ATAR and location:Bendigo: 82.5
Start dates: Semester 1 (March)Semester 1 (March)
Duration: 4 years4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
By understanding the properties and impacts of medicines and developing the skills required to counsel patients about their use, pharmacists have the opportunity to improve health and even save lives.
This course aims to prepare you for a rewarding career in pharmacy. You'll focus on achieving excellence in provisions of clinical services and reviewing medication for safety and effectiveness.
You'll develop skills in drug development, action and use in disease states, medication review, counselling and communication. The aim is for you understand the effects and best use of medications and the role of medicines in responsible healthcare.
You'll practise in our model pharmacy at the Bendigo campus, to help you develop your communication and patient-service skills.
La Trobe University students have won the Victorian Pharmacy Student of the Year competition six times in the last seven years, and in 2013 Rebecca Boschert won the National title.
La Trobe designs its courses with your future career in mind and partners with a range of professional organisations for accreditation and registration. Refer to the detail for each course below to see what professional registration and membership options exist.
This degree equips you for work in any pharmacy setting, including rural, metropolitan, community and hospital pharmacy. It gives you the chance to forge strong relationships with other health professionals, and it qualifies you to provide pharmacy services within the Australian Defence Forces.
Many pharmacy students go on to run their own pharmacy businesses, where others find great reward and stimulation as a pharmacist in a hospital. As pharmacy is largely a science-based discipline, graduates have also moved into roles in biotechnology, food, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, paints, environmental science, environmental management and teaching.
We also offer single subject study. Visit our short courses page to find out more.