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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin

University of Sydney pharmacy Indigenous camp



SydPIC is a camp that incorporates pharmacy workshops, laboratory sessions and field trips that will give students a taste of university education and a career in pharmacy.

The camp will be held from Sunday 20 January to Thursday 24 January 2013 for up to 15-25 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, male and female, from Years 10 and 11 in this current year. The SydPIC program will run over four days during which students will be introduced to the University, campus life and pharmacy.

The successful applicants will tour the university campus, live on-site in college accommodation; participate in challenging workshops and fun team-building exercises including working in the laboratory to prepare creams and lotions, make tablets and extract the active ingredients from medicines. In addition students will learn about the benefits and harmful effects from commonly used medicines.

Guided by tutors - pharmacy teachers and a practising indigenous pharmacist - students will visit and speak with hospital and community pharmacists, and be introduced to the science and practice of pharmacy. The successful applicants will also have the opportunity to meet current students to find out firsthand what it is like to study pharmacy at the University of Sydney.

SydPIC is a fully sponsored event by the Faculty of Pharmacy. All travel costs to and from Sydney, as well as accommodation, tuition, insurance and food will be covered.


SydPIC coordinator
Faculty of Pharmacy
Ph: (02) 9036 7647


Last updated: 5 October 2012
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