Bachelor of Pharmacy

Administration and Availability Information

Course Code

70810

Version

3

Faculty

Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

English, Maths B, Chemistry

Entry requirements for this course are consistent with the Pathways to Qualifications in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Guidelines for Bachelor degrees.

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Students of non English speaking backgrounds must have an adequate English language capacity assessed under the Australian International English Language Testing System.  An IELTS score of 7.0 with no component lower than 7.0 is required (Band 3 at JCU).

Additional selection requirements

Submit JCU internal application form by 30 September

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

Clinical placement/professional practice:

This course includes prescribed professional or clinical placements. Students may be required to undertake such placements away from the campus at which they are enrolled, at their own expense. (Note: health professional courses generally involve extensive professional or clinical placements).

Further information about placements can be found at Enrolment Policy – Coursework Students.

Post admission requirements

Hepatitis B immunisation:

Students must provide evidence of being immune to Hepatitis B within the first teaching period of their studies. A blood-borne viral disease may result in a student’s inability to obtain a placement in a Queensland Health facility and consequently may result in their inability to complete the requirements of the course as accredited by the relevant professional accrediting body. If a student has not complied with the above requirement by the last day of the first teaching period of their studies, their enrolment will be terminated immediately.

Suitability to Work with Children Card (blue card):

This course includes prescribed professional or clinical placements that may involve contact with children under 18 years of age. Students are required to obtain a Suitability to Work with Children Card (which involves a criminal history check undertaken by the Queensland Police) before the start of the first placement. Students must retain a current Suitability to Work with Children Card for the duration of their course, as failure to do so will result in the termination of their admission to the course.

For more information, refer to: https://www.bluecard.qld.gov.au/

Current Apply First Aid and CPR Certificate:

Candidates must hold a current First Aid Certificate before undertaking professional or clinical placements.  Candidates are responsible for any costs associated with obtaining this certificate.

Some professional/clinical placement agencies may require that candidates hold an advanced cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certificate before undertaking a professional or clinical placement. Candidates are responsible for any costs associated with obtaining this certificate.

Australian Federal Police check:

This course includes prescribed professional or clinical placements.  Some placement agencies may require students to produce a current Australian Federal Police check. This is in addition to the requirements for a Blue Card. If requested, students must provide written confirmation of clearance to the Clinical Placement Officer prior to commencement of clinical placement.

Application documents can be accessed at:

http://www.afp.gov.au/what-we-do/police-checks/national-police-checks.aspx

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

96 credit points as per course structure

Additional course rules

Nil

Additional completion requirements

Nil

Learning outcomes

Characteristics of learning outcomes for this course are consistent with those outlined in the Bachelor degree Guideline in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

Course Structure

Level 1

B M 1000:03  Introductory Biochemistry and Microbiology

CH10 0 1:03  Chemistry: A Central Science

PC 1 001:03  Human Anatomy and Physiology 1

PC10 0 4:03  Introduction to Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences 1

H S 1401:03  Health and Health Care in Australia

PC1 0 02:03  Human Anatomy and Physiology 2

PC 1 003:03  Introduction to Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences 2

P C 1005:03  Molecular Basis of Therapeutics 1

Level 2

BC20 1 4:03   Principles of Biochemistry for Pharmacy Students

PC 2 002:03   Molecular Basis of Therapeutics 3

PC20 0 4:03   Professional Pharmacy Practice 1

PC 2 006:03   Dermatology for Pharmacists

H S 2401:03   Rural and Remote Primary and Public Health Care

PC2001:03   Molecular Basis of Therapeutics 2

PC 2 003:03   Integrated Metabolism and Nutrition for Pharmacists

PC 2 201:03   Infectious Diseases and Immunology for Pharmacists

Level 3

PC30 0 2:03   Cardiovascular and Renal Therapeutics for Pharmacists

PC31 0 2:03   Health Care for Pharmacists

P C 3204:03   Professional Pharmacy Practice 2 Part 1 of 2

C H 3100:03   Molecular Basis of Therapeutics 4

P C 3001:03   ENT, Eyes and Respiratory Pharmacy

PC30 0 5:03   Nervous System and Mental Health for Pharmacists

PC32 0 1:03   Musculoskeletal Pharmacy

PC32 0 5:03   Professional Pharmacy Practice 2 Part 2 of 2

Level 4

PC4 1 01:03  Endocrine and Reproductive Pharmacy

PC41 0 2:03  Oncology, Haematology and Toxicology for Pharmacists

PC 4 103:03  Professional Pharmacy Practice 3

PC 4 203:12   Advanced Professional Pharmacy Practice

Options

Select 3 credit points of specified level 1, 2, 3 or 4 subjects:

BU1 0 02:03  Accounting for Decision Making

BU10 0 3:03  Economics for Business

B U 1008:03  Marketing Fundamentals

BU 1 112:03  Business Law and Ethics

CP 1 030:03  IT Fundamentals

MA 1 401:03  Statistics and Data Analysis 1

MG 1 731:03  Management in the New Global Economy

P Y 1101:03  Exploring Psychology 1

SP10 0 1:03  Science and Practice of Physical Activity

BX20 8 1:03  Consumer Behaviour

BX3 0 72:03 Managing Small and Medium Enterprises

SP30 0 6:03  Environmental and Sports Medicine

PC 4 104:03  Pharmacy Project

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Townsville

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

4 years full-time, not available part-time

Maximum time to complete

6 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year

Progression

Course progression requisites

Must successfully complete all level 1 and level 2 subjects before attempting any level 3 subject

Must successfully complete all level 3 subjects before attempting any level 4 subject

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

Clinical placement/professional practice:

This course includes prescribed professional or clinical placements. Students may be required to undertake such placements away from the campus at which they are enrolled, at their own expense. (Note: health professional courses generally involve extensive professional or clinical placements).

Further information about placements can be found at Enrolment Policy – Coursework Students

Special assessment requirements

Refer to Review of a Student’s Suitability to Continue a Course Involving Placement policy.

Accreditation requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for final subject

Not applicable

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Candidates may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing for Previous Studies and Recognised Prior Learning policy associated procedures.

Maximum allowed

24 credit points

Currency

Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 5 years prior to the commencement of this course.

Expiry

Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 11 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed the course of study prescribed for the degree.

Other restrictions

Advanced standing will not normally be granted for subjects prescribed for levels 2, 3 or 4 of the course.

Award Details

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not applicable - this course does not have majors

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Not applicable

Honours

Honours availability

Available both within this course and as a separate graduate entry course.

Eligibility

Entry to in-course Honours

At the start of level 3 of the course the Head of School will invite applications from students

  • Normally candidates will have obtained a GPA of 6 (Distinction or better) for the subjects completed for levels 1 and 2 of the course

  • A quota may be imposed on the number of candidates accepted for entry to the honours course depending on the availability of supervisors

Graduate entry to Honours

Successful completion of the pass degree in Pharmacy, within the previous three years

  • Normally candidates will have achieved a GPA of not less than 5.0 calculated over the four levels of the pass degree

  • Candidates may be required to undertake work additional to the pass degree before commencing honours