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Undergraduate

Bachelor of Pharmacy Honours

2020

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Overview
Location
CRICOS Code
Casuarina Campus
094983M
Course Duration
Full-time
4 year/s
Part-time
8 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
This course is available through Course Transfer only
International
This course is available through Course Transfer only
Applications accepted through MyNextCourse
No
Can offers be deferred?
No
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code

BPHARH

Award
Bachelor of Pharmacy:Bachelor of Pharmacy Honours
Faculty/College
College of Health and Human Sciences
Sector
HE
Area of study
Clinical and Behavioural Sciences

As a pharmacist, you are responsible for providing information, advice, and education on medicines and health issues helping patients achieve optimal health care.

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 areas such as the chemical, physical, and biological properties of drugs, how medications work, their usage, and their clinical effects.

You will also have the opportunity to participate in practical activities and complete a pre-registration internship at an Australian pharmacy.

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.

Pharmacists graduating from the Bachelor of Pharmacy Honours will have research experiences that allow them to continue research in broad fields that include but not limited to new medications discovery to best pharmacy practice.

Career opportunities

Graduating from this course may lead to career opportunities in community, retail and hospitals pharmacies, as well as roles in government, private and non-government organisations (NGO).

Professional recognition

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.

Course fees

Commonwealth supported places

Commonwealth Supported places are available in this course to students who meet one of the following residency requirements:

(a) Australian Citizenship; or

(b) a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident visa holder who will be resident within Australia for the duration of the unit.

2019: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments and 2019 HE Units and Fees.

2020: Information about fees and charges for 2020 will be published no later than 1 December 2019.

International tuition fees

The annual tuition fee for full time study of 80 credit points (1.0 EFTSL) for commencing students in 2020 is AUD $35,280.00.
These fees are subject to annual increases each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

CDU offers a number of scholarships to international students to assist with the cost of study.

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

  • Australian qualification framework

    This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email: student.central@cdu.edu.au Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

Course structure


  • 2020 HE unit offerings will be published on 1 October 2019.
  • 2020 HE unit fees will be published no later than 1 December 2019.
  • Always refer to the Course Catalogue for the latest information about your course prior to enrolment.

To qualify for the Honours program, students will have to satisfy a Grade Point Average (GPA) being a minimum of, or equal to, 5.0 in years 1 and 2 and be currently enrolled in the pass degree program (year 3) of the BPHAR course. The students with a qualifying GPA will be invited to an interview prior to enrolment.

A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 320 credit points as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless otherwise indicated.

 

 

Unit Type Credit Points

Specific Requirements

Common 
(2 units) 

 20 Common units totalling 20 credit points as detailed below:

CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability
CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology

Select Common Units to find out more about individual units and advanced standing options.

Core
(28 units) 
300 

Compulsory core units totalling 280 credit points from units detialed below:

SBI171 Anatomy and Physiology 1
SCH101 Chemical Concepts
PHA103 Fundamentals of Pharmacy Practice
SBI172 Anatomy and Physiology 2
PHA211 Fundamentals of Pharmaceutics
SBI173 Microbiology
SCH102 Organic and Inorganic Chemistry
SBI245 Biochemistry or MLS245 Medical Biochemistry
PHA214 Biotechnology and Pharmacogenomics
PHA210 Pharmacology 1
PHA212 Medicinal Chemistry
SBI209 Design and Analysis of Biological Studies
PHA213 Pharmacology 2
PHA311 Clinical Biochemistry
PHA303 Applied Pharmacology to Pharmacy Practice
PHA310 Clinical Pharmacokinetics
PHA302 Applied Pharmaceutics
PHA405 Therapeutics A
PHA306 Advanced Pharmaceutics
PHA307 Clinical Pharmacy Practice
PHA312 Infectious Diseases
PHA406 Therapeutics B

After completion of Years 1 to 3 with a GPA of 5.0 or above, eligible BPHAR students who have accepted the invitation to formally transfer to the BPHARH will study the following in Year 4:

PHA403 Advanced Pharmacy Practice 
PHA411 Therapeutics C
PHA761 Pharmacy Honours 1 (20cp) (recoded from PHA414 2016)
PHA407 Integrated Pharmacy Practice
PHA408 Integrated Pharmacy Placement
PHA762 Pharmacy Honours 2 (20cp) (recoded from PHA415 2016)

Honours Calculation
The calculation will be based on the sucessful completion of the suite of 6 units listed above.
 

   320  Total Credit Points

 

 

Students who commenced in or after 2013
The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Bachelor of Honours AQF Level 8 course award. 
Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.

Students who commenced prior to 2013
Of the total 320 credit points:
* not more than 120 credit points may be taken from 100 level units
* a minimum of 40 credit points must be taken from 300 level units
* not more than 40 credit points shall be included with a grade of "PT" or "PC" or "PS" 
 

Study plan


  • 2020 HE unit offerings will be published on 1 October 2019.
  • 2020 HE unit fees will be published no later than 1 December 2019.
  • Always refer to the Course Catalogue for the latest information about your course prior to enrolment.

Students Commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard full time load.  Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

When designing an individual study plan:
♦    ensure Common Units are completed in the first year of study;
♦    maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
♦    check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some 200 and 300 level units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the subject area at a lower level.  200 level units have the unit code which includes a number starting with 200 i.e. SBI283.

 

Legend: CU = Common Unit CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective E = Elective
R = Research P = Practicum/Placement/Professional Practice 

 

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1 (BPHAR)
SBI171 Anatomy and Physiology 1 CO SBI172 Anatomy and Physiology 2 CO
CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CU SBI173 Microbiology CO
SCH101 Chemical Concepts CO SCH102 Organic and Inorganic Chemistry CO
PHA103 Fundamentals of Pharmacy CO PHA211 Fundamentals of Pharmaceutics CO
Year 2 (BPHAR)
SBI245 Biochemistry or MLS245 Medical Biochemistry CO SBI209 Design and Analysis of Biological Studies CO
CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology CU PHA214 Biotechnology and Pharmacogenomics CO
PHA210 Pharmacology 1 CO PHA302 Applied Pharmaceutics CO
PHA212 Medicinal Chemistry CO PHA213 Pharmacology 2 CO
Year 3 (BPHAR)
PHA303 Applied Pharmacology to Pharmacy Practice CO PHA306 Advanced Pharmaceutics CO
PHA310 Clinical Pharmacokinetics  CO PHA307 Clinical Pharmacy Practice CO
PHA311 Clinical Biochemistry CO PHA312 Infectious Diseases  CO
PHA405 Therapeutics A CO PHA406 Therapeutics B CO
Year 4 (BPHARH)
PHA403 Advanced Pharmacy Practice CO PHA407 Integrated Pharmacy Practice CO
PHA411 Therapeutics C CO PHA408 Integrated Pharmacy Placement (available in Study Period 2) P
PHA761 Pharmacy Honours 1 (20cp) CO PHA762 Pharmacy Honours 2 (20cp) CO

Students Commencing in Semester 2

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard full time load.  Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

When designing an individual study plan:
♦    ensure Common Units are completed in the first year of study;
♦    maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
♦    check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some 200 and 300 level units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the subject area at a lower level.  200 level units have the unit code which includes a number starting with 200 i.e. SBI283.
 

Legend: CU = Common Unit CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective E = Elective
R = Research P = Practicum/Placement/Professional Practice

 

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1 (BPHAR)
    SBI171 Anatomy and Physiology 1 CO
    CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology CU
    SBI173 Microbiology CO
    CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CU
Year 2 (BPHAR)
SBI172 Anatomy and Physiology 2 CO PHA211 Fundamentals of Pharmaceutics CO
SCH101 Chemical Concepts CO SBI209 Design and Analysis of Biological Studies CO
PHA103 Fundamentals of Pharmacy Practice CO SCH102 Organic and Inorganic Chemistry CO
Year 3 (BPHAR)
SBI245 Biochemistry or MLS245 Medical Biochemistry CO PHA214 Biotechnology and Pharmacogenomics CO
PHA210 Pharmacology 1 CO PHA302 Applied Pharmaceutics CO
PHA212 Medicinal Chemistry CO PHA213 Pharmacology 2 CO
Year 4 (BPHAR)/(BPHARH)
PHA303 Applied Pharmacology to Pharmacy Practice CO PHA306 Advanced Pharmaceutics CO
PHA310 Clinical Pharmacokinetics CO PHA307 Clinical Pharmacy Practice CO
PHA311 Clinical Biochemistry CO PHA312 Infectious Diseases CO
PHA405 Therapeutics A CO PHA406 Therapeutics B CO
Year 5 (BPHARH)
PHA403 Advanced Pharmacy Practice CO PHA407 Integrated Pharmacy Practice CO
PHA411 Therapeutics C CO PHA408 Integrated Pharmacy Placement (available in Study Period 2) P
PHA761 Pharmacy Honours 1 (20cp) CO PHA762 Pharmacy Honours 2 (20cp) CO

 

Domestic students

Option 1 - Apply via SATAC

You should apply through SATAC if using one of the following:

  • ATAR (or equivalent) School Leaver
  • incomplete higher education studies
  • STAT or work/life experience
  • Certificate IV or above at another institution
  • eligible non-CDU Enabling Program

SATAC

Option 2 - Apply via MyNextCourse

You should apply via MyNextCourse if you have successfully completed, or are about to complete one of the following at CDU:

  • Certificate IV or above
  • Eligible Enabling Program (TEP, PTS)
  • Undergraduate Degree

MyNextCourse

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International students

How to apply for international students

Applications to CDU must be submitted online.

 

You will need a valid email address to create your online account.

 

Once you have started the application you will have the option of saving your application and resuming it at a later date.

 

There is no application fee when you apply online.

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Applicants may seek further information about international education in Australia from theAustralian Government Department of Education and Training or from our overseas / external representatives.

 

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