Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)

R/727/6/0061 (03/20) - A7256

Pharmacists are health professionals with the skills and knowledge to manage patients’ and healthcare providers’ understanding and use of medicines. Pharmacists also play a key role in drug development and innovation. The Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) is a four-year undergraduate course that provides an understanding of the processes involved in providing primary health care, drug information, and clinical pharmacy services in different practice environments.

The Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) course at the Malaysia campus is closely matched to that offered at the Parkville campus and uses the same robust, current and evolving curriculum. Teaching and learning are supported by innovative and intelligent use of learning technology. The Monash research ethos underpins and informs our teaching in terms of technical content as well as sound, closely evaluated educational practice.

Focused work-based learning (placements) allow students to integrate classroom learning with real world experience and develop their pharmacy practice skills.

Students have the option to transfer to the Parkville campus at the end of Year 1 or Year 2.

Areas of study

As an undergraduate student studying pharmacy at Monash, you’ll cover the six fundamental theme

  • The structure and function of the body - how the body works, including studies of anatomy, physiology and biochemistry relevant to the discipline.
  • Drug structure, disposition and action - how medicines work, including studies of medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, pharmaceutics and pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics relevant to the discipline.
  • Professional practice - what pharmacists do, including the sociocultural context in which the pharmacist and customer operates, social and health practice issues, as well as the ethical and legal context of pharmacy.
  • Comprehensive care - how to manage diseases and disorders, including the relationship between pathophysiology and the design and use of drugs in treating various health conditions.
  • Inquiry and innovation - how to employ problem-solving and innovative thinking skills in a laboratory, clinical, social or business environment.
  • Professional experience - work based training programs and internships.

This course will develop the practical and analytical skills you require for pharmacy practice, as well as oral and written communication, critical thinking, inquiry, numeracy, information literacy and leadership.

It will prepare students not just for initial registration, but also to be next-generation global pharmacists, with the highly advanced leadership and research skills that will lead professional change.

Please refer to the Undergraduate Handbook for more information.