The BPharm(Hons) is a 480-point, full-time programme. Students are admitted following Part III of the BPharm at the University of Auckland and complete a further 120 points of full-time study.
Courses previously passed for the BPharm will be reassigned to the BPharm(Hons).
Parts I, II and III
Students enter into Part II, having already completed Part I 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, pharmacy and patient-centred practice (120 points).
There is also an English language competency requirement that must be met during Year Two (Part II).
Year Three (Part III) comprises two core courses on drug treatments and developing specialist understandings to enable clinical decision-making for various diseases (120 points), and to optimise patient care and health outcomes.
BPharm(Hons) component / Part IV
The BPharm(Hons) / Year Four (Part IV) requires completion of a research project (30 points) and two core courses (45 points each). The research project topic is in an area relevant to pharmacy practice or pharmaceutical sciences, and is carried out individually under the guidance of an academic supervisor. The research course includes research ethics, research proposal development, research methods, literature review, data collection, data analysis fundamentals, written research report and oral viva. In the two core courses, students refine their clinical decision-making in the context of complex patient populations.
Throughout Parts II, III and IV, a series of practice placements enables students to gain experience in appropriate clinical and health settings under the guidance of experienced pharmacists.
After graduation, a one-year pre-registration training programme (internship) 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 the pre-registration training (internship) year.