Allied Health Career Information

Allied Health is a broad term used to describe the wide range of specialised healthcare provided by health practitioners who are not part of the medical, dental and nursing professions. The Allied Health workforce includes health practitioners who work autonomously and in multidisciplinary teams, in a variety of acute, outpatient, and community healthcare settings in both the public, not-for-profit and private sector.

A-Z of Allied Health Services

Pharmacy is the health science that combines medicine and chemistry, and is concerned with the properties, preparation and dispensing of medication and drugs. Pharmacists have thorough knowledge of the effects, side effects, interactions, and therapeutic roles of medications. Pharmacies strengthen medication management and help to reduce the long-term costs of medical care.

Pharmacy Jobs

Pharmacists are health care professionals who specialise in preparing and dispensing medication. They develop good relationships with their clients and give expert advice on medication choices, doses, interactions, and management. They give advice to the public, as well as physicians and other health care providers. Pharmacists complete a 4-year Bachelor degree in Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences (or a Master of Pharmacy) and meet the registration requirements set by the Pharmacy Board of Australia.