Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)

by | Jul 1, 2019

Areas of study

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

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.

Career outcomes

The demand for pharmacists in Malaysia and the region is high, and pharmacists will likely remain a sought-after profession in the foreseeable future. Graduates will be able to find employment in the following sectors:

COMMUNITY PHARMACY

  • Medication management
  • Pharmaceutical care
  • Retailing
  • Management
  • Health promotion

HOSPITAL PHARMACY

  • Clinical pharmacy 
  • Management
  • Total Parenteral Nutrition
  • Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
  • Outpatient Pharmacy
  • Drug Information Services

GOVERNMENT (THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH)

  • The Pharmaceutical Control Bureau
  • The Pharmacy Services Division

PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY

  • Research and development
  • Clinical research
  • Regulatory affairs
  • Product information
  • Sales and marketing
  • Management

ARMED SERVICES

  • Pharmacy officer

EDUCATION AND RESEARCH

  • Academia
  • Research and development

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