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Griffith University Pharmacy School

Program Overview - Bachelor of Pharmacy

University and Faculty: Griffith University
Faculty of Health
Program: Bachelor of Pharmacy
University Location: Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
City Population: 590,000
Student Population: 50,000
Campus Location: Gold Coast, Queensland
Program Duration: 4 years
Trimester Intakes: Jan/Feb and July each year
Next Intake: July 2019
Indicative Annual Tuition: $32,000 AUD (2019)

Based on the Gold Coast campus, School of Pharmacy at Griffith University is known for its innovative teaching that produces highly sought after graduates in pharmacy and pharmaceutical science. With the opening of the Gold Coast University Hospital—Australia's first public university hospital and located next to the new Griffith Health Centre—students are ideally placed to gain practical work place experience as part of multidisciplinary teams.

The Griffith Pharmacy School's 400 partners offer clinical and research placement opportunities for students on the Gold Coast, in rural Australia and overseas. The newest of these includes a placement rotation through Indonesia where students experience hospital, community and industrial pharmacy, and a hospital/research placement in Singapore. These activities reflect the strong partnerships that the School of Pharmacy has with clinical and research centres around the world.

Griffith's School of Pharmacy was the first pharmacy school in Australia to introduce Stage 1 Australian Association of Consultant Pharmacy training, giving graduates an advantage when developing their career in medication management. The pharmacy school also introduced vaccination training for students in 2013, ahead of the Queensland Government trial.

With outstanding facilities such as a professional practice laboratory with model dispensary and a dedicated formulations lab and aseptic dispensing unit, supportive staff and active student organisations, the Griffith School of Pharmacy offers students an exciting opportunity to learn pharmacy and pharmaceutical science in a vibrant, world-class environment.

The Bachelor of Pharmacy program at Griffith provides students with a strong understanding of pharmacy practice and pharmacotherapeutics that will lead graduates to registration as a pharmacist after completion of 48 weeks of internship training and compliance with all other statutory requirements.

Students in the Bachelor of Pharmacy will study core courses in chemistry, physiology, anatomy, statistics, biochemistry, pharmaceutics and pharmacology. A series of Integrated Pharmacotherapeutics courses will enable the students to understand the relationship between drugs and their therapeutic use in different disease states. Alongside the Integrated Pharmacotherapeutics courses, students will undertake a series of Pharmacy Practice courses and Placements that will develop skills enabling students to apply their knowledge in a clinical setting.

Final-year courses provide integration of the curriculum with an emphasis on management, research and special populations.


Unique Features of the Program

The Griffith School of Pharmacy has purpose-built, state-of-the-art facilities, including a professional practice laboratory with a model dispensary, a dedicated formulation laboratory, aseptic dispensing unit and research laboratories. As a result, Griffith Bachelor of Pharmacy graduates are work-ready with the knowledge and skills valued in both industry and health care.

Students learn through hands-on experience in formulation, pharmacology and analytical laboratories, and during professional practice placements at the new Gold Coast University Hospital and other clinical settings.

They will take also specialist courses in areas such as pharmacy management, complementary and alternative medicine, and pharmacology.

Student Success Advisors
First year at university can be a daunting time for many students, especially international students! All students in the first year of the Pharmacy program are provided with assistance and support from the Student Success Advisor. The Student Success Advisor is able to provide help and advice to you about issues such as course and career choices, understanding and navigating the systems at Griffith, campus resources, learning and support services on offer.

First Year Coordinators
The First Year Coordinator works with the Program Convenor and the Head of School to help provide an effective and satisfying learning experience for first-year undergraduate students.


Professional Certification/Accreditation Information

Practicing in Canada

1. Visit Pharmacists' Gateway Canada for information on licensure in Canada
2. Enrol in Pharmacists' Gateway Canada
3. Apply to the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada for Document Evaluation and the Evaluating Examination

Australian Bachelor of Pharmacy degrees are recognized internationally. Please visit the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada website for detailed accreditation and certification information.


Admissions Criteria/Entry Requirements for Canadians

To be eligible to apply to Griffith University Pharmacy School's Bachelor of Pharmacy, applicants must have a high school diploma with a minimum of 76% average with Grade 12 maths B and one of biology, chemistry or physics. If applying after having partially or fully completed post-secondary studies, applicants need to have a minimum of six university courses with an average 76% to be considered.


Number of Places Available for International Students: 40

Application Deadline: Applications are assessed on a rolling admissions (first come, first served) basis. It is recommended that you apply as early as possible.

OzTREKK Admissions Officer: Kaylee Templeton

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