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1 Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Do you want to change lives? Change yours first.

2 One degree can make a world of difference… to the lives of others

3  Our graduates: Preventing missed doses –Victorian Public Healthcare Awards  Our researchers: Saving lives at birth –One woman bleeds to death every three minutes in a developing countries –Engineer an oxytocin powder  Our students: Mathew Peck Traveling scholarship –Alex Bongers travelled to Toulva –Researched and implemented treatment programs for non communicable diseases including type 2 diabetes

4 One degree can make a world of difference … to your life

5 Core knowledge and hands on experience  Vocational skill development –Professional Experience Placements –Research Project –Industry Placement  Pharmaceutical science students: High Performance Liquid Chromatography facility  Pharmacy: Virtual Practice Environments and MyDispense

6 Get more than a degree  Choose an elective in research or leadership  Complete a summer research scholarship  Undertake a professional experience placement overseas,  Join faculty’s student leadership program,  Run a club  Mentor a new student

7 To make a difference start here.

8 We might be one of the oldest pharmacy schools in Australia, but we are also the most innovative and globally recognised.  World-class partnerships –Servier and GSK  Leading the profession –NAPE, CMUS  Game changing education –GlaxoSmithKline and Pharmatopia  Fantastic facilities – great location

9 Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences New entry requirements

10 Supplementary Information Form  This will replace the UMAT for entry into Pharmacy and Pharmacy/Commerce  The form is available to download at or can be completed online at  All VTAC applicants (international and domestic) must complete  Applicants must still list pharmacy on their VTAC preference list

11 How will the form be used?  Model answers will be used to give applicants a rating for their form  Rating will be used to re-rank applicants who are middle-band or borderline cases.  All re-ranked applicants will still need to meet the published minimum prerequisite study scores.  The Supplementary Information Form is not to be used for the purpose of special consideration.

12 What will the form ask?

13 Changes to prerequisite requirements  Pharmacy, pharmacy/commerce and pharmaceutical sciences have all had their prerequisite subject scores lowered  VCE: 30 in English (ESL) or 25 in any other English, and 25 in chemistry, and 25 in mathematical methods (CAS) or specialist mathematics.  IB: 4 in English SL or 3 in English HL or 5 in English B SL or 4 in English B HL, and 4 in chemistry SL or 3 in chemistry HL, and 4 in mathematics SL or 3 in mathematics HL.  Assessment last year showed students with lower scores still had high enough ATARS to be competitive for these courses.  We don’t expect this will affect the clearly-in ATAR score in 2013

14 Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Pharmaceutical Science Better medicines by design

15 Pharmaceutical Science  Pharmaceutical science is the chemistry, biology and technology of medicine.  It plays a role in improving human health and wellbeing: by researching and developing reliable, accessible and effective treatments for patients  Learn from “world class” academics and have the opportunity to undertake research with MIPS

16 Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences Advanced with Honours Are you looking to start research as an undergraduate student?  Prepare students for postgraduate study and a research career.  Solid foundation in fundamental science + research know-how  Three major areas of study – drug discovery biology, formulation science and medicinal chemistry  Please note this course is currently not available for international students.

17 Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences Advanced with Honours Benefits  Multiple research projects and an honours project in fourth year  Opportunity to attend research seminars  Academic mentors  Student Ambassador program

18 Entry requirements Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science Advanced with Honours  4 years full-time (Parkville campus)  3 years Bachelor + 1 year Honours  ATAR: Unknown, recommend 90  Prerequisites : 30 in English (ESL) or 25 in any other English, and 25 in chemistry, and 25 in mathematical methods (CAS) or specialist mathematics.

19 Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science “a job-ready science degree”  All students undertake a 4 week placement in the third year of the course. –A research placement where they complete a project –An industry placement where they work on a self contained project

20 Three major areas of study  Medicinal chemistry –At the intersection between biology and chemistry - explore the chemistry of drugs –How medicines work, are designed and made.  Formulation science –Formulate, design and evaluate medicines and other products –Cosmetics, foods, consumer and agricultural chemicals and paints.  Drug discovery biology –This new major draws on the expertise in MIPS – best in Australia –Explores the biotechnological aspects of drug design and evaluation –Apply your biology knowledge to investigating and evaluating new drug targets.

21 Careers in biotech and pharma industries  analytical chemist  biotechnologist  cell biologist  clinical trial researcher  cosmetic chemist  development chemist  drug analyst  drug discovery and delivery scientist  drug evaluation specialist  educator and academic  environmental chemist  formulation chemist  industry consultant  intellectual property manager  medicinal chemist  nanotechnologist pharmacologist  product development specialist  professional, government and legal advisor  quality assurance scientist  Regulator  regulatory affairs specialist  technical sales and marketing manager  …and more… plus food, cosmetics, consumer chemicals and more!

22 Entry requirements Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science  3 years full-time (Parkville campus)  2012 ATAR: 82.3  Prerequisites : 30 in English (ESL) or 25 in any other English, and 25 in chemistry, and 25 in mathematical methods (CAS) or specialist mathematics.  Bachelor of Engineering/ Pharmaceutical Sciences  5 years full-time (Parkville and Clayton campuses)  2012 ATAR: 92.1  Prerequisites: English, chemistry mathematical methods and one of biology, physics or specialist mathematics

23 Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Pharmacy It’s about people’s health

24 Pharmacy Pharmacists are medicine experts. They are actively involved in patient care, either in hospital or in the community and work to ensure patient treatment therapies are optimised.

25 Did you know a pharmacist can…  Work in regulatory affairs, marketing and business development  Undertake research  Work in developing countries  Specialise in emergency medicine or paediatrics  Undertake Home Medicine Reviews  Work for the Army  Advise the government

26 Practical Experience  Innovative learning –MyDispense (Dispensing) –Virtual Practice Environment (Patient counseling)  Practical Experience Program Every pharmacy student completes 12 weeks of compulsory practical placements in third and fourth year –Hospital pharmacy (2 x 3 weeks) –Community pharmacy (3 weeks) –Rural pharmacy (3 weeks)

27 International opportunities  The elective International Experience in Pharmacy provides an opportunity to experience an international placement in the UK, USA or Singapore.  Spend a semester in Malaysia. Bachelor of Pharmacy students can undertake an intercampus exchange with Monash’s Malaysia campus. The Petronas Towers, KL

28 Internship and registration  48 week internship following completion of the Bachelor of Pharmacy –48 weeks training supervised by a registered pharmacist –completion of an approved internship course.  Pharmacy Board of Victoria Registration examination  Monash University offers an approved internship course which can lead to a postgraduate qualification –Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice (Internship) –Master in Pharmacy Practice

29 Entry requirements Bachelor of Pharmacy 4 years full-time (Parkville) + 1 year of internship Bachelor of Pharmacy/ Commerce 6 years full-time (Parkville and Clayton campuses) + 1 year internship Entry requirements  ATAR (aim for 95+ )  Prerequisites :  30 in English (ESL) or 25 in any other English, and 25 in chemistry, and 25 in mathematical methods (CAS) or specialist mathematics.  Monash University Supplementary Information Form (Pharmacy) –Your motivation for the course, –what qualities you feel would make you a good pharmacist –details of any relevant employment and/ or community involvement

30 Questions?


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