What you'll learn

What you’ll learn

As an undergraduate student studying pharmacy at Monash, you’ll cover the six fundamental themes:

  • The structure and function of the body - how the body works, including studies of anatomy, physiology and biochemistry relevant to the discipline.
  • Drug structure, disposition and action - how medicines work, including studies of medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, pharmaceutics and pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics relevant to the discipline.
  • Professional practice - what pharmacists do, including the sociocultural context in which the pharmacist and customer operates, social and health practice issues, as well as the ethical and legal context of pharmacy.
  • Comprehensive care - how to manage diseases and disorders, including the relationship between pathophysiology and the design and use of drugs in treating various health conditions.
  • Inquiry and innovation - how to employ problem-solving and innovative thinking skills in a laboratory, clinical, social or business environment.
  • Professional experience - work based training programs and internships.

This course will develop the practical and analytical skills you require for pharmacy practice, as well as oral and written communication, critical thinking, inquiry, numeracy, information literacy and leadership.

It will prepare students not just for initial registration, but also to be next-generation global pharmacists, with the highly advanced leadership and research skills that will lead professional change.

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