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Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) [End-on]

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Course code


Course type

Bachelor Honours Degree (AQF Level 8)


Division of Tropical Health and Medicine


Medicine and Dentistry

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Completion of an AQF Level 7 bachelor degree in pharmacy from this or any other university within the last ten years;

And hold registration as a pharmacist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

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.

Information published by JCU or otherwise made available to students when applying, may specify additional criteria to be considered in ranking applicants in order of merit if the number of applications exceeds a quota or other limit on the places made available for the course.  Information provided by applicants during the application process and any other information obtained by JCU in the application process may be used by JCU to rank applicants in order of merit by reference to those additional criteria.

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

Depending on the area of research and/or professional experience placement activities, students must comply with the relevant mandatory pre-placement requirements of the University and the Host facility.  Students must complete all professional experience placement requirements by the prescribed deadlines and maintain currency of all requirements throughout their enrolment in the course.

You will find your course requirements here:

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




JCU Townsville



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


Accreditation requirements

For entry to this course, a student must have successfully completed an APC accredited BPharm degree within the last 10 years, and hold registration as a pharmacist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Note: Completion of the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)[End on] will not enable Australian registration of overseas qualified health professionals.

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