Handbook

Bachelor of Pharmacy – Indigenous Health Careers Access Program

Course Code

108210

Version

1

Faculty

Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences

Award Requirements

Course Structure

Candidature

Progression

Advanced Standing

Award Details

Honours

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

English, Maths B, Chemistry

Additional selection requirements

Submit JCU internal application form by 30 September

Special admission requirements

Nominate with QTAC as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

Clinical placement/professional practice:

This course includes prescribed professional or clinical placements. Students may be required to undertake such placements away from the campus at which they are enrolled, at their own expense. (Note: health professional courses generally involve extensive professional or clinical placements).

Further information about placements can be found at University Requirements for Undergraduate Coursework Awards.

Post admission requirements

Hepatitis B immunisation:

Students must provide evidence of being immune to hepatitis B within the first teaching period of their studies. A blood-borne viral disease may result in a student’s inability to obtain a placement in a Queensland Health facility and consequently may result in their inability to complete the requirements of the course as accredited by the relevant professional accrediting body. If a student has not complied with the above requirement by the last day of the first teaching period of their studies, their enrolment will be terminated immediately.

Suitability to Work with Children Card (blue card):

This course includes prescribed professional or clinical placements that may involve contact with children under 18 years of age. Students are required to obtain a Suitability to Work with Children Card (which involves a criminal history check undertaken by the Queensland Police) before the start of the first placement. Students must retain a current Suitability to Work with Children Card for the duration of their course, as failure to do so will result in the termination of their admission to the course.

For more information, refer to:

Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian

Current Apply First Aid and CPR Certificate:

Candidates must hold a current First Aid Certificate before undertaking professional or clinical placements. Candidates are responsible for any costs associated with obtaining this certificate.

Some professional/clinical placement agencies may require that candidates hold an advanced cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certificate before undertaking a professional or clinical placement. Candidates are responsible for any costs associated with obtaining this certificate.

Australian Federal Police check:

This course includes prescribed professional or clinical placements. Some placement agencies will require students to produce a current Australian Federal Police check. This is in addition to the requirements for a Blue Card. Students must provide written confirmation of clearance to the Clinical Placement Officer prior to commencement of clinical placement.

Application documents can be accessed at:

Australian Federal Police

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

108 credit points as per course structure

Additional course rules

Not applicable

Additional completion requirements

Nil

Course learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course, graduates will be able to:

  • Integrate understanding of professional knowledge, competencies, behaviours, responsibilities and ethics in a health provision model of pharmacy practice that is appropriate in rural, remote, Indigenous and tropical contexts

  • Retrieve, synthesise, critically evaluate and apply evidence in pharmacy practice

  • Obtain, interpret and evaluate patient and clinical data to assess individual and population health status and, where necessary, formulate, implement and monitor management plans, in consultation with patients and communities

  • Promote and optimise the health and welfare of individuals and populations

  • Communicate clearly and coherently through well-developed English language and numeracy proficiency, appropriate for entry into the pharmacy workforce

  • Deliver and facilitate safe and effective collaborative patient-centred health outcomes, within a clearly defined and accepted scope of pharmacy practice

  • Reflect on current skills, knowledge and attitudes to plan ongoing professional development and foster a commitment to lifelong learning.

Course Structure

Core Subjects

Level 1

BM1000:03 Introductory Biochemistry and Microbiology

CH1001:03 Chemistry: A Central Science

CH1020:03 Preparatory Chemistry

CU1010:03 Effective Writing

HS1401:03 Health and Health Care in Australia

IA1007:03 Linking Indigenousness

MA1020:03 Preparatory Mathematics

PC1001:03 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1

PC1002:03 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2

PC1003:03 Introduction to Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences 2

PC1004:03 Introduction to Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences 1

PC1005:03 Molecular Basis of Therapeutics 1

Level 2

BC2014:03 Principles of Biochemistry for Pharmacy Students

HS2401:03 Rural and Remote Primary and Public Health Care

PC2001:03 Molecular Basis of Therapeutics 2

PC2002:03 Molecular Basis of Therapeutics 3

PC2003:03 Integrated Metabolism and Nutrition for Pharmacists

PC2004:03 Professional Pharmacy Practice 1

PC2006:03 Dermatology for Pharmacists

PC2201:03 Infectious Diseases and Immunology for Pharmacists

Level 3

CH3100:03 Molecular Basis of Therapeutics 4

PC3001:03 ENT, Eyes and Respiratory Pharmacy

PC3002:03 Cardiovascular and Renal Therapeutics for Pharmacists

PC3005:03 Nervous System and Mental Health for Pharmacists

PC3102:03 Health Care for Pharmacists

PC3201:03 Musculoskeletal Pharmacy

PC3204:03 Professional Pharmacy Practice 2 Part 1 of 2

PC3205:03 Professional Pharmacy Practice 2 Part 2 of 2

Level 4

PC4101:03 Endocrine and Reproductive Pharmacy

PC4102:03 Oncology, Haematology and Toxicology for Pharmacists

PC4103:03 Professional Pharmacy Practice 3

PC4203:12 Advanced Professional Pharmacy Practice

Options

Select 3 credit points of specified level 1, 2, 3 or 4 subjects:

BU1002:03 Accounting for Decision Making

BU1003:03 Economics for Sustainable Business

BU1008:03 Managing Consumer Markets

BU1104:03 Business Environment and Society in the Tropics

BU1112:03 Business Law

BX2051:03 Managing People

BX2061:03 Business Negotiation

CP1030:03 IT Fundamentals

MA1401:03 Statistics and Data Analysis 1

PC4104:03 Pharmacy Project

PY1101:03 Exploring Psychology 1

SP1001:03 Science and Practice of Physical Activity

SP3006:03 Sports Medicine

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Townsville

Candidature

Expected time to complete

5 years full-time, not available part-time

Maximum time to complete

6 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year

Progression

Course progression requisites

Must successfully complete all level 1 and level 2 subjects before attempting any level 3 subject

Must successfully complete all level 3 subjects before attempting any level 4 subject

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

Clinical placement/professional practice:

This course includes prescribed professional or clinical placements. Students may be required to undertake such placements away from the campus at which they are enrolled, at their own expense. (Note: health professional courses generally involve extensive professional or clinical placements).

Further information about placements can be found at University Requirements for Undergraduate Coursework Awards

Special assessment requirements

Refer to Review of a Student’s Suitability to Continue a Course Involving Placement policy.

Accreditation requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for final subject

Not applicable

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Candidates may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing for Previous Studies and Recognised Prior Learning policy associated procedures.

Maximum allowed

6 credit points

Currency

Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course.

Expiry

Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 16 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed the course of study prescribed for the degree.

Other restrictions

Advanced standing will not normally be granted for subjects prescribed for levels 2, 3 or 4 of the course.

Award Details

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not applicable - this course does not have majors

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Not applicable

Honours

Honours availability

Honours available both within this course and as a separate graduate entry course

Eligibility

Entry to embedded Honours

At the start of level 3 of the course the Head of School will invite applications from students

  • Normally candidates will have obtained a GPA of 6 (Distinction or better) for the subjects completed for levels 1 and 2 of the course

  • A quota may be imposed on the number of candidates accepted for entry to the honours course depending on the availability of supervisors

Graduate entry to Honours

Successful completion of the pass degree in Pharmacy, within the previous three years

  • Normally candidates will have achieved a GPA of not less than 5.0 calculated over the four levels of the pass degree

  • Candidates may be required to undertake work additional to the pass degree before commencing honours


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