The curriculum contains relevant courses in the basic sciences including chemistry, physiology, biochemistry, anatomy, and statistics; applied pharmacy courses in the pharmaceutical sciences including dosage form design, drug discovery, biological fate of drugs and pharmacology; and courses in the practice and clinical areas of pharmacy including quality use of medications, data analysis and social and professional aspects of pharmacy.
Pharmacy offers a stimulating, challenging and varied career for persons interested in the rapidly developing science of drugs and medicines and who are keen to work for the well being of the community. The broad scientific base of the pharmacy programme provides the graduate in pharmacy with employment opportunities in community, hospital and industrial pharmacy not only in your home country but throughout the world.
Just like medicine or dentistry, pharmacy courses are available at only limited number of campuses. In Australia to become a pharmacist it takes four years full-time study of Bachelor of Pharmacy or Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours). Honours students undertake an additional advanced unit of study in each semester in the fourth year. Admission to honours is by invitation only and is dependent on a high level of academic achievement in the first three years of the course. In UK some of the universities offer MPharm Masters degree, with Honours in Pharmacy. MPharm replaces BSc (Hons) Pharmacy and it is a full-time four year programme.