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Thursday, December 15th, 2016

Students make $750 drug cheaply with Open Source Malaria team

Sydney Grammar School students, under the supervision of the University of Sydney and global members of the Open Source Malaria consortium, have reproduced an essential medicine in their high school laboratories. The drug, Daraprim, had been the subject of controversy when the price was hiked from US$13.50 to US$750 a dose last year.

Students make $750 drug cheaply with Open Source Malaria team

(L-R) University of Sydney researchers Associate Professor Matthew Todd and Dr Alice Williamson with Sydney Grammar School students and teachers Erin Sheridan and Dr Malcolm Binns (Photo via University of Sydney)

Daraprim—originally used as an antimalarial after its synthesis by Nobel Prize winner Gertrude Elion—is now more widely used as an anti-parasitic treatment for toxoplasmosis, which can be a dangerous disease for pregnant women and people with compromised immune systems, such as those living with HIV or AIDS.

Daraprim is listed by the World Health Organization as an essential medicine.

In September 2015, Turing Pharmaceuticals acquired the market rights to Daraprim and raised the price of a dose more than 5000 percent overnight. CEO at the time, Martin Shkreli, stuck by the price, despite criticism.

To highlight the inequity of the monopoly, high school students in Sydney have been working with the Open Source Malaria consortium to make Daraprim in the laboratory using inexpensive starting materials, as part of the Breaking good – Open Source Malaria Schools and Undergraduate Program.

Scientists anywhere in the world were able to view all the data generated and mentor the students to accelerate the science under the coordination from the University of Sydney’s Dr Alice Williamson and Associate Professor Matthew Todd.

Dr Williamson from the Sydney School of Chemistry said the scientific community could provide advice and guidance to the students online in real time.

“The enthusiasm of the students and their teachers Malcolm Binns and Erin Sheridan was translated into a complete route in the public domain by the use of the Open Source Malaria platform,” Dr Williamson said.

“Anyone could take part and all data and ideas are shared in real time.”

Associate Professor Matthew Todd said the innovative open-source approach lowered the barrier to participation by researchers outside traditional institutions, such as universities and pharmaceutical companies, allowing students to work on real research problems of importance to human health.

“Daraprim may be quickly and simply made, bringing into question the need for such a high price for this important medicine,” Associate Professor Todd said.

Open Source Malaria is supported by the Medicines for Malaria Venture and the Australian Government.

Research at the Sydney Faculty of Pharmacy

Postgraduate study allows interested students to gain experience and skills in research. The Sydney Faculty of Pharmacy has a rich research track record and students have the opportunity to work with world leaders in several research fields. Pharmacy qualifications offer unique career options and flexibility, combining a professional degree with research experience. Graduates may seek employment in full-time research work or choose to pursue a research-based higher degree.

Sydney Pharmacy School graduates with research experience are sought after candidates for senior roles in the pharmaceutical industry.

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Would you like more information about studying pharmacy at the Sydney Faculty of Pharmacy? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Pharmacy Schools Admissions Officer Krista McVeigh at krista@oztrekk.com.

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

University of Sydney Bachelor of Pharmacy alumna discusses her career highlights

Anne Nguyen graduated with a Bachelor of Pharmacy in 2008 from the University of Sydney. Since then her career in pharmacy has taken her to various roles and locations—from hospital pharmacy in Sydney to international management roles in the pharmaceutical industry.

Today, Anne works as a Project Leader for Boston Consultancy Group, a global management-consulting firm, based out of the company’s flagship office in New York City.

With such a diverse career in pharmacy, the university chatted with Anne to find out about her career highlights so far and how she found her experience studying pharmacy at the University of Sydney.

Discover a pharmacy career with alumna Anne Nguyen

Anne Nguyen, Bachelor of Pharmacy graduate (Photo: University of Sydney)

1. In a snapshot, what does your day-to-day role involve?

My role is to manage a team of several consultants and work side-by-side with clients to solve problems.

There is no typical day as a project leader in the pharmaceutical industry; things vary depending on the project and the week. However, it is often a combination of travelling, working with clients, team brainstorms and reviewing presentation decks and analyses.

2. What’s the best opportunity that has come from your current role?

Boston Consultancy Group has exposed me to a wide variety of opportunities. While my focus has mainly been on healthcare, I have been lucky enough as a project leader to manage the design of our new flagship New York office of 600+ people at Hudson Yards.

3. What do you love most about working in pharmacy and healthcare?

A career in pharmacy allows you to work with great people solving interesting problems across a wide variety of industries. I have had the privilege to work with many healthcare clients (e.g., biopharma companies, pharmacies, health insurers and global health foundation), as well as retailers, a media company and even an art school.

Being a project leader in pharmacy is a diverse role and no two days are the same, which keeps things interesting and exciting.

4. Tell us 3 career highlights since graduating pharmacy at Sydney

One of the many great aspects of studying a Bachelor of Pharmacy is the wide variety of career opportunities in healthcare available to you after graduation. After working in some great roles across a range of industries within pharmacy, these have been some of my highlights.

  • I started out my career as an intern at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead Pharmacy. Managing the cardiology ward was one of my great career highlights and where I learnt a lot about what makes a good team and customer service.
  • As a Boston Consultancy Group Associate, I worked on a strategy project with a leading pharmacy to drive significant growth. But even more so, I helped to design and test the solution in 85 stores before it was rolled out to the rest of their stores.
  • As a Boston Consultancy Group consultant, I worked with the global heads of manufacturing and quality at a large biopharma company to improve their organisational structure.

5. Why did you decide to study a degree in pharmacy?

A love of science and a passion to help people were two of the main things that guided me to undertake a career in pharmacy. The Bachelor of Pharmacy degree allowed me to combine and explore both.

6. What did you enjoy most about the Faculty of Pharmacy?

The people! I learnt so much from my peers, the faculty staff and academics. Studying at the University of Sydney allowed me to learn from leaders in the pharmacy industry, who were always willing to pass on their knowledge and lessons learned.

7. Why did studying at the University of Sydney appeal to you?

I was able to study at a top-tiered pharmacy program in unmatched beautiful grounds. Every time I see a Jacaranda tree, it brings back wonderful memories.

University of Sydney Bachelor of Pharmacy

The Bachelor of Pharmacy program provides students with the core skills and knowledge required for the effective delivery of pharmaceutical care and the ability to proceed to research. Students will study the chemical, physical, pharmaceutical, and pharmacological properties of medicinal substances and the application of these in the pharmacy profession. The Faculty of Pharmacy has an enviable national and international reputation that means students will study and interact with world-renowned academics and enjoy access to best practice teaching laboratories and cutting-edge technology.

Program: Bachelor of Pharmacy
Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Semester intake: March
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: It is recommended that candidates apply as early as possible to provide time for the pre-departure process.

Apply to the University of Sydney Bachelor of Pharmacy!

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Learn more about studying pharmacy at the University of Sydney. Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Pharmacy Schools Admissions Officer Krista McVeigh at krista@oztrekk.com.

Friday, August 26th, 2016

Five questions with a Sydney Bachelor of Pharmacy graduate

Dina Kayali studied with the Faculty of Pharmacy and is as passionate about the industry as they come. After graduating with the Bachelor of Pharmacy from the University of Sydney in 2005, Dina has experienced firsthand the various career opportunities that a degree in pharmacy can lead you.

Five questions with a Bachelor of Pharmacy alumna

Sydney pharmacy graduate Dina Kayali (Photo credit: University of Sydney)

Starting her career in retail and community pharmacy, Dina moved into corporate pharmacy, working for seven years at global pharmaceutical company Hospira in roles across medical affairs, and product and business development. Earlier this year, Dina accepted a highly sought after position with Pfizer Australia as their Business Development Manager.

The university caught up with Dina to find out how she’s settling in at Pfizer, what she thinks of the new Bachelor of Pharmacy and Management course and why she chose a career in pharmacy.

1. Tell us about where you work and what your role involves?

I currently work at Pfizer Australia as the Business Development Manager. This involves company strategy planning and development, and negotiation and relationship building with other pharmaceutical companies and partners for in-licensing, acquisitions, product development, and other joint ventures and partnerships.

2. Why did you decided to study a degree in pharmacy?

I decided to do a pharmacy degree because I had aspirations to work within the pharmaceutical industry.

I felt that studying pharmacy would give me a well-rounded understanding of the pharmaceutical world and place me in a good position to pursue an industry career.

3. In 2017, the Faculty of Pharmacy is introducing the Bachelor of Pharmacy and Management. As a pharmaceutical industry professional and Bachelor of Pharmacy graduate, what do you think of this new degree?

Having worked within the pharmaceutical industry for a while now, I can say that the new combination of a pharmacy and management degree is a wonderful opportunity for students to gain a breadth of understanding of both science, as well as essential business and management concepts.

This is a unique offering that will be of particular relevance for those hoping for a career in the pharmaceutical industry—a career path that requires both scientific proficiency as well as business acumen.

4. What did you enjoy about the Faculty of Pharmacy?

I thoroughly enjoyed the four years I spent at the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Sydney from both an academic and personal development perspective.

The course was very well structured and provided depth of content across a range of subjects from pharmacology and dispensing, through to pharmacy practice and novel therapeutics. The structure allows you to develop close networks and peer connections over the four years spent studying together. As a result, I value the lifelong bonds and connections I have taken with me throughout my career and also in my personal life.

5. What did you enjoy most about studying at the University of Sydney?

I lived on campus at Sancta Sophia College for the four years that I spent studying at the University of Sydney. These years were some of the best of my life. Living on campus made my experience that much richer due to the connections I made and the people I met from many parts of the world studying a range of courses.

University of Sydney Bachelor of Pharmacy

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.

Program: Bachelor of Pharmacy
Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Semester intake: March
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: Candidates are encouraged to apply a minimum of three months prior to the program start date.

Apply to the University of Sydney Pharmacy School!

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Would you like more information about the Bachelor of Pharmacy program at Sydney Uni? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Pharmacy Schools Admissions Officer Krista McVeigh at krista@oztrekk.com to find out more!

Monday, July 25th, 2016

Introducing the new Bachelor of Pharmacy and Management at the University of Sydney

New in 2017, the Bachelor of Pharmacy and Management is an innovative five year full-time degree that teaches a unique combination of pharmacy skills and business knowledge. Students will develop an understanding of sound business practices integrated with sustainable healthcare models, and also develop the commercial, clinical and communication skills to thrive in a changing and competitive healthcare landscape.

Bachelor of Pharmacy and Management at the University of Sydney

Study pharmacy and management at the University of Sydney!

Whether you decide to register as a pharmacist, run your own business, enter the pharmaceutical industry, work for government agencies, or contribute to research and academia, one thing is for sure, you will be in demand!

You will study a unique combination of pharmacy and management subjects to ensure you stand out from your peers.

You will receive blended learning opportunities through a mix of lectures, tutorials, labs, small group work, problem-based learning and clinical placements, which develop valuable practical skills and experience.

You will have access to the newly opened University of Sydney Business School, a state-of-the-art learning environment, as well as Faculty of Pharmacy’s cutting-edge facilities.

You will learn from some of the most highly respected academics in Australia and the world.

You will be exposed to a range of modern clinical settings to gain hands-on experience and learn how drugs are developed and how medications affect the human body.

Bachelor of Pharmacy and Management

Program: Bachelor of Pharmacy and Management
Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Semester intake: Feb/March
Duration: 5 years
Application deadline: Candidates are encouraged to apply a minimum of three months prior to the program’s start date.

Bachelor of Pharmacy

Program: Bachelor of Pharmacy
Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Semester intake: Feb/March
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: Candidates are encouraged to apply a minimum of three months prior to the program’s start date.

Apply to the University of Sydney Pharmacy School!

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Do you have questions about the new Bachelor of Pharmacy and Management program? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Pharmacy Schools Admissions Officer Krista McVeigh at krista@oztrekk.com or 1-866-698-7355.

Monday, July 11th, 2016

Student represents Sydney Pharmacy at awards ceremony

The Faculty of Pharmacy selected Matthew Huang to represent the University of Sydney at the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia’s (PSA) Pharmacy Student of the Year Award (PSTOY) NSW finals, held July 4.

Student represents Sydney Pharmacy at awards ceremony

Matthew Huang (fourth from the right) with fellow competitors Clare Naughtin, Maggie Oi Kei Lai and Mary Do Minh Ngoc Tran (Photo: University of Sydney)

With such a high calibre of students, selecting only one student was no easy task for the Faculty, but after a series of heats, Matthew was selected to be the university’s representative for his excellent communication skills in a pressurised situation.

Aimed at final-year students, the annual awards are held to recognise and celebrate the importance of communication and counselling skills in best pharmacy practice. The award process allows students the chance to apply their knowledge and skills in front of a judging panel of industry leaders.

In the lead up to the state finals on July 4, Matthew said, “It’s a great achievement to be acknowledged as being amongst the top students in NSW, but there’s still a huge journey ahead of me and still so much to learn. As a pharmacist you play a huge role in a person’s health and well-being, it’s not only about the medicine but also about being able to create positive change for people and improve their health and quality of life. Participating in these awards enables me to put the skills I’ve learnt into practice, and that’s fantastic for my career development.”

With a two-phase finalist process, university finalists first competed in state finals, followed by state finalists competing in the prestigious national final. The national winner will be announced at the PSA’s national conference in Sydney, held from July 29–31.

In addition to receiving the coveted national title of Pharmacy Student of the Year, the national winner will also receive the National Travel Prize, which includes an all-expenses paid trip to an international pharmacy conference.

The awards are an exciting way to bring the pharmacy community together and recognise the outstanding professional abilities of pharmacy students across Australia. We wish Matthew, and all state finalists, the very best of luck.

University of Sydney Bachelor of Pharmacy

Program: Bachelor of Pharmacy
Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Semester intake: March
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: Candidates are encouraged to apply a minimum of three months prior to the program’s start date.

Apply to the University of Sydney Pharmacy School!

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Do you have questions about Sydney Pharmacy School? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Pharmacy Schools Admissions Officer Krista McVeigh at krista@oztrekk.com.

Monday, June 6th, 2016

Sydney pharmacy clinical placement in the Torres Strait Islands

As part of the course curriculum for the Master of Pharmacy and Bachelor of Pharmacy programs at the University of Sydney, students undertake clinical placements offered in metropolitan and remote regions. Clinical placements allow students to work across a range of practical settings within the pharmaceutical industry, and apply their knowledge and skills to real world issues.

In March 2016, two final-year Pharmacy students, Simarjit and Subha, visited Thursday Island in the Torres Strait Islands for a one-week clinical placement. Being a remote region, their placement came with a unique set of challenges and rewards.

Sydney pharmacy clinical placement in the Torres Strait Islands

Pharmacy students Simarjit and Subha (Photo credit: University of Sydney)

Their experience—from getting to Thursday Island over the course of an eight-hour journey, involving two flights, a bus and ferry—through to leaving early due to a cyclone warning, was educational and meaningful. Both students had the rare opportunity to work in the only pharmacy and hospital in the whole of the Torres Strait Islands, both of which service 19 inhabited surrounding islands.

Due to the geographically dispersed landscape and limited access to resources, providing service and medication to the widely spread residents is no easy feat. The process led the students to have a new appreciation for their field of study.

“Our experience made us realise the importance of our role as pharmacists. Medications were packed on a daily basis for deliveries to outer islands, and every Friday a pharmacist took a helicopter to visit islands requiring home medicine reviews or urgent deliveries,” said Simarjit.

Working at the only pharmacy on the island that stocked medication was a big responsibility for the University of Sydney students.

“We constantly double-checked our work to ensure that our input and actions positively impacted the patients’ lives, as we wanted to provide the best possible care.”

Even though Simarjit and Subha have worked in community pharmacies for the last three years, their trip gave them an unplanned learning experience. While on a shift at the Thursday Island Hospital, a cyclone warning was issued and both students quickly put into practice the safety procedures and actions to take during a natural disaster by hospital pharmacists. Before they were transported back to Sydney safely, they were also reminded that as health professionals they had a duty of care towards the population during disasters.

“The entire experience made us fully appreciate ourselves as future pharmacists. We realised that we truly are an integral part of the healthcare system.”

This clinical placement, and others, is made possible thanks to supportive pharmacists who are eager to share their experience and skills with students. Thursday Island has a number of pharmacists who are University of Sydney alumni and we are thankful and proud of their dedication, degree of professionalism and commitment to improving health in regional areas.

Bachelor of Pharmacy Program at Sydney Pharmacy School

The Bachelor of Pharmacy program provides students with the core skills and knowledge required for the effective delivery of pharmaceutical care and the ability to proceed to research. Students will study the chemical, physical, pharmaceutical, and pharmacological properties of medicinal substances and the application of these in the pharmacy profession. The Faculty of Pharmacy has an enviable national and international reputation that means students will study and interact with world-renowned academics and enjoy access to best practice teaching laboratories and cutting-edge technology.

Program: Bachelor of Pharmacy
Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Semester intake: March
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: It is recommended that candidates apply as early as possible to provide time for the pre-departure process.

Apply to the University of Sydney Bachelor of Pharmacy!

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Learn more about the Bachelor of Pharmacy at the University of Sydney. Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Pharmacy Schools Admissions Officer Krista McVeigh at krista@oztrekk.com.

Friday, May 6th, 2016

Five minutes with Sydney Pharmacy alumna, Madeline Hills

In August, Madeline Hills (nee Heiner), a Bachelor of Pharmacy graduate at the University of Sydney, will travel to Rio de Janeiro in Brazil for the 2016 Summer Olympics to represent Australia in the 3000m women’s steeplechase.

This incredible achievement for the pharmacy graduate comes after she secured her ticket with a 10-second victory at the 2016 Australian Athletics Championships. This is one of the many accomplishments that further cement her 2015 earned status as the second fastest Australian steeplechaser in history, behind Donna McFarlane.

University of Sydney Pharmacy School

Madeline Hills racing in the steeplechase (Photo credit: University of Sydney)

The talented athlete also made time to pursue her studies and career in pharmacy. While undertaking her studies at the University of Sydney, Madeline took a break from sport, returning after an eight-year absence in 2013. During that time she focused on travelling and establishing her fruitful career as a pharmacist.

The university reached out to Madeline to congratulate her on Rio and to find out where she sees pharmacy in her future.

1. What was the degree that you studied at the University of Sydney?

I studied the Bachelor of Pharmacy and graduated from the degree in 2008.

2. What did you love most about the Bachelor of Pharmacy at the University of Sydney?

There were so many elements of the degree that interested me, from the facilities to the academic staff, right through to the placements, which were a real highlight.

For me, I feel like I got to experience the whole package of university life. I lived on campus at the University of Sydney, which had a positive social and academic focus, making me feel like I was part of a united community of people with like-minded goals.

3. Why did you choose to study the Bachelor of Pharmacy?

It was through my family that I was encouraged to consider pharmacy as a career path. Both my brother and sister completed the Bachelor of Pharmacy at the University of Sydney and after hearing about their great experiences, the high standard of the course content and watching their careers flourish post graduation, the University of Sydney was an obvious preference.

4. For your lifestyle, what have been the benefits of having a degree in pharmacy?

As someone who is an athlete and has an interest in exercise, pharmacy has allowed me to have the dream work life balance and continue with my other passions.

Pharmacy is one of those careers that are full of rich content, interesting research and ongoing innovation. The fact that it’s also a flexible career is a real advantage. Because of this flexibility, I have been able to come and go in and out of being a practicing pharmacist during my peak training periods. I can confidently do this knowing that employment opportunities and jobs will still be in high demand on my return from Rio.

5. It’s a great accomplishment to secure a place at the 2016 Athletics Championships, how are you feeling about it?

The feeling is bigger than you can possibly imagine. I’m especially excited and honoured to be representing Australia through the track and field team. It still feels very surreal and I don’t think it will hit me until I receive my tracksuit, about a month before it all kicks off. Thankfully, I’m not feeling too daunted as I’ll be going over with my husband, mum and dad, who all offer an incredible support network.

University of Sydney Bachelor of Pharmacy

Program: Bachelor of Pharmacy
Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Semester intake: March
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: January 31 each year; however, candidates are encouraged to apply a minimum of three months prior to the program’s start date.

Apply to the University of Sydney Pharmacy School!

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Do you have questions about Sydney Pharmacy School? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Pharmacy Schools Admissions Officer Krista McVeigh at krista@oztrekk.com.

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

First-year Sydney Pharmacy students welcomed to the profession

The University of Sydney Faculty of Pharmacy hosted a “Welcome to the Profession” event for first-year Bachelor of Pharmacy and Master of Pharmacy students on Monday, April 4, 2016.

University of Sydney Pharmacy School

Learn more about Sydney Pharmacy School

“Our students are entering a highly respected and valued profession in Australia and we welcome them to the pharmacy profession,” said Professor Iqbal Ramzan, Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy.

The event was held in the prestigious Great Hall where students were presented with their own University of Sydney name badge and a copy of the FIP (International Pharmaceutical Federation) Pharmacists’ Oath, which they cited together as part of the ceremony to help guide them in their future professional practice as pharmacists.

A number of special guests were invited to attend the ceremony, including alumni, members of the Faculty of Pharmacy Foundation Council, representatives from the Pharmacy Guild of Australia, the Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia, the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia as well as a number of other industry guests.

University of Sydney Bachelor of Pharmacy

Program: Bachelor of Pharmacy
Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Semester intake: February
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: Candidates are encouraged to apply a minimum of three months prior to the program start date.

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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Would you like more information about the Bachelor of Pharmacy program at the University of Sydney? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Pharmacy Schools Admissions Officer Krista McVeigh at krista@oztrekk.com.

Friday, April 8th, 2016

Sydney Bachelor of Pharmacy units of study

Bachelor of Pharmacy Units of Study

In the first year of the Bachelor of Pharmacy, students will study biology and chemistry and be introduced to pharmacy through foundation and social pharmacy studies. The remaining three years of the course are devoted to higher levels of biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences together with specialised clinical pharmacy studies. In senior years, considerable time is spent in clinical placements in community and hospital pharmacies, where valuable practical experience is gained. Students will have the opportunity to undertake study in a pharmacy major in your fourth year of study (industrial pharmacy or international) or to complete fourth year advanced study and undertake an individual research project as an honours candidate.

University of Sydney Bachelor of Pharmacy

Sydney Bachelor of Pharmacy

Majors

Completion of a major is not a requirement of the Bachelor of Pharmacy. Candidates have the option of completing one major. A major requires the completion of 24 credit points chosen from units of study listed during the fourth year of study.

  • Industrial Pharmacy
  • International Pharmacy

Industrial Pharmacy

During the final year, the industrial major allows students to take advantage of the faculty’s close links with industry hosts and to undertake an extended professional placement in an industry setting. The placement may be research-based.

International Pharmacy

The international major provides the opportunity for students to participate in an international exchange program during the final year of the Bachelor of Pharmacy. The Faculty of Pharmacy works with overseas partners to identify coursework and research-based exchanges.

Graduate opportunities

Pharmacists are an integral part of the healthcare system and have the capacity to directly affect the lives and lifestyles of the people with whom they interact. There are a wide variety of career choices open to registered pharmacists. Examples include retail pharmacy (community practice), hospital pharmacy, research positions within universities or research institutes, or positions in the pharmaceutical industry in drug production, marketing of drug development.

Bachelor of Pharmacy Program at Sydney Pharmacy School

The Bachelor of Pharmacy program provides students with the core skills and knowledge required for the effective delivery of pharmaceutical care and the ability to proceed to research. Students will study the chemical, physical, pharmaceutical, and pharmacological properties of medicinal substances and the application of these in the pharmacy profession. The Faculty of Pharmacy has an enviable national and international reputation that means students will study and interact with world-renowned academics and enjoy access to best practice teaching laboratories and cutting-edge technology.

Program: Bachelor of Pharmacy
Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Semester intake: March
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: It is recommended that candidates apply as early as possible to provide time for the pre-departure process.

Apply to the University of Sydney Bachelor of Pharmacy!

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Learn more about the Bachelor of Pharmacy at the University of Sydney. Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Pharmacy Schools Admissions Officer Krista McVeigh at krista@oztrekk.com.

Monday, February 29th, 2016

What do graduates say about the Sydney Bachelor of Pharmacy?

With an unrivalled reputation for excellence, the University of Sydney Faculty of Pharmacy offers a world-class professional pharmacy program, taught by internationally-renowned, award-winning academics that provides you with the ideal preparation for a career in pharmacy.

The Bachelor of Pharmacy is a four-year, full-time professional degree combining advanced scientific investigation with training in clinical practice and optimum patient care. Specifically, it covers the study of the chemical, physical, pharmaceutical, and pharmacological properties of medicinal substances and the application of these in the pharmacy profession.

Students connect with and learn from academics who are experts in their fields, and have access to the latest technology, facilities and teaching laboratories.

Course Content

The first year is a foundation year in which students study biology, chemistry, and basic pharmaceutical sciences and are introduced to the profession of pharmacy. The remaining three years are devoted to higher levels of biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences, together with specialised clinical pharmacy studies. During third and fourth year, considerable time is spent in clinical placements in community and hospital pharmacies, where valuable practical experience is gained.

University of Sydney Bachelor of Pharmacy

Program: Bachelor of Pharmacy
Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Semester intake: March
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: January 31 each year; however, candidates are encouraged to apply a minimum of three months prior to the program’s start date.

Apply to the University of Sydney Pharmacy School!

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Do you have questions about Sydney Pharmacy School? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Pharmacy Schools Admissions Officer Krista McVeigh at krista@oztrekk.com or call 1-866-698-7355.