The University has over 50 years’ experience teaching pharmacy and is one of only four universities in Australia to be a member of the prestigious National Alliance for Pharmacy Education. We deliver a diverse learning experience to ensure you graduate ready to make a difference to the health of the community.
You will train in biological, chemical and pharmaceutical sciences, developing the skills needed for ethical pharmacy practice in an evolving health system. You will learn about health conditions and the drugs to treat them, research methods and the trialling and regulation of medicines, and complete placements across the community and hospital pharmacy sectors.
By studying the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) program, you will be able to gain research experience and focus on an area of specialisation in pharmacy and related sciences.
As a Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science or Bachelor of Pharmacy student, you may be eligible to enter the double degree, Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science, Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours). Eligibility will be dependent on academic performance following completion of the first two years of study in either program.
Postgraduate study options for pharmacy graduates include the Master of Clinical Pharmacy and Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice. Postgraduate research options are also available.
Under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (South Australia), all students enrolled in a program leading to professional registration must be registered with the relevant National Board. The registration process is undertaken by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) with the University providing notification to AHPRA following a student’s enrolment in the program. No fee applies for student registration.
Intern Pharmacist, Royal Adelaide Hospital
Bachelor of Pharmacy
The science of medicine
Pharmacy graduate, Jess Dawson, loves the challenge of hospital pharmacy. “As an Intern Pharmacist at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, every day is different. I get to work in a team with other health professionals to improve health outcomes for patients. I work in medicine information answering questions from doctors, nurses and patients, and in pharmacy production making up medication. There’s so much variety.”
Jess chose to study Pharmacy because she enjoyed chemistry and wanted to work with people. “It was the best decision I’ve made. The degree offers so many opportunities. I got involved with the Pharmacy Students Association, and had the chance to do a rural placement and summer research scholarship.”
“During the fourth year of my degree I entered a national competition with friends. We designed services that community pharmacists could offer patients living with cancer, presented our plan at a pharmacy conference in Canberra and won first place. It was one of the highlights of my degree.”
† This is based on the total number of units for this program where one EFTSL is expressed as 36 units.