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The changing role of the pharmacist

Tasmania, Australia developing tomorrow's pharmacists.

Being a pharmacist in today’s world and into the future offers more opportunities than ever before. No longer is the pharmacy a place to only pick up prescriptions from your trusted pharmacist, they are now a health destination, offering consumers healthcare and wellbeing advice and services.

The role of pharmacy and the pharmacist in the health care ecosystem is evolving as technologies—like artificial intelligence and virtual health—drive exponential change.

Deloitte. The future of pharmacy report
Student on placement at Masonic Care Tasmania.

At the University of Tasmania, Australia, you can study a Bachelor of Pharmacy with Applied Honours to become a modern pharmacist and be equipped to help best meet future demands. 

You’ll study a unique blend of health, science and communication, and graduate as a medication expert. Because of our close relationships with leading pharmacists and service providers, our graduates are among the very best in Australia and the world.

Your education will be high quality and hands-on with placement opportunities available locally, interstate and overseas. After you graduate from successfully completing a paid internship, you can apply to register as a pharmacist in Australia. 

You could work in communities or hospitals, and you’ll also get the chance to work in rural and remote areas. Some of our graduates choose to take their expertise and knowledge overseas to North America, Europe or find work with NGOs in developing countries.   

In 2020, 97% of our students gained full-time employment within four months of graduating. We are rated above the national average for overall learning experience, the quality of skills developed, our teaching practices, and the support we provide.

A degree in pharmacy will open up a range of career options. These include employment in community pharmacies, hospitals, general practices and many other health settings. You could also work in a consultancy role, or in the pharmaceutical industry, in design, manufacturing, and quality control. There are also roles in research academia, in other biomedical sciences, or the armed forces.

We also offer further opportunities to advance your career through additional study in our postgraduate courses in Clinical Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Science, and Research.

Find out more about studying pharmacy at the University of Tasmania, Australia - register here.