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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.

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Monash pharmacy PhD student named Victorian Young Achiever

Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences PhD student, Lori Ferrins, has won the Science and Technology prize in the 2014 Victorian Young Achiever Awards.

Ms Ferrins won the award from a strong field of nominees and was one of seven category winners announced in front of 330 guests at the Medallion room at Etihad stadium.

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Her PhD which focuses on the design of new drugs to treat human African trypanosomiasis, known as African sleeping sickness, clearly impressed the judges and it is an illness Lori believes flies under the radar.

“This parasitic disease is devastating to many isolated communities across Africa and once a village is affected by the disease it is very difficult to prevent cross-infection and this leads to the eventual destruction of the entire community.

“The overarching goal of the project is to uncover a novel, safe and potent compound that could be used in the treatment and it is this goal that drives us to complete the research,” she said.

While Lori is clearly a rising star, she is quick to heap praise on her colleagues from Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

“I am truly honoured to have received this award, the quality of the work from the other finalists was exceptionally high and the fact that I have won is something I am really proud of.

“I am a part of a great team and I could not have achieved my research outcomes without the support and guidance of Dr Raphael Rahmani, a research fellow also working on the project,” she said.

Lori’s supervisor Professor Jonathan Baell described the accolade as a just reward for her commitment and hard work.

“Lori is a young researcher with a very bright future. This award acknowledges her research and it is great to see one of our up and comers singled out as one of the best,” he said.

With less than 12 months before finishing her PhD, Lori has her eyes set on a future in medicinal chemistry and is hoping a career in research will lead her overseas.

“Once I have completed my PhD, I would like to gain further experience by travelling to do a post doc in medicinal chemistry.”

Monash University Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Monash Pharmacy School engages in world-class research and has a long history as a leading provider of undergraduate and postgraduate education. The faculty’s curriculum is purpose designed for the study of pharmacy and pharmaceutical science and taught by discipline experts.

Home to the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Centre for Medication Use and Safety, the faculty is internationally recognized for its contribution to research in the pharmaceutical science and pharmacy practice fields.

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.

Apply to the Monash University Pharmacy School!

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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.

Monday, June 9th, 2014

Monash to receive new pharmaceutical science laboratory

A world-class translational pharmaceutical science laboratory will be established at the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences in Parkville and will be the first of its kind in Australia.

Directly supporting capacity building, skills growth and education development, the new Translational Research Lab has been made possible by a landmark grant from the Helen Macpherson Smith Trust (HMSTrust).

The $1.2-million grant from the HMSTrust enables $1.1 million of in-kind contributions from industry partners PerkinElmer and Shimadzu and a further $350,000 contribution from the McCallMacBain Foundation to build state-of-the-art facilities at the precinct.

Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences Director Professor Bill Charman thanked the HMSTrust for their foresight, generosity and vision in establishing the new facility. He said the facilities and capabilities would support individual projects to make the giant translational leap from a research project to a new medicine.

Professor Charman also thanked the industry partners for their support and collaborative approach to establishing a translational laboratory that was otherwise beyond the financial capabilities of any of the individual partners, and added that the objective of the lab would be to support the development of new medicines that would improve global access to life-saving medicines while at the same time providing world-class industry-standard training to the next generation of pharmaceutical scientists.

“This platform will be open access and allow Victorian researchers to continue the development of their projects within Australia,” Professor Chairman said.

Lab Director Dr Michelle McIntosh said the lab would be used to evaluate key parameters influencing product stability such as storage conditions, humidity and packaging.

“It is a wonderful addition to Victoria’s research infrastructure,” she said.

HMSTrust Chairman Darvell Hutchinson AM said the Trust was honoured to give its support to Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences for the laboratory, as part an ongoing partnership.

Mr Hutchinson said the Trust’s support of MIPS began in 2007, with a grant of $50,000 to purchase equipment that established key analytical capability leading to the ground-breaking Inhaled Oxytocin project.

“The Trust has enjoyed a long and productive relationship with Monash University over many years, and this new grant takes our total support to in excess of $3.3 million,” Mr Hutchinson said. “This grant marks a special celebration for the HMSTrust. It is the first Social Impact Lead Grant in our Health Advancement Program of our new grant making policy.

“The Trust is thrilled that our grant of $1.2 million has enabled MIPS to secure a level of major international support that will establish the Laboratory as a unique resource for Victoria, Australia and beyond.”

Research programs that are likely to be conducted at the new facility include projects such as is the Inhaled Oxytocin project, which is developing a new medicine that could save the lives of tens of thousands of women who die each year at childbirth from postpartum haemorrhage.

Dr McIntosh said the research was investigating the effectiveness of inhaling oxytocin in a bid to overcome the challenges associated with the current injectable product, which includes the need to store oxytocin in refrigerated conditions, and is not often feasible in low resource settings.

“An inhaled product would negate the need for cold chain storage, remove the risk of needle stick injuries and could be used by all levels of healthcare workers,” she said.

The laboratory will officially open in early 2015.

Monash University Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Monash Pharmacy School engages in world-class research and has a long history as a leading provider of undergraduate and postgraduate education. The faculty’s curriculum is purpose designed for the study of pharmacy and pharmaceutical science and taught by discipline experts.

Home to the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Centre for Medication Use and Safety, the faculty is internationally recognized for its contribution to research in the pharmaceutical science and pharmacy practice fields.

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 in Australia. 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, April 16th, 2014

Monash Pharmacy School attends Pharmaceutical Sciences World Congress

One thousand of the world’s top pharmaceutical scientists converged on Melbourne this week to attend the fifth annual Pharmaceutical Sciences World Congress (PSWC), the largest pharmaceutical science congress hosted in the southern hemisphere.

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Held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from April 13 – 16, the congress provides an opportunity for a global discussion about a new era in healthcare.

PSWC Chair and International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) Vice-President Professor Ross McKinnon from Flinders University, said the 2014 congress will extend its world-renowned reputation for providing a forum to discuss the latest scientific discoveries driving the pharmaceutical sciences.

“Focused on the theme of ‘The rise of a new era in healthcare,’ the session topics feature breakthrough technologies and treatments, emerging markets, the power of the information age and societal needs and demands.”

“These sessions will be complemented by debates, posters and many opportunities to network and share with fellow scientists, researchers, industry representatives and students,” he said.

Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Monash University and PSWC Program Coordinating Chair Professor Bill Charman says he is looking forward to hearing about the triumphs and challenges facing colleagues across the globe and their visions for the future.

“Each day during the Congress we will hear from the thought leaders in North America, Europe and Asia as they give their regional perspective on the impactful future of pharmaceutical sciences beyond 2020. ”

“The congress will also help develop a new generation of pharmaceutical scientists with a student-focused symposium the weekend before the conference commences,” Professor Charman said.

Held at the Monash University Parkville Campus, this free symposium is centred on the theme ‘A Vision for Young Pharmaceutical Scientists.’

Topics have been chosen to provide future perspectives on wide ranging areas from when to publish or patent to how to use global networks effectively.

Speakers include leading pharmaceutical scientists as well as leaders of professional bodies such as the FIP, American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) and the European Federation for Pharmaceutical Sciences (EUFEPS).

Monash University Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Monash Pharmacy School engages in world-class research and has a long history as a leading provider of undergraduate and postgraduate education. The faculty’s curriculum is purpose designed for the study of pharmacy and pharmaceutical science and taught by discipline experts.

Home to the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Centre for Medication Use and Safety, the faculty is internationally recognized for its contribution to research in the pharmaceutical science and pharmacy practice fields.

Pharmaceutical Sciences

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

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

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

Did  you know that Monash University is currently ranked 8th in the world in Pharmacy and Pharmacology*?

*QS World University Rankings by Subject 2014 – Pharmacy & Pharmacology

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

Apply to the Monash University Pharmacy School!

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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 in Canada at 1 866-698-7355. Find out how you can study in Australia!