Bachelor of Pharmacy

Program code

1395

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

4 years full-time

Credit points

320

Indicative fee

$9,359.00* per year (more)
* 2019 indicative annual CSP fee

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Entry requirements

9

OP 2018

81

Rank 2018 (more)

Offered in

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2

Prerequisites

  • English (4SA)

Assumed knowledge

  • Maths B or C (4SA)
  • One of Biology, Chemistry or Physics (4SA)

OP 1-6 Guarantee

If you receive an OP 1-6 or equivalent and meet subject prerequisites, you are guaranteed a place in this program.

Why choose this program?

This degree will put you on the path to a career in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology or nutraceutical industries.

You will learn through hands-on experience in state-of-the-art facilities (formulation, pharmacology and analytical laboratories) and during professional practice placements at the new Gold Coast University Hospital and other clinical settings.

You will take specialist courses in areas such as pharmacy management, complementary and alternative medicine, and pharmacology.

Attendance information

This program is to be offered full-time on-campus at the Gold Coast campus, using the in person mode of delivery each trimester.

As a full-time student you will generally attend 22-24 hours of scheduled classes per week throughout the trimester. Classes may be scheduled during the day and evening throughout the week.

Student Income Support

From 2017, to be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.

Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.

Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.

In order to ensure recency of knowledge, skills and professional competence, the Australian Pharmacy Council requires that students complete the award of Bachelor of Pharmacy within ten years in order to remain eligible for the Pharmacy Intern Training Program.

Work-integrated learning

Work-integrated learning activities (professional placements) integrate theoretical learning with its application in the workplace. The inclusion of work-integrated learning activities in the degree program demonstrates Griffith's commitment to preparing its graduates for success in their working life.

In Trimesters 2 of Year 1 and Year 3, you are required to undertake unpaid placements which require full-time attendance at a pharmaceutical workplace on a few occasions. Some placements may be outside the Gold Coast area. Opportunities for rural and international placements also exist.

My career opportunities

You will be prepared for a career in community and hospital pharmacy, and medication management. You will also be able to enter careers in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, nutraceutical and related industries in areas including management, sales, marketing, business development, and local and national government agencies related to medicine use and regulation.

Program accreditation

The Bachelor of Pharmacy is accredited for students wishing to register as a Pharmacist. Students completing the Bachelor of Pharmacy degree will be eligible for registration as a Pharmacist following successful completion of an internship year.

Professional recognition

To seek registration as a Pharmacist, graduates from the Bachelor of Pharmacy will be required to complete 48 weeks of intern training and comply with all other statutory requirements.

To register as a Pharmacist in Australia at the end of the pre-registration year, an IELTS score of 7.0 is required by the Pharmacy Board of Australia. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that they can meet this requirement.

Before I enrol

  • Criminal History Check
  • First Aid and CPR Certificates
  • Immunisation and Health Record
  • Working with Children Check (Blue Card)

Professional placements

  • Griffith University Health and Safety Induction
  • Griffith University Student Deed Poll
  • New South Wales Health placement requirements (including mandatory training)
  • Queensland Health placement requirements

There are placements associated with this program. Students should refer to the checklist of pre-placement and placement requirements for their Health discipline on the Fit for Placement website for full details of the requirements regarding clinical placement to ensure that they meet eligibility for placement.

Note: In the event that there is a difference between the contents published on the Fit for Placement website and the program-specific information published on the Degree and Career Finder/Programs and Courses websites, or where information published on the Fit for Placement website is not in accordance with University Policy, the Degree and Career Finder/Programs and Courses website contents and University Policy shall override the information on the Fit for Placement website.

Pathways to further study

Graduates of the Bachelor of Pharmacy may have the opportunity to undertake a Research Honours program.

Commonwealth supported students

  • The fee is indicative of an annual full-time load (80 credit points) in a program categorized to one of the Australian Government's three broad discipline areas (student contribution bands). A student's actual annual fee may vary in accordance with his or her choice of majors and electives. The Australian Government sets student contribution amounts on an annual basis.
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Fee-paying undergraduate (domestic) students

These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:

  • Full-fee paying domestic students who commenced their program prior to 2009.
  • International students who have been approved to pay domestic tuition fees after obtaining Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency or a permanent humanitarian visa and who have not obtained a Commonwealth supported place.
Tuition fees
  • A fee-paying undergraduate student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.
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Program fees for the Bachelor of Pharmacy (1395)

Year of study Fee category/Band Fee per CP Tuition fee 80cp
2019 Fee Band 32.0 $400.00 $32,000.00
2018 Fee Band 31.0 $387.50 $31,000.00
FEE-HELP

Eligible undergraduate fee-paying students may defer their tuition fees by taking out a FEE-HELP loan which is part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). Payment of the loan is via the taxation system when income reaches a specified level.

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