The School where students and teachers continue to make lifelong industry connections

The School of Pharmacy and Pharmacology provides a transformational experience that builds students’ self-confidence, employability, and capacity to apply their skills and knowledge to a range of contexts.

The School of Pharmacy and Pharmacology offers a personalised and contemporary learning experience. Technology-Engaged Learning (TEL), Interprofessional Learning (IPL), Simulated Learning, Gamification, and Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) are integrated throughout programs to enhance the student experience and maximise learning outcomes. Students benefit from small class sizes, which are focussed on practical work-relevant learning outcomes.


We are the only Queensland university to offer a Master of Pharmacy degree.

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Work integrated learning

Programs in the School of Pharmacy and Pharmacology offer a range of Work Integrated Learning (WIL) placements for students to gain experience in their chosen industries. These placements are an important part of our student’s preparation for work. Opportunities exist for regional, national, and international WIL placements across programs in the School of Pharmacy and Pharmacology. WIL placements include community pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, research laboratory, and pharmaceutical industry settings.

Interprofessional learning

Graduates will have the capacity to communicate effectively with others through a range of modalities and will have the capacity to interact and collaborate with others effectively in the workplace. Graduates will possess ethical awareness as well as the capacity to apply interdisciplinary knowledge to solve real life problems. Students will be introduced to a wide range of other health professions (aimed at providing health professions literacy), involvement in simulated professional team experiences and participation in real service professional team experiences.

Technology-engaged learning

The School of Pharmacy and Pharmacology uses technology in an engaging and relevant way in learning and teaching, offering a variety of unique learning activities. The innovative use of technology puts the School of Pharmacy at the forefront of twenty-first century education.  A suite of educational technologies has been developed and adopted into programs to enhance the student experience and increase learning outcomes. Virtual reality, augmented reality and e-learning tools are among the technologies already used in the school.

Simulated learning

Simulation and immersion technologies have become valuable teaching and assessment tools, especially in health care because of their ability to replicate authentic professional practice scenarios. The School of Pharmacy and Pharmacology includes simulation into its curriculum to support knowledge and skill acquisition in a safe learning environment. The PharmG extended immersive simulation game and The Clinical Learning through Extended Immersion in Multimodal Simulation (CLEIMS) are examples of how the School of Pharmacy and Pharmacology integrates simulated learning into its programs.

QS World University Rankings

By subject we are ranked within the top 200 worldwide

Clinical Placement

The Clinical Placement Program is an integral component of each Pharmacy student’s learning experience. Pharmacy students complete many hours of structured placement over their studies whereby they undertake supervised clinical experience in a controlled learning environment enabling them to: Placement is unpaid and can be undertaken in metropolitan, rural or remote community and hospital pharmacies, and within the pharmaceutical industry throughout Australia and internationally. To commence your clinical placement training, several requirements must be met before placements will be allocated. Students should refer to the Placement Essential website for further detail of these requirements. If requirements are not met in time, then students will not be able to undertake placement and ma

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