Undergraduate

Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)

University of Newcastle

Undergraduate course details table
Campus Course code Fee type Pattern of
attendance
Course start date
Newcastle – Callaghan 483800 CSP 4F 24 Feb 2020

About

Pharmacists play an integral role in the provision of healthcare services. As a pharmacist, you will be on the industry frontline – counselling people on the best use and management of medications. When you study a Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours), you’ll learn how to provide advice on the symptoms and management of common ailments, prepare and formulate medications, and educate the community on a wide range of health and wellbeing matters.

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 University of Newcastle website.

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

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

Areas of study: Anatomy and physiology, chemistry, dosage formulation, drug design and discovery, epidemiology, pharmacotherapeutics and pharmacy practice. 

Career opportunities: Community pharmacist, hospital pharmacist, industrial pharmacist, pharmaceutical policy officer, researcher.

Professional recognition: You will need to complete a one-year internship before being registered with the Pharmacy Board of Australia under the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. This degree is also accredited by the Australian Pharmacy Council.

Practical experience: 420 hours of clinical placement in a variety of settings both locally and nationally. This will include community and aged care facilities, hospitals, and rural pharmacies throughout the Hunter, Central Coast, Mid North Coast and the University’s Department of Rural Health sites.

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.

Honours: All students will graduate with honours, which will be awarded as graded or ungraded honours. Entry into the graded honours stream may be offered to students based on merit. 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. 

Fees and charges: Visit the University of Newcastle website for current fee information.

Essential requirements for admission

This program and future professional practice is both mentally and physically demanding. Applicants who may be unsure of their ability to complete the degree and work in the profession should contact the University prior to applying.

Admission criteria

Applicants with recent secondary education

Assumed knowledge: English Advanced, Chemistry, Physics.

Applicants with higher education study

If you completed higher education or partial higher education studies your grade point average can be converted to a selection rank to be used for admission purposes: visit the University of Newcastle website.

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study

If you studied vocational education and training, the type of qualification, whether or not you completed it, and if it was graded or competency-based, will all be taken into consideration to assess your eligibility for admission: visit the University of Newcastle website.

Applicants with work and life experience

If you haven't completed any formal secondary, VET or higher education studies we offer a range of options to get you on the pathway to your dream degree: visit the University of Newcastle website.

Advanced standing

If you have already successfully undertaken relevant study at another higher education institution or from the TAFE/VET sector, you may be granted credit on enrolment in a program. This is in addition to using that study to help determine your rank and eligibility to enter a program at the University of Newcastle. Visit the University of Newcastle website.

Student profile

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Further information

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How to apply

Read about how to apply through UAC.

Check UAC application and offer round dates.

Course updates
Courses are added and cancelled throughout the admissions year and course details are subject to change. Check the course search on the UAC website or the My UAC app regularly throughout the 2019–20 admissions period.

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

Honours
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.

ATAR profile table

ATAR-based offers only (semester 1, 2018)
ATAR profile data table
Course code Lowest ATAR (LA) Median ATAR (MA) Highest ATAR (HA) Lowest selection rank (LSR) Median selection rank (MSR) Highest selection rank (HSR)
483800 65.35 82.10 98.55 72.35 85.58 99.95

Notes

  1. Use all ATAR profile data as a guide only; it provides a broad overview of the ATARs and selection ranks of previous Year 12 students admitted into that course. ATARs and selection ranks required for entry in 2019 may be different. If you are unsure about including a course among your preferences, contact the relevant institution.
  2. This ATAR profile table is in line with Commonwealth Government transparency requirements. It is based on offers to recent school leavers (ie completed Year 12 in 2015 to 2017) who were selected solely or partly on their ATAR. Note that some institutions further differentiate this information on their websites by publishing:
    • separate data for 2017 Year 12 students and 2015/16 Year 12 students
    • data relating to an entire year's intake (eg all offers made in 2017 – semesters 1 and 2).
  3. The ATAR values exclude any adjustment factors.
  4. The selection ranks include the ATAR and any adjustment factors.

Abbreviations

– = data is not available.
<5 = less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made.
N/A = no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.

LA - Lowest ATAR
MA - Median ATAR
HA - Highest ATAR
LSR - Lowest selection rank
LSR - Median selection rank
LSR - Highest selection rank