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One year full-time or equivalent part-time
Mix of online and face-to-face
Launceston campus, Hobart campus
This course provides a pathway for students who would like to study pharmacy but may not meet the pre-requisite requirements. By completing this course, students will meet the maths and chemistry pre-requisites for pharmacy, as well as gaining enhanced communication skills and industry-relevant knowledge in over-the-counter medicines.
The course includes a mix of disciplinary subjects offered by the School of Medicine, units designed to prepare you for university study, and foundation units to enable you to develop the pre-requisite knowledge and skills required to enter pharmacy.
Students who are not wanting to progress into a Bachelor of Pharmacy and would rather commence or continue their career in industry will develop a range of skills that will enable them to be employed and/or enhance their employability within the primary sector as pharmacy assistants or pharmacy technicians. Successful completion of this course also allows students to meet the University’s General Entry Requirements, which may provide entry into other university courses.
This course is designed for students who do not meet University General Entry Requirements (GER) or who want a more supported or graded introduction to their studies.
Admission requirements: Previous study at Year 11/12 or TAFE (Cert III), TCE English, Proficiency in English reading and writing skills equivalent to Reading Level 4.03 and Writing Level 3.06 (Aust Core Skills Framework), Year 10 maths, Basic IT, Successful completion of UPP or assessment of personal competency statement.
Students who complete the Diploma and receive a place in the Bachelor of Pharmacy with Applied Honours 54A will receive 25 credit points of advanced standing in the Bachelor of Pharmacy with Applied Honours 54A.
The Diploma of Pharmacy Studies (X1M) is structured over one year full-time (or equivalent part-time). The course includes a range of core units in Maths and Chemistry, along with your choice of one elective in Communication, Applied Maths or Maths Foundation.
For more detailed information, please visit the Course and Unit Handbook.
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"There had been a five-year gap between finishing college and deciding to attend university. Unfortunately, due to the type of subjects that I studied in college being vocational TAFE units, they did not provide any points towards entering university.
As such, the pre-degree program provided the pathway to enter the course I wanted as it allowed me to refresh and learn the necessary skills that I would need while attending university."