UQ School of Pharmacy’s Therapeutic Targeting

The UQ School of Pharmacy is the longest established pharmacy school in Queensland, and celebrated 50 years in 2010. In January 2010, the school relocated from its previous premises within the University of Queensland’s St Lucia campus, to a brand new, purpose-built facility, The Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence (PACE).

UQ School of Pharmacy
Study at the UQ School of Pharmacy

The $100-million precinct was completed in December 2009. The PACE concept was jointly developed by the university and the whole profession in 2000, and creates a leading facility for pharmaceutical research, education and commercialization. The project has the support of the Queensland State Government, which has donated land for the project on a site adjoining the Princess Alexandra Hospital.

Research within the Therapeutic Targeting area at the UQ School of Pharmacy can be grouped under two main headings, Physicochemical and Biological Sciences.

Physicochemical Sciences
Research applies physico-chemical principles, experimental and analytical techniques to
  • generate sophisticated drug designs;
  • expedite the discovery of new therapeutic molecules from synthetic and natural resources;
  • improve drug delivery to specific sites at tissue and cellular level; and
  • enhance speed, sensitivity and reliability of chemical analysis.
Group members offer an impressive knowledge and skills base in
  • medicinal chemistry
  • synthetic organic chemistry
  • biochemistry
  • medicines formulation and
  • physicochemical analysis
Biological Sciences
Research applies to the study of biological pathways and mechanisms important in drug target identification and validation.

Group members have expertise and interest in a variety of areas including
  • pharmacology
  • cellular signalling
  • high throughput screening
  • pain
  • multiple sclerosis
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • vision
  • vascular biology
  • cancer

Would you like to study pharmacy at the University of Queensland?

The Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) program is a well-established, professionally accredited learning framework that is well received by both students and the profession. The program has evolved into one of the country’s most comprehensive and well-respected pharmacy degrees, both domestically and internationally.

Program: Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: November 15

Entry Requirements
Applicants to UQ Pharmacy are required to have completed their high school diploma. Applicants should have completed Grade 12 English, Chemistry and Math to meet program prerequisites.

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.


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