What will I learn?
Pharmacists are an integral member of the healthcare team and play an essential role in delivering quality patient care. Pharmacists have expert knowledge about how drugs interact with the human body and how they can be used safely for therapeutic purposes. They use this knowledge to advise and counsel patients and other healthcare professionals on the correct use and side effects of prescribed medication. Pharmacists are often the first health professionals contacted for advice on medication and play a major role as healthcare providers and educators to the community. More than ever, pharmacists are contributing to improved health care through their growing scope of services.
Why choose this course?
You will complete more than 500 hours of professional placement in this course. Placements are completed in hospital and community pharmacy environments, and are also offered in emerging healthcare roles where pharmacists are increasingly being employed.
Our course is designed to reflect the complexity of pharmacy practice in the real world. Your studies will focus on priority health areas of patient care, such as musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, and mental health conditions. Each semester you will build on previous learning to develop a thorough understanding of the factors that can contribute to a patient is overall health and care plan.
The honours component provides a strong foundation in research, and encourages you to develop the advanced skills that are needed to become a leader in a profession where role responsibilities and capabilities are expanding. This higher level study offers our graduates a competitive advantage in the workplace.
On campus you will access specialist health equipment and facilities including new scientific laboratories, and simulation facilities that mimic a real pharmacy environment.
Pharmacists are employed in a range of settings including community pharmacies, hospitals, industry, regulatory and research roles. You can expect your skills to be in demand as this course focuses on preparing for working in all aspects of the pharmacy profession. You will be prepared for postgraduate studies in pharmacy-related areas, with an emphasis on both the theoretical and applied aspects of research, health promotion and business directly associated with the pharmacy profession in Australia.
As the most accessible healthcare professional contacted for advice about health, pharmacists frequently play a major role in health education and promotions. Clinical pharmacists work closely with other healthcare professionals in a patient-care role, evaluate newly released medicines, coordinate clinical trials, or prepare medicines for patients requiring specialised treatments.
Which department am I in? QUT Faculty of Health
Applicants must have an aggregate score of 26-39. Other English Language Requirements accepted: Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic) score of 64; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) score of 58; Cambridge English : Proficiency (CPE) overall grade C1.
Students must have sound knowledge in the area of English, Maths B and Chemistry. They must have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA). Recommended studies are biology.
English Language Requirements:
Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic) overall score is 64 and no sub-score less than 58, Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) overall score is 58, Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) overall Grade is C1. Students from other countries should have country specific requirements equivalent to Australia.
Offered by this university
Queensland University of Technology (QUT) offers below pathways courses for this subject Extended Foundation
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (APU)
A$32,300.00 (US$ 25,265) per year
19 February 2018
Queensland University of Technology Gardens Point Campus, 2 George Street, BRISBANE CITY, Queensland, 4000, BRISBANE, Australia