4 years full-time
8 years part-time
For Continuing Students Only
This degree provides a pathway to a career in pharmacology, toxicology or drug research, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and other health industries.
The degree's focus on pharmacology will benefit you if you are considering continuing your study with a postgraduate degree in an area such as pharmacy, medicine, dentistry or medical research. You will learn about core business and management concepts in the business component. In your final year, you will complete a major in marketing.
As a student you will gain extensive hands-on experience in state-of-the-art facilities including formulation, pharmacology and analytical laboratories.
This program is to be offered full-time and part-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.
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.
You will be prepared for professional employment in a wide variety of public and private sector positions such as Regulatory Scientist; Regulatory Affairs Specialist; Pharmaceutical Sales Representative; Medical Science Liaison; Medical Science Liaison (MSL) - Haematology; Clinical Trials Monitor; Product Manager; Pharmacy Assistant; Pharmacy Technician; Research assistant; Research technician; Laboratory Support Technician; Environmental Scientist; Research and Development Scientist; Formulation Chemist.
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.
Students who successfully complete this program will be eligible to apply for entry to the Bachelor of Pharmacology and Toxicology (Honours) (2118).
These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:
|Year of study||Fee category/Band||Flat fee|
|2020||Withdrawn UGRD (DOM)||$0.00|
|2019||Withdrawn UGRD (DOM)||$0.00|
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.