University of Newcastle pharmacy program learning outcomes

14 September 2015

Throughout the Bachelor of Pharmacy Honours program at Newcastle Pharmacy School, students will develop an extensive knowledge of the essential underpinning sciences, pharmacotherapeutics and pharmaceutical sciences that are required to practice as a pharmacist.

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At the University of Newcastle, Bachelor of Pharmacy students will use innovative and state-of-the art educational technology to supplement face-to-face lectures, tutorials and experiential learning, through clinical placements and simulated learning environments.
University of Newcastle pharmacy program learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate a high level of critical appraisal skills and the ability to critique, debate and justify actions taken based on available evidence
  • Apply theoretical concepts, professional cognitive and technical skills to develop pharmaceutical care management plans and to analyse, synthesise, modify and implement plans in accordance with available evidence, diversity and the required outcomes
  • Possess and apply professional cognitive and technical skills of public health issues and initiatives to contribute to health care in local, global and diverse contexts
  • Have a high level of communication skills in both oral and written English and be able to participate in debates and discussions at all levels, including the community, with a high degree of proficiency and intellectual independence
  • Demonstrate intellectual independence of the application of high level of fundamental science, pharmaceutical and pharmacological knowledge and skills to clinical and professional practice
  • Possess those cognitive and technical skills essential for independent future learning and the have responsibility and accountability for own learning and professional practice
  • Posses the cognitive and technical skills of research principles and methods to enable planning and execution of research work with independence and in collaboration with others
  • Possess a high level of professional commitment, community responsiveness, cultural awareness and high ethical standards of performance to enable professional practice both independently and in collaboration

University of Newcastle Bachelor of Pharmacy

Program: Bachelor of Pharmacy Honours
Location: Callaghan, Newcastle, New South Wales
Duration: 4 years
Semester intake: February 2016
Application deadline: While there is no set application deadline, applicants are strongly encouraged by to apply as early as possible.

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 Newcastle’s Bachelor of Pharmacy program.
  • Assumed knowledge: Mathematics, English Advanced, Chemistry and Physics. Applicants who have not studied these courses should consider taking relevant bridging courses before the commencement of the university year.
  • 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.
  • The minimum average for admission for those who have completed university studies is a cumulative average of 65%; however, meeting minimum entry requirements does not guarantee entry into the program.

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