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University of Sydney Pharmacy School in Australia

Program Overview - Bachelor of Pharmacy

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University and Faculty: University of Sydney
Faculty of Medicine and Health
Program: Bachelor of Pharmacy
University Location: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
City Population: 5 million
Student Population: 60,000
Campus Location: Sydney
Program Duration: 4 years
Semester Intake: March each year
Next Avail. Intake: March 2020
Est. Annual Tuition: $46,500 AUD (2019)

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.


Unique Features of the Program

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.


Why Canadians Like the Program

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.


Admissions Criteria/Entry Requirements for Canadians

  • Applicants are required to have completed their high school diploma in order to be eligible for entry to Sydney's Bachelor of Pharmacy program.
  • Assumed knowledge: Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology or Physics. To study in the Bachelor of Pharmacy, you are expected to have knowledge of these subject areas. Grade 12 Physics is also recommended but not required.
  • 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. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis.
  • Meeting minimum entry requirements does not guarantee entry to the university's undergraduate programs.

Professional Certification/Accreditation Information

Practicing in Canada

1. Visit Pharmacists' Gateway Canada for information on licensure in Canada
2. Enrol in Pharmacists' Gateway Canada
3. Apply to the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada for Document Evaluation and the Evaluating Examination

Australian Bachelor of Pharmacy degrees are recognized internationally. Please visit the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada website for detailed accreditation and certification information.


Application Deadline: No set deadline. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

OzTREKK Admissions Officer: Kaylee Templeton

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