Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) [Embedded]

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Professional Accreditation Status

This course is accredited by the Australian Pharmacy Council. Students enrolled in this degree will be registered with the Pharmacy Board of Australia through the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) for the duration of their program of study or until they are no longer enrolled. Graduates will be eligible to apply for professional registration with the Pharmacy Board of Australia through the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Course type

Bachelor Honours Degree (AQF Level 8)

Division

Tropical Health and Medicine

Award Requirements

Course Structure

Candidature

Progression

Advanced Standing

Award Details

Admission Requirements

Course p re-requisites

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

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 3a Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.

Students also need to take note that in accordance with the National Registration Board’s requirement, they must hold a valid IELTS (academic module) minimum overall score of 7.5 with a minimum of 7 in each of the four components within 2 years prior to applying for registration upon graduation

Additional selection requirements

By invitation of the College Dean

Special admission requirements

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

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.

Blue Card Services

Current Apply First Aid and CPR Certificate:

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

Some professional/clinical placement agencies may require that students hold an advanced cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certificate before undertaking a professional or clinical placement. Students 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:

Australian Federal Police

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

96 credit points as per course structure

Additional course rules

Nil

Additional completion requirements

Nil

Course learning outcomes

On successful completion, graduates of the course will be able to:

  • Integrate a coherent and advanced body of professional knowledge, competencies, behaviours, responsibilities and ethics within a health provision model of pharmacy practice that is appropriate in rural, remote, Indigenous and tropical contexts

  • Retrieve, synthesise, critically evaluate and apply evidence in pharmacy practice

  • Obtain, interpret and evaluate patient and clinical data to assess individual and population health status and, where necessary, formulate, implement and monitor management plans, in consultation with patients and communities

  • Promote and optimise the health and welfare of individuals and populations

  • Communicate clearly and coherently through well-developed English language and numeracy proficiency, appropriate for entry into the pharmacy workforce

  • Deliver and facilitate safe and effective collaborative patient-centred health outcomes, within a clearly defined and accepted scope of pharmacy practice

  • Reflect on current skills, knowledge and attitudes to plan ongoing professional development and foster a commitment to lifelong learning

  • Apply knowledge of research principles and methods to plan and execute project work and/or a piece of research and scholarship with some independence.

Course Structure

CORE SUBJECTS

Level 1

BM1000:03 Introductory Biochemistry and Microbiology

CH1001:03 Chemistry: A Central Science

HS1401:03 Health and Health Care in Australia

PC1001:03 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1

PC1002:03 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2

PC1003:03 Introduction to Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences 2

PC1004:03 Introduction to Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences 1

PC1005:03 Molecular Basis of Therapeutics 1

Level 2

BC2014:03 Principles of Biochemistry for Pharmacy Students

HS2401:03 Rural and Remote Primary and Public Health Care

PC2002:03 Molecular Basis of Therapeutics 3

PC2004:03 Professional Pharmacy Practice 1

PC2006:03 Dermatology for Pharmacists

PC2001:03 Molecular Basis of Therapeutics 2

PC2003:03 Integrated Metabolism and Nutrition for Pharmacists

PC2201:03 Infectious Diseases and Immunology for Pharmacists

Level 3

CH3100:03 Molecular Basis of Therapeutics 4

PC3001:03 ENT, Eyes and Respiratory Pharmacy

PC3002:03 Cardiovascular and Renal Therapeutics for Pharmacists

PC3005:03 Nervous System and Mental Health for Pharmacists

PC3015:03 Professional Pharmacy Practice 2 (Honours) Part 1 of 2

PC3016:03 Professional Pharmacy Practice 2 (Honours) Part 2 of 2

PC3102:03 Health Care for Pharmacists

PC3201:03 Musculoskeletal Pharmacy

Level 4

PC4101:03 Endocrine and Reproductive Pharmacy

PC4102:03 Oncology, Haematology and Toxicology for Pharmacists

PC4103:03 Professional Pharmacy Practice 3

PC4105:03 Pharmacy Research (Honours)

PC4211:12 Advanced Professional Pharmacy Practice (Honours)

Campus

COURSE AVAILA B LE 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

2 years

Progression

Course progression requisites

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

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

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

Students may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing and Articulation policy and 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 student 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

Award title

BACHELOR OF PHARMACY (HONOURS)

Approved abbreviation

BPharm(Hons)

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not applicable - this course does not have majors

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Not applicable