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Pharmaceutical science is the science of developing new medicines. You will learn about the human body and the use of drugs to treat disease.
You will also learn about the development of new therapeutics, the pharmaceutical industry and improvements in healthcare.
Specific aspects of the program include:
- drug discovery
- toxicity and safety
- clinical trials
- drug regulations
- the ethics associated with the approval of drugs
- medical communication of therapeutic products (sales and marketing).
Successful completion of the program may lead to postgraduate degrees such as pharmacy, medicine, dentistry and physiotherapy.
A highlight of this program is that it provides a direct pathway into RMIT’s industry-based honours year for eligible students. The honours year provides extensive career experience in the pharmaceutical and health-related industries.
You’ll learn in state-of the-art, interactive teaching facilities on the purpose built health and biomedical sciences campus. You’ll also learn in small class sizes.
You'll have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal.
Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, oral classes, presentations, group projects, research projects, laboratory projects and practical assignments.
This industry-engaged program has a strong focus on learning by doing.
The Program Advisory Committee (made up of representatives from pharmaceutical companies, research institutes, government agencies and universities) ensures the curriculum and learning activities align with the needs of the workplace.
The Australian pharmaceutical industry is Australia’s leading technology exporter and forms an expanding multi-billion-dollar sector that requires graduates to work in areas such as drug design and development, human clinical trials and drug regulations.
This is a globally relevant program that provides excellent opportunities for employment in Australia and overseas.
Career options include:
- pharmaceutical companies (research and development, drug regulatory affairs, medical communication)
- clinical trial centres
- drug safety,
- government regulatory authorities (health departments)
- biomedical research in hospitals, universities and research institutes
Professional recognition and accreditation
Graduates may join the following Australian professional societies:
- Association of Regulatory and Clinical Scientists to the Pharmaceutical Industry (ARCS)
- Australasian Pharmaceutical Science Association (APSA)
- Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists (ASCEPT)
- Australian Physiological Society (AuPS)
- Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR)
- Australian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB).
RMIT enjoys strong links with a number of overseas research laboratories and companies.
Unlock your global passport: opportunities within the program to study abroad or gain international experience.
Program and course information
Your path to a career in a multi-billion dollar industry
Work in areas like drug design and development, human clinical trials and drug regulations.