Bachelor of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Program code

1528

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

3 years full-time
6 years part-time

Credit points

240

Indicative fee

$8,000.00* per year (more)
* 2021 indicative annual CSP fee

Entry requirements

70.00

ATAR/RANK 2021

OR VET qualification

Certificate IV

(more)

Commencing in

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2

Prerequisites

  • Any General or Applied English subject (Units 3&4, C)

Assumed knowledge

  • Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3&4, C)
  • One of Biology, Chemistry, Physics (Units 3&4, C)

About this program

This degree provides a pathway to a career in pharmacology, toxicology or drug research, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and other health industries. The degree's focus on pharmacology will provide you with an excellent foundation if you are considering a degree in one of the following areas:

You will learn through extensive hands-on experience in state-of-the-art facilities including formulation, pharmacology and analytical laboratories and you can select one of the following majors:

  • Pre-Clinical
  • Pharmaceutical Industry

Honours is available through an additional year of study.

Related degrees

Code Program title Campus Intake
1528 Bachelor of Pharmacology and Toxicology (this program) Gold Coast Trimester 1 and Trimester 2
2118 Bachelor of Pharmacology and Toxicology (Honours) Gold Coast Trimester 1 and Trimester 2

Progression is dependent upon satisfying admission requirements.

Attendance information

This program is to be offered full-time on-campus at the Gold Coast campus using the in-person mode of delivery each trimester.

As a full-time student you will generally attend 22-24 hours of scheduled classes per week throughout the trimester. Classes may be scheduled during the day and evening throughout the week.

Student Income Support

To be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.

Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.

Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.

My career opportunities

You will be prepared for professional employment in a wide variety of public and private sector positions such as Regulatory Scientist; Regulatory Affairs Specialist; Pharmaceutical Sales Representative; Medical Science Liaison; Medical Science Liaison (MSL) - Haematology; Clinical Trials Monitor; Product Manager; Pharmacy Assistant; Pharmacy Technician; Research Assistant; Research Technician; Laboratory Support Technician; Environmental Scientist; Research and Development Scientist; Formulation Chemist.

Professional Practice requirements

There are placements associated with this program and before undertaking professional experience placements, all students in this program are required to have completed the following by the end of their first trimester of study:

  • Vaccinations and Health Tests
  • Licenses and Certificates
  • Online Training
  • Health Placement Requirements

Students should refer to the checklist of professional practice requirements for their Health discipline on the Fit for Professional Practice website for full details of the requirements regarding professional placement to ensure that they meet eligibility for placement.

Pathways to further study

Students who successfully complete this program will be eligible to apply for entry to the Bachelor of Pharmacology and Toxicology (Honours) (2118) and the Master of Pharmacy (5661) provided GPA requirements are met.

Commonwealth supported students

  • The fee is indicative of an annual full-time load (80 credit points) in a program categorized to one of the Australian Government's broad discipline areas (student contribution bands). A student's actual annual fee may vary in accordance with his or her choice of majors and electives. The Australian Government sets student contribution amounts on an annual basis.
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Fee-paying undergraduate (domestic) students

These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:

  • Full-fee paying domestic students who commenced their program prior to 2009.
  • International students who have been approved to pay domestic tuition fees after obtaining Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency or a permanent humanitarian visa and who have not obtained a Commonwealth supported place.
Tuition fees
  • A fee-paying undergraduate student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.
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Program fees for the Bachelor of Pharmacology and Toxicology (1528)


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FEE-HELP

Eligible undergraduate fee-paying students may defer their tuition fees by taking out a FEE-HELP loan which is part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). Payment of the loan is via the taxation system when income reaches a specified level.

Further information

Additional fee information

Throughout your program you may be required to pay for the following items:

first aid certificate; immunisations; uniforms; expenses associated with placements such as travel and accommodation.