Griffith University

Bachelor of Pharmacy

Undergraduate

Details

University Location Gold Coast, Queensland
City Population 600,000
Student Population 50,000
Int'l Student Population 8,500
Main Campus Gold Coast
Program Campus Gold Coast
Program Duration 4 years
Estimated Annual Tuition $33,000 AUD (based on 2020 fees; fees subject to increase)
Semester Intake February and July
Next Available Intake February 2020
Application Deadline Rolling admissions*
International Places 40

Overview

Based on the Gold Coast campus, the Griffith University School of Pharmacy is known for its innovative teaching that produces highly sought-after graduates in pharmacy and pharmaceutical science. With the opening of the Gold Coast University Hospital—Australia’s first public university hospital which is located next to the new Griffith Health Centre—you are ideally placed to gain practical work place experience as part of multidisciplinary teams.

The Griffith Pharmacy has purpose-built, state-of-the-art facilities, including a professional practice laboratory with a model dispensary, a dedicated formulation laboratory, aseptic dispensing unit and research laboratories. As a result, Griffith Bachelor of Pharmacy graduates are work-ready with the knowledge and skills valued in both industry and health care.

You will learn through hands-on experience in formulation, pharmacology and analytical laboratories, and during professional practice placements at the new Gold Coast University Hospital and other clinical settings. You can also take specialist courses in areas such as pharmacy management, complementary and alternative medicine, and pharmacology.

Program

The Bachelor of Pharmacy program at Griffith will provide you with a strong understanding of pharmacy practice and pharmacotherapeutics that will lead to registration as a pharmacist after completion of 48 weeks of internship training and compliance with all other statutory requirements.

As a student in the Bachelor of Pharmacy program, you will study core courses in chemistry, physiology, anatomy, statistics, biochemistry, pharmaceutics and pharmacology. A series of Integrated Pharmacotherapeutics courses will enable you to understand the relationship between drugs and their therapeutic use in different disease states. You will also undertake a series of Pharmacy Practice courses and placements that will develop skills enabling you to apply your knowledge in a clinical setting.

Final-year courses provide integration of the curriculum with an emphasis on management, research and special populations.

Admission Requirements

You may apply directly from high school or after having partially or fully completed university studies.

1. High school diploma
You must have a high school diploma with a minimum of 76% average, with Grade 12 English. Assumed knowledge: Maths B or C and one of biology, chemistry, or physics.

2. Fully or partially completed bachelor’s degree
If applying after having partially or fully completed post-secondary studies, you need to have a minimum of six university courses with an average 76% to be considered.

Admission Timeline

*Applications are assessed on a rolling-admissions (first come, first served) basis. You are encouraged to apply as early as possible.