Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) [End-on]

Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) [End-on]

Course Code


Course type

Bachelor Honours Degree (AQF Level 8)


Tropical Health and Medicine

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Completion of a pass degree in Pharmacy from this or any other university within the last three years.

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

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

Students may be required to undertake work additional to the pass degree before commencing honours.

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.

The graduate course is not available to those who have previously been awarded the Pharmacy honours degree.

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:

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

24 credit points as per course structure

Course learning outcomes

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

  • Integrate and apply a coherent and advanced body of theoretical and technical knowledge and skills, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in the discipline of Pharmacy

  • Critically review, analyse, synthesise and evaluate evidence and scientific literature to identify and propose solutions to complex problems with intellectual independence

  • Apply knowledge of research principles to plan and execute a piece of scientific research with some independence

  • Communicate clearly and coherently through advanced English language and numeracy proficiency, verbal presentation skills and computer literacy (including word processing, databases, graphics and statistical packages), a clear and coherent exposition of knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences

  • Reflect on current skills, knowledge and attitudes, in order to plan and implement ongoing personal and professional development needs.

Course Structure


PC4501:12 Pharmacy Honours Part 1 of 2

PC4502:12 Pharmacy Honours Part 2 of 2







Expected time to complete

1 year full-time, not available part-time

Maximum time to complete

2 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year


Course progression requisites


Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)


Special assessment requirements


Professional accreditation requirements

For entry, students must have successfully completed the JCU BPharm within the last 3 years or an equivalent Australian qualification accredited by the APC and be a registered pharmacist with AHPRA.

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade


Supplementary exam for final subject

Not applicable

Advanced Standing


Not applicable

Maximum allowed



Not applicable


Not applicable

Other restrictions

Not applicable

Award Details

Award title


Approved abbreviation


Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not applicable - this course does not have majors

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Not applicable