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Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

Join the Monash pharmacy webinar Oct. 12 to find out why they are ranked #2 in the world

Pharmacy is a rewarding career, but it’s also a challenging and demanding one.

Think about the rows upon rows of medicines behind a pharmacy counter. A pharmacist needs to have an in-depth knowledge of what every single one of those products does, how it might be of benefit and how it might do potential harm.

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And that’s just the scientific side of the job.

Consider the hundreds of customers who will visit that pharmacist each day, each one with a specific ailment and a particular way of dealing with it; a different approach to medicine, a different level of scientific understanding (if any), a different set of language skills. Some will need a little bit of help, many will need a lot.

A pharmacist’s technical knowledge needs to be matched by his or her communication skills. In the vast majority of cases, a pharmacist is dealing directly with people and, without the ability to convey information well, or to understand patients’ concerns, they are really just a repository of very important information. So when Monash Pharmacy looks for students to join the faculty, they seek those who are both academically able and willing to learn the soft skills that are so vital for success in this profession—not only communication, but also teamwork, emotional empathy and the ability to make good judgments.

Monash Pharmacy Webinar

Want more details about studying pharmacy at Monash University? Great news: Monash will be hosting a webinar on Oct. 12 with the course director, a senior academic, and a current student  who will discuss the faculty, the pharmacy course, and the resulting career opportunities. Everyone is encouraged to be interactive and to ask questions via chat during the Q&A section.

Date: Thursday, October 12, 2017

Time: 5 – 6 p.m. Vancouver; 8 – 9 p.m. Ontario

Please note all attendees must register in advance.

This information session uses the ZOOM webinar service. All you need is an internet connected computer with speakers (or a headset). At the advertised time, you just need to follow the webinar URL that will be emailed to you after registering. A small plugin will install the first time you use the program.

Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)

Monash’s Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons) program produces graduates with a sound knowledge and understanding of the science, technology and practice behind pharmacy as a profession. Monash Pharmacy is ranked #2 in the world and #1 in Australia according to QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017.

Receive a $4,000 relocation grant. The university offers a grant to all international students who study pharmacy at Monash!

Program: Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: January 2018
Duration: 2 years
Application deadline: While there is no set application deadline, applicants are strongly encouraged by to submit their applications as early as possible.

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Find out more about this webinar and about the graduate-entry Monash pharmacy degree. Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Pharmacy Schools Officer Heather Brown at heather@oztrekk.com or call 1-866-698-7355.

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Have a degree? You can get your pharmacy degree in just two years!

Pharmacy degrees are great: you finish high school and then move directly to your professional four-year degree. Another bonus: Australian Bachelor of Pharmacy degrees are recognized internationally, so if you intend to practice in Canada, you would first apply for certification through your provincial regulatory body. Many OzTREKK students have followed this path and are now practicing pharmacists in Canada.

Have a degree? You can get your pharmacy degree in just two years!

Get your pharmacy degree in just two years at Monash Pharmacy

Introducing graduate-entry pharmacy at Monash University

If you hold a relevant degree, you may be able to enter into the third year of the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours), receiving credit for much of the first two years of the program. That means you’ll finish your degree in two years.

What will you study?

If you enter the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) via the graduate-entry pathway, you will complete a pass/fail unit that runs just over four weeks and must be passed in order to receive credit for the first two years of the degree. The unit is run in the summer semester (January – February). Upon successfully completing the summer unit, you will then enter the third year of the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)!

Entry requirements

You will be eligible for the graduate-entry program if you have a minimum average of 70% (distinction or equivalent) and have graduated from a relevant degree in the last 10 years. Relevant degrees include

  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science/Bachelor of Biomedicine/ Bachelor of Health Sciences;
  • Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences;
  • Bachelor of Science with subject completions in chemistry, physiology, biochemistry, pharmacology and mathematics.

If you’ve graduated with a Bachelor of Science, Monash will take into account the number of relevant subjects you’ve completed:

  • chemistry
  • physiology
  • biochemistry
  • pharmacology
  • mathematics

The units completed in the degree should be relevant and science-based. If a number of electives have been completed in arts, for instance, there may not be enough relevancy for consideration.

January 2018 will be the last intake for the graduate-entry Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons) program. From 2019, Monash will be offering a graduate-entry pathway into the new three-year Bachelor of Pharmacy(Hons) / Master of Pharmacy program. This degree combo will allow students to graduate with both a bachelor and a master in only 3 years. See the video for more info:

About the Monash University Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons) Program

Monash’s Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons) program produces graduates with a sound knowledge and understanding of the science, technology and practice behind pharmacy as a profession. Monash Pharmacy is ranked #2 in the world and #1 in Australia according to QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017.

Receive a $4,000 relocation grant. The university offers a grant to all international students who study pharmacy at Monash!

Program: Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: January 2018
Duration: 2 years
Application deadline: While there is no set application deadline, applicants are strongly encouraged by to submit their applications as early as possible.

Apply to the Monash University Pharmacy School!

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Discover more about the graduate-entry Monash pharmacy degree. Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Pharmacy Schools Officer Heather Brown at heather@oztrekk.com or call 1-866-698-7355.

Monday, August 14th, 2017

Fast facts about Monash Pharmacy

Did you know? Fast facts about studying at Monash Pharmacy School

Fast facts about Monash Pharmacy

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

Monash University is #2 in the world for Pharmacy and Pharmacology (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2017). That makes Monash the #1 pharmacy school in Australia. Monash’s high ranking allows them to attract internationally influential academics to teach you and shape your curriculum. Attending Monash gives you a chance to learn from these academic leaders and see their research up close. You’ll have access to some of the country’s best-equipped facilities, alongside innovative teaching technologies such as MyDispense—a web-based program that combines more than 300 virtual patients and 1,500 pharmacy products to provide authentic dispensing practice.

Monash offers Australia’s first combined Bachelor and Master of Pharmacy, from 2017. Since it’s an undergraduate-entry program, you won’t have to sit separate examinations to apply for entry and there’s no need for a separate application for the master’s. That means you can begin your pathway into pharmacy straight out of high school. And a master’s-level qualification is highly regarded internationally.

Monash Pharmacy students do a one-year paid internship, providing valuable real-world experience! Earn up to $40k AUD while you learn. The fifth year of the course entails a paid internship, so not only do you get valuable work experience required for registration, you also get paid for it.

Casual work available in Melbourne. Many students (both domestic and international) find casual employment at local pharmacies. All international students are permitted to work up to 40 hours every two weeks.

Receive a $4,000 relocation grant. The university offers a grant to all international students who study pharmacy at Monash!

About the Monash Pharmacy program

Degree: Bachelor of Pharmacy / Master of Pharmacy
Location: Parkville campus, Melbourne, Victoria
Intake: February
Duration: 5 years
Application deadline: While there is no set application deadline, candidates are strongly encouraged by Monash Pharmacy 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 combined degree? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Pharmacy Schools Officer Heather Brown at heather@oztrekk.com.

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Monash University offers $4000 relocation grant for international pharmacy students

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

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

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Monash University School of Pharmacy

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

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

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

Graduate with a Bachelor and a Master

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

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

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

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Monash University explains the difference between pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences

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

Monash explains the difference between pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences

Is pharmacy or pharmaceutical sciences for you?

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

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

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

Pharmaceutical scientists are

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

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

About the Monash University Bachelor of Pharmacy Program

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

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

Apply to the Monash University Pharmacy School!

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

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Monash Pharmacy offers Australia’s first combined pharmacy degree

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

Monash Pharmacy offers Australia's first combined pharmacy degree

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.

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Monash medicine delegates head to Berlin

Delegates from Monash University will join world leaders in addressing major global health priorities at the 2014 World Health Summit in October. Climate change and health are the top issues to be discussed at this year’s summit, which will be held Oct. 19 – 22 in Berlin.

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Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Professor Christina Mitchell is leading the university’s delegation at the conference.

“The summit is an important forum that enables public health leaders the opportunity to address the greatest health issues facing our world,” Professor Mitchell said.

Throughout the summit, Monash University will host symposia covering a range of topics from demographic change, systems biology and medical education.

The World Health Summit is the annual conference of the M8 Alliance of Academic Health Centers, universities and national academies, organised in collaboration with the National Academies of Sciences of more than 67 countries through the InterAcademy Medical Panel (IAMP).

The summit’s mission is to bring together researchers, physicians, leading government officials and representatives from industry as well as from non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and health care systems worldwide to address the most pressing issues facing medicine and health care systems over the next decade and beyond.

It is one of the world’s foremost gatherings of public health leaders from academia, politics, industry and government.

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Friday, August 29th, 2014

Partnership accelerates drug delivery research

A recent visit by world-renowned polymer chemist Professor Sébastien Perrier was the latest step towards consolidating joint research in nanomedicine that is underpinned by the Monash Warwick Alliance.

Professor Perrier, who has been awarded four prestigious scientific awards spanning four continents in the past 12 months, visited Monash University in June to strengthen his research with Professor Tom Davis from the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

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The long-term collaborators are both Monash Warwick Alliance Joint Professors. Professor Perrier is based at the University of Warwick’s Department of Chemistry while Professor Davis is based at MIPS. They spend considerable time at each other’s university.

Together they design, create and test nanomaterials that can deliver therapeutics drugs directly to a disease site. These materials, designed on a scale at 1/1,000,000 of a millimetre, are set to revolutionise how we diagnose and treat conditions from cancer to heart disease.

Professor Perrier said meeting face to face with his Monash colleagues was essential for strengthening and progressing his research with Professor Davis’ team.

“During my visit we developed a joint research program with a variety of short- and long-term targets, discussed potential PhD projects, and identified funding opportunities,” Professor Perrier said.

It also meant he was on hand to help his new research manager, Dr Joaquín Sanchis-Martínez, settle into the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, where he will play a pivotal role.

“Dr Sanchis-Martínez spent three months training with me at Warwick to ensure our research is coordinated across the two groups,” Professor Perrier said.

Professor Perrier’s visit extended to the Department of Materials Engineering and School of Chemistry at Monash University, as well as CSIRO, all relevant to polymer research.

Recognised as an outstanding polymer chemistry scientist, Professor Perrier has received the Le Fèvre Memorial Prize from the Australian Academy of Science and the Royal Society’s Wolfson Research Merit Award. In the next two months he will be officially awarded the IUPAC-Samsung Young Polymer Scientist Award from the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, and the Biomacromolecules/Macromolecules Young Investigator Award from the American Chemical Society.

This year alone he has already published seven research papers in leading journals such as the Journal of the American Chemical Society and Polymer Chemistry.

Professor Perrier said he was looking forward to returning to Monash later this year for a two-month stay at the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

The Monash Warwick Alliance is an innovative approach to higher education that is accelerating the exchange of people, ideas and information between Monash and Warwick Universities.

Monash University Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Pharmaceutical scientists are experts in the chemistry, biology and biotechnology required to design and develop medicines. They play a key role in improving human health and well-being by researching and developing reliable, accessible and effective treatments.

They understand the impact of medicines on the body and diseases. They’re also experts in bringing safe and effective products to market.

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

Find out more about Monash Pharmacy School’s Bachelor of Pharmacy program.

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

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Monash Pharmacy School pathway

Your brilliant career in pharmacy—there’s more than one way to get there!

Have you recently completed a biomedicine, biomedical science, science or pharmaceutical science and are wondering, “Where to now?” You’ve made a great choice! Pharmacy is a rewarding and diverse career with excellent earning potential and global employment opportunities. You could work as a consultant, hospital or community pharmacist. You can choose to work in the pharmaceutical industry, government, regulatory bodies, research or clinical trials. Some graduates have even worked in the defence force, foreign aid organisations and even the Federal Police as drugs experts.

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Monash Pharmacy School has set up a great pathway to a new career in pharmacy just for graduates!

How it works

Step 1: Use your completed degree as your ticket into the Bachelor of Pharmacy

If you’ve graduated from an approved degree in science, biomedical science, biomedicine or pharmaceutical science and have a minimum average of 70%, you’re eligible to enter the Bachelor of Pharmacy program. The best part is, you’ll enter the program in third year which means you’ll only need to complete two years of study to qualify for the Bachelor of Pharmacy.

Step 2: Undertake a short bridging program

First, you’ll undertake a short bridging program to catch up on your pharmacy practice skills before joining the other third year students when semester commences in March. The program begins in mid-January.

Students entering the Bachelor of Pharmacy program through the graduate-entry pathway must successfully complete the summer intensive bridging course, PAC1001 (Introduction to Pharmacy). Students must successfully complete this bridging course prior to entering the third year of the Bachelor of Pharmacy program in March. Students cannot enter the Bachelor of Pharmacy program in year three without successfully completing the PAC1001 (Introduction to Pharmacy) course.

Step 3: Complete third and fourth year

Step 4: Graduate with the number 1 pharmacy qualification in Australia and the Asia region

About Monash University’s Bachelor of Pharmacy

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

Program: Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: February 2015
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: While there is no set application deadline, applicants are strongly encouraged by to submit their applications before the end of September for the February intake.

Apply to the Monash Pharmacy School Bachelor of Pharmacy program!

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Do you have questions about Monash Pharmacy School and this pathway? 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!

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Monash pharmacy researchers find risk of antibiotic overuse in aged care settings

Antibiotics are being overused in residential aged care facilities (RACFs), and more integrated efforts to improve antibiotic prescribing practices need to be introduced, researchers say.

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The study, published in the Medical Journal of Australia, by Monash University researchers found important workflow and culture-related issues that could contribute to overuse of antibiotics in these facilities. Therefore, special attention and guidelines beyond those used in acute-care settings are warranted.

Dr David Kong, Centre for Medicine Use and Safety, said that the widespread and inappropriate antibiotic use in RACFs had been reported, and was especially concerning given emerging evidence of antibiotic resistance in these settings.

“Older people are particularly susceptible to the adverse consequences of antibiotic use, and it is important we look at ways to optimise the use of antibiotics,” Dr Kong said.

The study found a number of workflow-related issues in antibiotic prescribing in RACFs, such as a lack of onsite medical doctors and pharmacy supports, nurse-led antibiotic prescribing, and no institutional policy for antibiotic use.

“We found that antibiotics were commonly prescribed over the phone, which wasn’t always followed up with an on-site review, and most visiting GPs tended to prescribe antibiotics early rather than ‘waiting and observing’,” Dr Kong said.

“We also found there were mixed opinions on nurse-driven infection management, ranging from GPs with confidence in the nursing assessment to perceiving pressure from nurses to prescribe antibiotics. Nurses themselves reporting lack of knowledge on antibiotic prescribing and quite a number of nurses felt their responsibility in infection management overwhelming.

“Decisions for antibiotic prescribing are often difficult considering the frailty of elderly patients and many of those with behavioural problems or cognitive deficits. Further, there were often unrealistic expectations from family members to prescribe antibiotics for minor symptoms or to avert hospitalisation.”

Dr Kong said the findings reflected the need for initiatives to optimise antibiotic use in residential aged care facilities, and the next phase was to look at how to collectively improve antibiotic use.

“This could include further education and training, and introduction of evidence-based guidelines specific to the RACF setting.”

Find out more about Monash University’s Bachelor of Pharmacy program.

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Do you have questions about Monash University Pharmacy School and about studying pharmacy at Australian universities? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Pharmacy Schools Officer Rachel Brady by emailing rachel@oztrekk.com, or call toll free at 1-866-698-7355. Find out how you can study in Australia!