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Helping improve health care for individuals, communities, countries

Griffith offers bachelor degrees in pharmacy and the developing area of pharmacology and toxicology (how chemicals interact with biological systems), designed around industry and community needs and offering a wider range of career options.

Based on our Gold Coast campus, Griffith's School of Pharmacy and Pharmacology is known for innovative teaching that produces highly sought-after graduates.

With the opening of the Gold Coast University Hospital, Australia's first public university hospital and located next to the Griffith Health Centre, you'll be ideally placed to gain practical workplace experience as part of multidisciplinary teams.

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Study pharmacy at Griffith

Learn in smaller class sizes with accessible, award-winning lecturers

The School of Pharmacy and Pharmacology offers you a wonderful opportunity to learn about pharmacy and pharmacology and toxicology in a world class environment. You'll have the use of outstanding facilities such as a professional practice laboratory with model dispensary and a dedicated formulations lab, and aseptic dispensing unit. You'll learn from practising pharmacists and research-active staff.

Our Pharmacy degree will provide you with the training and tools necessary to go on to your pharmacy internship.

New ways of learning about pharmacy

In what's believed to be a world first in pharmacy education, Griffith has developed virtual learning environments. Without leaving the classroom, you can immerse yourself and interact with filmed settings including hospital and community pharmacies.

A new degree for more opportunities

Australia's first Pharmacology and Toxicology degree is a new pathway to a future in some of the world's biggest industries. Learn about the effects drugs and poisons have on tissues and organs, and how to develop new medicines — ideal for those who enjoy chemistry and biology.

Major in one of five fields, to work in areas like environmental toxicology, drug discovery or pharmaceutical marketing, or study a double degree with law or business.

Clinical placements in metropolitan, rural, international and industrial environments are an integral part of your learning experience, arranged in conjunction with over 400 partners.

Aisha Al Mahdy

Griffith Pharmacy Graduate

Battanbang, Northern Cambodia was the destination for a group of Griffith pharmacy students aiming to bring their skills to disadvantaged communities. Led by third year student Aisha Al Mahdy, the group of 13 Pharmacy students organised a two-week program that saw them providing healthcare to very low resourced communities. 'Unfortunately many chronic ailments go unnoticed in these conditions, so the group provided general medical help, including blood pressure checks and glucose checks, as well as general health and hygiene education,' said Aisha.

Aisha Al Mahdy

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It is important to check the degree requirements including placement requirements, before you apply.

Scholarships

Over 600 Scholarships available

Career outcomes

Excellent employment success

Griffith Pharmacy graduates are held in very high regard, with a reputation for being more work ready, with more real-life work knowledge.

You'll be very well prepared for a career in:

  • Community and hospital pharmacy
  • Medication management

You'll also be able to embark on a career in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, nutraceutical and related industries (in areas like management, sales, marketing, business development, and government regulatory agencies).

Our Bachelor of Pharmacology and Toxicology degree has a strong jobs and industry focus. As a graduate, you'll be in demand for positions such as a:

  • Regulatory scientist
  • Pharmaceutical sales representative
  • Medical science liaison
  • Clinical trials monitor
  • Pharmacy technician
  • Laboratory support technician
  • Environmental scientist
  • Formulation chemist
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Monday 18 February — Friday 22 February

Trimester 1: Orientation

Get the right start and find out everything you need to know about starting at Griffith.

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Monday 25 February — Saturday 8 June

Trimester 1: Teaching and exams

Includes study and exam period from Monday 27 May to Saturday 8 June.

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Sunday 7 April — Monday 8 April

Adelaide Tertiary Studies and Careers Expo

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Adelaide Tertiary Studies and Careers Expo to talk to our expert advisers about your study goals, life at Griffith, online study options and more.

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Thursday 2 May — Sunday 5 May

Melbourne VCE and Careers Expo

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Monday 13 May — Thursday 16 May

Mature Student Open Evenings

If you’re considering further study, get the right advice and information you need at our January Mature Student Open Evenings. No matter whether you're returning to university after a few years off, starting study for the first time or looking for a postgraduate degree to further your career, we can help.

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Thursday 23 May — Thursday 23 May

Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo

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Tuesday 11 June — Tuesday 11 June

Discover Griffith

Get a taste of university life at our Discover Griffith event. Designed for Year 12 students, their parents and families, this event helps answer questions about what to expect on your journey to university and deciding on the right study path.

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Thursday 13 June — Thursday 13 June

Discover Griffith

Get a taste of university life at our Discover Griffith event. Designed for Year 12 students, their parents and families, this event helps answer questions about what to expect on your journey to university and deciding on the right study path.

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Monday 1 July — Friday 5 July

Trimester 2: Orientation

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Monday 8 July — Friday 4 October

Trimester 2: Teaching and exams

Includes study and exam period from Tuesday 8 October to Saturday 19 October.

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Monday 8 July — Friday 12 July

Q&A Sessions

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Saturday 20 July — Sunday 21 July

Tertiary Studies Expo (TSXPO)

TSXPO is for anyone considering further study. Talk to our academic and professional staff about our degrees, flexible study options, admission pathways, how to apply, scholarships and support services. Entry is free.

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Tuesday 23 July — Tuesday 23 July

Sunshine Coast Daily Careers Expo

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Monday 5 August — Monday 5 August

Townsville Careers Expo

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Sunday 11 August — Sunday 11 August

Open Day

On Open Day, you’ll find general information about all our degrees at each campus, as well as essential information about student support services, admissions, scholarships and postgraduate studies. It’s a great time to get to know our campuses, experience life at Griffith, explore your study options and find the information you need to make a decision about your future.

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Monday 9 September — Tuesday 10 September

Mature Student Open Evenings

If you’re considering further study, get the right advice and information you need at our January Mature Student Open Evenings. No matter whether you're returning to university after a few years off, starting study for the first time or looking for a postgraduate degree to further your career, we can help.

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Thursday 12 September — Thursday 12 September

Mature Student Open Evenings

If you’re considering further study, get the right advice and information you need at our January Mature Student Open Evenings. No matter whether you're returning to university after a few years off, starting study for the first time or looking for a postgraduate degree to further your career, we can help.

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Monday 23 September — Friday 4 October

Q&A Sessions

Do you have questions about studying at Griffith? Book a personalised 30-minute Q&A session with one of our expert study advisers to get advice about your study options, available scholarships and support services.

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Monday 21 October — Friday 25 October

Trimester 3: Orientation

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Tuesday 29 October — Thursday 31 October

Application Support Nights

Need help with your university application? Receive personalised advice and assistance from one of our expert study advisers to start and/or complete your university application.

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Monday 16 December — Thursday 19 December

Explore your options

If your OP or ATAR result changes your direction, chat online with our expert study advisers to explore your study options. Find out about admissions pathways, entry requirements and changing your preferences.

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