This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2014 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
|Managing faculty||Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences|
|Total credit points required||192|
|Standard duration of study (years)||4 years FT|
|Study mode and location||On-campus (Malaysia, Parkville)|
|Admission, fee and application details||http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/2628|
Pharmacists are health professionals with the skills and knowledge to manage a patient's understanding and utilisation of medications, in order to optimise medicines-related health outcomes.
This degree has four streams of study:
During third and fourth year, students undertake work placements in hospitals and community pharmacies through the professional experience placement program. The program provides an understanding of the processes involved in, for example, providing primary health care, drug information, and clinical pharmacy services in different practice environments.
To be registered as a pharmacist, at the completion of this course students must complete an additional one year pharmacy internship program under the supervision of the Pharmacy Board of Australia. Monash University offers an internship program, either as a stand-alone course or as part of course 3460 Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice (Internship).
These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 7, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 7, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate Attributes (http://opvclt.monash.edu.au/curriculum-by-design/aligning-course-outcomes-with-aqf-bologna.html).
Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that graduates will have:
Refer to the undergraduate credit transfer policyundergraduate credit transfer policy (http://intranet.monash.edu.au/pharm/students/undergrad/policy/credit.html).
Graduate entry is available for students with a completed undergraduate degree in a related science course, specifically a Bachelor of Biomedical Science. A credit precedence is set for students entering the course through this pathway, as they must enter into the summer intensive unit PAC1001 (Introduction to Pharmacy) prior to entering the third year of the course. This pathway is only open to eligible graduate students with a relevant completed degree prior to entering the third year of the course.
96 credit points
Police and Working with Children checks are required for the professional experience placements in clinical and community settings in the Bachelor of Pharmacy. All students will be required to obtain and pay for a police check and Working with Children check prior to undertaking the clinical and community placements in their course.
Before commencing their professional experience placements students are required to show records that they have been immunised in line with the Department of Human Services' list of immunisation for health workers.
For further information or for clarification contact the placement program coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
During third and fourth year students undertake work placements in hospitals and community pharmacies through the professional experience placement programprofessional experience placement program (http://intranet.monash.edu.au/pharm/students/placements/index.html).
To practice as a pharmacist in Victoria it is necessary to register with the Pharmacy Board of Australia. To qualify for registration with the Pharmacy Board of Australia, a period of internship practical training must be undertaken after completing this undergraduate course. For detailed information, refer to the entry under Registration as a pharmacistRegistration as a pharmacist (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/pharm-02.html) in the faculty information section of this Handbook.
Bachelor of Pharmacy graduates from Monash are eligible to become members of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) after a period of practical experience. RACI members are able to practise in many areas of industry as professional chemists and receive the salaries determined by the RACI.
This course consists of eight core units in the first two years of the course, and core, elective and placement units in years three and four.
Graduate entry students enter the course in third year after completing the summer intensive unit PAC1001 (Introduction to Pharmacy).
plus one elective from:
* Parkville campus only.
** Malaysia only.
Students will qualify for the in-course Bachelor of Pharmacy (with honours) at the conclusion of the four-year pharmacy course, awarded in one of the grades of H1, H2A or H2B, where the aggregate of the marks they obtain in all units completed reaches minimum levels of achievement determined by the faculty board. Refer to the faculty in-course honours policyin-course honours policy (http://intranet.monash.edu.au/pharm/students/undergrad/honourscalculations.html).
Bachelor of Pharmacy
Bachelor of Pharmacy (with Honours)
Bachelor of Pharmacy with honours
Where more than one award is listed the actual award(s) conferred may depend on units/majors/streams/specialisations studied, the level of academic merit achieved, or other factors relevant to the individual student's program of study.