Regulations - Medical And Health Sciences


The Degree of Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) – BPharm(Hons)

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 degree, a student must have:

a completed Parts I, II, and III of the Degree of Bachelor of Pharmacy from this University with a Grade Point Average of 5.5 or higher

and

b performed satisfactorily in the selection interview.

2 Where admission is granted by the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences to this degree courses previously passed for the Degree of Bachelor of Pharmacy will be reassigned to the Degree of Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours).

3 Students who have previously been awarded the Degree of Bachelor of Pharmacy will not be admitted.

Duration and Total Points Value

4 a A student enrolled for this degree must pass courses with a total value of 480 points, unless credit is granted under the Admission Regulations and/or the Credit Regulations.

b The requirements for this degree must be completed on a full-time basis 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

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

a 360 points: Parts I-III as listed in the Bachelor of Pharmacy Schedule

and

b the requirements as listed in the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) Schedule.

Research Project

6 a The research project is to be carried out under the guidance of a supervisor appointed by Senate or its representative, on the recommendation of the Head of School of Pharmacy.

b The research project topic must be approved by the Head of School of Pharmacy prior to enrolment.

c The research project must be completed and submitted by the last day of lectures in the final semester of enrolment.

d In exceptional circumstances beyond the student’s control, Senate or its representative may approve a limited extension of time, not exceeding two months, for the completion of the research project. Where an extension of time is approved, students will be required to be enrolled and pay tuition fees at the rate of 10 points for each two-month period or part thereof. This will only apply when the student’s current enrolment period in the course has ended.

Fitness to Practise Requirements

7 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 7c, any application to re-enrol may be declined.

e A student whose enrolment is suspended or terminated under Regulation 7c or their application to re-enrol declined under Regulation 7d may apply to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) for the appeal of that decision in accordance with the policy.

Honours

8 a Honours will be awarded in one of three classes: First Class Honours, Second Class Honours, or Third Class Honours. Second Class Honours are awarded in either First Division or Second Division.

b The class of Honours will be determined by the student’s overall grade in PHARMACY 701, 702 and 789 as follows:

7.0 to 9.0 – First Class Honours

5.5 to 6.9 – Second Class Honours First Division

4.0 to 5.4 – Second Class Honours Second Division

3.9 and below – Third Class Honours

Variations

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

Commencement

10 These regulations came into force on 1 January 2021.

Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) (BPharm(Hons)) Schedule

Requirement:

90 points: PHARMACY 701, 702

30 points: PHARMACY 789 Research Project

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