overload in the units CSA404 and CSA405 (progress seminar, thesis and final seminar). It is a significant time commitment in addition to existing BPharm units and will not be suitable for all students with the necessary entry prerequisites. Students are expected to spend considerable time on their research projects outside Semesters 1 and 2 of the academic year.

More information can be obtained from the Pharmacy, School of Medicine website.

Integrated Honours aims to provide experience and training in research in pharmacy practice, pharmaceutical science or pharmacology. This overall objective is served by the following goals:

  • to extend knowledge and understanding in specific topics of interest in pharmacy and related sciences,
  • to improve skills in critically reading the literature and communicating effectively in science,
  • to learn particular research methods and techniques,

to develop the ability to plan and carry out a research project, and to prepare a thesis on  the results.

Career outcomes

Integrated Honours students specialise in a particular field of study and at the same time are exposed to a range of opportunities for undertaking higher degrees and following careers in pharmacy practice or the pharmaceutical sciences. Choice of a particular Honours research topic does not mean that a student undertaking further studies (e.g. Masters or PhD) is required to continue in the same project area.

As a pharmacy graduate, the development of the profession of pharmacy over time will largely be determined by the health care roles and skills performed by pharmacists such as yourself and your colleagues. To enable pharmacy to continue to be a profession with value and standing within the community, best practice facilitated by research is paramount.

Professional Recognition

An Honours degree in Pharmacy enhances career opportunities and is the usual prerequisite for further study for a research higher degree (Master of Pharmacy or Doctor of Philosophy). Research Higher Degrees are generally expected for positions in the pharmaceutical industry, academia or government regulatory agencies.

Course structure

Integrated Honours students complete four units. CSA301 and CSA302 are completed in Year 3 of the Bachelor of Pharmacy, while CSA404 and CSA405 are completed in Year 4 of the degree. In CSA301 and CSA302, students work with their academic supervisors to conduct a literature review, and plan a research project. Students participate in research skills tutorials and regularly present to their peers and academic staff. Students then conduct their project and write a research thesis in CSA404 and CSA405.

Bachelor of Pharmacy with Honours (M4F) Schedule

Note that honours students will be selected at the beginning of third year from amongst Bachelor of Pharmacy (M3F and M3I) students achieving at least a credit average, which they will be required to maintain in the honours program. Students who meet the entry requirements and choose to undertake honours will be enrolled in Bachelor of Pharmacy with Honours (M4F) at the beginning of Year 3 and will undertake the additional honours units as an overload.

This lecture series introduces students to key concepts within a modern health care system. This unit is broad in scope, with the central aim to introduce students to the profession of pharmacy, the diversity of pharmacy practice, the Australian health…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This lecture series introduces students to the profession of pharmacy and the diversity of pharmacy and related areas in a modern health care system. Students will be introduced to basic psycho-social aspects of healthcare and communication, as well as the…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit builds a foundation for subsequent studies in pharmacy. It is studied jointly with students enrolled in CHG105. Studies cover: (a) the basic facts and concepts relating to the human body`s structural and functional organisation at different levels (cells,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit builds a foundation for subsequent studies in pharmacy. It is studied jointly with students enrolled in CHG106. Studies cover: (a) the basic facts and concepts relating to the human body's structural and functional organisation at different levels (cells,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Students undertake a literature review will form the basis of their Honours project. Students participate in research skills tutorials and provide a background seminar.…

Credit Points: 6.25

This unit is currently unavailable.

Students develop a research plan and present a research plan seminar that will form the basis of their Honours project. Students participate in research skills tutorials and work independently on their project.…

Credit Points: 6.25

This unit is currently unavailable.

[a] CSA301 and CSA302 Research in Pharmacy only available to accepted candidates of the Integrated Honours Program

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

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

Students conduct their research project, present a progress seminar, participate in research skills tutorials and prepare a thesis.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

Students conduct their research project, present a progress seminar, participate in research skills tutorials and prepare a thesis.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

[b] CSA404 and CSA405 are only available to accepted candidates of the Integrated Honours Program

Entry requirements

The Integrated Honours Program is an option embedded within the Bachelor of Pharmacy degree and involves a 12.5% overload in Year 3 (CSA301 and CSA302 Research in Pharmacy) and a 25% overload in Year 4 (CSA404 and CSA405 Honours). Potential honours students will be selected at the beginning of third year from amongst students achieving at least a credit average, which they will be required to maintain in the honours program.A separate one-year graduate honours course (M4C) is available to those students who do not enter the Integrated Honours Program (M4F) and hold a degree in pharmacy.

Professional Experience Placement Requirements

SAFETY IN PRACTICE COMPLIANCE

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;
  • working with children registration;
  • 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 exceptions are the Working with Children Registration and Immunisation Record Card check, which must be completed 4 weeks prior to first PEP.

The Integrated Honours Program is an option embedded within the four-year BPharm degree course time-frame and involves a 12.5% overload in Year 3 (CSA301 and CSA302 Research in Pharmacy) and a 25% overload in Year 4 (CSA404 and CSA405 Honours). Potential honours students will be selected at the beginning of third year from amongst students achieving at least a credit average, which they will be required to maintain in the honours program.

A separate one-year graduate honours course (M4C) is available to those students who do not enter the Integrated Honours Program (M4F) and hold a degree in pharmacy.

Bachelor of Pharmacy (M3F), Bachelor of Pharmacy (M3I).

Graduates of BPharm(Hons) may progress to a research higher degree (MPharm or PhD) candidature.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Domestic students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place will be charged a fee based on the number of units a student enrols in. In 2019, this fee is $44.70 per unit. In 2019, the maximum charge for full time students is $298.

International students

International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

Scholarships

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

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