Monash Pharmacy School pathway
Your brilliant career in pharmacy—there’s more than one way to get there!
Have you recently completed a biomedicine, biomedical science, science or pharmaceutical science and are wondering, “Where to now?” You’ve made a great choice! Pharmacy is a rewarding and diverse career with excellent earning potential and global employment opportunities. You could work as a consultant, hospital or community pharmacist. You can choose to work in the pharmaceutical industry, government, regulatory bodies, research or clinical trials. Some graduates have even worked in the defence force, foreign aid organisations and even the Federal Police as drugs experts.
Monash Pharmacy School has set up a great pathway to a new career in pharmacy just for graduates!
How it works
Step 1: Use your completed degree as your ticket into the Bachelor of Pharmacy
If you’ve graduated from an approved degree in science, biomedical science, biomedicine or pharmaceutical science and have a minimum average of 70%, you’re eligible to enter the Bachelor of Pharmacy program. The best part is, you’ll enter the program in third year which means you’ll only need to complete two years of study to qualify for the Bachelor of Pharmacy.
Step 2: Undertake a short bridging program
First, you’ll undertake a short bridging program to catch up on your pharmacy practice skills before joining the other third year students when semester commences in March. The program begins in mid-January.
Students entering the Bachelor of Pharmacy program through the graduate-entry pathway must successfully complete the summer intensive bridging course, PAC1001 (Introduction to Pharmacy). Students must successfully complete this bridging course prior to entering the third year of the Bachelor of Pharmacy program in March. Students cannot enter the Bachelor of Pharmacy program in year three without successfully completing the PAC1001 (Introduction to Pharmacy) course.
Step 3: Complete third and fourth year
Step 4: Graduate with the number 1 pharmacy qualification in Australia and the Asia region
About Monash University’s Bachelor of Pharmacy
Monash University’s Bachelor of Pharmacy program produces graduates with a sound knowledge and understanding of the science, technology and practice behind pharmacy as a profession. It comprises four major areas of study: medicinal chemistry (the chemistry of drugs); pharmacology (the action of drugs); pharmaceutics (the presentation and delivery of drugs); and pharmacy practice (the application of all these to the professional practice of pharmacy).
Program: Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: February 2015
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: While there is no set application deadline, applicants are strongly encouraged by to submit their applications before the end of September for the February intake.