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Curtin University Pharmacy Undergraduate Entry

  

Overview

Curtin University School of Pharmacy in Australia offers the only undergraduate entry course in Western Australia leading to registration.  The Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) at Curtin University allows students to combine science skills with a passion for helping people. This Curtin University Bachelor of Pharmacy program in Australia offers practical experience as well as theory, is fully accredited by the Australian Pharmacy Council and can lead to registration as a professional pharmacist in Australia. Curtin University Bachelor of Pharmacy students will study aspects of how and why medicines work, and how medicines are formulated, administered and used in the treatment of disease.

Curtin University Bachelor of Pharmacy Overview

Curtin’s Bachelor of Pharmacy allows you to combine your knowledge of science with your passion to help people. The course offers theoretical and practical experience. You will study aspects of how and why medicines work, and how medicines are formulated, administered and used in the treatment of disease.

Your first year of the course is interprofessional and is undertaken with other health sciences students. Your second year introduces pharmacy primary care, pharmaceutics, antimicrobial therapy, and pharmacology units.

Third year units become more practice-based, with the addition of subjects like pharmacotherapy, pharmaceutical practice and evidence-based complementary medicine. Clinical placements are undertaken in your fourth year, which consolidate your practice-based units.

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What Attracts Canadians to study the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) at Curtin University in Australia?

  • This is the only undergraduate course in Western Australia that leads to eligibility for registration as a pharmacist.
  • Staff are committed to delivering innovative and excellent teaching to enable learning.
  • Curtin has a new, modern model dispensary.
  • The curriculum reflects contemporary practice.

Clinical Work Experience

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Pharmacy at Curtin University undertake a minimum of 12 weeks (450+ hours) of clinical placements. Clinical placements are undertaken in the fourth year, which consolidates the practice-based units.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

For entry into the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)  at Curtin University, students must have:

  • Completion of a Provincial High School Diploma with an average of 60 or better in Year 12, including a grade of 60 or better in Year 12 English (except Quebec where separate evidence of English competence is required); OR
  • Successful completion of the first year of a Bachelor degree at a recognized institution.
  • Chemistry and Mathematics are necessary for entry to the course. Biology and Human Biology are desirable

Professional Recognition

Professional Recognition

Curtin University Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) is fully accredited by the Australian Pharmacy Council. After completing the program, students are required to compete an internship of 1,824 hours (approximately one year full-time) before you can register as a pharmacist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra). Pharmacists registered in Australia can apply to practice in New Zealand. The Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from Curtin University is recognized worldwide (although some countries require the fulfillment of additional educational or practical training programs).

It is the student’s responsibility to contact their local credentialing body for re-entry pathways.  The Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC) is the national certification body for the pharmacy profession in Canada. Upon returning, students must go through an evaluation procedure with the PEBC.

Current News


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Curtin Soars To New Heights In US Global Research & Reputation Ranking


Image from Curtin Soars To New Heights In US Global Research & Reputation Rankinghas risen 30 places to equal 234th in the world, according to the US News and World Report’s latest global rankings.

The fifth annual ranking, which considers the University’s academic research performance and global reputation, also placed Curtin ninth in Australia.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Deborah Terry said she was delighted Curtin continued to enhance its performance in global rankings, jumping 30 places from last year’s result.

“The US News and World Report’s Best Global University Rankings show Curtin continues to rise through international rankings, …

Curtin Geochemist Wins ANZAAS Medal For Her Scientific Achievements


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Professor Grice, who is founding Director of the Curtin-based Western Australian Organic and Isotope Geochemistry Centre and based in Curtin’s School of Earth and Planetary Sciences, was presented the The Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science (ANZAAS) Medal by Chief Scientist of Western Australia, Professor Peter Klinken AC, yesterday at the University’s Bentley campus.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research Professor Chris Moran congratulated Professor Grice on receiving the medal, saying it was important recognition for both her sustained scientific work and her science advocacy across many disciplines. …

New Research From Curtin University Finds ‘Mind Over Matter’ Key To A Healthy Lifestyle


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People who want to increase their participation in regular exercise and adopt a healthier lifestyle may be best to mentally visualise it, new research by has found.

The research, published in the leading journal Health Psychology, found that ‘mental imagery interventions’, or visualising an activity or task, may be effective in helping people change their behaviours, including moderating alcohol consumption and participating in regular physical activity.

Lead Australian author John Curtin Distinguished Professor Martin Hagger, …

Curtin University Rises In Global Young University Rankings


Image from Curtin University Rises In Global Young University Rankingshas continued to hold its strong position as one of the world’s best universities aged 50 years and under in the Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings, rising to 68, up from 84 in 2017.

The rise in the highly regarded rankings has also placed Curtin 12th nationally, up from 14th for the previous two years.

Acting Vice-Chancellor Professor John Cordery said he was delighted that Curtin had continued to receive global recognition in these key rankings. …

Curtin University Continues To Rank Amongst The World’s Best


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The latest results released overnight show Curtin achieved ranking in 27 subjects, two more subjects than last year, and ranked as a top 100 university in Mineral and Mining Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil and Structural Engineering, Earth and Marine Sciences, Development Studies, Architecture/Built Environment, Education and Sports-related subjects.

The University also ranked for the first time in Linguistics, Biological Sciences and Development Studies.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Deborah Terry said the results reflected Curtin’s commitment to providing high-quality research and teaching to a national and international audience. …


ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Award Title:Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)
Length of Program:4 years full time
Intake:February
Applications Open:August 10, 2020
Application Deadline:November 5, 2020
Annual Tuition Fees:Contact KOM Consultants for latest tuition fees 1-877-318-8203
Faculty:School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences
Campus:Curtin Perth
Country:Australia