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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.
Pharmaceutical Research Scientist
Complete more than 500 hours of professional placement in hospital, community and other pharmacy environments.
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