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Pharmacy Degree at Wits

Pharmacy Degree at Wits:Pharmacists screen people for early signs of disease, using advanced methods to provide sound pharmaceutical care. Be at the forefront of game-changing medical innovations.

Qualification: BPharm

FacultyHealth Sciences

Duration: 4 years

SchoolTherapeutic Sciences

Study mode: Full-time

Pharmacists are experts on the action and use of drugs, including their chemistry, formulation into medicines and how they are used to manage diseases. The profession is dynamic; continually expanding in new directions and offering interdisciplinary professional education and work-based learning opportunities.

Over time, the paradigm has shifted from traditional compounding and dispensing of medicines to a more patient-orientated, research-led professional advisory and primary healthcare role.

Pharmacists screen people for early signs of disease, using advanced methods to provide sound pharmaceutical care. They are also specialists in the formulation, manufacture, storage, dispensing, counselling and controlling of medicines. They provide advice on medications used to treat illnesses and ensure optimal drug therapy.

Clinical pharmacy involves screening patients for chronic diseases and implementing appropriate care and advice to improve patient outcomes. You will learn how to screen for chronic diseases through our Screening and Testing Programme for Pharmacy Students (STEPPS) and in our Clinical Pharmacy programme, which uses state of the art screening equipment.

Pharmaceutical research develops new, safer, more effective medicines. As a Wits Pharmacy graduate, you will be exposed to cutting-edge global research and distinctive research-led pharmacy education from our Wits Advanced Drug Delivery Platform (WADDP) unit, as well as aseptic concepts in Pharmaceutical Microbiology and Natural Products development.

NSC Requirements:

English Home OR First Additional Language Level 5
Mathematics Level 5
Life Sciences AND/OR Physical Science Level 5

The Faculty of Health Sciences uses a composite index score to guide applicant selection.
This includes:
1) Your matric academic results for five subjects: English, Mathematics, Physical Science/Life Sciences and the best two other subjects. We consider the percentage achieved, not the symbol.
2) National Benchmark Test (NBT) scores.

Each of the two components carries a 50% weighting.

All applicants must write the NBT. Applicants applying to the Graduate Entry Medical Programme (GEMP) only, as well as applicants who are in their final year of study towards a Bachelor’s degree, or who have already completed a Bachelor’s degree, are not required to write the NBT.

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