Bachelor of Pharmaceutical SciencesProgram details
Pharmaceutical science is the science of developing new medicines. You will learn about the human body and the use of drugs to treat disease.
Pharmaceutical sciences combines knowledge about the human body, chemistry and the action of drugs in the body and enables the pharmaceutical industry to deliver more reliable, accessible and effective treatments.
In addition to an understanding of pharmacology and physiology you will learn about the development of new drugs, the clinical use of medications, and the legal and regulatory aspects of medicine development within the pharmaceutical industry.
You’ll gain an understanding of biochemistry, biostatistics, human biology and cell biology, and an in-depth knowledge of therapeutics, pharmacology and toxicology, physiology, biochemistry and molecular biology to prepare you for a career in the pharmaceutical industry.
A highlight of this program is that it provides a direct pathway into RMIT’s industry-based Pharmaceutical Sciences Honours year (BH121) for eligible students.
The honours year provides extensive career experience in pharmaceutical and health-related industries.
How will you learn
You will study several general science courses to provide you with a sound scientific base. These include chemistry, biochemistry, biostatistics, human biology and cell biology. You are also introduced to pharmacology and toxicology.
You will gain more in-depth education and training in the major discipline areas of pharmacology and toxicology, physiology and biochemistry.
In your final year the focus is on how drugs are used to treat diseases along with pharmaceutical industry-related topics, including drug development and safety, the design and management of clinical trials, and drug regulations and medical information.
As part of his pharmaceutical science studies, Duncan Maher completed work placement at Ipsen Pharmaceuticals where he gained valuable industry connections and experience.
A Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences struck Ameena Jabbar as the best way to combine her passion for helping people and commitment to research.