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James Cook University Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons) Overview

JCU Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons) boasts a modern integrated curriculum where students are exposed to various modes of teaching across the subject areas: lectures, tutorials, workshops, practicals undertaken in modern teaching and laboratory facilities. Simulated patients are used in workshops and students are encouraged to develop as health practitioners by being trained in skills involving not only showing their knowledge in written examinations but orally in counselling and oral presentations and examinations.

Why Pharmacy at James Cook University

  • Students at James Cook University will have access to state-of-the-art research facilities, cutting-edge pharmacy laboratories and field-leading staff.
  • JCU’s Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons) holds full accreditation with the Australian Pharmacy Council (APC).
  • James Cook University’s strong research focus opens doors for you to pursue Honours projects and postgraduate study in the exciting pharmacy field.
  • Rated #1 in Queensland for learner engagement and skills development, as well as 5 stars for teaching quality and overall student experience according to the Good Universities Guide 2021, UG study area

Clinical Placement

Clinical Work Experience

When it comes to tackling diverse pharmacy challenges there is no substitute for practical work experience. Getting out in the industry also helps you make an informed choice about your preferred specialties, so real world experience in pharmacy practice is a core part of your degree at James Cook University (JCU).

Students will gain job-ready skills through professional placements in hospitals and community pharmacies in metropolitan, regional, rural and remote locations, working alongside leading pharmacy experts in these fields.

JCU’s Bachelor of Pharmacy includes prescribed professional or clinical placements. Students may be required to undertake such placements away from the campus at which they are enrolled, at their own expense.

With over 600 hours of placement, JCU’s Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) degree has the highest number of clinical placement hours for any undergraduate pharmacy degree within Australia.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • Entry into the Bachelor of Pharmacy program for students holding Ontario Secondary School Diploma:  minimum grade average of 68% in 6 university/college courses (includes math, chemistry, English).
  • Students may apply for advanced standing for previous university study.

Professional Recognition

Professional Recognition

JCU Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons) holds full accreditation with the Australian Pharmacy Council (APC) at the Townsville campus and has applied to the Australian Pharmacy Council for accreditation to deliver JCU’s Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) in Cairns and Mackay in 2021.

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.

Award Title:

Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)

Length of Program:4 years
Application Deadline:August 30
Annual Tuition Fees:Contact KOM Consultants for latest tuition fees 1-877-318-8203
Faculty:Health Sciences
Campus Locations:Townsville (Cairns & Mackay in 2021)