|University and Faculty:||The University of Sydney
Faculty of Pharmacy
|Program:||Bachelor of Pharmacy|
|University Location:||Sydney, New South Wales, Australia|
|City Population:||4.6 million|
|Program Duration:||4 years|
|Semester Intake:||March each year|
|Next Intake:||March 2018|
|Est. Annual Tuition:||$43,000 AUD (2017)|
The Bachelor of Pharmacy at the University of Sydney covers the study of the chemical, physical, pharmaceutical, and pharmacological properties of medicinal substances and the application of these in the pharmacy profession.
The degree requires four years of full-time study for both the pass degree and the Honours degree. There are two semesters per year and no mid-year entry. The first year is a foundation year in which students study biology, chemistry, and basic pharmaceutical sciences and are introduced to pharmacy. The remaining three years are devoted to higher levels of biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences, together with specialised clinical pharmacy studies. During third and fourth year, considerable time is spent in clinical placements in community and hospital pharmacies, where valuable practical experience is gained.
Students in the faculty are taught by and interact with world-renowned academics and have access to teaching laboratories that are leading world best practice, providing them with excellent technology.
As a student in the Bachelor of Pharmacy you will develop insights into how drugs are developed and how medications affect the human body. You will qualify with the ability to gain entry to a profession that focuses on improving the quality of people's lives. The Bachelor of Pharmacy requires four years of full-time study with one intake each year, allowing you to commence your studies in March. The course will cover major topics including chemical, physical, pharmaceutical and pharmacological properties of medicines and the application of these in the practice of pharmacy. Practical experience in a variety of clinical settings including hospital and community pharmacy is emphasised in the Bachelor of Pharmacy, particularly in the third and fourth years.
The clinical experience program in the Bachelor of Pharmacy reflects the contemporary health care environment. Students undertake weekly visits to community pharmacies during their third year. Students also have a one week block placement in third year and at least a further two weeks in fourth year. By the end of their fourth year, all students have had at least three one week placement blocks in clinical experience, as well as the series of community pharmacy visits. The one week block placements are carried out at hospital and community pharmacies, and include opportunities in the pharmaceutical industry, professional organisations and in rural health settings.
Canadians like this pharmacy program because they can choose to major in rural or industrial pharmacy, pharmacy management or experience an international placement during their final year. Also, the Faculty of Pharmacy at Sydney is recognised as one of the leading centres for pharmacy education in Australia and enjoys an outstanding national and international reputation for research and innovation.
Graduate qualifications in pharmacy from Australian universities are recognized internationally. Graduates from Canada who wish to become a pharmacist upon their return to Canada should visit the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada website for accreditation and certification information: http://www.pebc.ca/. Graduates of an Australian Bachelor of Pharmacy degree must also apply for certification through the provincial regulatory body in the Canadian province they wish to work in.
Application Deadline: No set deadline. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
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