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Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Monash University offers $4000 relocation grant for international pharmacy students

Studying pharmacy at Monash University not only offers you the chance to experience life in another country, but it also gives you the opportunity to qualify as a pharmacist much more quickly than you would in Canada and begin your career earlier.

Australian universities offer pharmacy degrees at an undergraduate level, which means you can enter straight from high school without needing to complete a university degree first.

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Monash University School of Pharmacy

Monash University is the No.1 pharmacy school in Australia, top 2 in the world

In the 2017 QS World University Rankings by Subject, only Harvard University ranked higher than Monash for Pharmacy and Pharmacology. At Monash you’ll have access to some of the country’s best-equipped facilities, alongside innovative teaching technologies such as MyDispense—a web-based program that combines more than 300 virtual patients and 1,500 pharmacy products to provide authentic dispensing practice. You will also undertake work placements in hospitals and community pharmacies, learning about primary healthcare, drug information and clinical pharmacy services in different practice environments. With an aging population placing ever greater stress upon the health system, the demand for pharmacists’ skills and the scope of their role can only grow. Monash gives your career as a pharmacist the best possible start.​

If studying at the number 1 pharmacy school in Australia isn’t enough, Monash also offers a $4,000 relocation grant to all ​international pharmacy students

Graduate with a Bachelor and a Master

Monash Pharmacy has replaced the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) with the new Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) / Master of Pharmacy combined degree, Australia’s first integrated BPharm (Hons)/ MPharm degree, with the fifth year of the course offering an internship, so students will get valuable work experience—and get paid for it!

Program: Bachelor of Pharmacy / Master of Pharmacy
Location: Parkville campus, Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: February
Duration: 5 years
Application deadline: While there is no set application deadline, applicants are strongly encouraged by to submit their applications as early as possible.

Apply to Monash University Pharmacy School!

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Do you think the new Bachelor/Master of Pharmacy program might be for you? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Pharmacy Schools Officer Krista McVeigh at krista@oztrekk.com for details.

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Monash University explains the difference between pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences

Pharmacy, pharmaceutical sciences, potato, potahtoh. What’s the difference?

Monash explains the difference between pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences

Is pharmacy or pharmaceutical sciences for you?

On one potato, if you are interested in science and healthcare, and enjoy communicating with people, then the Bachelor of Pharmacy is for you—it’s the degree you need to be a pharmacist. Pharmacists are

  • directly concerned with people’s health and well-being;
  • work as members of a healthcare team;
  • provide advice on the safe and effective use of medicine;
  • actively involved in patient care in hospitals and the community; and
  • medicine experts, who can also work in government, industry, research and clinical-trial roles.

On the other potahtoh, pharmaceutical science is a broad discipline and a thriving sector within a large and essential industry. When you graduate from this degree, you don’t graduate as a pharmaceutical scientist—you graduate as a pharmaceutical scientist with a particular specialisation and multiple career options. Although understanding medicines is a central focus of the course, the skills you’ll learn will translate to many different chemistry-related jobs. Graduates can be found in industries from paint to cosmetics, from drug development to food manufacturing.

Pharmaceutical scientists are

  • experts in the chemistry, biology and biotechnology required to design and develop medicines;
  • key players in improving human health and well-being by researching and developing reliable, accessible and effective treatments;
  • experts in bringing safe and effective products to market as they understand the impact of medicines on the body and diseases.

If you enjoy solving problems, love chemistry or biology, and want to improve human health, then a pharmaceutical science degree could be your calling. It equips you to work in the pharmaceutical science and biomedical fields.

About the Monash University Bachelor of Pharmacy Program

If you’re interested in studying pharmacy or pharmaceutical science, we’ve got great news: Monash Pharmacy is ranked #2 in the world and #1 in Australia according to QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017.

Program: Bachelor of Pharmacy / Master of Pharmacy
Location: Parkville campus, Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: February
Duration: 5 years
Application deadline: While there is no set application deadline, applicants are strongly encouraged by to submit their applications as early as possible.

Apply to the Monash University Pharmacy School!

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Discover more about Monash Pharmacy and the new Bachelor/Master of Pharmacy degree. Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Pharmacy Schools Officer Krista McVeigh at krista@oztrekk.com.

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Monash Pharmacy offers Australia’s first combined pharmacy degree

The work of pharmacists changes people’s lives for the better. And it has done so for centuries.

Monash Pharmacy offers Australia's first combined pharmacy degree

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But the pharmacy profession is facing a combination of challenges it has never seen before: an ageing global population, increasingly complex and personalised medicines, as well as a move towards team-based integrated healthcare.

With those challenges comes the need for new thinking—from the next generation of practitioners and from those who teach them.

In response to these challenges, Monash University is preparing the students of today for tomorrow’s world of medicine, demography and healthcare by offering a new combined degree. From 2017, Monash Pharmacy will replace the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) with the new Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) / Master of Pharmacy combined degree, Australia’s first integrated BPharm (Hons)/ MPharm degree, with the fifth year of the course offering an internship, so students will get valuable work experience—and get paid for it!

Did you know Monash Pharmacy is ranked #2 in the world according to QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017?

Program: Bachelor of Pharmacy / Master of Pharmacy
Location: Parkville campus, Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: February
Duration: 5 years
Application deadline: While there is no set application deadline, applicants are strongly encouraged by to submit their applications as early as possible.

Apply to Monash University Pharmacy School!

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Would you like more info about Monash Pharmacy and about the new Bachelor/Master of Pharmacy program? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Pharmacy Schools Officer Krista McVeigh at krista@oztrekk.com.

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Significant ranking boost for Monash Pharmacy

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Monash University has welcomed the latest Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) release, which ranks Monash’s Clinical Medicine and Pharmacy as 34th in the world and second in Australia. This is up from an estimated rank of 76th in the world and third in Australia in 2015.

Monash Pharmacy gets significant ranking boost

Study at Monash University—the number 1 pharmacy school in Australia!

This result follows Monash’s inclusion on the Reuters international rankings as Australia’s second most innovative university across Asia. It also follows Monash moving from an estimated rank of 114th to 79th globally in the overall Academic Ranking of World Universities in August, and being ranked 4th in the world for Pharmacy and Pharmacology in the 2016 QS World University rankings by Subject.

Monash continues to be ranked in the top 200 in all five of the ARWU field rankings, including Natural Sciences and Mathematics (ranked second in Australia); Engineering/Technology and Computer Sciences; Life and Agriculture Sciences; Clinical Medicine and Pharmacy; and Social Sciences.

Professor Christina Mitchell, Academic Vice-President and Dean, Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences said it was an outstanding result for staff and students.

“Medicine and Pharmacy now rank second in Australia and 34th in the world, representing an increase of 42 places. This exceptional result highlights our commitment to international collaboration and research excellence. Importantly, the ranking demonstrates the contributions, commitment and quality of our staff.”

Professor Bill Charman, Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, said “This significant improvement reflects the capacity of our life science and pharmaceutical researchers to undertake high quality basic research, as well as pursuing translational opportunities in partnership with industry and government in an increasingly cross-disciplinary manner. Such outcomes have also been reflected in the increasing number of our staff recognised as Highly Cited Researchers.”

ARWU has been presenting the world top 500 universities annually since 2003, based on a set of objective indicators and third-party data.

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Discover more about Monash Pharmacy! Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Pharmacy Schools Officer Krista McVeigh at krista@oztrekk.com.

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Monash School of Pharmacy’s history hits the silver screen

One hundred thirty-four years after opening their doors as Australia’s first school of pharmacy, Monash University has released an inspiring documentary telling the story of a small school that has gone on to become an international leader in pharmaceutical research and education.

Monash School of Pharmacy

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The documentary, Years of Determination: From College to Faculty, was launched in April at a special premiere held at Parkville and Professor Bill Charman, Dean of the Monash Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences said the film pays homage to the pioneers of the profession.

“The film traces the roots of pharmacy in Australia and highlights the generations of visionaries who have established and grown the profession of pharmacy, beginning in the newly settled Victoria of the 1800s.

“Alistair Lloyd inspired the inception of this project when he proposed capturing the history of the college and faculty, and it was wonderful to see our long and proud history burst to life in a half-hour documentary,” he said.

Based on interviews with prominent pharmacy identities, the film portrays the circumstances of crucial events which moulded the faculty and the profession. The launch signifies the culmination of 18 months research, editing and post-production to document the living history of the faculty.

Jenny McDowell co-produced the film and said the final product is something that will move students, staff and alumni alike.

“It has been an honour to have worked on this project and know that we have released something that is really quite special.

“This film will evoke a lot of fond memories for graduates and will help current students understand and fully appreciate the rich history of the faculty,” she said.

Professor Charman agreed, saying that the films captured the essence of what the Monash Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is about.

“We have a very long and proud history and it is the people past and present that make this place what it is. The film tells the story of these people as much as the institution and we now have a tangible story to show our story to date,” Professor Charman said.

The documentary is the second faculty film that has been released, following the launch of The Sissons Mural Revealed in mid 2014.

Both films can be viewed online and a DVD has been produced which can be collected from the Monash University Student Services reception at the Parkville campus (free of charge).

About Monash University’s Bachelor of Pharmacy

Monash University’s Bachelor of Pharmacy program produces graduates with a sound knowledge and understanding of the science, technology and practice behind pharmacy as a profession. It comprises four major areas of study: medicinal chemistry (the chemistry of drugs); pharmacology (the action of drugs); pharmaceutics (the presentation and delivery of drugs); and pharmacy practice (the application of all these to the professional practice of pharmacy).

Monash is currently ranked as the #1 pharmacy school in Australia according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015.

Program: Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm)
Location: Parkville campus, Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: February
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: While there is no set application deadline, applicants are strongly encouraged by to submit their applications before the end of September for the February intake.

Apply to the Monash Pharmacy School Bachelor of Pharmacy program!

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Find out more about Monash University Pharmacy School and about studying pharmacy! Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Pharmacy Schools Officer Rachel Brady at rachel@oztrekk.com, or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Friday, June 5th, 2015

Monash awards honorary doctorate to renowned pharmaceutical scientist

Globally respected pharmaceutical scientist Dr Ian Wilding has been recognised with an honorary doctorate from Monash University.

The honorary degree of Doctor of Laws honoris causa, was conferred on Dr Wilding at a ceremony at the university’s Clayton campus recently.

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Dr Wilding, a pharmaceutical drug development consultant and entrepreneur, was recognised for his major contributions to international medicine development, regulatory authorities and pharmaceutical science organisations in Europe, Japan and the US.

He was the guest speaker for the Monash Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences flagship public event—the annual Emeritus Professor Barry L. Reed Distinguished Lecture. Looking ahead to 2020, he discussed potential trends for those working in the pharmaceutical industry to a record attendance of 300 guests.

Professor Bill Charman, Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Director of MIPS, said Dr Wilding was an internationally recognised thought-leader, scientific innovator and entrepreneur in drug discovery and delivery.

“These advances have had a direct and beneficial impact on patients throughout the world through better design and manufacture of more clinically effective oral and inhaled medicines.”

Dr Wilding has published more than 250 research papers, abstracts and patents.

In 1997 he was appointed as an expert scientist for the FDA in the area of food effects on drug bio-availability.  He has also served on several UK and European Innovation and Enterprise Advisory Boards to include the UK CBI Technology and Innovation Committee and the European Commission FP7 Advisory Committee for SMEs. In 2005 Dr Wilding received the Controlled Release Society career achievement award in oral drug delivery and in 2013 became an eminent fellow of the UK Academy of Pharmaceutical Scientists.

Dr Wilding is also the inventor of the Enterion capsule, a remote controlled device for site-specific delivery within the human intestines to evaluate drug absorption properties that has now been dosed to several thousand subjects.

In a long career commercialising science, Dr Wilding was also the cofounder of R5 Pharmaceuticals, Zysis, Modern BioSciences and BioCity Nottingham.  In addition to several Board roles, he currently consults for over 30 pharmaceutical and biotech companies on a wide range of strategic and technical drug development issues.

Barry L. Reed Distinguished Lecture Named after Emeritus Professor Barry L. Reed who retired after 43 years of distinguished and exemplary service, the Barry L. Reed Distinguished Lecture takes place every year. Initiated by his colleagues who wanted to acknowledge Professor Reed’s many and significant contributions to the faculty, Monash University, and the profession as a whole, they established and named the faculty’s only series of distinguished lectures after him.

Monash University Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Pharmaceutical scientists are experts in the chemistry, biology and biotechnology required to design and develop medicines. They play a key role in improving human health and well-being by researching and developing reliable, accessible and effective treatments. They understand the impact of medicines on the body and diseases. They’re also experts in bringing safe and effective products to market.

If you enjoy solving problems, love chemistry or biology, and want to improve human health, then a Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science could be your calling. It equips you to work in the pharmaceutical science and biomedical fields.

Did you know that Monash is currently the #1 pharmacy school in Australia according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015?

Apply to the Monash University Pharmacy School!

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Find out more about Monash Pharmacy School’s Bachelor of Pharmacy program. Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Pharmacy Schools Officer Rachel Brady at rachel@oztrekk.com, or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Friday, April 24th, 2015

Monash Pharmacy School applications are open

The Monash Pharmacy School applications for the 2016 intake are officially open via OzTREKK!

Monash University Pharmacy School

Study pharmacy at Monash University

Monash University’s Bachelor of Pharmacy program produces graduates with a sound knowledge and understanding of the science, technology and practice behind pharmacy as a profession. It comprises four major areas of study: medicinal chemistry (the chemistry of drugs); pharmacology (the action of drugs); pharmaceutics (the presentation and delivery of drugs); and pharmacy practice (the application of all these to the professional practice of pharmacy).

Monash University Bachelor of Pharmacy Program

Program: Bachelor of Pharmacy
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: February
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: While there is no set application deadline, applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their applications before the end of September for the February intake.

Entry Requirements

  • Applicants must have completed at least a high school diploma to be eligible to apply to the Monash Pharmacy program.
  • Applicants need to have completed Grade 12 English, Chemistry and Math to meet the program prerequisites. Additional, preferred subjects include biology and physics. The minimum average for admission from high school is 87% in your top six Grade 12 subjects.
  • Applicants who have completed university studies are welcome to apply. For entry into the Bachelor of Pharmacy at Monash, students undertaking university studies must have completed a minimum of the first year of a bachelor degree.
  • Applicants who have completed university studies must have
    – completed at least one year of a bachelor degree;
    – met the English, Chemistry and Math program prerequisites (first year university or Grade 12 level);
    – an overall minimum average of 80%; and
    – a minimum of 80% in the prerequisites subjects of English, Chemistry and Math.

Apply to Monash University Pharmacy School!

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If you have questions about how to apply to Monash University Pharmacy School, contact OzTREKK’s Australian Pharmacy Schools Officer Rachel Brady at rachel@oztrekk.com, or phone Rachel toll free at 1 866-698-7355. Find out how you can study in Australia!

Friday, April 24th, 2015

Australian Pharmacy School applications are open for the 2016 intake

Applications for the 2016 intake at Australian Pharmacy Schools are officially open via OzTREKK!

Australian Pharmacy Schools in Australia

Study pharmacy in Australia

Pharmacy programs in Australia are structured quite similarly to many other professional programs offered at Australian universities. Students can enter a pharmacy program directly from high school. Students from Canada who have already completed an undergraduate degree may also apply for entry into Australian Bachelor of Pharmacy programs.

Some Australian Pharmacy Schools offer credit transfers if you’ve already completed particular undergraduate studies. This means that you may be able to transfer directly into Year 2 of the program, making the program length three years, instead of four.

In Canada, the Australian Master of Pharmacy program format is not currently recognized by the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC). The PEBC prefers that students complete an Australian Bachelor of Pharmacy program instead, as this course format is recognized and can be assessed by the PEBC. OzTREKK recommends that students who wish to return to Canada to gain pharmacy certification study one of our Australian Bachelor of Pharmacy programs.

Bachelor of Pharmacy

This is an undergraduate degree that leads to a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy and is designed to equip students for a career in the pharmacy profession. Australian students, like those from virtually all other Commonwealth countries except Canada, can enter the Bachelor of Pharmacy program directly from high school.

The following Australian universities offer Bachelor of Pharmacy programs:

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If you have any questions about how to apply to a pharmacy program in Australia, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Pharmacy Schools Officer Rachel Brady at rachel@oztrekk.com or call 1-866-698-7355 (toll free in Canada).

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

New global education role for Monash Dean of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Professor Bill Charman, Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has been chosen to lead the International Pharmaceutical Federation Education Initiative (FIPEd) Steering Committee.

The International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) is the global federation of national associations of pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists, and is a non-governmental organisation in official relations with the World Health Organization.

FIPEd brings together all of FIP’s education actions and its purpose is to support the reform of pharmacy education so that there will be sufficient and competent pharmacists everywhere in the world.

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Professor Charman was selected by the FIP Bureau at its meeting in the Netherlands on March 19, and will take office as the Steering Committee chairman on Aug.1.

Professor Charman, said that although the FIP Education Initiative (FIPEd) has achieved much since its inception, the next five years will be critical to building on its many successes and to demonstrating the tangible benefits of its programs to stakeholders around the world.

“Education is an essential agent of global practice change—and FIPEd has positioned itself to accelerate this journey by identifying and implementing a structure to support its global vision. I look forward to helping the FIPEd team rapidly execute their respective plans; to broadening the depth of engagement with educators around the world; and for the impact of FIPEd-related activities to be tangible, relevant and welcomed.”

The FIPEd chair mandate is two years, renewable once and this year, FIPEd’s work includes an update on the global pharmacy workforce and research into pharmacy advanced practice/specialisation and on interprofessional education.

Professor Charman said he was thrilled and humbled to be selected to work with the team of talented individuals.

“Integrity, transparency, broad and energetic stakeholder engagement, accountability and inclusiveness will be hallmarks of my chairmanship,” Professor Charman added.

Monash University Bachelor of Pharmacy Program

Program: Bachelor of Pharmacy
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: February
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: While there is no set application deadline, applicants are strongly encouraged by Monash University to submit their Bachelor of Pharmacy applications before the end of September for the February intake.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have completed at least a high school diploma to be eligible to apply.

Applicants need to have completed Grade 12 English, Chemistry and Math to meet the program prerequisites. Additional, preferred subjects include biology and physics. The minimum average for admission from high school is 87% in your top six Grade 12 subjects.

Applicants who have completed university studies are welcome to apply. For entry into the Bachelor of Pharmacy at Monash, students undertaking university studies must have completed a minimum of the first year of a bachelor degree.

Applicants who have completed university studies must have

  • completed at least one year of a Bachelor degree;
  • met the English, Chemistry and Math program prerequisites (first year university or Grade 12 level);
  • an overall minimum average of 80%; and
  • a minimum of 80% in the prerequisites subjects of English, Chemistry and Math.

If you have not completed the necessary prerequisite subjects at university level, your high school transcripts will then be assessed for prerequisite subjects. Applicants who have completed university studies will need to submit official academic transcripts from their university and their high school.

Apply to the Monash University Pharmacy School!

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Do you have questions about studying pharmacy at Monash Pharmacy School? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Pharmacy Schools Officer Rachel Brady by emailing rachel@oztrekk.com, or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Friday, March 13th, 2015

Monash University joins PharmAlliance

Monash University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and UCL (University College London) are joining forces to advance and transform research, education and practice in pharmacy and the pharmaceutical sciences.

An initial five year Memorandum of Understanding will provide the framework for the creation of the PharmAlliance partnership between the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy in Chapel Hill, NC, USA; the UCL School of Pharmacy in the UK, and Monash University Pharmacy School.

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The PharmAlliance partners will work together to transform education and curriculum development, pursue new and transformative research initiatives, and to enhance professional practice in pharmacy and the pharmaceutical sciences.

The partners will form new research collaborations that will enable them to more effectively and rapidly address major international issues in the fields of drug discovery, nanomedicine development and nanotechnology. The partners will have the opportunity to access research funds that each nation allocates for international research partnerships.

Professor Bill Charman, Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Monash University, said the alliance will address the big issues in pharmacy and the pharmaceutical sciences—those that cannot be addressed by one institution alone.

“We have similar philosophies and ambitions for our field, and we see collaboration as the best means to rapidly and effectively address them in a global context,” Professor Charman said.

Working to inspire and train future leaders and practitioners of the profession on a global stage, the partnership will create new and transformative training, development and exchange opportunities for students and staff.

Professor Robert Blouin, Dean of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, said the strategic partnership will give the three institutions access to resources, talents and opportunities that no one school in one country could possess alone.

“These are the leading pharmacy programs on three continents,” Professor Blouin said.

Professor Duncan Craig, Director of the UCL School of Pharmacy, said the geographic and quality aspects of this alliance present the opportunity for a truly global perspective on pressing healthcare issues.

“The possibilities afforded by the partnership are unprecedented, and we are very excited to begin exploring these activities,” Professor Craig said.

About Monash University’s Bachelor of Pharmacy

Monash University’s Bachelor of Pharmacy program produces graduates with a sound knowledge and understanding of the science, technology and practice behind pharmacy as a profession. It comprises four major areas of study: medicinal chemistry (the chemistry of drugs); pharmacology (the action of drugs); pharmaceutics (the presentation and delivery of drugs); and pharmacy practice (the application of all these to the professional practice of pharmacy).

Program: Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm)
Location: Parkville campus, Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: February
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: While there is no set application deadline, applicants are strongly encouraged by to submit their applications before the end of September for the February intake.

Apply to the Monash Pharmacy School Bachelor of Pharmacy program!

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Find out more about Monash University Pharmacy School and about studying pharmacy! Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Pharmacy Schools Officer Rachel Brady at rachel@oztrekk.com, or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.