Thursday, October 30, 2014

Introducing the Newcastle Bachelor of Pharmacy

The new four-year undergraduate pharmacy program at the University of Newcastle is an integrated program consisting of lectures, practicals, tutorials and experiential learning through clinical placements and simulated learning environments. The program will build upon the student’s existing knowledge of science while focusing on material that specifically relates to the knowledge, skills and attributes required as a pharmacist.

Students will be equipped to provide a vital primary health care role as they counsel people on the best use and management of medications, provide advice on the symptoms and management of common ailments, prepare and formulate medications and educate the community on a wide range of health and well-being matters.

At the University of Newcastle, Bachelor of Pharmacy Honours students will use innovative and state-of-the art educational technology to supplement face-to-face lectures, tutorials and experiential learning, through clinical placements and simulated learning environments.

University of Newcastle Bachelor of Pharmacy

Program: Bachelor of Pharmacy Honours
Location: Callaghan, Newcastle, New South Wales
Duration: 4 years
Semester intake: February 2015
Application deadline: While there is no set application deadline, applicants are strongly encouraged by to apply as early as possible.

Entry Requirements for Canadians

  • Applicants are required to have completed their high school diploma in order to be eligible for entry to the University of Newcastle’s Bachelor of Pharmacy program.
  • Assumed knowledge: Mathematics, English Advanced, Chemistry and Physics. Applicants who have not studied these courses should consider taking relevant bridging courses before the commencement of the university year.
  • If you have commenced or completed a university degree or any post-secondary studies, your most recent studies will be assessed in terms of your grades. If you have not completed the necessary prerequisite subjects in your post-secondary studies, your high school transcripts will then be assessed for prerequisite subjects. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis.
  • The minimum average for admission for those who have completed university studies is a cumulative average of 65%; however, meeting minimum entry requirements does not guarantee entry into the pharmacy program.

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