Undergraduate

B Pharmacy (Honours)

University of Newcastle

Undergraduate course details table
Campus Course code Fee type Pattern of
attendance
Lowest
ATAR
Lowest
selection rank
Course start date
Newcastle – Callaghan 483800 CSP 4F 65.35 72.35 26 Feb 2019

About

B Pharmacy (Honours) will prepare students with the necessary theoretical and practical knowledge to become a registered pharmacist.

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 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, mental health first aid, pharmacotherapeutics.

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

Professional recognition: Accredited by the Australian Pharmacy Council. Graduates are eligible to apply for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. The University will provide student details to the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency for the purpose of student registration.

Practical experience: From first year, clinical placements in a variety of health settings, both locally and nationally, including community facilities, hospitals, rural pharmacies and aged care facilities 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.

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. 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.

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 UON 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 UON 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 UON 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 UON. Visit the UON website.

Student profile

Visit the UON website.

Further information

Visit the UON website.

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 2018–19 admissions period.

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