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Table 5 A comparison of the timing of pharmacology delivery across degree programs

From: An evaluation of pharmacology curricula in Australian science and health-related degree programs

Year of degree Science (n = 59) Pharmacy (n = 41) Nursing (n = 24) Medicine (n = 27)
1st year 3.5% 2.4% 25% 25.9%
2nd year 27% 21.9% 54.2% 29.6%
3rd year 61% 41.5% 0 18.5%
4th year 6.5% 24.4% 4.2% 11.1%
5th year 0 9.7% 16.7% 7.4%
6th year 0 0 0 3.7%
Not specified 2% 0 0 0
  1. Data are expressed as the number of courses offered in a given year as a percentage of total courses offered in each program, where n = number of courses surveyed per degree program (as identified in Table 4).
  2. Note: In Australia, basic science and nursing programs are of 3 years duration; Pharmacy programs are 4 years; and Medicine programs can be 4, 5 or 6 years, with undergraduate programs of longer duration. Later years are likely to be at Honours level or equivalent.