First-year Sydney Pharmacy students welcomed to the profession

The University of Sydney Faculty of Pharmacy hosted a “Welcome to the Profession” event for first-year Bachelor of Pharmacy and Master of Pharmacy students on Monday, April 4, 2016.

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“Our students are entering a highly respected and valued profession in Australia and we welcome them to the pharmacy profession,” said Professor Iqbal Ramzan, Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy.

The event was held in the prestigious Great Hall where students were presented with their own University of Sydney name badge and a copy of the FIP (International Pharmaceutical Federation) Pharmacists’ Oath, which they cited together as part of the ceremony to help guide them in their future professional practice as pharmacists.

A number of special guests were invited to attend the ceremony, including alumni, members of the Faculty of Pharmacy Foundation Council, representatives from the Pharmacy Guild of Australia, the Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia, the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia as well as a number of other industry guests.

University of Sydney Bachelor of Pharmacy

Program: Bachelor of Pharmacy
Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Semester intake: February
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: Candidates are encouraged to apply a minimum of three months prior to the program start date.

The University of Sydney Pharmacy School’s Bachelor of Pharmacy covers the study of the chemical, physical, pharmaceutical, and pharmacological properties of medicinal substances and the application of these in the pharmacy profession. The first year is a foundation year in which students study biology, chemistry and basic pharmaceutical sciences, and are introduced to pharmacy. The remaining three years are devoted to higher levels of biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences, together with specialized clinical pharmacy studies. During third and fourth years, considerable time is spent in clinical placements in community and hospital pharmacies, where valuable practical experience is gained.

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