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Bachelor of Advanced Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences
2018 Selection Rank*: NEW COURSE
Duration: 3 years (full–time), 6 years (part–time)
UAC code: 607061
UTS course code: C10347
Assumed knowledge: Year 12 Mathematics, two units of Science and any two
units of English
This course provides you with the knowledge and practical skills critical to the discovery of new drugs and therapies, leading to exciting careers in pharmacy, pharmaceutical sciences or any health related careers, including placements with large multinational pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.
You will learn the chemical, biological and pharmacological principles relevant to drug discovery, development and application. You can also undertake further postgraduate study in pharmacy or medicine, or develop research skills and expertise taught in the course to pursue a career as a research scientist. This major also has an entry pathway** to the UTS Master of Pharmacy.
Course structure - Autumn commencing
- Chemistry 1
- Cell Biology and Genetics
- General Microbiology
- Quantitative Skills for Science
- Chemistry 2 (Advanced)
- Physical Aspects of Nature
- Human Anatomy and Physiology
- Research Methods
- Metabolic Biochemistry
- Organic Chemistry 1
- Physiological Systems
- Human Pathophysiology
- Human Anatomy 2
- Medicinal Chemistry
- Elective x 2
- Clinical Features of Disease
- Human Anatomy 3
- Pharmacology 1
- Drug Discovery
- Medical and Applied Physiology
- Pharmacology 2
- Electives x 2
Graduates could find employment in the pharmaceutical sciences field in research, drugs, cosmetics, biotechnology, and health related disciplines. Graduates could consider options such as postgraduate pharmacy, medicine or other health related disciplines. It also has an entry pathway** to the UTS Master of Pharmacy.
Pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology start–ups, hospitals, medical research facilities, universities, and government regulatory authorities.
How to apply
See the Bachelor of Advance Science application details for domestic and international students.
*Selection Ranks: published ranks indicate the lowest ATAR, including any adjustments applied through eligible admissions schemes, to which an offer was made to current school leavers as of 12 January 2018. Please refer to the UTS website for more info on selection ranks, ATARs and student profiles.
**In order to progress to the UTS Master of Pharmacy, you must successfully complete the requirements for the UTS Bachelor of Advanced Science, major in Pharmaceutical Sciences, with at least a credit average, as well as successfully sit a selection interview at the end of the third semester in the Bachelor’s degree. The interview will usually take around 20 minutes during which an academic panel will assess your communication skills, interpersonal skills, interest in and commitment to pharmacy a career. Successful candidates will be guaranteed admission into the UTS Master of Pharmacy.