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Helping improve health care for individuals, communities, countries

Griffith offers bachelor degrees in pharmacy and the developing area of pharmacology and toxicology (how chemicals interact with biological systems), designed around industry and community needs and offering a wider range of career options.

Based on our Gold Coast campus, Griffith's School of Pharmacy is known for innovative teaching that produces highly sought-after graduates.

With the opening of the Gold Coast University Hospital, Australia's first public university hospital and located next to the Griffith Health Centre, you'll be ideally placed to gain practical workplace experience as part of multidisciplinary teams.

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Study pharmacy at Griffith

Learn in smaller class sizes with accessible, award-winning lecturers

The School of Pharmacy offers you a wonderful opportunity to learn about pharmacy and pharmacology and toxicology in a world class environment. You'll have the use of outstanding facilities such as a professional practice laboratory with model dispensary and a dedicated formulations lab, and aseptic dispensing unit. You'll learn from practising pharmacists and research-active staff.

Our Pharmacy degree will provide you with the training and tools necessary to go on to your pharmacy internship.

New ways of learning about pharmacy

In what's believed to be a world first in pharmacy education, Griffith has developed virtual learning environments. Without leaving the classroom, you can immerse yourself and interact with filmed settings including hospital and community pharmacies.

A new degree for more opportunities

Australia's first Pharmacology and Toxicology degree is a new pathway to a future in some of the world's biggest industries. Learn about the effects drugs and poisons have on tissues and organs, and how to develop new medicines — ideal for those who enjoy chemistry and biology.

Major in one of five fields, to work in areas like environmental toxicology, drug discovery or pharmaceutical marketing, or study a double degree with law or business.

Clinical placements in metropolitan, rural, international and industrial environments are an integral part of your learning experience, arranged in conjunction with over 400 partners.

Students learn in virtual pharmacy space.

Aisha Al Mahdy

Griffith Pharmacy Graduate

Battanbang, Northern Cambodia was the destination for a group of Griffith pharmacy students aiming to bring their skills to disadvantaged communities. Led by third year student Aisha Al Mahdy, the group of 13 Pharmacy students organised a two-week program that saw them providing healthcare to very low resourced communities. 'Unfortunately many chronic ailments go unnoticed in these conditions, so the group provided general medical help, including blood pressure checks and glucose checks, as well as general health and hygiene education,' said Aisha.

Aisha Al Mahdy

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Career outcomes

Excellent employment success

Griffith Pharmacy graduates are held in very high regard, with a reputation for being more work ready, with more real-life work knowledge.

You'll be very well prepared for a career in:

  • Community and hospital pharmacy
  • Medication management

You'll also be able to embark on a career in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, nutraceutical and related industries (in areas like management, sales, marketing, business development, and government regulatory agencies).

Our Bachelor of Pharmacology and Toxicology degree has a strong jobs and industry focus. As a graduate, you'll be in demand for positions such as a:

  • Regulatory scientist
  • Pharmaceutical sales representative
  • Medical science liaison
  • Clinical trials monitor
  • Pharmacy technician
  • Laboratory support technician
  • Environmental scientist
  • Formulation chemist

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Monday 30 October — Saturday 17 February

Trimester 3

Our third trimester starts on Monday 30 October. Trimester 3 examinations run from Saturday 10 to Saturday 17 February 2018.

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Monday 22 January — Wednesday 31 January

Q&A Sessions

Book a 30 minute, personalised appointment with a member of our student recruitment team, to help find the right degree for you and get personalised advice about your study options. You can also find out about scholarships and discover pathways to university.   Find out more

Monday 5 February — Friday 21 December

Ongoing Q&A sessions

Book a 30 minute, personalised appointment with a member of our student recruitment team, to help find the right degree for you and get personalised advice about your study options. You can also find out about scholarships and discover pathways to university.   Find out more

Monday 26 February — Saturday 23 June

Trimester 1

Our first teaching trimester starts on Monday 26 February 2018 . Trimester 1 examinations run from Saturday 9 to Saturday 23 June.

Sunday 8 April — Monday 9 April

Tertiary Studies and Careers Expo - Adelaide

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Tertiary Studies and Careers Expo in Adelaide to find out about your study options, how to apply and university life.  Find out more

Tuesday 1 May — Saturday 20 January

Future-proof your career - The Griffith STEM Roadshow - Lismore

Learn how you can future-proof your career with study in STEM. Hear from Griffith lecturers, researchers and students about Griffith programs and how you can prepare yourself for the careers of the future.  Find out more

Wednesday 2 May — Thursday 3 May

Gold Coast Careers Festival

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Thursday 3 May — Sunday 6 May

VCE and and Careers Expo - Melbourne

Visit the Griffith University stand at the VCE and Careers Expo in Melbourne to find out about your study options, how to apply and university life.  Find out more

Wednesday 9 May — Saturday 20 January

Future-proof your career - The Griffith STEM Roadshow - Townsville

Learn how you can future-proof your career with study in STEM. Hear from Griffith lecturers, researchers and students about Griffith programs and how you can prepare yourself for the careers of the future.  Find out more

Thursday 10 May — Saturday 20 January

Future-proof your career - The Griffith STEM Roadshow - Cairns

Learn how you can future-proof your career with study in STEM. Hear from Griffith lecturers, researchers and students about Griffith programs and how you can prepare yourself for the careers of the future.  Find out more

Friday 11 May — Saturday 12 May

Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo to find out about your study options, how to apply and university life.  Find out more

Monday 14 May — Saturday 20 January

Pathways to Medicine Information Evening - Gold Coast campus

What you need to know to maximise your chances of gaining a place to study Griffith's Doctor of Medicine.  

Tuesday 15 May — Saturday 20 January

Future-proof your career - The Griffith STEM Roadshow - Toowoomba

Learn how you can future-proof your career with study in STEM. Hear from Griffith lecturers, researchers and students about Griffith programs and how you can prepare yourself for the careers of the future.  Find out more

Tuesday 15 May — Saturday 20 January

Mature Student Open Evening - South Bank campus

If you’re considering returning to university for postgraduate study, or starting for the first time, come along to a Griffith University Mature Student Open Evening to speak to our specialist advisers about pathways to study and support for non-school leavers and mature age students.  

Tuesday 15 May — Saturday 20 January

Pathways to Medicine Information Evening - South Bank campus

What you need to know to maximise your chances of gaining a place to study Griffith's Doctor of Medicine.  

Thursday 17 May — Saturday 20 January

Mature Student Open Evening - Gold Coast campus

If you’re considering returning to university for postgraduate study, or starting for the first time, come along to a Griffith University Mature Student Open Evening to speak to our specialist advisers about pathways to study and support for non-school leavers and mature age students.  

Monday 21 May — Friday 25 May

Q&A Sessions

Book a 30 minute, personalised appointment with a member of our student recruitment team, to help find the right degree for you and get personalised advice about your study options. You can also find out about scholarships and discover pathways to university.   Find out more

Tuesday 22 May — Saturday 20 January

Parent and Student Advice Night - Nathan campus

Tour the campus and get personal study and subject selection advice with our expert study advisers at this informative on-campus event. Meet current Griffith students and their parents and hear about their experiences of the transition from school to university.  

Thursday 24 May — Saturday 20 January

Parent and Student Advice Night - Gold Coast campus

Tour the campus and get personal study and subject selection advice with our expert study advisers at this informative on-campus event. Meet current Griffith students and their parents and hear about their experiences of the transition from school to university.  

Tuesday 29 May — Saturday 20 January

Future-proof your career - The Griffith STEM Roadshow - Mackay

Learn how you can future-proof your career with study in STEM. Hear from Griffith lecturers, researchers and students about Griffith programs and how you can prepare yourself for the careers of the future.  Find out more

Wednesday 30 May — Saturday 20 January

Future-proof your career - The Griffith STEM Roadshow - Rockhampton

Learn how you can future-proof your career with study in STEM. Hear from Griffith lecturers, researchers and students about Griffith programs and how you can prepare yourself for the careers of the future.  Find out more

Tuesday 19 June — Saturday 20 January

Discover Griffith - Nathan campus

Join us at our Nathan campus for a fun and informative day with family and friends. You'll have the opportunity to tour our campus with a student ambassador, hear from program staff about your preferred degree and chat with our recruitment team about entry requirements and pathways to Griffith.  

Thursday 21 June — Saturday 20 January

Discover Griffith - Gold Coast campus

Join us at our Gold Coast campus for a fun and informative day with family and friends. You'll have the opportunity to tour our campus with a student ambassador, hear from program staff about your preferred degree and chat with our recruitment team about entry requirements and pathways to Griffith.  

Monday 9 July — Saturday 20 October

Trimester 2

Our second teaching trimester starts on Monday 9 July . Trimester 2 examinations run from Saturday 6 to Saturday 20 October.