This is the transcript for the video Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pre-Medicine – Course Info

Welcome. This is an undergraduate course information video on pharmaceutical science and pre-medicine. I’m Dr. Francis Geronimo, the course director for Bachelor of Advanced Science in Pharmaceutical Science and Pre-Medicine in the UTS Faculty of Science. You can reach me via In this session, I will present to you why you should enrol in UTS, why study pharmaceutical science and pre-medicine, what our courses offer, what career opportunities are available after graduation and how you can apply for these degrees. You will gain technical expertise and real world experience outside the classroom in hands on projects and internships at UTS. Our teachers include science and math leaders responsible for advances in their fields. They are researchers, practitioners and industry experts. You can get access to specialised laboratories and facilities such as the super labs, the hive and the surgical and anatomy labs. You can connect with employers, thanks to our extensive industry and public sector collaborations, you can work on research projects with our partners across a range of scientific business and government organisations. We can guarantee that you can immerse yourself in the world leading research community where life changing discoveries take place and be recognised in high impact journals. UTS is ranked above world standard in all our scientific disciplines. Students in pharmaceutical science and pre-medicine are placed with world leading research scientists and learn on the job, actively mentored in research teams, learning theory through real time application and solving real world problems. This course is a holistic learning experience designed to train the next generation of scientists. Advanced science is designed specifically to develop student learning using an inquiry oriented and research immersion model. It is aimed at highly motivated students and therefore requires a higher ATAR to apply and enrol. Students belong to a small cohort. This favours a more intimate interaction with peers and tutors. Students are also engaged in an accelerated and advanced learning that provides a strong focus for future health professionals. This degree is distinguished by its strong focus on core topics, where in the second and third years of study have a stronger coursework focus. Students are introduced to practices and theory that underline both medical research and health professions. As students of pharmaceutical science and pre-medicine, you will experience case scenarios and lab experiments in chemistry, cell biology, genetics, histology, human anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology and pharmacology. At UTS, you will experience independent and collaborative learning, flip learning, blended learning on campus and online. There will be opportunities for you to learn new skills during internships and co curricular activities. There is also time for you to consider extracurricular activities that may enhance your learning experience. You can seek help and support from peers who are actively involved in the UTS pre-medicine society where they offer tutorials and other academic support.

First year pre-medicine students have subjects similar to other science students. And are also enrolled in specialised subjects, including quantitative skills for science, chemistry two advanced and research methods. In second and third years, there is strong focus on anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology and neuroscience. Studies are also introduced in learning the presentation of common illnesses in clinical features of disease. Pharmaceutical science follows the same pattern as pre-medicine. But there is greater input coming from the chemistry subjects. Students from pharmaceutical science and pre-medicine can select 24 credit points of elective subjects such as clinical bacteriology and communications for science. There are numerous electives to choose from the Faculty of Science, cross faculty enrolment is also possible. At the end of the course, students should be able to integrate scientific disciplinary knowledge and principles to apply ethically inside scientific methods, investigating real world problems. They should demonstrate excellent interpersonal communication skills with peer and professional colleagues. And they should create effective communication protocols to convey appropriate scientific information to a broad range of audiences. They should be able to integrate Indigenous knowledges as both experience and analysis into professional practice. Students can pair pre-medicine and pharmaceutical science with Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation. This degree is a unique, combined course that encompasses critical thinking, invention, complexity, innovation, future scenario building and entrepreneurship. These are skills that are valued in the globalised world.

It integrates a range of industry experiences, real world projects and self initiated proposals, this equips students with skills to address complex challenges and develop problem solving practices derived from multiple disciplines. The principle aim of pre-medicine is to prepare students for postgraduate medicine. The content is comprehensive and detailed, such that students can be competent when they attempt the graduate medical school admission test or GAMSAT. This test is designed to assess the capacity to undertake higher level intellectual studies in the medical and health professional programs. The pre-medicine course gives students foundational knowledge to work in different health related professions such as pharmacy, physical therapy and other primary care professions, including health policy writing, health and medical writing and pharmaceutical and therapeutic industry. Graduates can also find themselves involved in clinical trials and medical device development. Graduates of pharmaceutical science could find employment in the field of research, drugs, cosmetics and health related industry. This major has an entry pathway to UTS Master of Pharmacy. Students with these degrees can find a career in the academia, they can complete an Honours, Master’s or PhD.

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