JCU sees pharmacy course expansion

Champion of pharmacy

With support from the Pharmacy Guild of Australia, Queensland Branch and local community pharmacy groups, James Cook University (JCU) has been successful in expanding its Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) course to Cairns and Mackay.

This expansion will see 40 students in Cairns and 13 in Mackay join the 52 students with offers in Townsville for JCU’s intake into the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) for 2021.

“Congratulations to all of the students that have chosen to study their Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) this year at JCU,” says Queensland Branch President, and JCU Adjunct Professor, Professor Trent Twomey.

“The Pharmacy Guild of Australia is here to support you throughout your career journey – while you’re a student, during your intern year with our Intern Training Program, when you’re an early career pharmacist to when you may one day be a proprietor.

“Community pharmacists are one of the most trusted primary healthcare professions and consumers are already regularly visiting their local pharmacy 18 times a year on average.

“With 97% of consumers living within 2.5km of their local community pharmacy, and 65% in regional areas, the ability for students to study pharmacy in regional areas is critical.”

To learn more about the JCU pharmacy program, visit: jcu.edu.au/courses/bachelor-of-pharmacy-honours