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Bachelor of Pharmacy

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The Bachelor of Pharmacy is developed in consultation with leading New Zealand pharmacists, and the degree reflects the needs of contemporary and future pharmacy practice. It shifts the focus from traditional drug chemistry and delivery.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor
Duration
4 years full-time
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Mar, Feb
Domestic Fees
$8,101 per year

About this course

The Bachelor of Pharmacy is developed in consultation with leading New Zealand pharmacists, and the degree reflects the needs of contemporary and future pharmacy practice. It shifts the focus from traditional drug chemistry and delivery. Our approach incorporates aspects such as drug development, patient use, and the optimisation of pharmacists' patient care through interaction with other health professionals. Themes in population medicine, social science, pharmacology, pharmacy practice and pharmaceutics continue throughout the programme. These themes are supported by courses in biomedical science, medicinal chemistry, immunology and pharmacy practice - incorporating ethical issues related to practice and pharmaceutical management. Entry into the BPharm is limited and competitive. You will be selected on the basis of academic merit and personal qualities exhibited during the admission interview (MMI). There are 100 places available each year. There are two application categories for entry into the BPharm: Please note:

Study locations

Grafton

Course structure

  • The BPharm is a four year full time degree (480 points).
  • Students enter into Part II, having already completed core courses in biological sciences, medical science and population health (60 points), plus courses prescribed for one other undergraduate degree at the University (45 points), and one course (15 points) from the General Education Schedule.
  • Year Two (Part II) requires three courses focused on pharmaceutical science and practice (120 points). There is also an English language competency requirement which must be met.
  • Year Three (Part III) has two core courses on drug treatments for various diseases (120 points).
  • Year Four (Part IV) requires completion of a dissertation (30 points) and two core courses (90 points).
  • A series of practice placements enables students to gain experience in appropriate clinical settings under the guidance of experienced pharmacists.
  • After graduation, a year long pre-registration training programme is administered by the Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand under the supervision of a registered pharmacist.
  • Registration as a pharmacist occurs after successful completion of this year.