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Monday, May 30th, 2016

Why study pharmacy at the University of Newcastle?

University of Newcastle Bachelor of Pharmacy

Why study pharmacy at the University of Newcastle

Study pharmacy at the University of Newcastle

Program: Bachelor of Pharmacy Honours
Location: Callaghan, Newcastle, New South Wales
Duration: 4 years
Semester intake: February
Application deadline: Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as early as possible.

Entry requirements

  • Applicants are required to have completed their high school diploma in order to be eligible for entry to the University of Newcastle’s Bachelor of Pharmacy program.
  • Assumed knowledge: Mathematics, English Advanced, Chemistry and Physics. Applicants who have not studied these courses should consider taking relevant bridging courses before the commencement of the university year.
  • If you have commenced or completed a university degree or any post-secondary studies, your most recent studies will be assessed in terms of your grades. If you have not completed the necessary prerequisite subjects in your post-secondary studies, your high school transcripts will then be assessed for prerequisite subjects. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis.
  • The minimum average for admission for those who have completed university studies is a cumulative average of 65%; however, meeting minimum entry requirements does not guarantee entry into the program.

Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) students at Newcastle Pharmacy School will develop an extensive knowledge of the essential underpinning sciences, pharmacotherapeutics and pharmaceutical sciences that are required to practice as a pharmacist.

Pharmacy students will develop and practice the core competencies required to work in clinical, hospital and community pharmacy settings. These attributes include strong interpersonal and communication skills, clinical leadership and ability to provide health care to culturally diverse communities.

In particular, students will study

  • core biomedical sciences, including anatomy and physiology;
  • dosage formulations;
  • chemistry;
  • drug design and discovery;
  • pharmacotherapeutics;
  • mental health first aid;
  • epidemiology and pharmacoeconomics; and
  • clinical leadership and communication.

Throughout the Bachelor of Pharmacy, students also have the opportunity to develop outstanding research capabilities under the guidance of the university’s experienced academic staff who are world leaders in their respective fields.

Through research, students can further investigate drug design and discovery, formulation development, pharmacy practice, personalised health care and health technologies assessment, such as pharmacoeconomics. This foundation in research helps prepare graduates for a career in a rapidly evolving global environment.

Apply to the University of Newcastle Pharmacy School!

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Would you like more information about the Newcastle Pharmacy School? Please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Pharmacy Schools Krista McVeigh at krista@oztrekk.com.

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

About Australian Pharmacy Schools

Pharmacists are key members in the health care team, because of their specialized knowledge in the use and application of medications and also in their communications with patients. They are in a great position to provide valuable information on the formulation of dosage forms and this relates to drug product efficacy. Pharmacists are also able to provide patients with information on the appropriate storage of medications. Their understanding of the functioning of the body systems and the impact of disease on these systems allows them to provide insight into disease state management. Accessibility often makes pharmacists the first members of the health care team contacted by patients and thus are important primary health care providers.

Australian Pharmacy Schools in Australia

Learn more about Australian Pharmacy Schools

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. The following Australian universities offer pharmacy programs:

James Cook University Bachelor of Pharmacy

Program: Bachelor of Pharmacy
Location: Townsville, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Duration: 4 years

JCU Pharmacy School’s Bachelor of Pharmacy program aims to equip graduates with the knowledge, practice, skills and attitudes they will require to practice as pharmacists and effective members of the health care team within the community. Professional placements form a key component of the course, with students based in hospital and community pharmacies in rural and urban locations throughout northern Queensland in their third and fourth years of study. This practical experience is vital for developing effective interpersonal and patient-counselling skills as well as cross-cultural awareness. Professional placements allow students to develop their focus within the pharmacy field. The JCU School of Pharmacy and Molecular Sciences ensures that graduates are prepared for careers in hospital or community pharmacies, regulatory and drug management facilities, the pharmaceutical industry, armed forces and public service.

Apply to James Cook University Pharmacy School!

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University of Queensland Bachelor of Pharmacy

Program: Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Duration: 4 years

The UQ Pharmacy School’s Bachelor of Pharmacy program prepares graduates for the contemporary role of the pharmacist in society, ensuring that patients optimise medication usage. Initial courses on chemical, physical and biological studies lead to professional specialties in later years. Practical and clinical science studies begin in first year, providing students with a strong background in professional practice. The program integrates six streams of study: quality use of medication; dosage form design; social and professional aspects of pharmacy; drug discovery; biological fate of drugs; and data analysis in pharmacy.

Apply to the University of Queensland Pharmacy School!

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University of Sydney Bachelor of Pharmacy

Program: Bachelor of Pharmacy
Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Semester intake: February
Duration: 4 years

The University of Sydney Pharmacy School’s Bachelor of Pharmacy covers the study of the chemical, physical, pharmaceutical, and pharmacological properties of medicinal substances and the application of these in the pharmacy profession. The first year is a foundation year in which students study biology, chemistry and basic pharmaceutical sciences, and are introduced to pharmacy. The remaining three years are devoted to higher levels of biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences, together with specialized clinical pharmacy studies. During third and fourth years, considerable time is spent in clinical placements in community and hospital pharmacies, where valuable practical experience is gained.

Apply to the University of Sydney Pharmacy School!

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University of Newcastle Bachelor of Pharmacy

The four-year undergraduate program at the University of Newcastle Pharmacy School is an integrated program consisting of lectures, practicals, tutorials and experiential learning through clinical placements and simulated learning environments. The program will build upon the student’s existing knowledge of science while focusing on material that specifically relates to the knowledge, skills and attributes required as a pharmacist.

Program: Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)
Location: Callaghan, Newcastle, New South Wales
Duration: 4 years
Semester intake: February
Application deadline: While there is no set application deadline, applicants are strongly encouraged by to apply as early as possible.

Apply to the University of Newcastle Pharmacy School!

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Griffith University Bachelor of Pharmacy

The Griffith University Pharmacy School has purpose-built, state-of-the-art facilities, including a professional practice laboratory with a model dispensary, a dedicated formulation laboratory, aseptic dispensing unit and research laboratories. As a result, Griffith Bachelor of Pharmacy graduates are work-ready with the knowledge and skills valued in both industry and health care. The clinical experience program in the Bachelor of Pharmacy reflects the contemporary health care environment. Students undertake weekly visits to community pharmacies during their third year. Students also have a one-week block placement in third year and at least a further two weeks in fourth year. By the end of their fourth year, all students have had at least three one week placement blocks in clinical experience, as well as the series of community pharmacy visits.

Program: Bachelor of Pharmacy
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Program duration: 4 years
Application deadline: Applications are assessed on a rolling admissions (first come, first served) basis. It is recommended that you apply as early as possible.

Apply to Griffith University Pharmacy School!

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If you complete a pharmacy degree in Australia, can you practice in Canada?

Graduate qualifications in pharmacy from Australian universities are recognized internationally. Graduates from Canada who wish to become a pharmacist upon their return to Canada should visit the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada website for accreditation and certification information: http://www.pebc.ca/. Graduates of an Australian Bachelor of Pharmacy degree must also apply for certification through the provincial regulatory body in the Canadian province they wish to work in.

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Would you like more information about studying at a pharmacy school in Australia? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Pharmacy Schools Officer Krista McVeigh at krista@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

University of Newcastle postgraduates more likely to get jobs

The significant value of postgraduate study at the University of Newcastle (UON) has been highlighted by a new Careers Graduate Australia report, with UON students gaining more full-time work than the national average across a range of courses.

University of Newcastle Pharmacy School

Study pharmacy at the University of Newcastle

The 2014 Postgraduate Destinations report revealed that UON postgraduate students were 4% more likely than the national average of 81.9% to gain full-time employment shortly after completing their degrees, with an impressive full-time employment rate of 85.9%.

One hundred percent of Coursework Masters graduates in Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work, Aero Engineering and Computer Science gained full-time employment after graduating from the University of Newcastle.

This compares to a national average of only 81.7% of postgraduate students in full-time work following university study.

University of Newcastle Bachelor of Pharmacy

Program: Bachelor of Pharmacy Honours
Location: Callaghan, Newcastle, New South Wales
Duration: 4 years
Semester intake: February
Application deadline: While there is no set application deadline, applicants are strongly encouraged by to apply as early as possible.

Apply to the University of Newcastle Pharmacy School!

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

Monday, September 14th, 2015

University of Newcastle pharmacy program learning outcomes

Throughout the Bachelor of Pharmacy Honours program at Newcastle Pharmacy School, students will develop an extensive knowledge of the essential underpinning sciences, pharmacotherapeutics and pharmaceutical sciences that are required to practice as a pharmacist.

University of Newcastle pharmacy school

Study at the University of Newcastle pharmacy school

At the University of Newcastle, Bachelor of Pharmacy students will use innovative and state-of-the art educational technology to supplement face-to-face lectures, tutorials and experiential learning, through clinical placements and simulated learning environments.

University of Newcastle pharmacy program learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate a high level of critical appraisal skills and the ability to critique, debate and justify actions taken based on available evidence
  • Apply theoretical concepts, professional cognitive and technical skills to develop pharmaceutical care management plans and to analyse, synthesise, modify and implement plans in accordance with available evidence, diversity and the required outcomes
  • Possess and apply professional cognitive and technical skills of public health issues and initiatives to contribute to health care in local, global and diverse contexts
  • Have a high level of communication skills in both oral and written English and be able to participate in debates and discussions at all levels, including the community, with a high degree of proficiency and intellectual independence
  • Demonstrate intellectual independence of the application of high level of fundamental science, pharmaceutical and pharmacological knowledge and skills to clinical and professional practice
  • Possess those cognitive and technical skills essential for independent future learning and the have responsibility and accountability for own learning and professional practice
  • Posses the cognitive and technical skills of research principles and methods to enable planning and execution of research work with independence and in collaboration with others
  • Possess a high level of professional commitment, community responsiveness, cultural awareness and high ethical standards of performance to enable professional practice both independently and in collaboration

University of Newcastle Bachelor of Pharmacy

Program: Bachelor of Pharmacy Honours
Location: Callaghan, Newcastle, New South Wales
Duration: 4 years
Semester intake: February 2016
Application deadline: While there is no set application deadline, applicants are strongly encouraged by to apply as early as possible.

Entry Requirements for Canadians

  • Applicants are required to have completed their high school diploma in order to be eligible for entry to the University of Newcastle’s Bachelor of Pharmacy program.
  • Assumed knowledge: Mathematics, English Advanced, Chemistry and Physics. Applicants who have not studied these courses should consider taking relevant bridging courses before the commencement of the university year.
  • If you have commenced or completed a university degree or any post-secondary studies, your most recent studies will be assessed in terms of your grades. If you have not completed the necessary prerequisite subjects in your post-secondary studies, your high school transcripts will then be assessed for prerequisite subjects. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis.
  • The minimum average for admission for those who have completed university studies is a cumulative average of 65%; however, meeting minimum entry requirements does not guarantee entry into the program.

Apply to the University of Newcastle Pharmacy School!

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Do you have questions about studying at Newcastle Pharmacy School? 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 12th, 2015

Studying pharmacy at the University of Newcastle

Pharmacists are one of the most accessible health professionals and work closely with patients to assist them with managing their medicines and disease states as well as promoting health and improving quality of life.  As a pharmacist, you will work closely with patients, assisting them to manage medications and diseases as well as provide expertise to promote general health. You will counsel patients on the proper use of medications, provide advice on symptoms, the management of common ailments, prepare and formulate medications and provide health education. Pharmacists are also involved in consultation with doctors and other health care providers to ensure appropriate and safe use and prescribing of medication.

University of Newcastle Pharmacy School

Inside the University of Newcastle Pharmacy School

The Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) at the University of Newcastle Pharmacy School will prepare you with the necessary theoretical and practical knowledge to get you on your way to becoming a registered pharmacist.

This four-year undergraduate program has been structured to meet the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) criteria for registration as a pharmacist. It is an integrated program consisting of lectures, practicals, tutorials and experiential learning through clinical placements and simulated learning environments. The program will build upon your existing knowledge of science whilst focusing on material that specifically relates to the knowledge, skills and attributes required as a pharmacist. The Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) includes opportunities to develop research skills and knowledge in the areas of Personalised Health Care and Health Technologies Assessment, such as Pharmacoeconomics. The provision of health care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island People is integrated throughout the program together with the teaching and understanding of cultural diversity in Australia and Internationally, which are critical to professional pharmacy practice.

The program contains one elective course in the final year, allowing students to further tailor the program to suit their particular interests. Research skills, including critical appraisal and statistics, together with their application are taught in the final two years of the program, building upon the core cognitive and technical skills obtained during the first two years.

University of Newcastle Bachelor of Pharmacy

Program: Bachelor of Pharmacy Honours
Location: Callaghan, Newcastle, New South Wales
Duration: 4 years
Semester intake: February
Application deadline: While there is no set application deadline, applicants are strongly encouraged by to apply as early as possible.

Apply to the University of Newcastle Pharmacy School!

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Do you have questions about studying pharmacy at Newcastle Pharmacy School? 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

Newcastle Bachelor of Pharmacy applications are open

The University of Newcastle Bachelor of Pharmacy applications are open for the 2016 intake!

The new four-year undergraduate pharmacy program at the University of Newcastle is an integrated program consisting of lectures, practicals, tutorials and experiential learning through clinical placements and simulated learning environments. The program will build upon the student’s existing knowledge of science while focusing on material that specifically relates to the knowledge, skills and attributes required as a pharmacist.

University of Newcastle Pharmacy School

Learn more about Newcastle Pharmacy School

University of Newcastle Pharmacy School students will be equipped to provide a vital primary health care role as they counsel people on the best use and management of medications, 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 well-being matters.

University of Newcastle Bachelor of Pharmacy

Program: Bachelor of Pharmacy Honours
Location: Callaghan, Newcastle, New South Wales
Duration: 4 years
Semester intake: February
Application deadline: While there is no set application deadline, applicants are strongly encouraged by to apply as early as possible.

Entry Requirements for Canadians

  • Applicants are required to have completed their high school diploma in order to be eligible for entry to the University of Newcastle’s Bachelor of Pharmacy program.
  • Assumed knowledge: Mathematics, English Advanced, Chemistry and Physics. Applicants who have not studied these courses should consider taking relevant bridging courses before the commencement of the university year.
  • If you have commenced or completed a university degree or any post-secondary studies, your most recent studies will be assessed in terms of your grades. If you have not completed the necessary prerequisite subjects in your post-secondary studies, your high school transcripts will then be assessed for prerequisite subjects. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis.
  • The minimum average for admission for those who have completed university studies is a cumulative average of 65%; however, meeting minimum entry requirements does not guarantee entry into the pharmacy program.

Apply to the University of Newcastle Pharmacy School!

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Do you have questions about studying pharmacy at Newcastle 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. 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).

Monday, January 19th, 2015

University of Newcastle pharmacy practical experience

Clinical placements start in Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) first year of study and continue throughout the degree providing students with substantial clinical experience in a variety of settings both locally and nationally. This ensures students are continually putting into practice the theory and hands-on skills they learn throughout the degree.

University of Newcastle Pharmacy School

Study Pharmacy at the University of Newcastle Pharmacy School

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

To prepare for clinical placements, students will build practical skills through inter-professional simulated learning activities in the Newcastle Pharmacy School’s fully functioning demonstration pharmacy, hospital-based simulation wards and the Hunter New England Simulation Centre.

The clinical placement component of the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) is substantial and occurs in a range of diverse clinical contexts throughout the Hunter, Central Coast, Mid North Coast and University Department of Rural Health sites.

University of Newcastle Bachelor of Pharmacy

Program: Bachelor of Pharmacy Honours
Location: Callaghan, Newcastle, New South Wales
Duration: 4 years
Semester intake: February
Application deadline: While there is no set application deadline, applicants are strongly encouraged by to apply as early as possible.

Apply to the University of Newcastle Pharmacy School!

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Do you have questions about studying pharmacy at Newcastle 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.

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Newcastle Pharmacy students benefit from theoretical and clinical training

Throughout the Bachelor of Pharmacy Honours program at Newcastle Pharmacy School, students will develop an extensive knowledge of the essential underpinning sciences, pharmacotherapeutics and pharmaceutical sciences that are required to practice as a pharmacist.

University of Newcastle Pharmacy School

Learn more about pharmacy at the University of Newcastle.

Pharmacy students will develop and practice the core competencies required to work in clinical, hospital and community pharmacy settings. These attributes include strong interpersonal and communication skills, clinical leadership and ability to provide health care to culturally diverse communities.

In particular, students will study

  • core biomedical sciences, including anatomy and physiology;
  • dosage formulations;
  • chemistry;
  • drug design and discovery;
  • pharmacotherapeutics;
  • mental health first aid;
  • epidemiology and pharmacoeconomics; and
  • clinical leadership and communication.

Throughout the Bachelor of Pharmacy, students also have the opportunity to develop outstanding research capabilities under the guidance of the university’s experienced academic staff who are world leaders in their respective fields.

Through research, students can further investigate drug design and discovery, formulation development, pharmacy practice, personalised health care and health technologies assessment, such as pharmacoeconomics. This foundation in research helps prepare graduates for a career in a rapidly evolving global environment.

University of Newcastle Bachelor of Pharmacy

Program: Bachelor of Pharmacy Honours
Location: Callaghan, Newcastle, New South Wales
Duration: 4 years
Semester intake: February
Application deadline: While there is no set application deadline, applicants are strongly encouraged by to apply as early as possible.

Apply to the University of Newcastle Pharmacy School!

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Would you like more information about the Newcastle Pharmacy School? Please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Pharmacy Schools Officer Rachel Brady at rachel@oztrekk.com, or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355. Find out how you can study pharmacy in Australia!

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

University of Newcastle unveils $17.3m medical sciences teaching and research precinct

The University of Newcastle recently opened the doors to its state-of-the-art medical sciences precinct offering technology-enabled teaching facilities and laboratories to researchers, students and the region’s health care workforce.

Officially opened by the Federal Minister for Human Services, Senator Marise Payne, the Medical Sciences West building received Australian Government funding of $7.06 million, with the university investing $10.2 million.

University of Newcastle Pharmacy School

Study pharmacy at the University of Newcastle

The purpose-built four-storey Medical Sciences West building includes wet and dry anatomy facilities, a 120-person teaching lab and preparation space, a specimen museum and group study areas.

The precinct also includes facilities for the university’s new Bachelor of Pharmacy degree: 48 dispensing workstations and private consulting rooms that are set up to mirror contemporary industry practice; and contemporary teaching spaces for the Bachelor of Biotechnology degree covering molecular biology in reproduction and plant science.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Caroline McMillen said the new precinct was a significant investment in the development of the region’s future health care workforce.

“The state-of-the-art facilities in the new Medical Sciences West building will be available for more than 3,500 students each year from 14 medical sciences degrees, including biotechnology, medicine, pharmacy, radiation therapy and speech therapy,” Professor McMillen said.

“Through this remarkable precinct, we will provide UON’s students with a next-generation learning experience that will return benefits to our graduates throughout their careers as health care professionals as they practice in our regions and beyond.”

Professor McMillen said the precinct would provide an important platform to build the University of Newcastle‘s strong performance and reputation in medical sciences research. “Researchers from UON and our regions are global leaders in the medical sciences fields, holding national and international reputations for driving world-class innovation.

“The medical sciences precinct offers access to cutting-edge laboratories for our world-class researchers, and UON will also work to open the facilities and make them available for colleagues in the region’s health care workforce.”

The Medical Sciences West building was developed by EJE Architecture and Cochram Constructions. The interior fit-out was designed by Scientific Interiors Australia.

University of Newcastle Bachelor of Pharmacy

Program: Bachelor of Pharmacy Honours
Location: Callaghan, Newcastle, New South Wales
Duration: 4 years
Semester intake: February 2015
Application deadline: While there is no set application deadline, applicants are strongly encouraged by to apply as early as possible.

Apply to the University of Newcastle Pharmacy School!

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Learn more about studying pharmacy at Newcastle Pharmacy School! Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Pharmacy Schools Officer Rachel Brady at rachel@oztrekk.com, or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355. Find out how you can study pharmacy in Australia!