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Monash has designed this advanced version of the Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science for high-achieving students who expect to pursue honours studies and a career in pharmaceutical science. A flexible course, it covers the multi-disciplinary chemical and biological science base used in researching and developing reliable, accessible and effective medicinal products.
A pharmaceutical scientist is trained to select new targets for drug therapy that arise from basic research. As a pharmaceutical scientist you will have the scientific and technical knowledge to translate new targets into reliable, accessible and effective treatments for patients.
The honours program
Your studies will culminate in the honours research program, designed to extend your discipline knowledge and provide you with a high level of expertise in critical writing, thinking and independent analysis and research. You'll gain practical and theoretical training in planning, undertaking and documenting scientific research projects.
The chance to specialise
During the first two years you will develop your understanding of the foundations of pharmaceutical science and of the relationships between the different disciplines and their distinct roles in drug discovery and development. This will prepare you to choose your specialisation from one of the following fields:
- Drug discovery biology: the discovery and understanding of biological drug targets, and their modulation by chemicals and other substances.
- Medicinal chemistry: the principles and techniques behind drug discovery and development
- Formulation science: the invention, manufacture and testing of new products such as pharmaceuticals, food and cosmetics
Be job ready
The course encourages the development of strong research, communication, life-long learning and team work skills and provides practical and theoretical training in planning, undertaking and documenting scientific research projects.
Use industry standard instrumentation
Studying with one of the largest and most productive groups of pharmaceutical researchers in Australia, you will graduate having worked in industry-standard facilities, such as our Shimadzu high-pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC) lab.
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