Pharmacy at JCU

3 September 2014

JCU boasts a modern integrated pharmacy curriculum where students are exposed to various modes of teaching across the subject areas: lectures, tutorials, workshops, practicals undertaken in modern teaching and laboratory facilities. Simulated patients are used in workshops and students are encouraged to develop as health practitioners by being trained in skills involving not only showing their knowledge in written examinations but orally in counselling and oral presentations and examinations.

JCU Pharmacy School
Study pharmacy at James Cook University

In response to a critical pharmacy workforce shortage in the north and as a consequence of considerable lobbying from the pharmacy profession in north Queensland, JCU developed a Bachelor of Pharmacy program in close consultation with local pharmacists.

Bachelor of Pharmacy at JCU

Program: Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm)
Location: Townsville, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: While there is no set application deadline, applicants are strongly encouraged by the university to submit their applications before the end of September for the February intake.
Entry Requirements
Applicants to JCU Pharmacy School’s Bachelor of Pharmacy program are required to have completed their high school diploma. Applicants should have completed Grade 12 English, Chemistry, and Math to meet program prerequisites.
If you have commenced or completed a university degree or any post-secondary studies, your most recent studies will be assessed in terms of your grades. If you have not completed the necessary prerequisite subjects in your post-secondary studies, your high school transcripts will then be assessed for prerequisite subjects.

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