Sydney Pharmacy School clinical placements

17 January 2014

Clinical placements
All students in the Bachelor of Pharmacy at the Sydney Pharmacy School undertake clinical placements during their degree. Clinical placements are important for students to put theory into practice in a community, hospital, rural or industrial setting.

Sydney Pharmacy School
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Successful completion of this course is contingent on satisfactory performance in a number of clinical placements. The New South Wales Department of health requires that all students obtain clearance in order to undertake clinical placements. This involves a National criminal record check. All students should complete a prohibited employment declaration as required by the NSW commission for children and young People. All students must have evidence of vaccinations and immunization against certain infectious diseases prior to undertaking clinical placements.
Rural Placements
Sydney Pharmacy School students are encouraged to do rural placements as part of their clinical training to give them valuable experience in different settings. The rural Pharmacy Student Placement allowance helps students to fund their travel and accommodation costs. This project is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing as part of the Fifth Community Pharmacy Agreement.

Bachelor of Pharmacy Program

The Bachelor of Pharmacy requires four years of full-time study. There are two semesters and one entry period per year. Major topics studied include chemical, physical, pharmaceutical and pharmacological properties of medicines and the application of these in the practice of pharmacy.
Admissions Criteria/Entry Requirements for Canadians

  • Applicants are required to have completed their high school diploma in order to be eligible for entry to the University of Sydney’s Bachelor of Pharmacy program.
  • Assumed knowledge: Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology or Physics. To study in the Bachelor of Pharmacy, you are expected to have knowledge of these subject areas. Grade 12 Physics is also recommended but not required.
  • 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. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis.
  • Meeting minimum entry requirements does not guarantee entry to the university’s undergraduate programs.

Learn more about studying pharmacy at the Sydney Pharmacy School. Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Pharmacy Schools Admissions Officer Rachel Brady at or call Rachel at 1866-698-7355 (toll free in Canada).