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Pharmacy and
Pharmaceutical
Sciences
Undergraduate
Courses 2015
AUstrAliA CHiNA iNdiA itAly MAlAysiA soUtH AfriCA
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Why choose
Monash?
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There is a lot more than
meets the eye to a
career in pharmacy and
pharmaceutical sciences.
And a Monash degree
will prepare you to exploit
your career potential.
Monash is recognised internationally for innovative learning experiences and
outstanding graduate outcomes. As a student of Monash, you can enjoy
the same recognition.
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A tradition of
excellence and
innovation.
Number one in
Australia and the
Asia-Pacific Region
for pharmacy
and pharmacology.
In the top 10 in
the world.
QS World University Rankings
by Subject, 2013
Fourth-year Pharmacy student Halla Dadouch has
two pieces of great advice for anyone in Year 12
worrying about what ATAR they will achieve or what
course to study.
Dont compare yourself
to other people, and take
courses you like.
Although coming from a family of lawyers and with
subtle pressure to perhaps follow the family tradition,
Halla decided to follow her interest in the sciences.
After leaving East Doncaster Secondary College she
experimented at university with subjects she thought
she would enjoy, and discovered both a liking and a
talent for psychology, physiology and pharmacology.
When you put those three subjects together they form
the underpinnings for a career in Pharmacy, she said.
When Halla completes her course she has her
sights set on doing her internship year at a hospital
in Singapore with which Monash University has a
relationship. After that, who knows where her career
will take her, with so many diverse opportunities
available to those with a Monash pharmacy degree.
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malaria
cancer
autoimmune disease
dementia
post-partum haemorrhage
antibioticresistant superbugs.
A network of
valuable partnerships
Our strong links with community and hospital pharmacies, international
universities and leading drug makers provide you with unrivalled
opportunities for professional experience, research and networking.
Faculty events and professional development programs provide more
opportunities to develop your skills and establish valuable connections
with industry peers. Our extensive network of graduate students offers
valuable industry and profession advice, and plays an important role in
the development of future pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists.
You can access our networks and strengthen your learning experience
at Monash by:
participating in research projects
becoming a peer mentor
participating in a community engagement initiative
joining a professional club
attending guest lectures and professional development workshops.
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A path to a
rewarding career
Our students come from around the globe to:
experience progressive teaching and learning
work with the finest staff and resources
undertake professional practice that brings their careers to life
engage with industry to network and create possibilities
graduate with an outstanding degree recognised around the world.
Careers in pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences offer broad
diversity and potential, and a lifetime of challenges and rewards.
As a graduate, you are part of a vital and dynamic industry.
Whether you are a pharmacist ensuring patients use their medicines
safely and effectively or a pharmaceutical scientist designing and
developing new medications and consumer products, your work
improves the health and lifestyle of individuals and communities.
Our graduates change lives, save lives and help to make the world
a better place.
A leader in
research
The Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is home to
a thriving and ambitious research community tackling some of the
worlds biggest healthcare issues. Our research has contributed
to breakthrough medicinessuch as the Relenza flu treatment
and treatments for:
A sense of
community
Situated in Melbournes medical and biotechnology precinct
just minutes from the CBD, Lygon Street and Sydney Road
Monash Parkville is a state-of-the-art campus dedicated to
pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences.
The Parkville Campus is renowned for its strong sense of community,
energetic environment, rich student experience, unrivalled facilities
and outstanding learning support.
Your education and student experience will benefit from smaller class
sizes, greater access to academic staff and resources, peer-assisted
learning and comprehensive support.
And, when you begin studying at Monash, a student mentor will help
make your transition to university life easier.
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Tackling the big
healthcare issues
When not lecturing, Dr Erica
Sloan investigates the effect
of chronic stress on breast
cancer progression.
A purpose-built
learning environment
At Monash, you learn in classrooms like youve never seen before;
work with equipment like youve never imagined; collaborate with
like-minded students as bright and ambitious as you; and you are
guided and inspired by world-leading teachers and researchers.
Innovative physical and virtual spaces immerse you in industry settings
and support your learning and professional skill development.
Our virtual tableting laboratory, Pharmatopia, is so well regarded that
GlaxoSmithKline uses it to train its global workforce. This technology
was initially developed as an engaging practical class for our students.
Your education and student experience will also benefit from a diverse
extra curricular program, including numerous student-run clubs and
societies, and a wealth of on-campus events and activities.
Get hands-on experience starting in your first semester.
MyDispense looks like a commercial dispensing program but
is designed to give you feedback on your performance.
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A path to a
rewarding career
Philip Leslie, GlaxoSmithKline Australia
The GlaxoSmithKline team has been very pleased with the
calibre of Monash Universitys pharmaceutical science students
and their capability to adapt to the industrial environment as
well as their excellent knowledge.
Industry
recognised
Charles Khalouf, CEO, Quality Pharmacy
The Faculty is one of the leading pharmacy schools in the world.
It has a contemporary view of the future of pharmacy and
it provides an outstanding education for your pharmacists,
who we are proud to employ.
A purpose-built
learning environment
Bryan Yong, Pharmacy student
Monash Parkville is purpose-built for pharmacy and
pharmaceutical science students. I enjoy the diversity
of my course and the fact that I can branch off into a
number of different career paths.
Leaders in
our field
Jaison Ni, Pharmaceutical Science student
Ive had a desire to cure illness without surgery since Year 11.
I chose Monash because the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical
Sciences is a leading centre of pharmaceutical sciences research.
The lecturers are knowledgeable and very friendly, and the
laboratories are state-of-the-art.
Bespoke
campus
Jessica, Pharmacy student
Monash Parkville is small enough for you to get to know almost
everyone, which makes for a really friendly environment. This is
perfect for having fun and helping learn together. I also enjoy the
opportunities offered by the various well-supported student clubs
on campus.
What employers and our students say
Bryan Yong
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PHARMACY AND PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES
Specialist focus
A specialist course offers you focus and depth
through specialisation in your area of interest
from the start of your studies.
Some undergraduate specialist courses are designed
to prepare you to practices in a specified regulated
profession upon graduation. Others concentrate
on developing particular expertise but may be
applicable to a broader range of careers options.
You will graduate with a degree that reflects your
chosen specialisation.
Monash: the number
one choice
If youd like to discuss your options call us on
1800 MONASH (666274) or email future@monash.edu
and let us help you make your choice.
STRUCTURED
FOR
EARLY
SPECI ALI SATI ON
FOR PHARMACY AND

PHARMACOLOGY


IN AUSTRALIA AND

THE ASIA-PACIFIC

(QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2013)


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Pharmacist or pharmaceutical scientist take your pick!
Careers in pharmacy and pharmaceutical science have the potential to change lives even your own!
No matter what your interests or career goals are, there is a great career waiting to reward you personally,
financially or any other way you might wish! Find out which career direction is for you.
The Pharmacist
The Pharmaceutical
Scientist
Pharmacists are medicine experts actively involved in
patient care either in hospitals or in the community.
They are respected healthcare practitioners who work
with other members of the primary healthcare team to
treat and improve patient outcomes. Pharmacists counsel
patients on the safe and effective use of medicines and
dispense and manage medication requirements.
Pharmaceutical Scientists are experts in the chemistry,
biology and technology related to the design and
development of medicines. They understand the impact
of medicines on the body and the treatment of disease.
They are experts in developing safe and effective
products for the market.
A guide to choice
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PHARMACY
Pharmacy
This course is about the formulation of medicines
and their impact on the body.
Monash provides you with three options for
undergraduate pharmacy studies, all accredited
by the Australian Pharmacy Council.
Our courses
Bachelor of Pharmacy
Bachelor of Pharmacy (Graduate Entry)
Bachelor of Pharmacy (Scholars program)
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Work-ready
graduates
Andrew Mina, Pharmacy student
I decided to study pharmacy because the course involves a
number of different sciences such as pharmacology, medicinal
chemistry and biochemistry. I am particularly excited about finishing
my degree and having the chance to work in health economics or
regulatory affairs for leading pharmaceutical companies. I know
that what I have learnt will prepare me to work with confidence
in a number of different roles and industries.
Extracurricular
experiences
Hoang Mai Vo, Bachelor of Pharmacy
I took part in a semester-long exchange program between
the Parkville and Malaysia campuses. I stayed with
South Africans, made friends with the local Malay and
Chinese, hung out with students from Korea, Italy and France,
travelled around Asian countries, and listened to lecturers
from India, Hong Kong, Japan, UK and USA. I now have
connections to almost every part of the world, and a greater
understanding of healthcare in other cultural settings.
Location,
location!
Priyanka Rai, Pharmacy student
There are so many reasons to study Pharmacy at Monash
the great city location, the inspiring lecturers, and the virtual
practice environments and professional practice suites make
learning more engaging.
Increase
quality of life
Catherine Downey, Pharmacy graduate
Clinical Pharmacist, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
I primarily chose pharmacy for my love of both chemistry and
working with people. It is the perfect course for using scientific
expertise in a healthcare setting. Work can be challenging at
times, but I know that I am contributing to the positive impact
on patients health and quality of life.
PHARMACY
Why pharmacy?
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Catherine Downey
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PHARMACY 10
What to expect in your
Pharmacy course
What your course might look like
This course map is a visual representation of the possible subjects you will study.
Bachelor of Pharmacy
Year 1
Semester 1 Physicochemical basis
of pharmacy
Introduction to physiology Organic chemistry Pharmacy, health and society l
Semester 2 Drug delivery I Systems physiology Chemistry of biomolecules Pharmacy, health and society ll
Year 2
Semester 1 Biochemistry and
molecular biology
Cell function, communication
and pathology
Basis of drug action l Pharmacists as communicators
Semester 2 Drug delivery and disposition Integrated therapeutics:
introduction and cardiovascular
Basis of drug action II Pharmacy in a public
health context
Year 3
Semester 1 Drug delivery, disposition
and dynamics
Integrated therapeutics:
respiratory
Microbiology and immunology Context for practice 1
Semester 2 Drug delivery ll Integrated therapeutics:
infectious diseases
Elective unit Context for practice 2
Year 4
Semester 1 Drug delivery and development Integrated therapeutics:
endocrinology and renal
Integrated therapeutics:
dermatology and pain
Professional experience
placement program
Semester 2 Integrated therapeutics:
advanced practice
Integrated therapeutics:
psychiatry
Integrated therapeutics:
neurology and oncology
Context for practice 3
Professional Experience Placement
From theory to reality
Our Professional Experience Placement (PEP) program gives you the
chance to work for 12 weeks in community and hospital pharmacies,
including at least one placement in a regional area.
Through PEP, you see first hand the diverse roles pharmacists play
in healthcare teams and you develop your skills in:
clinical pharmacy
problem solving
medication history taking
patient counselling
therapeutic planning.
To take part, you need to meet immunisation requirements and
complete a Police Check and Working with Children Check.
Your education and student experience will also benefit from a diverse
extracurricular program, including numerous student-run clubs and
societies, and a wealth of on-campus events and activities.
Study abroad
Healthcare across the globe
You can choose to complete a semester at the Monash Sunway
Campus in Malaysia where you gain a broader international view
and credit for your studies.
Financial assistance is provided through a range of travel grants.
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Bachelor of Pharmacy
Pharmacy has four major study streams:
Enabling science physical, organic
and medicinal chemistry, physiology,
biochemistry, microbiology, molecular
biology and immunology
Drug delivery the formulation and
impact of medicines
Integrated therapeutics major disease
states, the chemistry and pharmacology
of the medicines used to treat them,
and treating patients
Pharmacy practice the professional
role of the pharmacist.
Majors/
Double Degrees
How you learn
A mix of lectures, tutorials, lab work and
industry experience, including placements in
hospital and community pharmacy settings.
Leading training technology, MyDispense,
with virtual patients and pharmacy products,
provides dispensing practice, while
Pharmville, with fictional patients, provides
practice with real health needs.
Location
Career
options
Career options
Our graduates work around the world.
Their roles include community, hospital or
consultant pharmacist.
You might also work in the pharmaceutical
industry, for government or regulatory bodies,
in research or clinical trials.
ATAR
Entry
Requirements
Requirements
Entry requirements for the Bachelor of
Pharmacy in Malaysia vary slightly. For more
information, go to: monash.edu/coursefinder.
Find out more
monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/2628
CRICOS 026696D
Structure
Structure
Specialist focus
Duration
Duration
4 years full time
8 years part time
Location
Campus
Parkville and
Sunway (Malaysia)
ATAR
2014 ATAR
90
Degrees
Bachelor of Pharmacy
(Scholars Program)
The Scholars Program is a specialist degree
designed for high-achieving students.
As well as studying the foundation subjects
of physical, organic and medicinal chemistry,
physiology, biochemistry, microbiology,
molecular biology and immunology,
you receive leadership training and an
academic mentor.
Majors/
Double Degrees
How you learn
Professional development is extended
through a broad range of experiences,
including the opportunity to develop
leadership skills and professional and
academic mentoring.
Applicants may be eligible for the Deans
Scholarship. For more information, go to:
monash.edu/study/scholarships/merit/deans.
Location
Career
options
Career options
If you are part of the Scholars Program you
have the added benefit of being recognised as
a high achiever with the opportunity to develop
industry connections while you are studying
through seminars and our mentoring program.
Find out more
monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/3478
CRICOS 077791E
Structure
Structure
Specialist focus
Duration
Duration
4 years full time
8 years part time
Location
Campus
Parkville
ATAR
2014 ATAR
95
PHARMACY
Graduate entry into third-year
Pharmacy
You are eligible to enter the Bachelor of Pharmacy in
the third year if you have a minimum average of 70%
and have graduated from an approved degree in:
Science
Biomedical science
Biomedicine or
Pharmaceutical science
To join third-year Pharmacy students, you complete
a short bridging program on pharmacy practice skills
from mid January until March.
For more information go to:
monash.edu.au/pharm/future/courses/grad-pharmacy.
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PHARMACY
Careers in
Pharmacy
With immersion learning,
professional experience
programs, industry
partnerships, strong links
to the network of Monash
graduates and studies
focused on building practical
skills, our graduates are
well equipped for a range of
careers in pharmacy.
Popular choices for our graduates
Hospital
Some graduates choose a career in hospital pharmacy.
Hospital pharmacists are responsible for all of the medication needs of
patients within a hospital. They work as part of a team with doctors,
nurses and other healthcare professionals.
Hospital pharmacists typically provide:
clinical pharmacy services
clinical trial management
drug information.
Community
Many of our graduates work in pharmacies in the community.
They also undertake other important community pharmacy roles,
such as home medicines reviews, medication management,
disease state management and aged care.
Consulting, research, education
Our graduates also pursue careers in:
pharmacy consulting
education and academia
industrial pharmacy
medical publishing
research and development
policy and regulation.
Captain Wendy Lang
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PHARMACY
Military

Captain Wendy Lang, Pharmacy graduate
Pharmaceutical Officer, 2nd Health Support Battalion,
Gallipoli Barracks, Australian Defence Force
Im on call 24 hours a day in case a medical team has to be raised
very quickly for example, in emergency situations like a tsunami.
When youre a pharmacist in the military, no two days are the
same. Our team is responsible for the medical logistics of getting
a field hospital out onto deployment and back again. We need to
make sure that the team has all the medical equipment it needs,
straight away.
Specialised hospital,
oncology and aged care
pharmacy services
Cathie Reed, Pharmacy graduate Managing Partner,
APHS, Telstra Business Womens Award, Monash
University Distinguished Alumni Award
Our company is a national supplier of pharmaceutical and
clinical services for the hospital, oncology and aged care sectors.
We produce dose administration aids for community pharmacies.
Im motivated by the impact our business can have in the
community. Pharmacists play an important part in supporting
our ageing population and dose administration aids are a
cornerstone of this support.
Hospital

Viki Lui, Pharmacy graduate
Clinical Pharmacist, Box Hill Hospital
I like the multidisciplinary aspect of hospital pharmacy, the direct
patient contact and the positive impact I can have on patients
understanding of their health and medications. Its my responsibility
to ensure timely, accurate supplies of medicines to patients on
wards, give advice on appropriate use and prescribing, review
medication charts, optimise medication use, monitor therapeutic
drugs and provide discharge medication counselling.
Community

Angelo Pricolo, Pharmacy graduate Owner, Barkly
Square and Tambassis Pharmacies, Brunswick, 2008
Pharmacist of the Year
It was a thrill to be awarded Pharmacist of the Year. My work
triggered wide-scale changes to the way Australia is helping
recovering drug users. As owner of two community pharmacies,
Ive had over 20 years of experience working with methadone
and buprenorphine opioid replacement therapy. My aim is to
change negative attitudes to this treatment.
Graduate stories
Professional accreditation
The Monash Bachelor of Pharmacy degrees are accredited by
the Australian Pharmacy Council. It is the only fully accredited
Pharmacy program in Melbourne.
Becoming a registered pharmacist
To practise as a pharmacist, you must obtain professional
registration with the Pharmacy Board of Australia. This requires
you to complete four steps:
1. Complete an accredited Bachelor of Pharmacy.
2. Undertake an approved one-year intern training program.
3. Pass the registration examination.
4. Register with the Pharmacy Board of Australia.
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PHARMACY
Entry requirements
Subjects you must complete
and the scores you need
ATAR VCE IB
Subject Score Subject Score SL Score HL
Bachelor of Pharmacy
95 English (EAL) or 35 English or 5 4
English other than EAL 30 English B 6 5
Chemistry 25 Chemistry 4 4
Mathematical methods or specialist mathematics 25 Mathematics 4 4
Bachelor of Pharmacy (Scholars Program)
99 English (EAL) or 35 English or 5 4
English other than EAL 30 English B 6 5
Chemistry 25 Chemistry 4 3
Mathematical methods or specialist mathematics 25 Mathematics 4 3
N.B. The Supplementary Information form is no longer required from 2014.
For more information visit www.monash.edu.au/study/coursefinder
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PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES 15
Pharmaceutical
Science
This course builds on the intersection of biology and chemistry
to translate advances in medical research into medicines.
Monash provides you with three options for undergraduate
studies in pharmaceutical sciences:
Drug discovery biology
Formulation science
Medicinal chemistry
Our courses
Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science
Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science
Advanced with Honours
A double degree
Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science/
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
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Industry
placements
Samantha Mathews, Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science
As a Development Chemist working in the decorative business
of Dulux Group, my role is focused on developing and improving
paints for some of Australias most recognised paint brands.
It is a challenging and fast-paced job that requires me to work
within formulation constraints as well as manufacturing,
procurement and marketing demands. Working in industry
offers a broader understanding of the whole business,
which makes my day-to-day job feel more worthwhile.
I believe my time at Monash University, Parkville gave me the
interpersonal and leadership skills to be an effective contributor
to the workplace environment.
Campus
experiences
Peter Guss, Pharmaceutical Sciences/
Engineering student
The best thing about the double degree is that we are able
to appreciate the completely different campus experiences.
It doesnt matter where youre from in the world, the Parkville
community is amazing at making you feel part of a big family.
You also get a more personalised approach to study and
education, as the class sizes are small. Ever since I was little,
I wanted a job that helped people. I was always fascinated
with chemistry at school, and the course allows me to delve
deeper into it.
Samantha Mathews
Why pharmaceutical science?
PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES 16
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PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES 17
What to expect in your
pharmaceutical science course
Practical experience and industry
or research placements
For a hands-on approach
Building on a strong foundation in science, the Pharmaceutical
Sciences courses provide practical, hands-on experience with
industry-standard facilities, such as our high performance liquid
chromatography laboratory.
Vocational skills development begins in the classroom during
the first semester of your degree, and is enhanced through a
major research project or industry placement in your final year.
Drug discovery biology
You explore the biotechnological
aspects of drug design and
evaluation, including:
discovering and evaluating
new targets for testing drugs
the biological effects of
drug candidates
translating outcomes into
pharmaceutical products.
Formulation science
Your studies focus on
formulating, designing and
evaluating pharmaceuticals
and other products.
Medicinal chemistry
Medicinal chemistry is at the
intersection of biology and
chemistry. You study how drugs
work and how they are designed
and made.
Location
Career
options
Career paths
Roles in translating the information and
outcomes of drug development studies
into pharmaceutical products.
Location
Career
options
Career paths
This expertise can be applied to a wide
range of careers in developing cosmetics,
foods, agricultural chemicals, veterinary
products, paints and inks and many other
consumer goods.
Location
Career
options
Career paths
These studies generate expertise in the
drug development cycle, preparing you
for a range of industrial, academic and
commercial career paths.
You develop a strong foundation in pharmaceutical sciences and
then choose to specialise in one of the following key areas:
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PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES 18
What your course might look like
This course map is a visual representation of the possible subjects you will study.
Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science
Year 1
Semester 1 Physiology 1 Bioorganic and
medicinal chemistry 1
Physical chemistry 1 Mathematics for
pharmaceutical scientists
Semester 2 Physiology 2 Bioorganic and
medicinal chemistry 2
Physical chemistry 2 Introduction to
pharmaceutical sciences
Year 2
Semester 1 Biochemical pharmacology Structural organic chemistry Analytical methods Biopharmaceutics
Semester 2 Molecular pharmacology You choose ONE major Studies within your major
Medicinal chemistry
or
Synthetic organic
chemistry
Introduction to
spectroscopy
Computational
chemistry
Formulation science
or
Formulation chemistry Colloid chemistry Elective unit
for Formulation
Science major
Drug discover biology Molecular cell biology Disease-focused
pharmacology-
peripheral
Elective unit for
Drug Discovery
Biology major
Year 3
Semester 1 Applied analytical methods You choose ONE major Studies within your major
Medicinal chemistry
or
Molecular basis of
drug action
Advanced synthetic
chemistry
Spectroscopy
Formulation science
or
Industrial formulation Biomolecule
formulation and
modified release
technologies
Pharmaceutical
product manufacture
Drug discover biology Microbiology and
immunology
Disease-focused
pharmacology
CNS and cancer
Molecular basis of
drug action
Semester 2 You choose ONE major Studies within your major
Medicinal chemistry
or
Drug discovery and
development
Synthetic medicinal
chemistry
Medicinal chemistry
research project
Computational
drug design
Formulation science
or
Pharmaceutical
regulatory framework
Advanced
formulations and
nanotechnology
Industry placement Elective unit
for Formulation
Science major
Drug discover biology Chemical biology Current aspects of
cancer biology
Drug discovery
biology research
project
Current aspects
of pharmaceutical
research
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PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES 19
Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science
You study the chemistry, biology and
technology of medicines and how to
improve human health by researching
and developing more reliable, accessible
and effective treatments.
You develop a strong foundation in
pharmaceutical sciences and then
choose to specialise in one of the
following key areas:
drug discovery biology
formulation science
medicinal chemistry.
Majors/
Double Degrees
How you learn
You gain practical skills through a major
research project or industry placement.
An optional honours year is offered to
high-achieving students.
Location
Career
options
Career options
Our graduates work right across the drug
discovery life cycle. Your focus might
be research and development in the
pharmaceutical or biomedical industry,
or opportunities in the food, agriculture,
chemical, or cosmetics industries.
You could work as a drug analyst, formulation
scientist, industry consultant, development
chemist, medicinal chemist, patent attorney,
medicine researcher and developer,
academic or clinical-trial specialist.
Find out more
monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/2894
CRICOS 058486E
Structure
Structure
Specialist focus
Duration
Duration
4 years full time
Location
Campus
Parkville
ATAR
2014 ATAR
84.2
Degrees
Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science
Advanced with Honours
This course prepares you for postgraduate
study or a research career in biomedical
and pharmaceutical industries.
You study the chemistry, biology and
technology of medicines and then you can
choose to focus on drug discovery biology,
formulation science or medicinal chemistry.
Majors/
Double Degrees
How you learn
In addition to a solid foundation in fundamental
science, you gain research skills throughout
your studies by working on a range of
research projects.
Your research is mentored by leading scientists
with access to advanced teaching technology:
Pharmatopia, a virtual pharmaceutical world.
You will have the opportunity to attend
research seminars, collaborate with academic
mentors and develop leadership skills through
the Facultys Student Ambassador Program.
This course includes an honours year.
Location
Career
options
Career options
With an advanced degree with honours, you will
be sought after by research and development
centres, the pharmaceutical industry and food,
agriculture, chemicals, biotechnology, veterinary
and cosmetics companies.
Find out more
monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/3469
CRICOS 077237J
Structure
Structure
Specialist focus
Duration
Duration
4 years full time
Location
Campus
Parkville
ATAR
2014 ATAR
90
Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences/
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
Combining pharmaceutical science with
chemical engineering, this double degree
is unique in Australia. The Pharmaceutical
Sciences/Engineering double degree
develops a valuable complement of skills
and expertise to produce professionals
capable of covering the full spectrum of
the pharmaceutical product design and
development process.
You study formulation science and chemical
engineering specialisations.
Find out more
monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/4637
CRICOS 058485F
Structure
Structure
A double degree
Duration
Duration
5 years full time
10 years part time
Location
Campus
Parkville
(Pharmaceutical Sciences)
Clayton (Engineering)
ATAR
2014 ATAR
92.2
Double degree
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PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES
Entry requirements
Subjects you must complete
and the scores you need
ATAR VCE IB
Subject Score Subject Score SL Score HL
Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science
84.2 English (EAL) or 35 English or 5 4
English other than EAL 30 English B 4 3
Chemistry 25 Chemistry 4 3
Mathematical methods or specialist mathematics 25 Mathematics 4 3
Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science Advanced with Honours
91 English (EAL) or 35 English or 5 4
English other than EAL 30 English B 6 5
Chemistry 25 Chemistry 4 3
Mathematical methods or specialist mathematics 25 Mathematics 4 3
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As a Pharmaceutical Sciences graduate, youll be job-ready for
a career in pharmaceutical and medical research, the biomedical
industry and many other fields that require advanced chemical
formulation skills.
Our Pharmaceutical Sciences graduates have gained a reputation
for being creative thinkers, multi-skilled and work-ready. Our graduates
are in high demand by employers in Australia and overseas,
with some being offered work while still studying.
With the perfect mix of science theory and practical experience,
our graduates are working in a diverse range of roles, including:
Professional accreditation
As a graduate of the Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, youll
qualify for membership with the Royal Australian Chemical Institute.
analytical and
forensic chemists
biotechnologists
cell biologists
clinical trial researchers
cosmetic chemists
development chemists
drug analysts
drug discovery and
delivery scientists
drug evaluation specialists
environmental chemists
formulation scientists
medicinal chemists
nanotechnologists
new medicines research
and design specialists
pharmacologists
product development specialists
quality assurance and
product safety scientists
regulatory affairs specialists.
Careers in pharmaceutical science
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PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES
Reshma Prakesh
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Mining
industry
Reshma Prakash, Pharmaceutical Sciences graduate
Product Support Manager, Orica Mining Services
I never imagined working in the mining industry, especially after
completing honours in pharmacology. I guess it demonstrates
that this degree can open many doors. I enjoy combining
commercialisation with technical knowledge and developing
marketing skills. And I really like the customer focus aspect of
my job as well as liaising with other industry professionals.
New insecticides to prevent
the spread of malaria
Dr Dan-Thanh Nguyen, Pharmaceutical Sciences
graduate, Research Scientist, Syngenta, UK
Malaria kills close to two million people every year. I carry
out research that supports the invention of novel insecticides.
I have been working on a project designed to prevent the
spread of malaria. Were trying to find new insecticides to
use for net treatments to kill mosquitoes that have developed
resistance to current insecticides. This work is funded by
Bill Gates and its really satisfying to contribute to such a great
cause that could prevent suffering for millions of people.
Formulations for drugs and
consumer health products
Zaman Haroon, Pharmaceutical Sciences graduate
Development Services Scientist, Catalent Australia
Theres nothing better than walking into the supermarket and
spotting a formula on the shelf that I helped create. Working as a
formulation scientist for a fast-paced contract manufacturer has
provided me with a lot of experience. This all resulted from my
studies at Monash. The practical classes where I made tablets,
creams, chocolates, jelly babies, shampoos and toothpaste
showed me that there were endless formulations to discover.
Drug analysis
for the police
Amy Lamac, Pharmaceutical Sciences graduate
Forensic Officer (Drug Analyst), Victoria Police Forensic
Services Centre
My job is never dull. I analyse all sorts of illicit substances
and drugs. I also do a lot of analytical chemistry. Every day
is different. In addition to my role as a drug analyst, I have
another role as a fire and explosives investigator. That also
involves giving evidence in court. A highlight of my career
was assisting with the Victorian bushfires investigation.
Graduate stories
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Scholarships
Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical
Sciences scholarships
To inspire and open doors
Stan Robson Rural Pharmacy Equity Scholarship
Thea Prname Rural Pharmacy Bursary
Mathew Peck Travelling Scholarship
Michael Keith Halprin Scholarship
Pharmore Pharmacies Scholarship
Victorian Golfing Chemists Scholarship
Alistair Lloyd Scholarship for Excellence and Community Leadership
For more information about scholarships and bursaries, go to:
monash.edu/pharm/future/scholarships.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
student scholarships
To create greater parity
If you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin, and have a
passion for improving patient outcomes, you are encouraged to apply
to study the Bachelor of Pharmacy or Bachelor of Pharmaceutical
Science. Each year, we offer two fee-waiver places to top performing
students. For more information, email pharmacy.info@monash.edu.
To find out more about the full range of scholarships and bursaries
available at Monash, go to: monash.edu/scholarships.
Monash offers one of the most
comprehensive scholarship programs
in Australia. And Monash Pharmacy
and Pharmaceutical Sciences offers
a generous range of faculty-specific
scholarships and bursaries. Scholarships
are available to reward academic
achievement and to give support to
those who need a helping hand.
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I decided to choose Monash because Monash offered me
the scholarship for the course I wanted to study, which
is Pharmaceutical Sciences. The scholarship is highly
prestigious and competitive, so to be one of the recipients is
just absolutely wonderful. I could not have asked for more.
The scholarship has become my motivation to work harder
in university. It reminded me that Monash has chosen
me because Im outstanding, and I have to live up to the
expectation, to prove that I am worthy of the scholarship,
as well as to make my family and Monash proud.
Serena Teo, Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences,
recipient of the Monash International Leadership Scholarship.
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PATHWAYS
Pathways
To map the best pathway for you, go to: monash.edu/pharm/future/courses/undergraduate/pathways.html
We know that things dont always
go to plan in your final year of high
school. Some of our best students
dont start their pharmacy or
pharmaceutical sciences degree
directly after high school.
The good news is you can take a
different pathway to get where you
want to go.
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Special Entry Access
Scheme
The Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) provides special
consideration for students affected by financial, geographical,
cultural or personal circumstances. If you have experienced
disadvantage then bonus points are added to the aggregate
study score to recalculate your ATAR and increase your
chances of receiving an offer.
To be considered, you need to complete a SEAS application
through VTAC.
For further information, go to: monash.edu/access/admissions.html
Graduate entry into
third-year pharmacy
You are eligible to enter the Bachelor of Pharmacy in the third year
if you have a minimum average of 70% and have graduated from
an approved degree in:
Science
Biomedical science
Biomedicine or
Pharmaceutical science.
To join third-year pharmacy students, you complete a short bridging
program on pharmacy practice skills from mid January until March.
For more information go to:
monash.edu/pharm/future/courses/grad-pharmacy.
Transfer after first-year science
to second-year pharmacy
If you have completed the first year of an approved science or
biomedical science degree with a minimum 70% average, you can
apply for entry to the second year of the pharmacy program.
You undertake a short bridging course before joining second-year
pharmacy students when first semester starts.
You must meet all entry requirements for the Bachelor of Pharmacy,
including prerequisite subject scores.
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MONASH COLLEGE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
English language
pathways
The Monash University English Language Centre is the preferred
English pathway into Monash University. If you do not meet
the English language requirement for direct entry into your
pharmacy or pharmaceutical sciences course you may receive
a packaged offer for one of our two programs:
Monash English
Bridging (MEB)
This program is ideal for students who have narrowly
missed the English language requirement for direct entry.
After successful completion of the 10 or 15 week program,
you will move directly into your chosen Monash course
without the need for an additional IELTS test.
Note: MEB is not accepted for entry into all degrees.
Those who are ineligible should consider Monash English.
Monash
English (ME)
This program is designed for students who require additional
English language development and support to achieve the entry
requirement for entry into the relevant Monash English Bridging
or University courses. Course duration depends on your current
English language proficiency and your preferred destination
course. Intakes for Monash English occur every five weeks.
Monash
College for
international
students
For more information on English language pathways visit:
monashcollege.edu.au/english
Monash University
Foundation Year
The Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY) is the preferred
academic pathway into the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical
Sciences. The program is designed to provide international
students with the skills and knowledge required to succeed at
Monash University.
After successfully completing the Foundation Year program and
meeting the entry requirements and prerequisites, you will have
a guaranteed place in the first year of your chosen pharmacy or
pharmaceutical sciences degree.
For more information on the Monash University Foundation Year
visit: monashcollege.edu.au/foundation-year
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HOW TO APPLY
How to
apply
Australians, New Zealanders
and permanent residents
of Australia
Apply through VTAC: vtac.edu.au
Scholarships: monash.edu/scholarships
Fees
Commonwealth Supported Places reduced course fees for
eligible applicants
HECS-HELP reduced payment options for eligible applicants:
monash.edu/enrolments/loans/commonwealth-supported-place.html
FEE-HELP loan options for eligible applicants:
monash.edu/enrolments/loans/domestic-full-fee.html
International
students
Go to: monash.edu/study/international
Apply directly to Monash Universitys International Recruitment Services:
monash.edu/study/international/apply/undergraduate
Fees
Fees for each course can be found at: monash.edu/fees
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STAY IN TOUCH
Stay in
touch
For a comprehensive list of our
courses, entry requirements,
pathways and admissions
information, please go to:
monash.edu/coursefinder
Visit our website monash.edu/pharm
Address
Monash University
Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
381 Royal Parade
Parkville 3052
Australia
Domestic students
Phone us + 61 3 9903 9635
Email us pharmacy.info@monash.edu
International students
Phone us + 61 3 9627 4852
Email us study@monash.edu
Find us
Facebook.com/
PharmacyandPharmaceuticalSciencesMonash
Youtube.com/user/pharmonash
Open Day
Open Day gives you the chance to talk to
academic staff and meet students.
Location Clayton campus
Date Sunday, 3 August 2014
Time 10.00am 4.00pm
More information go to: monash.edu
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The
possibilities
Pharmacy and
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Undergraduate Courses 2015
Future student enquiries
Australian citizens, permanent residents,
and New Zealand citizens
Tel: 1800 MONASH (666 274)
Email: future@monash.edu
monash.edu/study/contact
International students
Australia freecall tel: 1800 181 838
Tel: +61 3 9903 4788 (outside Australia)
Email: study@monash.edu
Monash online
monash.edu/pharm
Course finder
monash.edu/coursefinder
International students
monash.edu/study/international
Scholarships
monash.edu/scholarships
Off-campus learning
monash.edu/offcampus
Monash on YouTube
youtube.com/monashunivideo
the information in this brochure was correct
at the time of publication (April 2014).
Monash University reserves the right to
alter this information should the need arise.
you should always check with the relevant
faculty offce when considering a course.
CriCos provider: Monash University 00008C
Monash College 01857J
The Monash University Faculty of Pharmacy
and Pharmaceutical Sciences cordially
invites you to our Open House
Date Sunday, 17 August 2014
Time From 10.00am 3.00pm
Location Parkville campus,
381-399 Royal Parade, Parkville
Our Open House will open your eyes to the many possibilities delivered by
a degree in pharmacy or pharmaceutical sciences.
Please RSVP by Thursday, 14 August to pharmacy.marketing@monash.edu
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