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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

Study pharmacy at Monash University

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, February 17th, 2017

Studying at UQ Pharmacy is more than just counting pills

Studying pharmacy is more than just counting pills. Meet current UQ Pharmacy student, Sakina, who applied through OzTREKK in 2013. In Part 1 of his blog, Sakina offers advice for anyone considering studying pharmacy in Australia.

My name is Sakina. I am currently in my third year of pharmacy at UQ. I was born and raised in Canada and made my big move to Australia two and a half years ago. I am a chemistry nerd at heart so pharmacy seemed the best fitting career for me. I aim to be a high achiever but I don’t like to get consumed by classes or work, so in my downtime, I love to explore the outdoors such as going on hikes, to the beach, traveling, going on road trips, and hanging with friends. Fashion is another passion of mine so that is another aspect of my life that I really want to continue to develop.

Studying at UQ Pharmacy is more than just counting pills

Former OzTREKK student Sakina enjoying the UQ Bachelor of Pharmacy program (Photo credit: UQ)

I have found that sometimes uni students become so obsessed with their grades and results that they forget to focus their attention on the key experiences which are designed to develop them into a valued professional.

When you first come to uni you realise very quickly that university and high school are two completely different beasts. There are a range of changes which make them so vastly different and it can feel intimidating at first, but trust me when I say this: you can achieve anything you put your mind to. Patience and hard work are some of the key elements which will help you to achieve your goals. Regardless of the field of study you are in, communication and social skills are essential when it comes to life in general, so best to get good at this early on. These are the factors which many students forget about. They think that achieving straight high distinctions will lead to their future success, when in reality it really doesn’t guarantee anything.

Pharmacy is one of those fields where these skills are more essential than you may think. Regardless of whether you choose to become a hospital or community pharmacist, you will be communicating with patients on a daily basis. It is important that you learn how to communicate with patients in the most simplistic, informative, and non-frightening manner, especially when it comes to medication administration and usage. As a healthcare professional, patient care should be at the core of your profession, which is why the UQ Pharmacy program places so much emphasis on this.

Stay tuned for part 2 of Sakina’s story: Placements

Are you interested in studying pharmacy at the University of Queensland?

Program: Bachelor of Pharmacy
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Duration: 3–4 years, depending on candidate’s education background
Application deadline: Generally November 29 each year; however, late applications may be accepted.

Entry Requirements

Applicants are required to have completed their high school diploma. Applicants should have completed Grade 12 English, Chemistry and Math to meet program prerequisites. 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.

Apply to the University of Queensland Pharmacy School!

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Learn more about UQ Pharmacy School. Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Pharmacy Schools Admissions Officer Krista McVeigh at krista@oztrekk.com.

Friday, January 27th, 2017

We’re coming to a Canadian university campus near you!

OzTREKK Winter Study in Australia Fairs are coming!

OzTREKK Winter Study in Australia Fairs

Study in Australia Fairs — Jan. 30 – Feb. 9

Find out more about how you can study in Australia at an upcoming OzTREKK Study in Australia Fair, and we’re starting at UBC this Monday, Jan. 30 at the AMS Nest.

You can study medicine, dentistry, law, and physiotherapy and much more in Australia—and then take your degree home to Canada to practice!

Come meet our Australian university representatives to find out about what it’s like to study your program of interest at an Australian university.  Everyone is welcome to attend—you don’t need to RSVP! Find out more!

OzTREKK Winter Study in Australia Fairs

University of British Columbia
Date: January 30, 2017
Time: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: AMS Nest, Level 1

Simon Fraser University
Date: January 31, 2017
Time: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: North Academic Quad

University of Alberta
Date: February 1, 2017
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: Student Union Building

University of Calgary
Date: February 2, 2017
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: MacEwan Centre

University of Saskatchewan
Date: February 3, 2017
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: Arts Tunnel

McGill University
Date: February 6, 2017
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: Leacock Lobby

York University
Date: February 7, 2017
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: Food Court

University of Toronto
Date: February 8, 2017
Time: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: East Common Room, Hart House

Western University
Date: February 9, 2017
Time: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: Atrium

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If you have any questions about the fairs, please contact us at info@oztrekk.com or call toll free at 1-866-698-7355. See you soon!

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

UQ pharmacy student’s community placement

The UQ Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) is one of Australia’s most comprehensive and well-respected pharmacy degrees, both domestically and internationally, and offers intensive pharmacy placements so students can get fully prepared for their career in pharmacy. Here, a current UQ Pharmacy student talks about the community placement experience.

I have had three blocks of placements (over the course of the past three years) while undertaking the Bachelor of Pharmacy, and I have learnt many different things from each experience. I hope that this post helps anyone thinking about studying pharmacy to have a slight insight into the degree, and helps those already enrolled in the program to prepare for their first placement.

UQ pharmacy student's community pharmacy placement

Study at UQ Pharmacy School

As a first-year pharmacy student, I wasn’t quite sure why we needed to do a community placement in the first place. Since then the answers have become quite obvious. Community placement gave me an insight into the operations and running of a small business and got me familiar with the daily practices of a pharmacy. This was particularly helpful as it was segmented throughout my degree and in plenty of time for my final intern year (which all students must complete after graduation). The experience also helped me to plan my study more effectively and assisted me in making career decisions, e.g., whether to be a community or hospital pharmacist. After my very positive placement experiences in community pharmacies, I have now decided to pursue this career avenue.

How to prepare for your first placement?

When on placement, you must be aware and switched on at all times. An attendance sheet must be signed by your preceptor (supervisor) after each placement, so it is important to try to impress them with your professionalism and pharmacy knowledge. You will be taking notes on every patient case that you observe; therefore, remember to pack a good pen (possibly a backup too), your attendance sheets, and your pharmacy student badge. For your second year you will also have to remember your graduated descriptor tools; however, you won’t need these in the first year. These tools allow your preceptor to grade your performance and enables open communication and advice between the two of you. It’s actually quite fun when you get to this stage and start to discuss your performance and things which you could improve on, with a graduated professional. Often the things that you feel like you are doing wrong, do not look the same (or as bad) for others. This feedback really helps shape and improve your placement performance.

What do you do on placement?

On your very first day on placement you will be required to observe and answer a list of questions provided by your course coordinator. These questions prompt your thoughts and help you to familiarise yourself with the business and how to deal with customer interactions. They may also teach you some of the basics including compounding medicine and using the cashier machine. Try to soak up as much experience and knowledge as possible in your four-hour shift. The time seems to fly past!

On your second placement (which is in second year, second semester) you will be required to get much more involved in the customer interactions, you may even handle some of the customer cases in regard to over-the-counter medications (either from direct-product request cases or symptom-based cases). Try to write down or remember each of your cases after your shift. These examples will be useful for your weekly reflective diary. Each year your responsibilities will grow and by year three you will be required to dispense a number of scripts and be confident with your patient interactions.

How to find a placement location?

In most cases for first-year students the placement locations will be arranged by the UQ Pharmacy administration. Or, if you have a specific pharmacy in mind, you can be proactive and find your placement site yourself. If you are planning to find it yourself, I would recommend you to search for the pharmacies nearest to your house, or at least those you can reach easily through public transport. Make sure you also take into consideration the services they provide, such as compounding, dose administration aids and any specialty services. Remember to take into account the business environment in which it operates. If it’s a busy pharmacy you may get to learn more and receive more opportunities to learn.

Choose the pharmacy that fits your preferences, then approach the manager in person to politely ask about their placement opportunities. Be prepared with your resume, university timetable and preceptor introduction letter (provided by the school). This will make you look organised and professional. This preparation will give you practice for your future placements, which must be found yourself. My suggestion is to not put all your eggs in one basket by only approaching one pharmacy. Many students are looking for placements and it takes them some time to filter through the students. Visit as many pharmacies as you can and put your best foot forward (including dressing smartly) to give a good first impression and increase your chances of being chosen.

What happens if you mess up on placement?

Mistakes do happen, which is why it is important to wear your student placement badge. This allows customers to be aware that you are still studying and are not completely armed with the knowledge and skills of a qualified professional.  Often this makes customers much more forgiving and considerate if you do make a mistake. If there is something you are not sure of then don’t freak out. Apologise and get help from one of the other pharmacy professionals. Make sure you listen to how they deal with the problem in order to learn from the experience and get it right next time around. Don’t be shy to speak out and ask the other staff members lots of questions on placement. You will learn much more from them than from reading a book or studying your lecture notes.

Do placements lead to paid jobs?

Many of my friends got hired by their preceptors and started to work part-time in the pharmacies whilst finishing their degree. If you are hoping for the same result then I would suggest you to try to go on placement at the big franchise pharmacies like Chemist Warehouse or Terry White Chemist. They will have greater job opportunities due to their many locations.

Finally, double-check everything before you go for your first day on placement: badge, attendance sheets, and pens. The last thing you want is to look disorganised on your first day. Most importantly, enjoy the experience and learn as much as you can. The skills you learn during this time will be the backbone of your future career as a pharmacist.

Story via UQ School of Pharmacy
Meet the author

Hi, my name is Pei Sin. I am in my third year of the Bachelor of Pharmacy at UQ. I am originally from Malaysia and am enjoying my time studying in Australia. I am a creative person so in my downtime, outside of uni, I enjoy painting, sketching and drawing. If I can find the time amongst study I also am a big fan of crime and investigations shows like NCIS, CIS and Bones—I definitely get a kick out of it when they mention chemical/medical terms which I understand.

UQ Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)

The UQ Bachelor of Pharmacy program prepares graduates for the contemporary role of the pharmacist in society, ensuring that patients optimize 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.

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

Apply to the University of Queensland Pharmacy School!

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Learn more about UQ Pharmacy! Krista McVeigh is OzTREKK’s Australian Pharmacy Schools Admissions Officer. Contact Krista at 1-866-698-7355 or krista@oztrekk.com.

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

OzTREKK Winter Study in Australia Fairs are coming!

You can study medicine, dentistry, law, and physiotherapy and much more in Australia—and then take your degree home to Canada to practice!

We’re coming to a Canadian university campus near you, and everyone is welcome to attend—you don’t need to RSVP! Find out more about how you can study in Australia at an upcoming OzTREKK Study in Australia Fair, Jan. 30 – Feb. 9, 2017.

Our Australian representatives fly to Canada to participate in these OzTREKK Study in Australia Fairs in order to give you the most information possible. Visit with Australian university representatives to find out about what it’s like to study your program of interest at an Australian university. Find out more!

Your future is waiting at an Australian university

We hope to see you at the fairs!

OzTREKK Winter Study in Australia Fairs

University of British Columbia
Date: January 30, 2017
Time: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: AMS Nest, Level 1

Simon Fraser University
Date: January 31, 2017
Time: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: North Academic Quad

University of Alberta
Date: February 1, 2017
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: Student Union Building

University of Calgary
Date: February 2, 2017
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: MacEwan Centre

University of Saskatchewan
Date: February 3, 2017
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: Arts Tunnel

McGill University
Date: February 6, 2017
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: Leacock Lobby

York University
Date: February 7, 2017
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: Food Court

University of Toronto
Date: February 8, 2017
Time: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: East Common Room, Hart House

Western University
Date: February 9, 2017
Time: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: Atrium

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If you have any questions about the fairs, please contact us at info@oztrekk.com or call toll free at 1-866-698-7355. See you soon!

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

UQ Pharmacy research: A good pharmacist-doctor relationship helps patients

Medication-related problems are one of the most common reasons for patients to be readmitted to hospital.

UQ School of Pharmacy researcher Dr Chris Freeman is investigating whether having a pharmacist working alongside your GP could save you that hassle in the future.

UQ Pharmacy research: A good pharmacist-doctor relationship helps patients

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“In Australian hospitals, up to 45 per cent of patients discharged from medical units and 61 per cent from geriatric units, have an unplanned readmission within a year,” Dr Freeman said.

“One of the main groups of people at high risk of readmission include those taking multiple medicines. Many of the medication-related problems encountered are preventable.”

Dr Freeman and his research team are trialling the concept of having a non-dispensing pharmacist embedded in 14 medical centres in the greater Brisbane area.

They anticipate that the presence of such a pharmacist could improve the transfer of information between hospitals and caregivers and ensure treatment plans remain appropriate to the patient.

The pharmacists can help patients negotiate changes to their dosage and assist in stopping and starting different medicines, as well as follow-up blood tests.

Aside from saving human lives, it’s forecast that placing pharmacists in general practice could result in $544.87 million savings in health care over four years.

“The pharmacists in the trial will perform a comprehensive review to identify any medication-related problems,” Dr Freeman said.

“They’ll assess medication adherence, review the patient medication discharge letter, and discuss any changes made to medication during hospital admission with the patient.

“The pharmacists will then update medical centre records and inform community pharmacies of the changes.

“After consultation, the patient will see their usual GP to receive any necessary new prescriptions and to consider any changes suggested by the embedded pharmacist.”

The research project is titled REMAIN HOME and is funded by the HCF Research Foundation and Brisbane South PHN and Brisbane North PHN.

Study at UQ Pharmacy School

The Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) program is a well-established, professionally accredited learning framework that is well received by both students and the profession. The program has evolved into one of the country’s most comprehensive and well-respected pharmacy degrees, both domestically and internationally.

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

Did you know you can apply for credit transfers?

Many international students with prior study (especially those with a science background) are able to enter directly into Year 2 of the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) program. If credit is awarded, students can undertake an additional course in their first and second semester of enrollment and complete the program in three years instead of four!

Apply to the University of Queensland Pharmacy School!

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Do you need help with your UQ Pharmacy School application and credit transfers? Please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Pharmacy Schools Admissions Officer Krista McVeigh at krista@oztrekk.com! We’re here to help!

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Significant ranking boost for Monash Pharmacy

OzTREKK represents the best in Australian education.

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.

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.

Monday, November 21st, 2016

Q&A webinar with current UQ Bachelor of Pharmacy student Nov 22

Maybe you have already filled out the application and received an offer, or maybe you are just toying with the idea of studying pharmacy in Australia.

Q&A session with current UQ Bachelor of Pharmacy student

You can study pharmacy in Australia and practice in Canada!

Great news! Former OzTREKK and current UQ student Rabina will be online to chat about life as a UQ Bachelor of Pharmacy student. This is a great opportunity to learn everything you wanted to know about the program, the university, and life in Brisbane! Totally casual—feel free to ask anything you’d like!

UQ Bachelor of Pharmacy Q & A

Date: Tuesday, November 22
Time: 7 p.m. (Ontario time)

Register: krista@oztrekk.com

UQ Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)

The UQ Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) program is a well-established, professionally accredited learning framework that is well received by both students and the profession. The program has evolved into one of the country’s most comprehensive and well-respected pharmacy degrees, both domestically and internationally.

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

Credit Transfers!

In order to be eligible for credit transfer consideration, candidates must first submit a complete application. If you receive an offer to the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons) program, you may then begin the application for credit process.

Gather course lists and course descriptions that best match the above courses. A short, one-paragraph description of the course won’t be enough. The university needs to determine if your studies match the UQ equivalent. The information should contain an overview of numbers of lectures, practicals, tutorials, etc. in the course, list of learning objectives if available, lecture titles and descriptions, practical titles, timetable to indicate the number of contact hours of the various types in the course, summary of assessment, etc. If you have questions about application for credit, please let us know—we’re here to help!

Apply to UQ Pharmacy School!

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For more information about this webinar, contact OzTREKK’s Australian Pharmacy Schools Admissions Officer Krista McVeigh at krista@oztrekk.com.

Monday, November 14th, 2016

Former OzTREKK student featured by UQ Pharmacy

There is an exciting future for the field (of pharmacy), one that I want to be a part of.

Former OzTREKK student featured by UQ Pharmacy

UQ Pharmacy student Brian Kim

Every now and then a familiar face pops up. We especially like it when it’s a former OzTREKK student being featured on an Australian university website! UQ Pharmacy recently let us know that one of our students, Brian Kim, was one of them! Here’s what Brian has to say about the Bachelor of Pharmacy at UQ:

“UQ is well known in Canada and it recognizes previous studies which was a major deciding factor in choosing to study here. In addition, it satisfied my desire to study abroad and experience a new country.

“The lecturers and tutors are one of the best things about UQ. They are some of the highest quality educators I have experienced and they genuinely care about making sure you have a positive learning experience.

“UQ offers a great program that incorporates a good balance between practical and theoretical learning, a great learning environment, and great staff to help you through the challenging degree.

“The field of pharmacy is changing very rapidly with pharmacists taking on more responsibility when it comes to patients’ health outcomes. This, combined with the fact that pharmacists are employed in many different industries means there is an exciting future for the field, one that I want to be a part of.”

Are you interested in studying pharmacy at the University of Queensland?

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

Entry Requirements

Applicants to UQ Pharmacy are required to have completed their high school diploma. Applicants should have completed Grade 12 English, Chemistry and Math to meet program prerequisites.

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.

Don’t forget: Credit Transfers!

Many international students with prior study (especially those with a science background) are able to enter directly into Year 2 of the Bachelor of Pharmacy. If credit is awarded, students can undertake an additional course in their first and second semester of enrollment and complete the program in just 3 years.

Apply to the University of Queensland Pharmacy School!

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Learn more about UQ Pharmacy School. Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Pharmacy Schools Admissions Officer Krista McVeigh at krista@oztrekk.com.