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Bachelor - Combined


Bachelor's Honours

2014 Bachelor of Pharmacy(M3F)  Download to Zip

Responsible faculty or institute:
Health (principal)
Campus(es) Offered:
Course Duration: Minimum 4 yrs, Maximum 10 yrs.
Course Contact (faculty or school): School of Pharmacy, ph: (03) 6226 1080, or email


The Bachelor of Pharmacy is a professionally accredited program. This on-campus undergraduate course takes a minimum of 4-years to complete. The first 3.5 years are studied in Hobart. Semester 2 of year 4 involves clinical placements undertaken at community and hospital sites throughout Tasmania and possibly interstate.

More information can be obtained from the School of Pharmacy website.

Admission & Prerequisites

All applicants must have obtained Satisfactory Achievement awards in the following subjects of the Tasmanian Certificate of Education [TCE] or its equivalent: Chemistry (CHM315109) and Mathematics (Mathematics Applied (MTA315109) or Mathematics Methods (MTM315309) or equivalent will be accepted. Biology (BIO315109) is highly recommended but not required. Alternate entry based on previous tertiary study is also available via our Transition to Pharmacy Practice unit.

In order to commence workplace learning outside of the University of Tasmania (including clinical placements and visits) students are required to demonstrate compliance with the Faculty of Health Science policies relevant to workplace based learning. These include the Police Check Policy and Procedures, Infectious Disease Policy, Code of Conduct and Student Placement Agreement. Students who do not comply with these policies will not be placed or will be removed from placements and therefore will not be able to complete this course. Students who have not complied or are unsure of the policies should seek guidance from the School.

Course Objectives

The main aim of the course is to provide students with a specialist education in the basic and clinical pharmaceutical sciences and to enable them to gain the skills and attitudes required for the responsible practice of pharmacy.

Career Outcomes

The combination of biomedical and pharmaceutical science and clinical expertise in drug use prepares pharmacy graduates for work in a variety of fields. Most graduates work as pharmacists in the community or in hospitals. Many pharmacists are involved in clinical trials used to evaluate new drug products and in preparing documentation on the effectiveness and safety of new drugs (required for marketing approval). Pharmacists are involved extensively in the manufacturing, research, quality control and marketing of pharmaceuticals. Pharmacists are also employed in government health departments where they may be involved in regulation and approval of new pharmaceutical products. Some pharmacy graduates specialise in providing drug information to other health professionals, hospitals and government departments, while others undertake postgraduate training for careers as academics or researchers or in more specialised fields such as toxicology.

Articulation to/from Course

There is no articulation with other courses.

An honours option is available within the four year time-frame and involves 12.5% overload in Year 3 and 25% overload in Year 4. A separate graduate honours course (one year full-time, two years part-time) is also available for Bachelor of Pharmacy graduates.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Pharmacy seeking further academic studies in pharmacy are recommended to consider our postgraduate courses, including Graduate Certificate in Evidence-Based Complementary Medicines, Bachelor of Pharmacy with Professional Honours, Master of Clinical Pharmacy, Master of Pharmaceutical Science and Doctor of Philosophy.

Professional Recognition

To become a registered pharmacist, graduates of this course must complete 1,824 hours (one year) of supervised practical training and the Intern Training Program in order to register with the Pharmacy Board of Australia. International students will need to demonstrate an IELTS score of 7.5 or equivalent.

Miscellaneous Information

This 4-year course is conducted in Hobart, with some practical training at clinical and professional teaching sites outside Hobart being undertaken in Years 3 and 4. These placements may involve costs to the student for travel and accommodation. Part-time study is available in the first and second years of the course.

Pharmacy students are required to participate in workplace learning placements in DHHS settings and as such are required to submit a National Police Check. Details can be found at:

Pharmacy students are required to participate in workplace learning placements in health care settings and as such must comply with the Faculty of Health Science Infectious Disease Policy. More information can be found on the Faculty website: FHS Professional Experience Placement

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