B Pharmacy (Honours)

University of Newcastle

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Course start date
Newcastle – Callaghan 483800 CSP 4F 79.00 26 Feb 2018
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Assumed knowledge: English (Advanced), Chemistry, Physics.

Recommended studies: HSC Mathematics Extension 1 or 2 or Mathematics (Band 5 or above).

Areas of study: Pharmacy.

Practical experience: Clinical placements start in first year and continue throughout the degree, providing substantial clinical experience in a variety of settings both locally and nationally.

Students gain clinical experience in a variety of health settings, which may include community facilities, hospitals, rural pharmacies and aged care facilities.

To prepare students for clinical placements, practical skills will be built through inter-professional simulated learning activities in our fully functioning demonstration pharmacy, hospital-based simulation wards and the Hunter New England Simulation Centre.

The clinical placement component of this course is substantial and occurs in a range of diverse clinical contexts throughout the Hunter, Central Coast, Mid North Coast and the University’s Department of Rural Health sites. While attending these centres, students are responsible for all travel, accommodation and related expenses. Applicants should be aware of this requirement when applying for entry to the program.

Honours: All students will graduate with Honours. The honours component of the degree will be awarded as graded or ungraded honours. Students achieving a sufficiently high grade point average may be invited to undertake the graded honours stream. The graded honours stream requires students to complete a supervised individual research project whereas the students undertaking the ungraded honours stream will be required to undertake a supervised group research project.

Professional recognition: This degree is accredited by the Australian Pharmacy Council. Graduates are eligible to apply for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.

Career opportunities: Community pharmacist, consultant pharmacist, hospital pharmacist, industrial pharmacist.

Additional information: This degree requires students to participate in clinical placements in NSW Health facilities. During placement students will be subject to policies and procedures laid down by NSW Health. Students must also meet all NSW Health verification requirements before attending clinical placement. For more information visit the UON website.

Students enrolling in this degree are required to obtain a WorkCover-approved Provide First Aid Certificate during semester 1.

Students should be aware that they may be required to undertake clinical placement and/or classes outside normal semester dates.

This degree and future professional practice is both mentally and physically demanding.

The award of this degree depends on the student satisfactorily completing and passing all academic and practical components within the maximum time allowed.

The University will provide student details to the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency for the purpose of student registration.

For course details, visit the UON website.

Note: Special requirements and policies apply.

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Review of programs
The academic content of all programs is subject to routine review. For up-to-date details, visit the UON website.

Applicants should note that under the revised Australian Qualifications Framework some programs with honours are four-year programs available with direct entry. Other programs are three-year Bachelor degree programs. Meritorious students have the option to apply for an additional one-year end-on honours component after graduation. Check the course descriptions carefully.

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