Bachelor of Pharmacy with Applied Honours (54A)

Overview  2021

Entry Requirements

See entry requirements

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, Semester 2

Commonwealth Supported places available

Entry Requirements

See entry requirements

Duration

Minimum 4 Years
Entry requirements

Location

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2, Summer school

Pharmacy graduate Adrian Hodge talks about the experience of working in Dodges Ferry, Tasmania - and becoming part of the community

Pharmacy is considered to be one of Australia's most trusted professions.

The pharmacy degree at the University of Tasmania is a professionally accredited program, providing you with specialist skills and expertise in the basic and clinical pharmaceutical sciences. This is complemented by hands-on experience through professional experience placements, which help you gain the skills and attitudes required to become a registered pharmacist in Australia.

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.

As a pharmacy student you will study various topics influencing human health such as:

  • the role of a pharmacist
  • how medications and their dosages are made
  • how medications work in the human body
  • using medications and other means to prevent and manage medical conditions

* Did you know?

100% of Bachelor of Pharmacy students from the University of Tasmania gained full-time employment within four months of graduating.

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.

The Bachelor of Pharmacy with Applied Honours provides students with the skills and knowledge to work in community pharmacies, hospitals and other parts of the health system. The degree will enable you to demonstrate the competencies required for registration as a pharmacist in Australia.

Develop your clinical pharmacy expertise on drugs and diseases to optimise the use of medicines across the healthcare system, learn to communicate effectively with patients and other members of the health care team, and develop the skills required to source, prepare and supply medicines accurately and efficiently.

Our pharmacy graduates are globally recognised for the quality of their clinical pharmacy skills and ability to transform pharmacy practice, going on to work in the wider community, hospitals, research facilities and even the military.

You'll be taught by some of Australia's leading pharmacists. Our staff are passionate about what they teach, including researchers from our highly successful Unit for Medication Outcomes Research and Education (UMORE).

Professional Experience Placements

From year one of the Bachelor of Pharmacy with Applied Honours you will gain extensive practical experience during your degree. In year 4, the entire Semester 2 consists of professional experience placements and professional skills workshops (PEP). Year 4 students will also participate in real-world group-based collaborative research projects in clinical settings. The University has strong partnerships with the health sector across Tasmania, Australia and internationally. Through these partnerships, you will have the opportunity to gain experience in a wide variety of urban and rural healthcare settings including community pharmacy, hospitals, aged care facilities and general practices. We have had many students in their final year choose to complete their clinical placement in another country such as Canada or the United Kingdom.

The College of Health and Medicine supports students undertaking rural PEP by providing student accommodation at one of 16 sites in Tasmania (with access to more accommodation at some interstate locations). PEP will also prepare you for the workplace when you graduate allowing you to meet potential employers and gain exposure to the industry early on. In addition to experience in healthcare settings, you will also have the opportunity to:

  • Access the latest technology and modern equipment in our pharmacy simulation lab
  • Undertake interdisciplinary learning activities with students studying other health courses such as nursing and medicine
  • Participate in community engagement activities such as Agfest and Open Day

"The placements were by far my favourite aspect. In my final year, I was on placement for the entire second semester and was immersed in the field learning about and gaining confidence in what would be my future profession."

"The placements were by far my favourite aspect. In my final year, I was on placement for the entire second semester and was immersed in the field learning about and gaining confidence in what would be my future profession."

Ayden Brown, Bachelor of Pharmacy Alumni

All students enrolling in College of Health and Medicine 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.

Please see the Entry Requirements section for further details.

Career outcomes

I chose the University of Tasmania as I wanted to take advantage of its reputation for high quality learning environments while also being able to enjoy everything Tasmania has to offer.

Sarah Barwick, Bachelor of Pharmacy with Applied Honours

Most of our graduates go on to practice as registered pharmacists in the community or in hospitals, working with other healthcare professionals and with consumers in an expanding range of roles that optimise the consumers' medication management.

Some pharmacists undertake additional accreditation to conduct medication reviews for consumers in their own home, or work in residential care facilities to ensure quality use of medicines.

Pharmacists can also have other roles in Australia and overseas related to:

  • clinical trials
  • the evaluation of new drug products
  • manufacturing
  • research
  • quality control
  • marketing of pharmaceuticals
  • government health departments to assist with regulation, approval and supply of medications

"If I had to pick a highlight of my career so far, it would be implementing governmental state-wide policies within the Health Department."

Amber Roberts, Bachelor of Pharmacy Alumni

Professional Recognition

The Bachelor of Pharmacy with Applied Honours is accredited with the Australian Pharmacy Council. Graduates are required to undertake a 12-month internship following completion of their degree to become eligible to sit examinations for registration as a pharmacist in Australia.

Registered pharmacists are required to meet the Pharmacy Board of Australia Registration standards including English proficiency and a criminal history check. This qualification and registration is recognised throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Please refer to the Pharmacy Board Australia Registration Standards website for more details.

Further Study Opportunities

For students wishing to prepare for a career in research by completing a traditional research Honours degree to enable entry to a PhD program, an overload Honours option is available. Students can complete a traditional research Honours program within the four-year Bachelor of Pharmacy with Applied Honours program. This involves a completion of a 50% overload in Year 4. Students who complete this pathway will graduate with the Bachelor of Pharmacy with Honours (54B). This pathway can also be completed after graduation full or part-time.

We also offer a range of postgraduate courses for pharmacy graduates including:

Course structure

Year 1

The first year of your degree focuses on the basic sciences and an introduction to the role of pharmacy in the healthcare system.

Year 2

In year two, you will study the various areas of pharmacy and how they influence human health. This includes: the role of a pharmacist, how medications and their dosages are made, how medications work in the human body, using medications and other means to manage medical conditions.

Years 3 and 4

These years combine to focus on applied therapeutics, pharmacy practice and quality improvement research. They prepare you 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. Students participate in a group-based research project in a clinical setting while on placement.

Schedule

The University reserves the right to amend or remove courses and unit availabilities, as appropriate.

The Bachelor of Pharmacy with Applied Honours is a 4-year Bachelor degree, with Semester 1 and 2 entry pathways available. Semester 1 is the usual entry point for the majority of students; however, entry in Semester 2 is also available to students who meet the additional entry requirement (additional biology pre-requisite). Academic staff will provide students eligible to commence in Semester 2 with an individualised study plan reflecting any advanced standing (credit) based on the availability of units at the time of enrolment.

Semester One

    

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

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
HobartSpring school (November)
LauncestonSpring school (November)

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

      
Semester Two

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

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

     

Semester One

     

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 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

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 involves the study of the of physical and chemical (physicochemical) principles which are important in the design of dosage forms and other pharmaceutical systems. This background physicochemical knowledge is the fundamental basis of how drugs are…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

     
Semester Two
         

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

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 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

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

   
Semester One

This unit is designed to introduce Bachelor of Pharmacy with Applied Honours (54A) students to the concepts, principles and practical skills of research methodology required to develop a research proposal for a clinical pharmacy research project designed to investigate or…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

CSA322 Therapeutics in Practice 3A builds upon your existing knowledge of physiology and pharmacology, microbiology and evidence-based health to develop the clinical knowledge and skills necessary to deliver pharmaceutical care. Topics include the pathophysiology and therapeutics principles used in the…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

     
Semester Two

CSA306 Therapeutics in Practice 3B builds upon students existing knowledge of physiology, pharmacology and microbiology, 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…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

Semester One

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

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

     
Semester Two

CSA430 Pharmacy Practice offers an advanced pharmacy practice teaching program incorporating placements in teaching sites throughout Tasmania, mainland Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom. Placement blocks will provide students with the opportunity to experience pharmacy practice in a variety of…

Credit Points: 50

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

Semester Two

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

     
Summer Semester

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
HobartSpring school (November)
LauncestonSpring school (November)

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

   
Semester One

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

Pharmaceutical Science and Practice involves the study of the of physical and chemical (physicochemical) principles which are important in the design of dosage forms and other pharmaceutical systems. This background physicochemical knowledge is the fundamental basis of how drugs are…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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 Two

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

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 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

     
Summer School

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

Semester One

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

CSA322 Therapeutics in Practice 3A builds upon your existing knowledge of physiology and pharmacology, microbiology and evidence-based health to develop the clinical knowledge and skills necessary to deliver pharmaceutical care. Topics include the pathophysiology and therapeutics principles used in the…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

    
Semester Two

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, pharmacology and microbiology, 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…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit is designed to introduce Bachelor of Pharmacy with Applied Honours (54A) students to the concepts, principles and practical skills of research methodology required to develop a research proposal for a clinical pharmacy research project designed to investigate or…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

     
Summer School

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

Semester One

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 Two

CSA430 Pharmacy Practice offers an advanced pharmacy practice teaching program incorporating placements in teaching sites throughout Tasmania, mainland Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom. Placement blocks will provide students with the opportunity to experience pharmacy practice in a variety of…

Credit Points: 50

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

Summer School

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 One

This unit is designed to introduce Bachelor of Pharmacy with Applied Honours (54A) students to the concepts, principles and practical skills of research methodology required to develop a research proposal for a clinical pharmacy research project designed to investigate or…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

CSA322 Therapeutics in Practice 3A builds upon your existing knowledge of physiology and pharmacology, microbiology and evidence-based health to develop the clinical knowledge and skills necessary to deliver pharmaceutical care. Topics include the pathophysiology and therapeutics principles used in the…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

    
Semester Two

CSA306 Therapeutics in Practice 3B builds upon students existing knowledge of physiology, pharmacology and microbiology, 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…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

Semester One

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 Two

CSA430 Pharmacy Practice offers an advanced pharmacy practice teaching program incorporating placements in teaching sites throughout Tasmania, mainland Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom. Placement blocks will provide students with the opportunity to experience pharmacy practice in a variety of…

Credit Points: 50

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

Entry requirements

We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you’re not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, the UTAS admissions team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Enquire online for advice on the application process and the available pathways to study at UTAS.

DOMESTIC APPLICANTS

Domestic applicants who recently completed secondary education (completed in the past two years)

Applicants are ranked by ATAR and offers made based on the number of places available. We anticipate that the lowest ATAR that will receive an offer for this course in 2021 will be 70.

Applicants who have recently completed senior secondary studies but have not received an ATAR may still be eligible for admission. We will consider your subject results on a case-by-case basis when we assess your application.

Domestic applicants with higher education study

To be eligible for an offer, applicants must have:

  • Partially completed an undergraduate course at Diploma level or higher (or equivalent). Applicants must have completed at least two units of study (equivalent to 25 UTAS credit points). If an applicant has failed any units the application may be subject to further review before an offer is made.

You must also meet the subject prerequisites listed below.

Domestic applicants with VET / TAFE study

To be eligible for an offer, you must have completed a Diploma or higher in any field. You must also meet the subject prerequisites listed below.

Domestic applicants with work and life experience

Applicants without senior secondary, tertiary or VET / TAFE study can complete a personal competency statement.

Applicants may be eligible for an offer if they have relevant work and / or life experiences which demonstrate a capacity to succeed in this course.

Subject Prerequisites

These prerequisites apply to students from all educational backgrounds.

To be an eligible for an offer, you must have studies or experience equivalent to a satisfactory achievement in the following Tasmanian Senior Secondary subject:

  • Mathematics Methods (MTM315117/MTM415117, or General Mathematics (MTG315120) or Mathematics Specialised (MTS415118) or Mathematics Methods Foundation (MTM315117); and
  • Chemistry (CHM415115)

You can enquire online for information on interstate and international equivalents to the Tasmanian senior secondary subject above. If you have not met this prerequisite, you will need to complete a UTAS foundation unit before you start your course.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATION

If your ability to access or participate in education has been affected by circumstances beyond your control, you can apply for special consideration as part of your application. We will consider a range of factors for special consideration, including economic hardship, a serious medical condition or disability.

We can only approve applications for special consideration where we are confident that you have the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in your studies. If your application is not approved, the UTAS admissions team will work with you to find the best alternative pathway to your chosen course.

SAFETY IN PRACTICE REQUIREMENTS

This course includes compulsory work placements. All students must meet the course’s Safety in Practice Requirements before their first placement. This includes external clearances to work with children and vulnerable people and completing a first aid certificate. The safety in practice requirements are completed separately to the course admission application.

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS

Admissions information for international applicants, including English language requirements, is available from the International Future Students site. You can also enquire online to check your eligibility.

Transferring from another course

If have completed a minimum of one semester of relevant science units in another course such as:

  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Microbiology, or
  • Pharmacology

You may be eligible to apply for advanced standing into the Bachelor of Pharmacy with Applied Honours in Semester 1 or 2.

How to apply for advanced standing

Advanced Standing is the recognition of prior studies, from either another institution or another course at this University that may count towards the requirements of the Bachelor of Pharmacy with Applied Honours at the University of Tasmania.

You can apply for Advanced Standing as part of your eApplication.

Transferring from International Medical University Malaysia

A pathway exists between International Medical University (IMU) in Malaysia and the University of Tasmania. Students who complete Years 1 and 2 of the IMU Bachelor of Pharmacy are eligible to apply for direct entry into Year 3 of the University of Tasmania Bachelor of Pharmacy with Applied Honours.

Direct Year 2 Entry Pathway

A direct Year 2 (Semester 2) entry pathway is available for students who have successfully completed any of the following programs from Singaporean Polytechnic Colleges:

  • Ngee Ann - Diploma in Pharmaceutical Science;
  • Temasek - Diploma in Pharmaceutical Science;
  • Nanyang - Diploma in Pharmaceutical Sciences; and
  • Republic - Diploma in Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Students who have successfully completed any of the above courses from the named Singaporean Polytechnic Colleges will be offered up to 150 credits* towards the Bachelor of Pharmacy with Applied Honours (54A), reducing course duration to graduation to 2.5 years. Credit will be available for the units CSA103 (25 credits), CZZ101 (12.5 credits), KRA113 (12.5 credits), CZZ102 (12.5 credits), KRA114 (12.5 credits), CSA157 (25 credits), CSA255 (12.5 credits), CBA221 (12.5 credits), CSA225 (12.5 credits) and CJA214 (12.5 credits).

*The maximum amount of credit will be approved for applicants who have completed pharmacy practice electives within their diploma and have a GPA ≥ 2.5/4.  The credit available to applicants who have a GPA <2.5, who have not completed pharmacy practice electives, or who will be commencing the Bachelor of Pharmacy with Applied Honours more than 2 years after Diploma completion will be assessed on a case by case basis.

Please contact us for further information.

There is no articulation from other courses.

For students wishing to prepare for a career in research by completing a traditional research Honours degree to enable entry to a PhD program, an overload Honours option is available. Students can complete a traditional research Honours program within the four-year Bachelor of Pharmacy with Applied Honours program. This involves a completion of a 50% overload in Year 4. Students who complete this pathway will graduate with the Bachelor of Pharmacy with Honours (54B). This pathway can also be completed after graduation full or part-time.

We also offer a range of postgraduate courses for pharmacy graduates including:

If you meet the minimum ATAR but haven't completed the required prerequisite unit(s), we offer foundation units to help you bridge the gap. These are offered at no cost to you (HECS-waived) and many run in spring and summer school so you can meet a prerequisite and not delay the start of your Bachelor level studies.

If you do not meet entry requirements for the Bachelor of Pharmacy with Applied Honours consider enrolment in the Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Health Science, as potential pathways to the Bachelor of Pharmacy with Applied Honours. Please ensure you elect to study Chemistry and Human Biology in Year 1 of these degrees, as these units will provide you with advanced standing in the Bachelor of Pharmacy.

Please contact us for further information.

The Diploma of Pharmacy Studies is designed to serve as an entry pathway to the Bachelor of Pharmacy with Applied Honours for students who would like to study pharmacy but do not meet the pre-requisite requirements. It will progress students to the point where they will have the maths and chemistry pre-requisites for the course, as well as providing students with enhanced communication skills and industry-relevant knowledge in over-the-counter medicines. A maximum of 10 places will be offered into the Bachelor of Pharmacy with Applied Honours 54A, for the next calendar year, on a competitive basis, to students with a minimum of a credit average (within Level 100 units) and having completed the Diploma of Pharmacy Studies.

Detailed admissions information and advice for all undergraduate courses, including comprehensive, course-level student profiles, is available from UTAS Admissions.

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.

Detailed tuition fee information for domestic students is available at the Domestic Student Fees website, including additional information in relation to a compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

International students

2021 Total Course Fee (international students): $147,312 AUD*.

Course cost based on a rate of $34,950 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.

Relocation Bursary in Pharmacy

relocation bursary is available to domestic students relocating from interstate who are commencing the Bachelor of Pharmacy with Applied Honours at the University of Tasmania in Semester 1 and 2, 2018.

How can we help?

Do you have any questions about choosing a course or applying? Get in touch.

Domestic
1300 363 864
International
+61 3 6226 6200
Email
Course.Info@utas.edu.au
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