In first year, you’ll study a selection of science subjects, to give you a sound scientific base. Subjects include biology, chemistry, biochemistry, genetics, microbiology, immunology. You’ll also study pharmacy-specific subjects, engaging you in the development of professional skills and an understanding of the social factors that contribute towards health.
In your second year, you’ll start to specialise in the biomedical sciences that contribute towards the pharmacy profession. As well as being introduced to pharmacology, physiology, and the physical characteristics of dosage forms, you'll study pharmacy-specific professional practice subjects and engage in your first work-integrated learning (WIL) experience in second semester.
In third year, you’ll complete in-depth study of therapeutics, supported by more detailed pharmacology, and expand your knowledge and skills in pharmacy practice, with increased emphasis on work-integrated learning activities. You’ll study advanced formulations, learn how to compound medicines for individual patients, and how the quality of medicines is regulated and assured.
In your fourth year, you will expand your pharmacy practice and therapeutics proficiency through integrated study and engage in further work-integrated learning (WIL) activities. You’ll learn about recent developments in medicines, and complete a subject preparing you for a research project in your final semester of study.