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Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons)

JPT/BPP(MQA/FA3618)11/25

Key Information

Intakes

October

Programme Duration

4 years

Mode of Study

Full-Time

Programme Level

Schools

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Pharmacy is a branch of health sciences where graduates are involved in 3 major practice areas. Industrial Pharmacy sees pharmacists practice the research, development and formulation of pharmaceutical dosage forms. This is followed by production and quality assurance – which ensures a medicine’s quality when it reaches the patient. Industrial pharmacy also involves regulatory and product management.

Under Hospital/ Clinical Pharmacy, pharmacists are trained to provide pharmaceutical care – which is the responsible provision of drug therapy to achieve definite outcomes that improve a patient’s quality of life.

In Community Pharmacy, pharmacists serve the public by dispensing and managing medicine, responding to symptoms, carrying out screening tests, oral contraception, weight management and smoking cessation, as well as health and natural products supplementation. Other areas of practice include academia and the military.

Pharmacists are experts in medicines and medicine management. The profession continues to be in high demand, attracting some of the highest salaries after graduation and registration. The current pharmacist: population ratio is about 1: 2800 – well below the ratio required by developed nations.

The 4-year Bachelor of Pharmacy Programme trains undergraduates in basic medical sciences, pharmaceutical dosage forms and technology, pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmacology, clinical pharmacy and pharmacy practice.

After successfully completing the degree programme, graduates undergo a 1-year housemanship at government hospitals, followed by a year of compulsory service. After the year-long housemanship, the pharmacist can be registered to practice

Year 1 Basic Medical Sciences

  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Basic Computer Science and Statistics

Pharmaceutical Chemistry

  • Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Inorganic Chemistry

Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology

  • Physical Pharmacy

Pharmacology

  • General Pharmacology

Clinical Pharmacy & Pharmacy Practice

  • Introduction to Pharmacy Profession

University & General Study Subjects

  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Ethnic Relations
  • Design Thinking
  • Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia
Year 2 Basic Medical Sciences

  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Biochemistry
  • Pathology

Pharmaceutical Chemistry

  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis

Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology

  • Liquid and Semisolid
  • Dosage Forms
  • Solid Dosage Forms
  • Sterile Dosage Forms

Pharmacology

  • Cardiovascular and Respiratory Pharmacology
  • Central Nervous System Pharmacology

Clinical Pharmacy & Pharmacy Practice

  • Pharmacy Informatics

University & General Study Subjects

  • Media and Communication
  • Disciplined Entrepreneurship
  • Community Service
  • Devices, Networks and Applications
Year 3 Pharmaceutical Chemistry

  • Pharmacognosy

Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology

  • Pharmaceutical Product Development
  • Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance
  • Pharmaceutical Management
  • Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
  • Extemporaneous Preparations
  • Advanced Drug Delivery Systems

Pharmacology

  • Antineoplastic and Antimicrobial Pharmacology
  • Endocrine and Gastrointestinal Pharmacology

Clinical Pharmacy & Pharmacy Practice

  • Clinical Pharmacokinetics
  • Cardiovascular System

Renal System

  • Respiratory System

Gastrointestinal System

  • Pharmacy Ethics and Legislation

Attachments

  • Industrial Pharmacy

Research

Qualifying Examination

Year 4 Pharmacology

  • Pharmaco-toxicology

Clinical Pharmacy & Pharmacy Practice

  • Hospital Pharmacy
  • Community Pharmacy
  • Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Pharmacoeconomics
  • Endocrine System, Central Nervous System
  • Oncology, Parenteral Nutrition, Fluid Therapy
  • Infection, Musculo-Skeletal System, Dermatology
  • Paediatrics, Geriatrics, Eye, ENT

Electives

  • Veterinary Pharmacy
  • Geriatric Pharmacy
  • Introduction to Management
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Human Resource
  • Management Entrepreneurship

Attachments

  • Community Pharmacy
  • Clinical Pharmacy
  • Hospital Pharmacy

Research

Qualifying Examination

Experiential Leaning
  • Practicals on Pharmaceutical Production and Quality Control at the Pharmaceutical Production Pilot Plant
  • Practicals in Oncology Pharmacy
  • Medicine Management at Senior Citizen Homes
  • Community Pharmacy at Quest Pharmacy
  • Development of Knowledge of Drugs Booklet Containing Updated Information from Authentic and Verifiable Drug Information Internet Resources
  • Hands On Experience of Using E-Pharmacy Software at Quest Pharmacy
  • Hospital Visits
English Proficiency (i) Score of 550 in Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

OR

(ii) Band 6.0 in International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) with a minimum Band 5.5 in each skill – Writing, Reading, Listening / Speaking (WRLS).

*If English Language proficiency stated in (i) and (ii) is not met, Band 3 MUET is applicable.

Malaysian applicants shall be required to attain minimum Grade C in Bahasa Malaysia and English Language at SPM or its equivalent.

Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia

(STPM) 

CGPA 3.0 with Grades BBB, ABC or AAC in 3 subjects i.e. Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics.

Minimum Grade B in Chemistry

A Level 3B or 2A1C or 1A1B1C in Biology and Chemistry and Physics or Mathematics with Minimum B in Chemistry.

[Based on Universities and Colleges Admission Services (UCAS) for A Level with a score of A+=140, A=120, B=100 and C=80].

The requirement of 3B as proposed by Malaysian Pharmacy Board is equivalent to a score of 300 with Grade B in Chemistry

Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) B4 in 5 subjects i.e. Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Additional Mathematics
Matriculation/ Pre-medical/ Pharmacy/ Foundation in Science CGPA 3.0 with a minimum B in Chemistry
Diploma in Science (Chemistry or Biology or Physics) CGPA 3.75 with a minimum B in Chemistry
Diploma in Pharmacy With a minimum CGPA 3.50
Degree in Science CGPA 2.75 (Grade C+)
Other Qualifications Other Equivalent

For enquiries on our programme fees and funding, please fill up the form below or you may contact our Student Recruitment Division representative. We offer many funding opportunities to support students. Check out our Financial Assistance Page to find out more.

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Duration: Full-time: 2 + 3 years

Intakes: August (yearly)

Mode of Study: Full-Time

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