The University of Canberra has announced they’re opening the study of pharmacy to undergrads.
The new Bachelor of Pharmacy allows high-performing high school students to go straight into a pharmacy program, instead of taking an undergraduate degree then applying for the University’s master’s program.
The popular Master of Pharmacy will continue to be offered to students who already have an undergraduate degree and would like to pursue a career in pharmacy.
Dr Kyle said students on the new bachelor’s degree would benefit from many of the innovations introduced during the master’s program.
“In the decade the University has taught postgraduate pharmacy we have pioneered some creative ways to give students practical experience of work as a pharmacist,” Dr Kyle said.
Quite why a degree is needed rather than a CIT certificate to read the instructions on the packet is a bit of a mystery, but there you go.