Learning through a steady stream of real-world projects is how we believe students learn best.
PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCTION PILOT PLANT
For the industrial pharmacy tenet, QIU has established a Pharmaceutical Production Pilot Plant so that students get the exposure to real production and quality control environment to prepare them for the industry.
The university has set up a Community Pharmacy within the campus. From their first year, students are placed on rotation at the pharmacy to learn all about Community Pharmacy Practice
MEDICINE MANAGEMENT AT SENIOR CITIZEN HOMES
Students are also assigned to carry out monthly medication management on patients at local senior citizen homes, under the supervision of their lecturers.
TALKS BY INDUSTRY EXPERTS
Regular talks by industry experts provide students with a window into the latest developments in the world of pharmaceutical practice. Recent speakers include Mr. Keh Song Hock who spoke on the topic “From Local to Global – The Pharma Industry Needs You”. A Pharmacy graduate from the University of Singapore, Mr Keh served 30 years in the Malaysian public sector, including 27 years with the Ministry of Health (MoH) and three years on secondment with the National Scientific Council for Research & Development, under what was previously known as the Ministry of Science, Technology & Environment. Another prominent speaker was Universiti Sains Malaysia Honorary Professor and Hovid Berhad’s Executive Director Professor Dr Yuen Kah Hay who spoke on the ‘Evolution of Personalised Medicine’.
Learning through social responsibility, whether in-house or community-based, is essential to building character and civic mindedness.
In 2019, Quest Pharmacy Students Society (QPSS) of Quest International University Perak (QIU) organised a day long Public Health Campaign at the Ipoh Parade mall.
The campaign, themed “Diabetes: The Bittersweet Life” was aimed at creating awareness about the dangers of Diabetes and the importance of early intervention to prevent this disease, which is a major concern as around 3.6 million Malaysians suffer from diabetes
A year earlier, the QPSS organised a day-long awareness campaign to educate the public on the proper use of medication. The campaign included several community engagement activities, including:
- Free health screening tests (BMI, Smokerlyzer Test, Blood Pressure Test, Cholesterol Test and Glucose Test),
- Kids’ activities
- Medication review and consultations
- Blood donation campaign
CERTIFICATE COURSE ATTRACTS PHARMACIES, UNIVERSITIES
The Faculty of Pharmacy, in collaboration with Gaia Science and a team of pharmaceutical experts, conducted a certificate course on Natural Products Extraction, Emulsion and Cosmetic Formulations at Penang’s Malaysian Insititute of Pharmaceuticals and Nutraceuticals. The course covered new information and insight into product performance. It also delved into the cosmetic product development process, pharmaceutical formulations, microwave-assisted extraction and chemical synthesis.
More than 40 participants from various institutions and organisations took part, including representatives from Thailand’s Prince of Songkla University, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Marina Pharmacy, Georgetown Pharmacy, Unison Nutraceuticals, Bionutricia Manufacturing, Nature Herb Creation and Luminous Skincare.
TEACHING & LEARNING FACILITIES
Our labs replicate the experience of the industry, preparing our students for the real world and allowing them to assimilate seamlessly once they join the working world
FULLY ACCREDITED PROGRAMME
The Bachelor of Pharmacy programme at Quest International University Perak (QIU) has been fully accredited for the maximum five-year period by the Pharmacy Board of Malaysia and the Malaysian Qualifications Agency, achieving an official status of ‘Excellent’ in the process. The Excellent status indicates that the programme scored more than 90 percent in the evaluation of its good practices in quality development standards. The accreditation saw QIU excel in 10 areas of good practice, including Vision, mission and goals; Curriculum design and delivery; Educational programme; Student selection and student support services; Teaching and academic staff; Educational resources; Programme monitoring and review; Leadership; Governance and administration; Total continuous quality improvement; and Self-critique and outcome measures.