Study Pharmacy in Australia
The Right Medicine
Diane Ranck University of Sydney
Pharmacy is the study of medicinal substances and the application of their therapeutic uses in the practice of the profession. Where better to study than Sydney!
There are many career opportunities in Pharmacy - the majority of work is in community practice, but there are also hospital pharmacies or the pharmaceutical industry. Other areas include research, government agencies (usually positions concerned with the control, manufacture supply and distribution of medicine), and defence services. To become a pharmacist, you need to study four years to complete a Bachelor of Pharmacy. To become registered, you must also complete 2000 hours of practical training after graduation (usually spent in community practice or a hospital pharmacy), take the graduate training program, and then be reviewed by the Pharmacy Board.
Bandana Saini is a currently doing a PhD in Pharmacy. She is trained as a pharmacist and also has an MBA. Her PhD research project is concerned with bringing together health care professionals, so that patient care for people with asthma can be optimised. Bandana has been working on a project designed to set up a model of care with the community pharmacist involved in provision of ongoing support and advice for individuals with asthma. Each person
enrolled in the project is monitored for six months following optimisation of their care plan. The project has involved liaison with all the pharmacists at regular intervals, general practitioners, asthma educators and specialist practitioners within the region. The project has been challenging but worthwhile, and all those involved would like to see the model developed for the future.
Research in Pharmacy covers a broad spectrum of pharmaceutical and health sciences, ranging from the design, synthesis, testing and mechanism of action of drugs, through studies on methods of drug delivery and on the fate of drugs in humans and animals, to research on the clinical and sociological aspects of pharmacy.
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