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Bachelor of Pharmacy

About the Course
The Bachelor of Pharmacy is a professional degree course designed to meet the demands for Pharmacy provision in Australia, including a strong focus on rural and remote practice. Pharmacists are health professionals with the skills and knowledge to manage a patient┐s understanding and utilisation of medications, in order to optimise health outcomes. Charles Darwin University is currently following the accreditation process for new Bachelor of Pharmacy programs set by COPRA (Council of Pharmacy Registration Authority).


Course transfer into the Bachelor of Pharmacy is not permitted. Students who wish to transfer into this course must follow the application process through SATAC.


Assumed Knowledge

Stage 2 Chemistry, Mathematical Studies


Course Structure
This course consists of 32 units. The first year covers the basic sciences, including chemistry, anatomy and physiology, and microbiology; there is also an introduction to pharmacy practice and pharmaceutics. Second year includes the study of drugs and pharmaceutical sciences, including pharmacology, pharmaceutics, pharmaceutical chemistry, medicinal chemistry and pharmacogenetics together with biochemistry and Indigenous perspectives. Third and fourth year has a strong focus on therapeutics, advanced pharmaceutics and pharmacy practice, with compulsory placements in community pharmacies, hospitals and rural or remote primary health care centres. The placements provide an understanding of the processes involved in providing primary health care, drug information, and clinical pharmacy services in different practice environments.


A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 320 credit points.


Of the total 320 credit points:
-Not more than 40 credit points shall be included with a grade of "PT" or "PC" or "PS"

-This course includes two (2) placements in the final year (PHA404 and PHA408)


Career Opportunities

Graduates of this course may seek career opportunities in community pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, academia and the pharmaceutical industry.


There are Admission Requirements and English Language Requirements for International Students.

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