Subjects

Pharmacy

Overview

Pharmacists now deliver enhanced services in collaboration with other members of healthcare teams. The BPharm emphasises research, clinical experience and interaction with the public. The programme equips students with a range of skills required for effective pharmacy practice. It extends beyond traditional pharmacy education by shifting the focus from drug chemistry and delivery. It now encompases how drugs are developed, how patients use them, and how pharmacists can optimise patient care through interaction with other health professionals.

Areas of study

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.

You can study Pharmacy in the following programmes:

What you will learn

You will explore biomedical science, chemistry, population health, social science, pharmaceutics, pharmacology and pharmacy practice. There is an emphasis on research, clinical experience and interaction with the public. This encourages the development of your independent and critical thinking, practical skills in analysis, problem-solving and information management.

Career opportunities

Pharmacists work in a range of industries related to the manufacture, prescription and provision of medicines. Government agencies regulate the quality and availability of drugs. Pharmaceutical companies research and trial new compounds. Community and hospital pharmacists liaise with the public and other health professionals on the safe and effective use of medicines. Graduates of the BPharm can expect to work in any of these areas and may find rewarding positions in related industries such as medical publishing or pharmaceutical marketing. Potential careers include community or hospital pharmacy, health sector management, medicines information or employment as a prescribing adviser. There are also opportunities in related areas, such as medical publishing or pharmaceutical marketing.

More information

For more information see Pharmacy.