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About Pharmacy

Pharmacy professionals are experts in the practical use of medicines, preventative healthcare strategies, and over-the-counter remedies for physical ailments. JCU Pharmacy students gain relevant hands-on experiences with clinical placements in acute care settings and low-resource communities. You’ll be equipped with the skills, inspiration and experiences to work in any pharmacy setting, from the outback to the city.

JCU Pharmacy graduates learn contemporary best practices and are job-ready, launching their careers and improving the health of patients through their knowledge and skills in medicines optimisation and primary care practice.

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Study a comprehensive range of subjects including chemistry, human anatomy and physiology, biology, pharmacology, therapeutics and research. Discover the core role of the pharmacist as you apply your learning to case scenarios, professionally relevant learning tasks and practical assessments. Learn in a flexible study environment with online and small group face-to-face education while working alongside your peers in team-based applied learning to sharpen your communication and problem-solving skills.

Put your knowledge and skills to the test with extensive clinical placements. Gain valuable hands-on experience and strengthen your understanding of a pharmacist’s role as you undertake over 600 hours of placement throughout your degree. As you work embedded in communities and focused on patients’ needs, you’ll turn theory into practice and gain diverse skills that will prepare you for your future career.

With the knowledge and skills gained through your study, you’ll be equipped to work in diverse settings from hospitals and local pharmacies, to rural and remote communities. You could find employment as a community pharmacist, hospital pharmacist, consultant pharmacist, industrial pharmacist, researcher, or educator. You can also work in primary care settings within multidisciplinary teams dedicated to improving the overall health of your patients.

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