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Bachelor of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Griffith University - Gold Coast

Course outline

Pharmacology and toxicology professionals require an understanding of the properties of chemicals and how they interact with biological systems. You’ll learn about drugs and poisons, how they act on the body, and how to develop new medicines. You’ll learn through hands-on experience in state-of-the-art facilities such as our immersive virtual learning environment, and formulation, pharmacology and analytical laboratories. This degree has a strong jobs and industry focus, providing a pathway to many new careers in pharmacology, toxicology or drug research, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and other health industries. Its focus on pharmacology will also provide you with an excellent foundation if you are considering a degree in an area such as medicine (Doctor of Medicine), pharmacy (Master of Pharmacy), dentistry (Bachelor of Dental Health Science) or medical research (Master of Medical Research). For more course information, visit Bachelor of Pharmacology and Toxicology at GU.


Griffith offers a number of admission pathways to your preferred degree. If you don’t meet the minimum ATAR/selection rank for this degree, you will automatically be considered for a place in the Diploma of Health Science/Bachelor of Pharmacology and Toxicology. This means you may receive an offer into the Bachelor of Pharmacology and Toxicology which is conditional on successful completion of the Diploma of Health Science at Griffith University. Upon successful completion of the Diploma of Health Science you will be transferred into the second year of the Bachelor of Pharmacology and Toxicology program. Visit the Griffith University website for more information.


Pharmaceutical industry; pre-clinical.

Combined diploma/degrees

Refer to entry under Griffith University for: D Health Science/B Pharmacology and Toxicology

Fee notes

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Other requirements

Students must meet all professional practice requirements. For more information, visit the Griffith University website.

Admissions Criteria

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Applicants must meet the minimum age requirements for admission, see the QTAC website for details.

Additional entry requirements

Griffith ATAR Guarantee, VET Guarantee and the Year 12 Early Offer Guarantee apply to this program. For more information visit

Assumed knowledge

Any General or Applied English subject (Units 3 and 4, C); Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 and 4, C); one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics (Units 3 and 4, C).

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2023
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2023

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Highest Rank to receive an offer

Median Rank to receive an offer

Lowest Rank to receive an offer

ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors




ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors




Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2023

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Higher education study

Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

Work and life experience

Recent secondary education

Recent secondary education admitted solely on the basis of ATAR/Rank

Admitted where both ATAR/Rank and additional criteria were considered

Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR/Rank was not a factor

International students

All students

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* “<5" – the number of students is less than 5

Career opportunities

You will be prepared for professional employment in a wide variety of public and private sector positions such as regulatory scientist, regulatory affairs specialist, pharmaceutical sales representative, medical science liaison, medical science liaison (MSL) – haematology, clinical trials monitor, product manager, pharmacy assistant, pharmacy technician, research assistant, research technician, laboratory support technician, environmental scientist, research and development scientist, formulation chemist.

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Offer rounds

15 Jan 2024
6 Jun 2024

CSP/$8500 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Health and Recreation
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

3 years Full time or 6 years Part time

Gold Coast
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