BP311 - Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences

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Plan: BP311 - Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Campus: Bundoora Campus

Program delivery and structure

Approach to learning and assessment
Work integrated learning
Program structure
Program transition plan

Approach to learning and assessment

The Pharmaceutical Sciences degree is a 3-year program preparing you for employment in the pharmaceutical industry. The program consists of theoretical components in biochemistry, pharmacology, toxicology and human physiology. These provide the basis for applied components in drug regulations, clinical trials and drug development.

Assessment activities and tutorials with ongoing feedback are conducted throughout the program so that you can review and evaluate your progress and ability to adequately understand the material presented. Assessments include tests during semester, end of semester exams, oral presentations as well as written assignments.

You will develop graduate outcomes through laboratory practicals, workshop/tutorial tasks, lecture-based work. The program will also help develop a range of professional skills to help you gain employment in the pharmaceutical industry.

Note that it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit (www.rmit.edu.au/disability) if you would like to find out more.

If you have already developed areas of skill and knowledge included in this program (for example, through prior studies or work experience), you can apply for credit once you have enrolled in this program. There is information on the RMIT University website about how to apply for credit www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit/he .

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Work integrated learning

RMIT is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with workplace experience.  As a student enrolled in this RMIT program you will:

  • undertake and be assessed on structured activities that allow you to learn, apply and  demonstrate your professional or vocational practice
  • interact with industry and community when undertaking these activities
  • complete these activities in real or simulated work contexts or situations.

In this program, you will undertake the following specific course(s) that focus on work integrated learning (WIL):

  • ONPS2302    Introduction to Pharmaceutical Sciences will introduce you to the pharmaceutical industry through interaction with professional scientists. You will simulate the research environment by taking a project from concept through experimental design and action to communicating it in an industry appropriate form of communication. 
  • BIOL2357     Practical Biomedical Sciences is a course where you will be assessed on a research project undertaken independently in a workplace setting (which could be either a laboratory at RMIT or a setting outside the University) and receive feedback from those involved in your industry.
  • ONPS2534   Professional Skills Development for the Pharmaceutical Scientist will assessed your professional and vocational skills in a workplace setting (real or simulated). You will receive feedback from those involved in your industry.

In addition, throughout other courses across the program you will do practical exercises that are designed to develop skills required in the workplace.

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Program Structure

To graduate you must complete the following:
 

All courses listed may not be available each semester

 

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Year One of Program

Complete the following Eight (8) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Introduction to Microbiology, Immunology and Genetics12BIOL2257Bundoora Campus
Biology of the Cell12BIOL2272Bundoora Campus
Principles of Human Biology12BIOL2273Bundoora Campus
Chemistry for Life Sciences12CHEM1240Bundoora Campus
Statistics and Epidemiology12MATH1238Bundoora Campus
Introduction to Pharmaceutical Sciences12ONPS2302Bundoora Campus
Medicines, Drugs and Poisons12ONPS2164Bundoora Campus
Introduction to Medical Biochemistry12ONPS2423Bundoora Campus
 
AND

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Year Two of Program

Complete the following Seven (7) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 212BIOL1181Bundoora Campus
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 112BIOL1177Bundoora Campus
Principles of Pharmacology12ONPS2032Bundoora Campus
Applied Pharmacology12ONPS2563Bundoora Campus
Human Physiology 1 - Body Systems12BIOL2043Bundoora Campus
Human Physiology 2: Body Systems12BIOL2044Bundoora Campus
Principles of Toxicology12ONPS2387Bundoora Campus
AND
Select and Complete One (1) Course from any:
University Elective
 
AND

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Year Three of Program

Complete the following Six (6) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Pharmacology of Therapeutic Agents 112ONPS2493Bundoora Campus
Pharmacology of Therapeutic Agents 212ONPS2494Bundoora Campus
Drug Research and Development12ONPS2305Bundoora Campus
Preclinical Drug Testing12ONPS2307Bundoora Campus
Clinical Trial Design and Management12ONPS2304Bundoora Campus
Drug Regulations12ONPS2306Bundoora Campus
AND
Select and Complete One (1) of the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Practical Biomedical Sciences12BIOL2357Bundoora Campus
Professional Skills Development for the Pharmaceutical Scientist12ONPS2534Bundoora Campus
AND
Select and Complete One (1) Course from any:
University Elective
 

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Program transition plan

In 2017 some minor changes have occurred in the program structure.  Students will retain full credit for any courses completed in the previous program structure.

  • Students who fail ONPS2303 Pharmacology and Toxicology for the Biosciences in first year will be required to complete ONPS2164 Medicines, Drugs and Poisons. 
  • Students who fail ONPS2441 Principles of Pharmacology 1 will be required to complete ONPS2032 Principles of Pharmacology.
  • Students who fail ONPS2443 Principles of Pharmacology 2 will be required to complete ONPS2032 Principles of Pharmacology before proceeding to ONPS2563 Applied Pharmacology.

Transition Map – same or equivalent courses

Year or Semester

Old course/s no longer offered

Credit Points

New or amended course

Credit Points

Year 1

ONPS2303 Pharmacology and Toxicology for the Bioscience

12

ONPS2164 Medicines, Drugs and Poisons (same content as ONPS2303)

12

Year 2

ONPS2441 Principles of Pharmacology 1

12

ONPS2032 Principles of Pharmacology (old course that will merge lecture content of ONPS2441 and ONPS2443)

12`

Year 2

ONPS2443 Principles of Pharmacology 2

12

ONPS2563 Applied Pharmacology (new course)

12

 

 

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