Study pharmacy

More than ever, pharmacists are contributing to improved health care through their growing scope of services. It’s an exciting, global profession with excellent employment opportunities.

Why study pharmacy at QUT?

  • Build confidence in counselling patients and dispensing medications in our specialised Gardens Point city campus facilities during your first year.
  • Complete clinical placements throughout your second to fourth years in a range of health care settings including hospital and community pharmacies.
  • Study the communication skills, and scientific and business management involved in contemporary pharmacy.
  • Learn from pharmacy experts with established careers and current industry networks and knowledge.

Undergraduate courses

Bachelor degrees

Postgraduate courses

Doctoral degrees

Short courses

Practical experience in pharmacies

Pharmacy counselling room

Build confidence in your skills from your first year of study with our pharmacy counselling room - a simulated pharmacy where you can practise:

  • prescription processing
  • product labelling
  • therapeutic use of over-the-counter medications.

You'll also use specialist equipment in our compounding and pharmaceutical laboratories.

Clinical placements

Start clinical placements in your second year of study, giving you real experience in a range of health care settings, including hospital and community pharmacies.

Industry-relevant courses

Our courses are regularly reviewed in consultation with the profession to capture the emerging trends in community and hospital pharmacy. We are recognised for delivering quality graduates, and our students are often successful in winning state and national pharmacy competitions.

Pharmacy research

Our staff and researchers are working in:

  • characterising heat receptors (in particular beta-adreno receptors) and uncovering new knowledge to create more effective drugs to treat chronic heart disease
  • improving drug efficiencies by investigating nasal delivery systems
  • pharmacy communication and education.

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