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Monday, March 26th, 2018

The University of Queensland aces world subject rankings

The University of Queensland ranks in the top 50 in the world in 22 subjects, with the latest international rankings placing UQ first in Australia for Chemical Engineering and Environmental Sciences.

The University of Queensland aces world subject rankings

Find out more about studying pharmacy at the University of Queensland

UQ was the only Australian university to make 44 of the 48 lists in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Professor Joanne Wright said Chemical Engineering and Civil Engineering were also big improvers on the world stage, on the back of robust industry partnerships and strong investment in research and teaching.

UQ’s Law program leapt 12 places to be 36th in the world, with the overall ranking for Life Sciences and Medicine up two places to 30th.

Pharmacy and Pharmacology was ranked equal 25th in the world, up six places on last year’s result, driven by a substantial increase in research and international collaborations.

Biological Sciences also improved six places internationally and ranked second in Australia, along with Agriculture and Forestry, Materials Science, Sports-related subjects, and Hospitality and Leisure Management.

The rankings place UQ in the top three in Australia for Pharmacy, Communication and Media Studies and Veterinary Science.

Professor Wright said the strong results were a compelling endorsement of UQ’s focus on producing game-changing graduates to deliver globally significant solutions to the world’s challenges.

“UQ recognises that to achieve greater impact we must amplify our capacity to collaborate locally and abroad by developing knowledge seekers, innovators and leaders,” Professor Wright said.

“We are committed to attracting and retaining high-achieving staff and students, and responding agilely to the changing needs of employers.”

Professor Wright said the TC Beirne School of Law was an example of UQ offering the most relevant legal education via a highly-collaborative learning environment.

“The school is creating new research-led international learning opportunities, allowing students to gain unique insight into global legal practice in US, China and India, supplementing established programs in Europe.”

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Would you like more information about studying at the University of Queensland? Contact OzTREKK at info@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Monday, October 30th, 2017

Don’t miss the upcoming pharmacy webinars

Are you interested in studying pharmacy?

One of the most common questions we receive is, “If I receive my Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from Australia, am I still permitted to practice in Canada?”

Graduate qualifications in pharmacy from Australian universities are recognized internationally, but there is a process graduates must follow. We know you have a lot of questions about study pharmacy in Australia, the entry requirements, and the accreditation process, so we’ve organised two webinars to help you understand!

Returning to Canada with Pharmacy Gateway

Date: Monday, October 30, 2017
Time:  9 p.m. EDT (6 p.m. PST)
Register: heather@oztrekk.com

Don't miss the upcoming pharmacy webinars

Study pharmacy at UQ

To better explain the steps required, Manager of Gateway Operations (Pharmacists’ Gateway Canada) Theresa Schopf will be co-hosting a webinar with OzTREKK to answer all your questions about the credentialing process. Gateway was developed by the National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA) in collaboration with the provincial and territorial Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities, and the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada. The Gateway provides the most up-to-date and accurate information about Canadian licensure.

NAPRA developed Pharmacists’ Gateway Canada to help pharmacists from other countries who want to become licensed in Canada.

UQ Bachelor of Pharmacy Program

Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Time:  8 p.m. EST (5 p.m. PST)
Register: heather@oztrekk.com

UQ Pharmacy Professor Greg Monteith will be hosting an online seminar for anyone interested in learning more about the Bachelor of Pharmacy program. This webinar will be designed to give students more detailed information about the school and its state-of-the-art facilities, pharmacy program placements, graduate outcomes, and credit transfers.

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For more information about the upcoming pharmacy webinars, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Pharmacy Schools Admissions Officer Heather Brown at heather@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

Clinical training for UQ medical and allied health students get a boost

Clinical training for University of Queensland medical and allied health students will be boosted with the opening of student training centres this week at the Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee and Redland hospitals.

UQ Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter Høj said the new facilities would revolutionise training practices at the hospitals and offer more clinical placement opportunities for students.

UQ Medical School

The QEII Jubilee Hospital in Brisbane’s south (Photo credit: UQ)

“Working with our hospital partners at Redland and QEII Jubilee hospitals, these purpose-built centres will allow us to train more students and offer greater flexibility in how that training is delivered,” Professor Høj said.

“Rooms are equipped with high-speed internet services and video-conferencing, allowing the centres to fully support remote teaching and enable staff and students to actively engage in knowledge exchange with our other local and offshore clinical schools.”

The training centres have been built with $2.2 million from the Federal Government Health Workforce Australia Fund and $1.15 million from UQ, on hospital campus sites provided by the State Government’s Metro South Hospital and Health Service.

About 300 UQ medical students rotate through the Redland and QEII Jubilee hospitals each year for specialist training in medicine, surgery, gynaecology and critical care disciplines.

A further 100 students from other UQ schools rotate through the sites for clinical training in areas such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy and pharmacy.

UQ School of Medicine head Professor Darrell Crawford said both QEII and Redland hospitals lacked dedicated teaching areas for students and office space for academic and administrative staff before the training centres were built.

He said the construction of the centres was only possible due to the excellent partnership between the university and the hospital executive teams.

“Training medical students would not be possible without close relationships between the university and our health sector partners like the QEII and Redland Hospital executive and the Metro South Hospital and Health Service,” Professor Crawford said.

“UQ is acutely aware of the support we receive from hospitals and partners in the health sector, and acknowledge that students in medicine and allied health professions would not receive high-quality clinical training without them.

“We thank them for giving students the opportunity to integrate into a clinical environment and to apply what they learn in classrooms to a real-life setting.

“I am enormously proud of the professionalism of the students we are jointly educating, and know that our community will reap the benefits of well-trained graduates.”

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Learn more about studying at the University of Queensland!

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

UQ School of Pharmacy student placements

The UQ School of Pharmacy 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.

UQ School of Pharmacy

Learn more about the UQ School of Pharmacy

Experiential placements in the pharmacy program are viewed as valuable, integral and essential for the attainment of a pharmacy degree. During the four years of the undergraduate degree, these experiential placements may be in community pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, the pharmaceutical industry or other related health-care sites as required by the teaching and learning requirements of the pharmacy program curriculum.

Preceptors are a vital link between the UQ School of Pharmacy and the pharmacy profession. The input of preceptors into the course is greatly valued.

The UQ School of Pharmacy has developed the following set of guidelines to clarify the role of Preceptors and Students:

1. All placements which involve professional pharmacy must be supervised by a registered pharmacist:

  • the preceptor is considered to be a professional role model who will guide and encourage the student to apply the principles of best pharmacy practice
  • a preceptor should provide appropriate and lawful supervision of the student
  • a preceptor must be regularly available to oversee the student
  • it is acceptable for the student to have more than one preceptor supervising their placement
  • customers should not be misled that the student is a registered pharmacist

2. During the 4 years of the undergraduate course, students should experience all facets of community pharmacy:

  • In year 1, the student may take a purely observational role and may include learning about and participating in the duties of all pharmacy staff
  • In later years, they should be given opportunities to practice their pharmaceutical skills and knowledge
  • The preceptor should assist the student in the integration of theory with practice noting the student’s current level of theoretical knowledge
  • This should include supervised interaction with pharmacy customers
  • The student may be encouraged to research any questions during their placement

3. For each placement the preceptor should ensure

  • the student is orientated to any specific expectations that the preceptor (e.g., expected hours, dress requirements) may have in addition to those stipulated in the Placement Guidelines for Pharmacy Students
  • they verify that the student attends their regular placement
  • they complete and return the assessment forms
    (the feedback from preceptors is important for evaluating the student’s professional development and improving the placement programs)
  • confidentiality with regard to the student’s personal details is maintained
  • they notify the placements officer or academic supervisor of any issues or problems

4. The student must NOT receive any remuneration for their placement:

  • This would undermine the flexibility of the learning experience
  • Remuneration invalidates any University of Queensland insurance cover
  • Students do not have professional liability insurance

Apply to the University of Queensland Pharmacy School!

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

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

About the UQ School of Pharmacy Alumni Network

When you graduate from the University of Queensland, you become part of a global network of some 150,000 graduates, or alumni. Every past student of the university is a valued member of the alumni community. The UQ School of Pharmacy alumni network seeks to establish mutually beneficial links between graduates of the school, the university and the wider community.

UQ Pharmacy School

State-of-the-art facilities at PACE

The UQ School of Pharmacy Alumni network allows students to stay connected with the university and take an active role in the rich university life of UQ through social, educational and intellectual activities.

Some of the benefits of Alumni membership:

  • Maintain valuable links with pharmacy industry, allied health professionals, community organisations, fellow alumni and UQ through social, educational and intellectual activities.
  • Networking with past students, staff and industry professionals through invitations to alumni functions, professional seminars and conferences
  • Opportunities for professional development through invitations to continuing education courses and lectures
  • Stay connected with your graduating class through reunions, social events, school newsletters and Graduate Connect magazine
  • Reduced rates for library access
  • Email for life
  • Continued access to UQ Employment Services
  • Reduced rates for internet access via UQ Connect
  • Reduced rates for membership to UQ Sport
  • Membership to the UQ Staff and Graduates Club

Graduates from all programs—both undergraduate and postgraduate—become part of the Alumni Network automatically. If you have been out of contact with the school or the university, your are encouraged to update your details so that the UQ School of Pharmacy can stay in touch, and keep you informed on what is happening within the school, and at PACE!

Program: Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm)
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: November 15, 2014

Apply to the University of Queensland Pharmacy School!

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Learn more about studying pharmacy at the UQ Pharmacy School. Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Pharmacy Schools Admissions Officer Rachel Brady at rachel@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at  1-866-698-7355.

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

UQ Pharmacy School outlines your career options

The contemporary role of the pharmacist in society is to ensure that patients receive optimal medication therapy. The role of the pharmacist is constantly growing, and their place within the healthcare team is vital to ensure quality use of medicines in a range of settings.

UQ School of Pharmacy

Find out more about the UQ School of Pharmacy

As the demand for skilled professionals increases, UQ Pharmacy graduates consistently enjoy an employment rate of 100% (for those who choose to seek employment within the industry).

There are three main areas of practice for registered pharmacists:

1. Community Pharmacy

In community practice pharmacists are involved in many areas.

Dispensing prescriptions

  • providing information to the patient about their prescribed medications and dosage. For example, how and when to use the medication, what side effects may occur and how to deal with them
  • monitoring role—checking for appropriate dosage, drug interactions, adverse reactions, contra-indications, and compliance with prescribed therapy
  • providing medication information to other health care professionals

Primary health care

  • assist members of the community with the identification and treatment of both major and minor ailments

Health promotion

  • being accessible to the public as a source of advice on the prevention of illness and the promotion of good health

2. Clinical (Hospital) Pharmacy

Membership of a professional health care team

  • preparing and supplying medication for outpatients and patients in the wards
  • compounding and quality assessment of specialized dosage forms for use in the hospital environment

Clinical practice

  • Pharmacists who practice their profession in the wards are directly involved in ensuring optimal medication therapy for patients by devising regimens specific to individual patients and monitoring patient’s progress.
  • Drug Information and Poisons Centres are staffed by pharmacists whose task is to provide information to other health care professionals to assist with therapeutic decision making.

3. Industrial Pharmacy

Pharmacists in industry are involved in

  • manufacturing products
  • quality control
  • marketing of pharmaceutical and medical products

About the University of Queensland Bachelor of Pharmacy

The University of Queensland’s Bachelor of Pharmacy 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 (BPharm)
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: November 15, 2014

Entry Requirements

Applicants to UQ’s BPharm program 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.

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 three years.

Should you receive an offer to study in the UQ Pharmacy School program, you will be eligible to apply for credit and accelerate into Year 2 of your studies. Please note this is only after you have received an offer.

Apply to the University of Queensland Pharmacy School!

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

Monday, March 10th, 2014

New UQ Dean welcomes 2,000 new students to new faculty

Almost 2,000 undergraduate students starting their studies in University of Queensland Health and Behavioural Sciences courses last week were welcomed by a new Dean leading a new faculty.

University of Queensland

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Internationally renowned scholar Professor Bruce Abernethy is the inaugural Executive Dean of the new Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences.

The faculty, formed as a consequence of University of Queensland’s 2013 Faculties Review, includes the schools of Dentistry, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Human Movement Studies, Nursing and Midwifery, Pharmacy, Psychology, and Social Work and Human Services.

It also encompasses the National Centre for Environmental Toxicology and the Centre for Youth Substance Abuse Research.

A total of 1,981 domestic and international undergraduates started their courses with the faculty last week, comprising part of a student cohort of 5,800 undergraduates and 1,360 postgraduates.

“The new faculty provides the opportunity to generate new understanding of the links between health and behaviour and to better understand and represent the benefits that allied health professionals provide to the healthcare system,” Professor Abernethy said.

He said the new faculty was strategically positioned to reshape interdisciplinary health research and practice and the training of clinical and allied healthcare students.

“We aim to ensure we are producing the highest calibre of future healthcare professionals who are capable of working together to produce integrated care,” he said.

“Students must be educated via a clinically relevant inter-professional teaching and learning approach that places a premium on quality evidence and provides opportunities for shared content and shared learning experiences,” the new UQ Dean said, explaining that there is increasing awareness that securing sustainable changes in behavior to prevent, delay or better manage chronic disease requires both a fundamental understanding of behavioural and biological science and well-developed clinical and communication skills.

UQ Vice Chancellor and President Professor Peter Høj said Professor Abernethy had the credentials to provide strong leadership to the faculty.

“An initial focus of his will be implementation and its positioning within the context of the globally changing health system,” Professor Høj said. “Professor Abernethy will be integral to ensuring a unified approach to health research, education and clinical engagement at UQ.”

Professor Abernethy has more than 22 years of academic leadership experience, and has been Deputy Executive Dean and Associate Dean (Research) in UQ’s former Faculty of Health Sciences;  Head of the UQ School of Human Movement Studies; and Director and inaugural Chair Professor of the Institute of Human Performance at the University of Hong Kong.

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Find out more about studying at the University of Queensland and other Australian universities.

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

UQ Pharmacy School student reviews

The longest established pharmacy school in Queensland is the UQ Pharmacy School, which celebrated 50 years in 2010. UQ’s Bachelor of Pharmacy program  has consistently been extremely popular with OzTREKK students, especially because it offers credit transfers.

Read on to see what some OzTREKK students have had to say about the UQ Pharmacy School program:

UQ Pharmacy School

Study pharmacy at the UQ School of Pharmacy

“I really like this program. I get to meet a lot of friends here. The professors are very helpful in guiding accelerated students in adapting to the new environment and the program. Each course is videotaped and posted online, so students can download to watch it again to review the material. I found it very helpful for my studying. We also have our own pharmacy building where there is a small library. There are many textbooks we can use, so you save quite a lot of money when you don’t have to buy textbooks. I strongly recommended to take Pharmacy program here in UQ. I really like the accelerated program; you can complete the Bachelor degree in 3 years instead of 4. Make sure you have all the right courses in order to become accelerated. My friend is missing a BIOM course from first year. He was lucky that he can still stay in second year, but he has to do an extra 2nd year BIOM course to make up for it in the summer.”

“I like that the school of pharmacy at UQ is at the Pharmacy Australia Center of Excellence. Being on our own campus it is really easy to get to know our profs and the other students in our classes. Pharmacy at UQ is a lot of work especially for accelerated students, but it is really interesting material and I find that most of the profs and tutors go out of their way to make the learning experience enjoyable. The School of Pharmacy is at the Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence, which is a really beautiful and new campus about a 20 minutes’ walk from St. Lucia campus. I am personally really enjoying the material we are learning and trying to make the most of the great opportunity that I have to study pharmacy.”

“The Pharmacy facilities are top of the line (e.g., PACE),  gorgeous campus, nice layout, lots of cafes and eating places to choose from, but just hard to find at first. It’s the best place to do pharmacy, especially since there you can finish it in 3 years if you’ve done the prerequisite courses back home (save a years tuition!) Very laid-back campus if that is your personality type.”

The UQ Pharmacy School 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 pharmacy practice.

Program: Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm)
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: TBA. Applications are on a rolling admissions basis.

Entry Requirements

Applicants to UQ’s Bachelor of Pharmacy program 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.

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 three years.

Should you receive an offer to study in the UQ Pharmacy School program, you will be eligible to apply for credit and accelerate into Year 2 of your studies. Please note this is only after you have received an offer.

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

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

From OzTREKK student to UQ Pharmacy School mentor

Sometimes you just love what you do so much that you must share your passion with others.

OzTREKK student Fatima Benhabib does just that.

University of Queensland Pharmacy School

OzTREKK and UQ Pharmacy student Fatima Benhabib

Fatima began her studies in the Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm) program UQ Pharmacy School in 2011. Currently in her fourth year, Fatima is actively involved in mentoring other UQ Pharmacy students. In fact, she is so well thought of by her peers and professors that even representatives of the University of Queensland School of Pharmacy say that they wish they had more students like her!

What part of Canada are you from and where did you study previously?

I am originally from Southwestern Ontario, about an hour south of Toronto. I did my previous post-secondary degrees in London, Ontario at the University of Western Ontario.

Did anyone personally recommend UQ Pharmacy to you? Was this an important factor in your choice?

A friend from my previous degree was at UQ while I was considering and applying to pharmacy schools in Australia. She recommended OzTREKK’s services and UQ Pharmacy to me and I subsequently did more research about pharmacy at UQ. In the end, information from my friend did play a role in my final decision.

Do you think potential students are aware that many Canadian students with previous study enter UQ Pharmacy in Year 2? What are the advantages of entry into the second year? Do you have any advice for potential Canadian students who want to take this option?

I think that those students who apply to UQ via a university agent like OzTREKK are aware of the accelerated option, others are not, however. I don’t think UQ does a good job at advertising this option as I myself could have applied for additional credits had I known the option was available to me.

Financially, as an international student, entry into Year 2 provides a large savings in tuition. In addition, it allows those of us with previous post-secondary education to quickly finish the pharmacy degree and enter the job market faster.

University of Queensland Pharmacy School

PACE’s incredible facilities

Students who choose to apply for the accelerated program should be aware that the workload is full-on and should be prepared for a year that is rewarding but also demanding. They need to be well-organized and form a network of friends they can count on for both academic and emotional support.

What kind of placements have you had during your study of pharmacy at UQ? How important are placements to your learning?

I have had placements at several different pharmacies over the last three years. The most rewarding experiences for me were the one-week and one-month placements in years 3 and 4 respectively. These extended-length placements really afforded me the opportunity to become part of the pharmacy staff and expand on material learned in lectures. It allowed me to learn different areas of the pharmacies as well as some of the management aspects that go into running a pharmacy efficiently. These are all things that are extremely important when pursuing pharmacy as a career.

In fourth year, I did my placement at Shoppers Drug Mart in Brantford, Ontario. As for internship, I plan on going home to get registered there after graduation.

What benefits does the Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence (PACE) give to students studying pharmacy at UQ?

PACE is an outstanding facility for students to learn in. The academic staff are all top in their areas of expertise and have a wealth of information for students who are curious to learn more. In addition, the library and interactive learning area are great spaces for study and become a second home for me during exam block. There are many opportunities outside of academics to gain experience and develop a network of contacts for those students who are keen.

About UQ Pharmacy School

The University of Queensland’s 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.

The program integrates six streams of study: quality use of medication, dosage form design, social and professional aspects of pharmacy, drug discovery, biological fate of drugs, and data analysis in pharmacy.

University of Queensland Pharmacy School

Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence

Students enjoy the support of a highly experienced and supportive team of award-winning academic staff, as well as state-of-the-art facilities offered within the Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence.

About Credit Transfers

The University of Queensland School of Pharmacy does not expect students to repeat learning that has been successfully completed at a similar level and standard elsewhere, where that work is substantially the same in content and standard as that required for the Bachelor of Pharmacy.

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 three years.

Should you receive an offer to study in the UQ Pharmacy program, you will be eligible to apply for credit and accelerate into Year 2 of your studies. Please note this is only after you have received an offer.

Apply to the University of Queensland Pharmacy School!

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Would you like more information about studying pharmacy at the UQ Pharmacy School?

Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Pharmacy Schools Admissions Officer Rachel Brady at rachel@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at  1 866-698-7355. Find out more about pharmacy programs and about how OzTREKK helps you to study in Australia!

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Why choose UQ Pharmacy School?

The fact that the School of Pharmacy at the University of Queensland is the longest established pharmacy school in Queensland—which celebrated 50 years in 2010—is just one reason Canadian students like to study the Bachelor of Pharmacy program. Canadians also enjoy this pharmacy program because the class sizes are smaller and staff members are involved in student productivity. As well, many of the faculty professors double as working professionals in the field, ensuring that students receive this most up-to-date and practical information.

University of Queensland Pharmacy School

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Why else should you choose to study at UQ Pharmacy School?

Global reputation
Graduate as a pharmacist from Queensland’s highest-ranked university. UQ Pharmacy and pharmacology is ranked 25th best in the world, with a 5 Star + rating (the highest rating possible) according to the 2013 QS World University Rankings.

Premier learning facilities
Study at the Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence (PACE), a brand new, $100-million facility dedicated to pharmacy education and research. PACE is located in Queensland’s world-class biomedical science precinct at Woolloongabba, adjacent to Brisbane’s Princess Alexandra Hospital and just a short walk from UQ’s St Lucia Campus.

Learn from experts in the field
Pharmacy teaching staff are industry experts, internationally recognized researchers and award-winning lecturers. They include practicing pharmacists from community and hospital backgrounds, and successful business owners who share their knowledge and passion for the industry in a tailored pharmacy business course.

Industry engagement
UQ’s engagement with industry ensures students graduate at the forefront of the profession. A committee of industry leaders from community and hospital pharmacy, as well as from peak industry bodies, meets regularly to revise the UQ Pharmacy curriculum and ensure it constantly evolves to meet the needs of a developing health system.

Practical placements that lead to diverse career options
A comprehensive placement program gives students the benefit of experiencing a diverse range of career options and health settings before they graduate. The University of Queensland partners with more than 500 organizations for student placements including community, hospital and industrial pharmacies, community health clinics, ambulance services and other allied health clinics.

High graduate employment rates
Pharmacy, as a profession, boasts one of the highest graduate employment rates of any bachelor’s degree in Australia. The 2012 Graduate Careers Australia survey found 98.1% of graduates are employed full-time.

Fostering discovery
UQ Pharmacy School is the only school of pharmacy in southeast Queensland that allows students to graduate with Honours at the end of their degree—a fast track to postgraduate studies such as the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Clinical Pharmacy degrees.

Apply to the University of Queensland Pharmacy School!

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Would you like more information about studying pharmacy at the UQ Pharmacy School?

Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Pharmacy Schools Admissions Officer Rachel Brady at rachel@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at  1 866-698-7355. Find out more about pharmacy programs and about how OzTREKK helps you to study in Australia!