Courses & Units

Pharmacy (2015)

Pharmacists play a central part in primary health care teams. Working alongside doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals, they’re essential in helping people manage their health.

Our staff have pioneered hospital and community-based clinical teaching of pharmacy students in Australia and are national leaders in translational research, particularly incorporating the use of information technology.

The Bachelor of Pharmacy at the University of Tasmania is world-class, providing some of the broadest work experience opportunities and leading to some of the highest graduate job outcomes in Australia.

Also available are a number of postgraduate programs including the Master of Clinical Pharmacy, Master of Pharmaceutical Pharmacy, and research opportunities with staff in our highly successful Unit for Medication Research and Education (UMORE) in the Faculty of Health.

“I have always enjoyed the clinical side of pharmacy, and wanted the opportunity to expand on my skills and to get some experience in conducting a research project. I chose to study at the University of Tasmania because of the excellent reputation around Australia in pharmacy research and advancements to the profession.”

Why study Pharmacy (2015)?

Pharmacy is a great career option if you are interested in working in healthcare or with people, and are confident in biology, chemistry and mathematics.

Pharmacists are medication experts. When you study pharmacy you will learn about the role of a pharmacist, how medications and dosages are created, and how medications work in the human body. You will also gain experience in community, hospital and other pharmacy practice sites as you learn how to use medications to manage medical conditions.

With these skills you will then be equipped to decide if you want to continue your career as a community or hospital pharmacist, or if you want to move into a role in government, pharmaceuticals or research.

Pharmacy is a professional health career. After graduating with a Bachelor of Pharmacy, you can go on to complete a 12-month intern training program to become eligible for registration as a pharmacist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Pharmacy can lead to a number of different career opportunities. Hear from our students, staff, alumni and partners from across the sector.

Career profile

"The knowledge, skills and experience that I have obtained from the Master of Pharmaceutical Science have enabled me to handle research projects confidently."

Wilson Chan

Master of Pharmaceutical Science
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Career Options

Pharmacists are medication experts. Pharmacists practising within the health system are focussed on achieving the best outcomes from medication use.

Having a background in pharmacy can lead to a number of roles including:

  • Clinical pharmacy (in a hospital setting)
  • Community Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy education
  • Evaluation of new drugs in clinical trials
  • Government regulation
  • Medicine reviews in patients' homes or nursing homes
  • Pharmaceutical design
  • Pharmaceutical manufacturing
  • Pharmaceutical quality control
  • Pharmaceutical research
  • Toxicology