UQ announces new Dutton Park campus
The University of Queensland is cementing its presence in the rapidly growing biotechnology precinct in Brisbane’s south, announcing that an existing site will become UQ’s fourth campus: UQ Dutton Park.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Deborah Terry said that the Dutton Park campus is the primary teaching and research location for the UQ School of Pharmacy, which has been located at the site for more than a decade.
“The campus is strategically positioned next to the Princess Alexandra Hospital and in close proximity to the Translational Research Institute (TRI) which is home to UQ’s Frazer Institute, colleagues from Mater Research Institute-UQ and other biotech facilities within the Queensland Government’s Boggo Road Cross River Rail Priority Development Area,” Professor Terry said.
“The announcement of our UQ Dutton Park campus underscores our commitment to working in partnership to maximize opportunities for Queensland to secure its position as a global research and innovation hub.
“In addition to our School of Pharmacy, part of the campus site has been made available for the development of a new manufacturing facility, TM@TRI, further complementing the state’s biotech aspirations.”
The announcement of the campus designation was made in the lead-up to Ausbiotech 2023, Australia’s largest life sciences conference.
Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development Steven Miles said the designation of a Brisbane south campus was a natural evolution of UQ’s deep connections to health, education, industry, and research in the state.
In addition to pharmacy, the site currently houses the Queensland Alliance for Environmental Health Sciences, a 365-seat auditorium and other teaching spaces, laboratories, a UQ library branch, specialized training rooms and UQ Healthcare’s Cornwall Street clinic, which has recently become a Medicare Urgent Care Clinic.
UQ has almost 300 staff at the precinct and around 700 undergraduate and postgraduate students.
The campus designation officially took effect January 1, 2024, adding to UQ St Lucia, UQ Herston, and UQ Gatton.
About the UQ Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)
In the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) program, you’ll learn in dedicated laboratories, mock dispensaries, and simulated pharmacies at UQ’s state-of-the-art biomedical science centre, designed specifically for the teaching of pharmacy-related subjects and research.
With 3 integrated streams of study, you’ll develop knowledge and skills in pharmacy practice and medicines management; consultation and dispensing skills; pharmaceutical sciences; and social pharmacy and the health system.
Program: Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Semester intakes: February & July each year
Duration: 4 years**
**Application for credit
The UQ School of Pharmacy does not expect you to repeat learning that you’ve successfully completed at a similar level and standard elsewhere, where that work is substantially the same in content and standard as that required for the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours).
Many international students with prior study (especially with a science background) may be eligible to enter directly into Year 2 of the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours). If full credit is awarded, you may be able to undertake an additional course in your first and second semesters of enrollment so you can complete the program in 3 years.
Undergraduate-entry students beginning in July can complete the program in 3.5 years due to the use of 2 summer semesters.