Diploma of Health Sciences/Bachelor of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Griffith College - Gold Coast/Griffith University - Gold Coast

Course outline

This program prepares students for a career in pharmacology, toxicology or drug research, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and other health industries. Students learn about drugs, poisons and how to develop new medicines. They have the opportunity to specialize in distinct areas. Learning is enhanced with hands-on experiences in state-of-the-art facilities (immersive virtual learning environment, formulation, pharmacology and analytical laboratories). On successful completion of the higher education diploma, students progress into the Griffith University Bachelor of Pharmacology and Toxicology with credit. For more information, visit Diploma of Health Science at Griffith College and Bachelor of Pharmacology and Toxicology at Griffith University.

Fee notes

Fees for the Diploma programs are subject to change each year. Please refer to Griffith College tuition fees published for each program and can be found at https://www.griffithcollege.edu.au/study-options/. To calculate your degree fees use the Fee Calculator at http://www.griffith.edu.au/students/enrolment-timetables-fees/paying-your-fees


Applicant must have completed Year 12 or equivalent

Assumed knowledge

English(Units 3 and 4, C)

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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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, 2024

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Career opportunities

Upon completion of the bachelor: clinical trials monitor; environmental scientist; formulation chemist; laboratory support technician; medical science liaison; pharmaceutical sales representative; pharmacy technician; regulatory scientist; research assistant.

Course Code
Start Date

Offer rounds

3 Oct 2024
9 Jan 2025
5 Jun 2025

Level of Qualification
Study Area
Health and Recreation
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

31/2 years Full time or 7 years Part time

Gold Coast