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The focus of the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) program at La Trobe University is on achieving excellence in provisions of clinical services and reviewing medication for safety and effectiveness.  Students will develop skills in drug development, action and use in disease states, medication review, counselling and communication. The aim is to understand the effects and best use of medications and the role of medicines in responsible healthcare.  La Trobe University students have won the Victorian Pharmacy Student of the Year competition six times in the last seven years.

La Trobe University Bachelor of Pharmacy Overview

Much of the first year is concerned with the science that underlies the study of pharmacy, and with the tools of mathematics and information technology. The subjects Introduction to Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Formulation A introduce students to the practice of pharmacy, and include visits to community and hospital pharmacies. Students must complete subjects totalling at least 120 credit points in each year.

Later years study shifts from the basic sciences to the pharmacy-specific subjects of therapeutics, pharmacy practice, pharmaceutics, pharmacology and medicinal chemistry, together with studies relating to the health care system. Students spend progressively more time in practical placements, during which they undertake specific learning tasks.

Clinical Placement

Clinical Work Experience

As part of the requirements for the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours), all students must undertake experiential placements. Students are automatically registered for this program upon enrolment, but must undergo a police check.

Work placements are integrated throughout the Bachelor of Pharmacy course at LaTrobe. To qualify as a professional pharmacist you’ll complete a one-year internship under the supervision of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency after you graduate.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Entry into the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) program for students holding Canada Secondary School diploma:  80% with prerequisites of math and chemistry.

Students applying for advanced standing are considered on a case-by-case basis, subject to the course pre-requisites being met. This individual assessment is done at enrolment.

Professional Recognition

Professional Recognition

The Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) is accredited by the Australian Pharmacy Council. Graduates of the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) may be eligible to apply for registration with the Pharmacy Board of Australia.

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.

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La Trobe University latest news

Five Stars Achieved In QS Stars Ratings At La Trobe University

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has achieved an overall rating of five stars in the latest QS Stars ratings.  In addition, the University also achieved five-star ratings in a total of eight categories – the maximum number possible.

La Trobe is one of only six Australian universities to be rated at five stars in eight categories.

QS Stars is a rating system that provides a detailed look at higher education institutions world-wide, focusing on specific topics such as teaching, …

La Trobe University’s Big Jump In World Subject Ranking

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has jumped 72 places to 243 in the subject category of Clinical, Preclinical and Health, which includes dentistry and allied health.

The University is now in the 201-250 band, up from the 301-400 band last year.

La Trobe Pro Vice-Chancellor for Science, Health and Engineering Professor Robert Pike said it was an excellent result.

“Health teaching and research are among our core strengths at La Trobe and continue to attract global recognition,” Professor Pike said. …

Tobacco-Free Finance Pledge Signed by La Trobe University

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is a founding signatory and the first university to sign up to the world’s first Tobacco-Free Finance Pledge.

The Pledge’s aim is to ‘de-normalise’ tobacco by ending all business and financial ties with the industry, and reduce the annual death toll of 7 million who die from preventable, tobacco-related illnesses.

Launched on 26 September at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, finance leaders joined with world leaders from government and health to launch The Pledge, …

Medicinal Agriculture Hub Funded at La Trobe University

Image from Medicinal Agriculture Hub Funded at La Trobe Universityhas been recognised as a national leader in the emerging field of medicinal agriculture.

The University has welcomed the news that Australia’s first Research Hub for Medicinal Agriculture will be located at its Melbourne campus in Bundoora. The $27+ million initiative will combine extensive research and industry expertise to create new jobs and drive better health outcomes.

Federal Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham today announced almost $5 million of funding towards the La Trobe-led Australian Research Council (ARC) Industry Transformation Research Hub (ITRH) for Medicinal Agriculture. …

La Trobe University Has Been Ranked 59th In The World

Image from La Trobe University Has Been Ranked 59th In The Worldhas been ranked 59th in the world in the latest Times Higher Education Golden Age rankings

The Golden Age category applies to universities that are more than 50 years old, but less than 80, and recognises universities created during an extraordinary post war era of higher education expansion.

Vice-Chancellor Professor John Dewar said he was pleased at how well La Trobe had performed in its first year of inclusion in the Golden Age rankings. …

Award Title:Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)
Length of Program:4 years
Application Deadline:1 November
Annual Tuition Fees:Contact KOM Consultants for latest tuition fees 1-877-318-8203
Faculty:Health Sciences
Campus Location:Bendigo