Pharmacy courses

Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) QUT

3.75 out of 5 from 4 reviews
Ranked #11 in our University Rankings
Bachelor Honours Degree
Brisbane
4.0 years Full-Time
(or Part-Time equivalent)
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Course Description

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’s 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.
Careers

Community Pharmacist
Hospital Pharmacist
Pharmaceutical Research Scientist

Additional Information
Complete more than 500 hours of professional placement in hospital, community and other pharmacy environments.


Ratings

Average ratings for Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) QUT based on 4 reviews
Rating
3.75
Job prospects
3.25
Teachers
4.5
Course work
4.25
Time worthy
3.0
Money Worthy
3.0



Student Reviews

August 2018
Year completed 2019

Positives: The positive aspects of studying pharmacy are that you are taught a tremendous amount of information and in the end are quite knowledgable on conditions and medications. Therefore are able to answer many health related questions people may have and recommend remedies for patients.

Negatives: The course in itself...

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August 2018
Year completed 2019

Positives: Learning how medications work, where do they work. Disease states and how they affect our daily life

Negatives: Its hard. Requires so much time

My advice to future students is: Study what you like, if you ever chose to study medicine or pharmacy or anything like that you need to have strong eager and you need...

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March 2018
Year completed 2021

Positive Aspects: All relevant information being taught, great, helpful teachers, amazing technology and classrooms.

My advice to future students is: Make QUT your first preference

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February 2018
Year completed 2022

Positives: Challenging and really stimulates thinking, something people don’t really consider it, but I think it's a really good course.

It also helps you develop personal skill

My advice to future students is: Start assignments early and stay on top of content

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