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The University of Canberra provides a contemporary pharmacy program with smaller class sizes to facilitate individual learning and relevant professional experiences. Academics provide supportive academic leadership informed by their currency of clinical practice. Many of the staff are leaders within the pharmacy profession and actively engage with the profession to seek innovative future roles for graduates.

University of Canberra Bachelor of Pharmacy Overview

University of Canberra Bachelor of Pharmacy is a four year program that was introduced in 2013. This program prepares students for a career in pharmacy within a variety of national and international practice settings (community pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, clinical consultant pharmacy, technical consultant pharmacy, government, research, education and industry). Students will acquire foundation knowledge and skills in basic and life sciences and learn how to apply this to the clinical reasoning, treatment and evaluation skills required by a pharmacist. The curriculum is evidence based and research led.

The Bachelor of Pharmacy course at Canberra involves course work, laboratories and clinical practice over four years. Pharmacy students are required to complete all of the subjects listed in the course structure and are normally expected to complete all of one year’s work before enrolling in a later-year subject. In each year of the Bachelor of Pharmacy program at University of Canberra, subjects are usually co-requisites for each other and so sequencing of units is essential. Foundation year science and pharmacy subjects are prerequisites for subsequent study in later years in the Bachelor of Pharmacy program at University of Canberra in Australia.

Canadian Highlights

What Attracts Canadians to study the Bachelor of Pharmacy at the University of Canberra in Australia?

  • be educated in the theoretical, technical, written, practical and clinical components of pharmacy
  • explore the science behind the preparation of drugs and medicines
  • learn how to prepare a wide range of drugs and medicines
  • understand how the human body reacts to certain medications acquire and apply clinical reasoning, treatment and evaluation skills to life sciences
  • combine theory with hands-on experience in practical laboratory classes and clinical placements.
  • gain the necessary knowledge, exposure, attitudes and clinical decision-making skills required to practice as a pharmacist achieve a globally recognized accreditation
  • WIL (Work Integrated Learning) is an essential component on the UC Bachelor of Pharmacy course and allows students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience while building industry relationships under the expert support and guidance of university mentors. As part of this course, each student will have the opportunity to participate in multiple 2-week placements that take place over the winter semesters at metropolitan, rural or regional community and hospital pharmacies. Some students choose to do these placements overseas.
    Students will also get to participate in several half days or full day work placements throughout each of the teaching semesters.

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Clinical Work Experience

All students in University of Canberra Bachelor of Pharmacy course are required to complete clinical practice placement in blocks of time, often outside of teaching time. These clinical practice placements are essential to the program. Prior to commencing clinical practice, all University of Canberra Bachelor of Pharmacy students need to present a complete immunization schedule as a requirement of the ACT and NSW health departments. All students are required to undergo an Australian Federal Police Record check prior to undertaking clinical placement in the ACT, and a NSW Police check before undertaking placement in NSW. All University of Canberra Bachelor of Pharmacy students will be registered as students with the Pharmacy Board of Australia after admission to the Bachelor of Pharmacy course.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • Entry into the Bachelor of Pharmacy program: OSSD overall average 74%.  Other qualifications assessed on individual basis.
  • Assumed knowledge in Mathematics and either Biology or Human Movement, and Physics or Chemistry.

Professional Recognition

Professional Recognition

The University of Canberra Bachelor of Pharmacy course has been accredited (with conditions) by the Australian Pharmacy Council (APC).

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

University of Canberra Undergraduate Entry latest news

Award Title:Bachelor of Pharmacy
Length of Program:4 years full time
Application Deadline:no official deadline, however, applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early as places may fill quickly
Annual Tuition Fees:Contact KOM Consultants for latest tuition fees 1-877-318-8203
Faculty:Health Sciences