Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)Career
As a pharmacist you ensure safe and effective use of medicines. Career options include working in both community and hospital pharmacies, for the pharmaceutical industry, or in administration.
Pharmacists prepare and dispense medicines in many forms. .They also give patients advice on how to take or use their medicines in the safest and most effective way.
Pharmacists advise members of the public and other health professionals about both prescription and over-the counter medicines. They provide advice regarding which medicines to select, how much to take, how different medicines interact with each other, and any potential side effects.
Pharmacists also work in the research and development of medicines and other health-related products and they can manage pharmacies or pharmaceutical companies.
On completing this program you need to undertake a one-year internship in order to gain Australia-wide registration.
On successful completion of the program and your internship year, you can work in:
- community pharmacies
- hospital pharmacies
- the pharmaceutical industry (quality control, sales, marketing, and management)
- the bio-pharmaceutical industry
- clinical trials administration
- drug information agencies
- drug regulation for government or companies
- consulting to industry
- pharmacy professional organisations
- pharmacy academia
- medical research and communications
Graduates have gone on to work at a range of organisations including:
- Royal Melbourne Hosptial
- Alfred Hospital
- Austin Hospital
Industry are involved in the delivery of this program through:
- Program advisory groups
- Guest lecturing
- WIL opportunities
Professional recognition and accreditation
After the successful completion of internship and an examination, you'll be eligible for registration as a pharmacist with the Pharmacy Board of Australia.
A reciprocal registration also exists with the Pharmacy Council of New Zealand, allowing registration after a reduced period of working under supervision.
If you intend to practise in your own country you should check with the relevant registration/professional/accrediting body to see whether this program complies with their requirements.