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Victorian College of Pharmacy
The campus offers courses in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science. It requires high ENTER scores from Year 12 applicants, as the degrees are high demand courses. College of Pharmacy students can also take simultaneous degrees in commerce or engineering at Monash University's Clayton Campus. The College also offers postgraduate degrees by coursework or research, from graduate diploma through to PhD level.
The College currently has around 1100 students and around 140 staff. It is planning to expand its teaching to offer a Bachelor of Pharmacy at the University's Malaysia campus, which will commence in 2008. The College is also exploring the possibilities of developing postgraduate pharmacy education at the University's South Africa campus.
The official faculty of pharmacy colour is a shade of light green.
Additional recommended knowledge
The Victorian College of Pharmacy is one of the oldest educational institutions in Australia. It was founded in 1881 as the School of the Pharmaceutical Society of Victoria. After being housed in various places in Melbourne, it moved to its present location in 1960. The move to Parkville was largely funded by the massive private donation of £25,000 by David Cossar. At the time, this was the largest single donation to a pharmacy school in Australian history. In its early years, the College was essentially run as a private institution, with the majority of its funding coming from tuition fees and the donations of benefactors. In 1967, the College reached an agreement with the Federal and State governments for it to receive government financial assistance. In 1974, fees for tertiary education in Australia were abolished, meaning that funding for the College began to be sourced primarily from the Federal Government.
After the introduction of the unified national system of higher education in 1988, known as the Dawkins reforms, it was clear that the College had to combine with a university. Negotiations were started with University of Melbourne, which was seen as the obvious partner, given their close proximity. However, these negotiations collapsed in 1990. The College then began discussions with Monash University, which were successful. The transfer was finalised on 1 July 1992 and the College is now the Faculty of Pharmacy of Monash University. It celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2006.
Domestic students must apply through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre to be considered entrance into the undergraduate degrees at Monash University.
Deans and Directors
In teaching, the College now incorporates:
Research Centres at the College include:
The College has produced a number of graduates who have become leaders in pharmaceutical and health sciences. Additionally, the College's alumni includes graduates who have become well-known in fields outside of science, including many politicians and senior public servants, and national leaders such as Weary Dunlop.
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