The pharmacy programs were developed with the best advice and comment to ensure the degrees were in line with the latest national and international trends in pharmacy education.
Bachelor of Pharmacy
This program provides students with a strong understanding of pharmacy practice and pharmacotherapeutics that will lead graduates to registration as a pharmacist after completion of 48 weeks of internship training and compliance with all other statutory requirements.
Students in this program will study core courses in chemistry, physiology, anatomy, statistics, biochemistry, pharmaceutics and pharmacology. A series of Integrated Pharmacotherapeutics courses will enable the students to understand the relationship between drugs and their therapeutic use in different disease states. Alongside the Integrated Pharmacotherapeutics courses, students will undertake a series of Pharmacy Practice courses and Placements that will develop skills enabling students to apply their knowledge in a clinical setting.
Final year courses provide integration of the curriculum with an emphasis on management, research and special populations.
Bachelor of Pharmacology and Toxicology
The Bachelor of Pharmacology and Toxicology is the ideal degree for people who are interested in a career in pharmacology, toxicology or drug research, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and other health industries.
Using this knowledge, all graduates will be well equipped to commence on a wide range of career paths. The degree's focus on pharmacology will benefit you if you are considering continuing your study with a postgraduate degree in an area such as pharmacy, medicine, dentistry or medical research. Students will be able to undertake specialist studies in one of five majors or two double degrees and learn through extensive hands-on experience in state-of-the-art facilities including formulation, pharmacology and analytical laboratories.
- Applied Pharmacology
- Chemical and Environmental Toxicology
- Sales and Marketing
Bachelor of Pharmacology and Toxicology/Bachelor of Business
The pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries are global industries and comprise a diverse range of large, medium and small companies all of which are seeking to make an impact on important health issues. All of these companies, whether big or small, need graduates with training in entrepreneurship and management who also understand the science that underpins their company’s strategic planning. This double degree provides such graduates with the added advantage that the Marketing Major is ideally suited to the sales and marketing departments that play a critical role in ensuring continued viability of the industry.
Bachelor of Pharmacology and Toxicology/Bachelor of Laws
Knowledge of drugs and toxins combined with a law degree will provide students with unrivalled opportunities within one of the largest and most heavily regulated industries in the world. Regulatory affairs departments within the pharmaceutical and related industries are critical for ensuring that new medicines are registered. Patent protection to prevent loss of intellectual property requires knowledge of the unique molecular and therapeutic characteristics of drugs along with the application of relevant laws. The unique skill set offered by this double degree will make graduates very valuable to this multi-billion dollar industry.
Griffith Law School offers a professional legal curriculum that focuses on the core areas of legal practice together with legal skills that lawyers must have. It also provides you with opportunities to choose law electives that are aligned with your own particular interests, including clinical courses that emphasise practical legal skills, insights and experience. You can also take advantage of study abroad opportunities and gain credit towards your Griffith degree for approved courses taken at international universities.
You'll also simultaneously study within a number of special course areas called `vertical courses '. These courses allow and encourage you to make connections between the discipline of law and the areas of ethics, legal theory, Indigenous issues, and internationalisation. Through the study of these and other areas, the curriculum encourages interdisciplinary understandings of law and legal work.
Griffith Law School staff are committed to a set of values which guide their teaching and research, as well as their relationships with students. These values are summarised as Scholarship, Character, Responsibility and Respect.
Master of Pharmacy
This extended Masters level tri-semester program builds on the strong science foundation that students developed in their undergraduate science or health science degree to provide advanced studies in pharmaceutical science, professional and clinical pharmacy practice and pharmacy research. It provides you with a broad range of lectures, group and self-directed learning activities, practical competence-development simulations, inter-professional learning and clinical placements to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to undertake the internship program before applying for registration as a pharmacist.
The pharmacy internship training program is 48 weeks in duration and its completion and meeting the terms of all other statutory requirements are mandatory before applying to the Pharmacy Board of Australia for registration as a pharmacist.
Pharmacy Intern Extemporaneous Workshop
This workshop is specifically designed for Intern pharmacists who need to complete the requirements for preparing extemporaneous products. In the case where only a limited number of extemporaneous products or where no requests are presented at pharmacies for extemporaneous products, the Pharmacy Board of Australia has given approval for Interns that may need an alternative place to fulfil these requirements to complete this component at the Pharmacy School at Griffith University.
Continuing Professional Development
The certificate course in Integrative Medicine is specifically designed for pharmacists, however, medical practitioners, nurses and any other health-care practitioner, with a special interest in the integration of mainstream and evidence-based complementary medicine, will benefit from this course.