UQ Pharmacy research: Quality Use of Medicines

19 March 2015

Research in the Quality Use of Medicines group at UQ Pharmacy School explores issues relating to health care from the perspectives of pharmacists, other health professionals and consumers.
Using both qualitative and quantitative methods, drawn from the social sciences and epidemiology, UQ Pharmacy research is responsive to the needs of the pharmacy profession and the overall health care system.

UQ Pharmacy School
Study pharmacy at the University of Queensland

Research Areas

Key themes from the perspective of pharmacists include

  • the extension of health professionals roles (for example prescribing rights);
  • the development and implementation of chronic disease management;
  • health-related interventions;
  • medication management; and
  • prescribing trends.

Key themes from the consumer’s perspective include

  • medicines purchasing and usage behaviour;
  • medicines safety surveillance;
  • scheduling of medicines;
  • health literacy; and
  • improving the consumer role in health management.

About the Bachelor of Pharmacy at the UQ School of Pharmacy

The UQ Pharmacy program prepares graduates for the contemporary role of the pharmacist in society, ensuring that patients optimize medication usage. Initial courses on chemical, physical and biological studies lead to professional specialties in later years. Practical and clinical science studies begin in first year, providing students with a strong background in professional practice.
Program: Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: November 15, 2015

Application for Credit

It is possible to transfer from a Bachelor of Science into the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours), straight into Year 2 as an accelerated student. If you have undertaken the same or equivalent courses in another program, you are eligible to apply for credit after you receive an offer into the program. The application for credit process consists of completing the UQ Pharmacy School’s Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) application and submitting all official course outlines to OzTREKK for the courses for which you wish to obtain credit. Once you’ve submitted your Bachelor of Pharmacy application for credit and all official course outlines, OzTREKK will submit your application for credit package to the UQ Pharmacy School for assessment. Assessment usually takes up to four weeks.

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For more information about this upcoming online seminar, log-in information, and about credit transfers at the UQ Pharmacy School, contact OzTREKK’s Australian Pharmacy Schools Admissions Officer Rachel Brady at rachel@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.