Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)Program details
In this program you’ll gain knowledge of how drugs are formulated into medicines and administered and how they are used in the treatment of disease.
This four-year program is your first step to becoming a pharmacist. It prepares you for the one-year internship program that you need to successfully complete in order to gain Australia-wide registration.
Once you've successfully completed the program and the internship, you can practise in any area of pharmacy in Australia, including community or hospital pharmacy.
Alternatively, the degree provides you with a foundation from which you can progress with further studies to achieve a range of other career opportunities.
As an RMIT pharmacy student you’ll benefit from a supportive academic community with diverse research strengths. You’ll be able to gain real-world experience through work placements in both hospital and community pharmacies.
You’ll develop a sound scientific base in studies that include biochemistry, biostatistics, human biology, genetics, microbiology, immunology and cell biology.
In-depth knowledge of pharmacology, pharmacy practice, pharmaceutics and therapeutics is gained along with an understanding of drug development, clinical trials, regulatory affairs and pharmacovigilance.
How you will learn
You'll study a number of science courses to give you a sound scientific base, including biochemistry, biostatistics, human biology, genetics, microbiology, immunology and cell biology; as well as pharmacy-specific courses, engaging you in the development of professional skills.
You'll be immersed in specific education and training in the major discipline areas. As well as being introduced to pharmacology, physiology, physicochemical principles and therapeutics, you'll study pharmacy-specific professional practice and essential medicine formulations.
In Year 2 you’ll engage in work-integrated learning experience embedded into the program.
You'll do in-depth study of major therapeutic areas 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.
You'll expand your pharmacy practice and therapeutics proficiency through integrated study and engage in further work-integrated learning activities. You will learn about recent developments in medicines and complete a course preparing you for a major research project in your final semester of study.
Claire Landby completed the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) and now works as intern pharmacist at The Royal Melbourne Hospital, applying her skills as part of the hospital healthcare team.
John Mishriky pursued a career in pharmacy because he wanted to be actively involved in the healthcare industry, now he's applying the skills gained at RMIT as a Pharmacist.