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Ovfgbuj
Science Requirements for Pharmacy
Ovfgbuj Leaving Cert Biology16

so i am planning on doing applied maths chemistry and physics however am i putting myself at a big disadvantage for pharmacy if I dont do biology


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Inconnu
Inconnu
Not at all! The only prerequisite is LC chemistry which you have fulfilled. Then chose the subjects which you believe will maximize your points! Good luck aspiring Pharmacist. Are you hoping to study in RCSI, TCD or UCC?
Ovfgbuj
Ovfgbuj
TCD hopefully but I would still consider the other two, do you know which is supposed to be best?? im drawn to trinity because of its boots practice pharmacy :) @inconnu-
Inconnu
Inconnu
Yeah thats a massive plus. Be sure to consider RCSI too, fantastic infrastructure, very modern and was really impressed at the open day. Also points wise youll find RCSI to be 10ish points less than TCD-but remember this doesnt mean TCDs school of pharmacy is better. Also I wouldnt chose a university based on the fact that they have a practice pharmacy, as youll get lots of chances to work in one throughout your five years anyway. Good luck!
Poplop123
Poplop123
Hey , I am a first year student studying pharmacy in trinity , the first semester of college we do the module : from molecules to cells which is a biology module with a lot of other courses , however pharmacy students only do section one and three , biology is not a huge part of the course , and that module is very unneccessary however you do have to pass it but its fine , its not difficult and you already would have completed 50% before you sit the exam Chemistry and Physics are really important for pharmacy , I did physics and it is so useful for physical pharmacy and physiology lectures // Im one of the few in my course that did LC physics and it is a good advantage since you will know basic topics and overviews of certain topics in physics Best of luck! are you a fifth year student?? If you have any other questions I would be happy to help
Poplop123
Poplop123
I also heard RCSI is very good , trinity has some modules that are not particularly necessary in first year but I guess it has the status and the boots pharmacy is a good resource for dispensing classes and communication OSCE's
bridgetown1
Don't forget that UCC has Pharmacy too!! https://www.ucc.ie/en/pharmacy/
daisy23
daisy23
From what I've heard RCSI pharmacy is more related to the clinical side of things while the degree in TCD is more focused on the industrial side. I'm sure both courses are great and I'd advise you to visit college open days to make a more informed decision!
Ovfgbuj
Ovfgbuj
@poplop123- despite some irrelvant modules do you find the course at trinity good so far or are the majority of the modules irrelevant?? What main things fo you focus on etc?? And are there any major pros/cons to stufying in Trinity
Kim Kardashian  West
you only need chemistry.. biology isnt necessary
rebeccab242
higher level applied maths is extremely difficult, we did orindary in 5th year then higher in 6th and the jump in levels is unbelievable, typical H1 and H2 maths students are failing applied maths now, id suggest changing to biology and doing all 3 sciences. also it will make your first year of college far easier and less stressful cause you wont be trying to catch up on lc biology content
Poplop123
Poplop123
Well the modules are very useful , once you get to second year they will be even more pharmacy based . Its kind of an introduction in first year . In first year we do the modules : Biochemistry , Biology , Pharmacology , Physical Pharmacy , Organic and Inorganic chemistry , Physiology , Pharmaceutics , Pharmaceutical Analysis and of course maths which is only for one year
Poplop123
Poplop123
Well a good pro is that trinity is located in the city centre so its very convenient to travel to , it also has many connections with other pharmacy universities if you want to go on placement in fourth year , and trinity has centres for pharmacy and med students at tallaght hospital and st james We went for interprofessional learning to tallaght hospital a few weeks ago , and it was a great experience , we got to learn from community pharmacist , hospital pharmacist , medical doctor , physiotherapist and physchologist at the trinity health centre at tallaght Also there are many opportunites to do summer work experience in hospital/industry in further years @ovfgbuj
mathsmathsmaths
im a 5th year student and i do home ec, biology, physics and hl maths. i know i dont do chemistry but is there any way i could get into pharmacy
Kim Kardashian  West
^ do a general science, biomed etc and do really well in it & apply to graduate courses or repeat your lc and pick up chemistry
Poplop123
Poplop123
without chemistry then u would have to do a 4 year undergraduate course and achieve at least a second grade and then do graduate pharmacy for 4 years or u could try pick up chemistry and if u dont want to repeat the LC try and start over the summer , even getting someone to teach u it , and then see if u can do it in school in 6th year @mathsmathdmaths-
Poplop123
Poplop123
also do u do physics and biology ?
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