The BPharm 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 to incorporate aspects such as understanding how drugs are developed, patient use, and pharmacists optimising patient care through interaction with other health professionals.
Themes in population medicine, social science, pharmacology, pharmacy practice and pharmaceutics continue throughout the programme and are supported by courses in biomedical science, medicinal chemistry, immunology and pharmacy practice – incorporating ethical issues related to practice and pharmaceutical management.
Entry to the Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm) is limited and competitive. Students will be selected on the basis of academic merit and personal qualities exhibited during a selection interview. Each year 110 places will be available in the BPharm programme: 100 for domestic applicants and 10 for international applicants.
There are two entry categories into BPharm:
- Category One: First Year through BHSc or BSc
- Category Two: Alternative Admissions
- Special entry quotas are available for domestic UTAS applicants, and domestic applicants of Regional/Rural origin.