This program is no longer available for enrolment.

Please refer to the alternative program: BACHELOR OF PHARMACY (HONOURS)

Duration

4 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing 2014

Semester 1

Program level

Undergraduate

Units

64

Faculty

Health & Behavioural Sciences

Location

Pharmacy Aust Cntr Excellence, St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Pharmacy.

Entry requirements

OP/Rank 2014

10/79

QTAC Code(s)

725002 - B Pharmacy
725002 - The UQ OP Guarantee Scheme applies to this program

Prerequisites

English, Mathematics B, Chemistry.

Fees for Australian students

Commonwealth Supported Place 2014:

Indicative annual fee 2014: AUD$ 8607

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Closing Date

Please refer to the QTAC website (www.qtac.edu.au) for details of closing dates for the submission of applications, documentation and changes of preference.

How to apply

Enquiries for Australian students

School of Pharmacy

Email: enquiries@pharmacy.uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3346 1900

http://www.uq.edu.au/pharmacy/begin-your-career

Duration

4 Years full-time

Commencing 2014

Semester 1

Program level

Undergraduate

Units

64

Faculty

Health & Behavioural Sciences

Location

Pharmacy Aust Cntr Excellence, St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Pharmacy.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

English, Mathematics B, Chemistry. View the equivalent qualifications for international students.

CRICOS Code: 001958D

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 7; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. View the English proficiency policy.

View the entry requirements for international students.

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 34540

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged through UQ International.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 1 - November 15 of the previous year for Category 1 and 2 countries; October 15 of the previous year for Category 3 and 4 countries.

How to apply

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

Online Enquiries: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

http://www.uq.edu.au/pharmacy/begin-your-career

Why study the Bachelor of Pharmacy?

The study of pharmacy is mainly concerned with the action of drugs on biological systems and their applications for human drug therapy. The program prepares graduates for the contemporary role of the pharmacist in society ensuring that patients optimise medication usage. Initial courses on chemical, physical, and biological studies lead to professional specialties in later years. Practical and clinical science studies begin in first year, providing students with a strong background in professional practice. The program integrates six streams of study: quality use of medication; dosage form design; social and professional aspects of pharmacy; drug discovery; biological fate of drugs; and data analysis in pharmacy.

What you can study

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Pharmacy.

Placement courses

Students are required to complete 381 hours of supervised placement throughout the duration of their program. Every year of the B Pharmacy program involves pharmacy placements in rural and community pharmacies and Queensland Health facilities.

Students may be required to have a current Blue Card (Working with Children Check) before commencing practical work.

Queensland Health requires completion of Occupational Health & Safety certificates prior to placements. The School will provide further information as to when and how these must be completed.

Honours

Honours is a modified program of study in year 4, with entry based on grade point average.

Study options

Graduates will have the opportunity to progress to the following programs:

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

OP/Rank 2014
10/79

QTAC Code(s)
725002 - B Pharmacy

Prerequisites

English, Mathematics B, Chemistry.

Additional application information

Queensland Health requires all health care worker students to be immunised against Hepatitis B prior to their first clinical placement. Students are required to provide documentary evidence of immunisation against hepatitis B as soon as possible after commencement of the program. Other health requirements may be necessary.
Before BPharm graduates can practise pharmacy they must be registered with the Pharmacists Board of Australia. To be eligible for registration they must complete 48 weeks of pre-registration training. Training may be obtained within a community, hospital, defence forces or industrial setting under the supervision of a registered pharmacist in approved premises. During this pre-registration period the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (Queensland Branch) administers a structured education program. Qualifications for admission to professional pharmacy are prescribed in the Pharmacists Registration Act 2001 and the Pharmacists Registration Regulation 2001.

For applicants who need to provide evidence of English proficiency, please note that this program requires a higher level of English language proficiency than the UQ minimum.IELTS overall 7; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. TOEFL test results are not accepted.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Click here for application procedures for Australian students.

Closing date

Please refer to the QTAC website (www.qtac.edu.au) for details of closing dates for the submission of applications, documentation and changes of preference.

Entry requirements for International students

View the entry requirements for international students.

Prerequisites

English, Mathematics B, Chemistry. View the equivalent qualifications for International students.

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 001958D

International students must undertake this program on campus at UQ on a full time basis to be eligible to apply for an Australian student visa. Please contact UQ International.

Click here for more information on applying for a visa.

English proficiency

IELTS overall 7; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. View the English proficiency policy.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged through UQ International.

Click here for application procedures for International students.

Closing date

To commence study in semester 1 - November 15 of the previous year for Category 1 and 2 countries; October 15 of the previous year for Category 3 and 4 countries.

Please check your country's category with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Commonwealth Supported Place 2014:

Indicative annual fee 2014: AUD$ 8607

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Students' actual annual fees may vary in accordance with their choices of majors and electives and whether they study in Summer Semester. The University reviews fees annually.

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 34540

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007 the indexation rate has remained at or less than 4%.

To calculate the fees for any program, you will first need to choose the courses you wish to complete. To see all courses available please refer to the course list.

Fees calculator

Select the Fees Calculator to guide you through a series of options allowing you to select details of courses you are interested in studying to estimate your fees for a semester.

Additional costs

  • Students are expected to fund travel and living expenses associated with placements, some of which may be outside the Brisbane metropolitan area.
  • A clinical uniform shirt is required and may be purchased from the School.

Fee rules

View the 2014 Fee Rules.

What you can do with a Bachelor of Pharmacy

Careers

With an ageing population and the increase of chronic diseases the role of the pharmacist is becoming increasingly important in society. You may choose to spend your career in a community pharmacy where you will be: Providing primary health care through the identification and treatment of common ailments; Dispensing prescriptions and providing medication information and monitoring; Promoting community health and advising about illness prevention and healthy lifestyle choices; and Undertaking home medication reviews. You may become a hospital pharmacist and be involved in: Preparing and supplying medicines; Providing drug information to health care professionals; and Educating and advising patients, doctors and nurses on the appropriate and safe use of medicines. You may choose to become an industrial pharmacist and become involved in the manufacture, quality control, registration and marketing of pharmaceutical products. New opportunities are developing for prescribing advisors and consulting pharmacists. For further information refer to School of Pharmacy weblink: Careers in Pharmacy

To find out more about where a career in Pharmacy can take you, visit the www.uq.edu.au/health/careers

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Pharmacists Board of Queensland

Accreditation body

  • Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency

While this degree may be accredited by an official industry accreditation body in Australia, completion of the degree may not result in graduates receiving automatic accreditation. Please contact the relevant registration body for details of any conditions for accreditation.

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Bachelor of Pharmacy

To complete the Bachelor of Pharmacy, a student must complete a requisite number of courses chosen from the course list and according to the Rules for the program.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland rules, particularly the General Award Rules, which govern the conduct of UQ programs. Students will find a link to the General Award Rules, and other University rules, on the University Rules page.

A student is required to obtain #64 from the BPharm List. For honours, a student will undertake identified honours courses in year 4 and is calculated on weighted GPA for PHRM4011, PHRM4012, PHRM4031, PHRM4062 and PHRM4080

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Pharmacy.

Program Rules for the Bachelor of Pharmacy