Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPHAR)
The Bachelor of Pharmacy is a professional degree designed to meet the demands for pharmacy services in Australia. There is a particular focus on rural and remote practice to meet the unique and diverse needs of communities in these regions. Pharmacists are knowledgeable about the chemical, physical, and biological properties of drugs, how medications work, their usage, and their clinical effects. Pharmacists provide information, advice, and education on medicines and health issues enabling patients to achieve optimal health outcomes.
Pharmacists are also involved in advising medical practitioners and other healthcare professionals on the interactions and side effects of medications, medication selection and dosage, and a range of other issues.
Graduates will have a comprehensive understanding and knowledge of the basic sciences plus pharmaceutics, pharmaco-therapeutics and pharmacy practice, decision making skills to identify and manage complex therapeutic problems within a multi-disciplinary health care team; the ability to develop an individual health care plan for patients with complex conditions, focussing on self-management; effective communication skills for professional pharmacy practice, enabling essential information transfer between pharmacists and patients, colleagues, and health care professionals to achieve positive health outcomes for individuals and communities, and an ability to practice effectively, efficiently, ethically, and at 'best practice' standards.
Course transfer into the Bachelor of Pharmacy is not permitted. Students who wish to transfer into this course must follow the application process through SATAC.
The South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre (SATAC) receives and processes applications for admission to Charles Darwin University Higher Education prospective students.
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Stage 2 Chemistry, Mathematical Studies.
This course satisfies the requirements of the Australian Pharmacy Council. Eligibility for registration in Australia will be granted by the Pharmacy Board of Australia. Pharmacists registered in Australia are able to work as pharmacists in all Australian states and territories and New Zealand.
Graduates of this course may seek career opportunities in community pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, academia and the pharmaceutical industry.