Pharmaceutical science (Bachelor of Biomedical Science)



Pharmaceutical Science aims at developing new medicines for the treatment of disease. This major covers topics including the chemistry, biology and technology of medicines and is ideally suited for students who have a strong interest in chemistry, drug action and discovery. You will learn how the chemistry of life determines the biology of cells, tissues and organisms, and explore the drug discovery process from the identification of suitable drug targets to the use of chemistry to isolate, design and apply molecules in the treatment of disease. Pharmaceutical Science underlies the business of a multi-billion dollar industry, which provides a huge range of employment opportunities. This major prepares graduates for a successful career in basic and applied research, future employment in the pharmaceutical and biomedical industries, and the wider health care sector.

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Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

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  • Chemistry the Enabling Science
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Synthetic and Medicinal Chemistry
  • Toxicology
  • Principles of Pharmacology
  • Therapeutic Development