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Pharmacy, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #501 (WUR) Darwin, Australia
As a pharmacist, you are responsible for providing information, advice, and education on medicines and health issues, supplying medicine and medicinal products to help patients achieve optimal health care.
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Overview

You also advise medical practitioners and other healthcare professionals on the interactions and side effects of medications, medication selection and dosage, and a range of other health-related issues.

During your course, you will develop your knowledge and skills in 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, focusing on self-management
  • practical communication skills for professional pharmacy practice
  • enabling essential information transfer between pharmacists and their patients, and their colleagues, and other health-care professionals, to achieve positive health outcomes for individuals and communities according to 'best practice' standards.

You will also receive a nationally recognised Mental Health First Aid Australia™ certificate, and (in anticipation of expected changes in Australian regulations) trained in the administration of injections and vaccination.

This course meets the demands for Pharmacy services and research in Australia with additional focus on rural and remote practice to meet the unique and diverse needs of communities in these regions.

If you wish to strengthen your application for enrolment, we encourage you to submit an optional supporting statement.

The supporting statement must be no longer than one page and should explain:

  • why you want to study pharmacy
  • why you are suitable for entry into Bachelor of Pharmacy at Charles Darwin University.

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 96 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    320 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Anatomy and Physiology 1
  • Chemical Concepts
  • Fundamentals of Pharmacy Practice

For more information please visit the program website.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    60

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  • Minimum required score:

    50

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General Requirements

  • CRICOS Code: 055731K
  • Successful completion of the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (or equivalent) and the awarding of an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of at least 60 after any applicable bonus points have been applied.
  • Successful completion of a national qualification at Certificate IV level or higher.
  • Successful completion of at least 0.5 year of full-time study (or equivalent) of a higher education degree/diploma.
  • Overseas secondary or tertiary qualifications considered equivalent to the above Australian qualifications.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    26776 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26776 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    26776 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26776 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Commonwealth Supported places are available in this course to students who meet one of the residency requirements.

Living costs for Darwin

  • 1493 - 2530 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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