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Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)

Develop your skills in labs and simulation facilities that mimic the pharmacy environment. More than 500 hours of professional placement from your first year.
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Guide to entry thresholds

OP
10
Selection
rank
79
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Campus
Gardens Point
Campus
Gardens Point
Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time
Entry
February
February
QTAC code
418512
CRICOS
089126F

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2019.

 

Highlights

  • Complete more than 500 hours of professional placement in hospital, community and other pharmacy environments.
  • Study a patient-centred approach with focus on priority health areas such as musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, and mental health conditions.
  • Honours component develops skills for leadership and provides competitive advantage in career.

Highlights

  • Complete more than 500 hours of professional placement in hospital, community and other pharmacy environments.
  • Study a patient-centred approach with focus on priority health areas such as musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, and mental health conditions.
  • Honours component develops skills for leadership and provides competitive advantage in career.

Why choose this course?

You will complete more than 500 hours of professional placement in this course. Placements begin in your first year and are completed in hospital and community pharmacy environments, and are also offered in emerging healthcare roles where pharmacists are increasingly being employed.

Our course reflects the complexity of pharmacy practice in the real world. Your studies will focus on priority health areas of patient care, such as musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, and mental health conditions. Each semester you will build on previous learning to develop a thorough understanding of the factors that can contribute to a patient’s overall health and care plan.   

You will learn from pharmacy experts with established careers in patient-centred care and award-winning research.

On campus you will access specialist health equipment and facilities including new scientific laboratories, and simulation facilities that mimic a real pharmacy environment.                                                                   

The honours component provides a strong foundation in research, and encourages you to develop the advanced skills that are needed to become a leader in a profession where role responsibilities and capabilities are expanding. This higher level study offers our graduates a competitive advantage in the workplace.

 

What to expect

Pharmacists are an integral member of the healthcare team and play an essential role in delivering quality patient care. Pharmacists have expert knowledge about how drugs interact with the human body and how they can be used safely for therapeutic purposes. They use this knowledge to advise and counsel patients and other healthcare professionals on the correct use and side effects of prescribed medication. Pharmacists are often the first health professionals contacted for advice on medication and play a major role as healthcare providers and educators to the community. More than ever, pharmacists are contributing to improved health care through their growing scope of services.

Career outcomes

Career outcomes

Pharmacists are employed in a range of settings including community pharmacies, hospitals, industry, regulatory and research roles. You can expect your skills to be in demand as this course focuses on preparing for working in all aspects of the pharmacy profession. You will be prepared for postgraduate studies in pharmacy-related areas, with an emphasis on both the theoretical and applied aspects of research, health promotion and business directly associated with the pharmacy profession in Australia.

As the most accessible healthcare professional contacted for advice about health, pharmacists frequently play a major role in health education and promotions. Clinical pharmacists work closely with other healthcare professionals in a patient-care role, evaluate newly released medicines, coordinate clinical trials, or prepare medicines for patients requiring specialised treatments.

Professional recognition

This course is conditionally accredited by the Australian Pharmacy Council. Following graduation, approximately 12 months of pre-registration training performed under the supervision of a registered pharmacist is required to meet the registration requirements of the Pharmacy Board of Australia. See the Pharmacy Board of Australia registration standards and requirements for more information.

Graduates are eligible for membership with a number of professional associations, including the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, the Pharmacy Guild and the Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia.

Possible careers

  • Community Pharmacist
  • Hospital Pharmacist
  • Pharmaceutical Research Scientist

Details and units

Requirements

OP 10
Rank 79

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2019.

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Course code
CS47
QTAC code
418512
CRICOS code
089126F
Campus
  • Gardens Point
Campus
  • Gardens Point
Duration
4 years full-time
Duration
4 years full-time
Entry
February
Entry
February
OP Guarantee
Yes
Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:

  • Chemistry
  • English
  • Maths B

We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA). Recommended Study: Biology.

More about assumed knowledge

Guaranteed entry

If you receive an adjusted OP 1-5 (or equivalent selection rank), you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Advanced standing

If you have prior studies or work experience, you may be eligible for advanced standing (credit). You can apply for advanced standing once you've been accepted to QUT. If you're in your first semester of study, you must apply for advanced standing within 10 days of receiving your offer.

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Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

More about deferring your offer

Adjustments to your selection rank

Any adjustments you receive to your selection rank (or OP equivalent) will be applied to this course.

Find out if you’re eligible for an adjustment to your selection rank

Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2018

The scores listed in the tables below reflect the offers that were made to recent school leavers. If you are not a school leaver, take a look at the entry thresholds box at the top of this page to see the lowest adjusted scores required overall to receive an offer.

Excluding adjustments Including adjustments
OP Selection rank OP Selection rank
Highest OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 2
Selection rank 97
OP 1
Selection rank 99
Median OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 9
Selection rank 81
OP 8
Selection rank 84
Lowest OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 12
Selection rank 73
OP 10
Selection rank 78

You can find out more about your fellow students’ backgrounds with this course’s student profile.

Other admission options

If you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, you may be eligible for admission through our Centralised Assessment Selection Process (CASP).

Minimum academic requirements

I completed my studies outside of Australia

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this course.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

Subject prerequisites
  • Chemistry
  • Maths B

You must have achieved this study at a level comparable to Australian Year 12 or in recognised post-secondary studies.

I completed secondary school in Australia

Guide to entry thresholds

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2019.

OP
10
Rank
79
Did you get an OP 1-5?

If you completed secondary school in Australia and received an OP 1-5 or equivalent, and you meet the course prerequisites, you are guaranteed an offer for this course in the January offer round

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Cambridge Advanced English Score
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Cambridge English Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
185 176 176 176 176
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
7 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. Please assign your test to QUT in your Pearson profile.
65 58 58 58 58
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
98 20 20 24 20

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Course requirements

There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. You will need to identify these requirements and ensure you allow sufficient time to meet them. Some of these requirements have associated costs. Travel and accommodation costs will vary depending on placement location.

Blue card: You must undergo a criminal history check for working with children and be issued with a suitability card (blue card) before commencing clinical placement/practicum in an organisation where they may work with children or young people.

The processing of your application may take several months so you must submit your blue card application to HiQ as early as possible to ensure you have your card before you begin any unit that requires contact with children. There is no charge for student blue cards. Students who already have a blue card must register it with QUT.

Information is available from the Additional course requirements and costs website.

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2020 fees

2020 CSP $9,600 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2020 fees

2020: $38,000 per year full-time (96 credit points)

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

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HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay for your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.

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Scholarships

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

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QUT Excellence Scholarship (Academic)

A scholarship for future undergraduate students who want to study in any faculty.

Scholarship eligibility
Academic performance

Equity scholarships scheme

A scholarship for low-income students studying in any faculty.

Scholarship eligibility
Struggling financially

QUT Sport Scholarship (Elite Athlete)

A scholarship for future and current undergraduate students who want to study in any faculty.

Scholarship eligibility
Sporting excellence

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