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One of Australia’s most trusted professions.
At UON, you will gain the exceptional medical knowledge and training to be relied on by your community for sound medical advice and support on a wide range of health issues.
Pharmacy is an exciting and varied career. You'll learn to counsel people on the best use and management of medications and provide advice on the symptoms and treatment of common ailments. Your courses will teach you to prepare medications and educate the community on a variety of health and well-being matters. As a pharmacist, you have the chance to promote health awareness and contribute to a healthier society.
Your pharmacy degree at UON will teach you theoretical knowledge in biomedical, pharmacotherapeutics and pharmaceutical sciences. You will also have plenty of opportunities to develop your skills through hands-on professional placements. By studying a variety of courses you will:
Your areas of study will include:
All UON pharmacy students graduate with an Honours degree, giving you a distinct advantage when seeking employment. As part of the honours component you can choose from two study pathways.
Download a program plan for further details on your degree's structure and what courses you will study.
These program plans are applicable to new students. Current students should refer to the program handbook to access the plan relevant to the year they commenced.
Our pharmacy graduates are very employable and highly regarded. As a qualified pharmacist, you can choose from an array of interesting and rewarding career options. Take a look below for some common roles for pharmacy graduates.
Graduates find work as pharmacists in a range of settings, including retail and community pharmacies, hospitals, industry, consulting, research and academia. Below is a sample of typical graduate roles. Some roles may require further study and/or experience.
A broader range of opportunities exist for pharmacy graduates. Below is a sample of jobs where the qualification is also relevant with further study or experience.
After graduating from a Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) at UON, you can apply for provisional registration with the Pharmacy Board of Australia. You will then be required to complete additional supervised practice and examinations before you can apply for general registration.
All UON pharmacy students complete more than 420 hours of professional practice during their degree, starting in first year. During your placement, you are mentored and supervised by qualified pharmacy educators.
You can undertake your placement in a variety of settings locally and nationally, including:
To prepare you for your clinical placements, you will build practical skills through inter-professional simulated learning activities in our fully functioning demonstration pharmacy, hospital-based simulation wards and the Hunter New England Simulation Centre.