Regulations - Medical And Health Sciences


The Degree of Bachelor of Pharmacy – BPharm

The regulations for this degree are to be read in conjunction with all other relevant statutes and regulations including the Academic Statutes and Regulations.

Admission

1 In order to be admitted to this programme, a student needs to have:

a (i) completed the requirements for courses listed in Part I of the Bachelor of Pharmacy Schedule, or an equivalent programme of study deemed appropriate by Senate or its representative, with a minimum average grade of B over the courses specified

or

(ii) successfully completed, no more than five years prior to the date of application, with at least the equivalent of a B average grade, a degree or postgraduate diploma deemed appropriate by Senate or its representative

or

(iii) met the requirements of a special entry scheme

and

b demonstrated in accordance with approved selection criteria the qualities determined by the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences as appropriate for a person seeking a qualification as a pharmacist. This requirement will normally include an interview.

Note: The applicant will also be required to consent to a Police check and a Vulnerable Children’s Act (VCA) check.

2 Students selected for admission under Regulations 1a(ii) or 1a(iii) may be required to successfully complete some or all of the courses listed in Part I in the Bachelor of Pharmacy Schedule before proceeding to Part II.

Duration and Total Points Value

3 a A student enrolled for this degree must follow a programme of eight full-time semesters and pass courses with a total value of 480 points, unless credit is granted under the Admissions Regulations and/or the Credit Regulations.

b Study for this degree must be pursued in continuous semesters. Interrupted study may be resumed only with the approval of, and on conditions set by, Senate or its representative.

Structure and Content

4 Of the 480 points required for this degree, a student must pass:

a 465 points: Parts I-IV as listed in the Bachelor of Pharmacy Schedule.

b (i) 15 points offered in either the General Education Open Schedule or the General Education Faculty Schedule approved for this degree.

(ii) A student who is required to meet the Academic English Language Requirement, as specified in the Enrolment and Programme Regulations, Academic English Language Requirement, of the University Calendar, may substitute an academic English language course approved by Senate or its representative for 15 points of General Education.

(iii) In order to complete the requirements for General Education students must pass the Academic Integrity course as specified in the Enrolment and Programme Regulations, Academic Integrity, of the University Calendar.

5 a Each Part of the programme is to be completed to the satisfaction of Senate or its representative before a student is permitted to enrol for the next Part.

b A student who fails twice to pass the same Part will not be permitted to continue with the degree.

English Language Requirements

6 A student enrolled for this degree must demonstrate competence in the English language, by passing PHARMACY 199, as prescribed by the School of Pharmacy, before being permitted to enrol for PHARMACY 213.

General Education Exemptions

7 a A student is exempted from the requirement to pass courses offered in the General Education Schedule who has:

either

(i) completed an undergraduate degree at a tertiary institution

or

(ii) commenced study for this degree at a tertiary institution before 1 January 2006

or

(iii) been admitted to this degree having completed 120 points or more of degree-level study at another tertiary institution.

b A student who has been exempted from the requirement to pass courses offered in the General Education Schedules must substitute 15 points from other courses offered at this University in consultation with the Head of School of Pharmacy.

c A student who has been fully or partially exempted from the requirement to pass courses offered in the General Education Schedule is nonetheless required to complete the Academic Integrity course.

Practical Requirements

8 A student enrolled for this degree must carry out satisfactorily such practical or clinical work as the Head of School of Pharmacy may require.

Honours

9 This degree may be awarded with Honours where a student’s overall grade is sufficiently high. There are two classes of Honours: First Class Honours and Second Class Honours. Second Class Honours are awarded in either the First Division or Second Division.

Fitness to Practise Requirements

10 a In order to complete the requirements for this degree, a student must meet the applicable fitness to practise requirements for this programme, as outlined in the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences’ Fitness to Practise Policy.

b Where a student is being investigated with regard to a fitness to practise matter under the policy, and there is a concern that the student’s attitudes or behaviour are inappropriate, offensive, disruptive, or may pose a risk of harm to the welfare of any party, that student’s attendance at lectures, classes and any clinical, industry or practice attachments may be suspended by the Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences pending the outcome of the investigation.

c If a student is found, after due and fair inquiry, and taking into account any written response from the student, to be not fit to practise, the student’s enrolment in the programme may be suspended or terminated in accordance with the policy.

d Where a student’s enrolment in the programme has been terminated under Regulation 10c, any application to re-enrol may be declined.

e A student whose enrolment is suspended or terminated under Regulation 10c or their application to re-enrol declined under Regulation 10d may apply to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) for the appeal of that decision in accordance with the policy.

Variations

11 In exceptional circumstances Senate or its representative may approve a personal programme which does not conform to these regulations.

Commencement

12 These regulations came into force on 1 January 2016. The 2015 regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Pharmacy were thereby repealed.

Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm) Schedule

Requirement:

Part I

60 points: BIOSCI 107, CHEM 110, MEDSCI 142, POPLHLTH 111

45 points from courses prescribed for one other undergraduate degree at this University

15 points from courses listed in the General Education Schedules approved for this degree

Part II

PHARMACY 199

120 points: PHARMACY 211, 212, 213

Part III

120 points: PHARMACY 311, 312

Part IV

120 points: PHARMACY 410, 411, 412

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