DIPLOMA IN PHARMACY

This programme will provide students with a scientific background in biology, particularly human biology and chemistry and an introduction to the way these interact with Pharmaceutical Science. 

DURATION:
Three (3) Years

INTAKE:
January/ April/ July/ October

PROGRAMME APPROVAL CODE:
KPT/JPS (R/727/4/0007) 05/23 | A9262

What Will You Learn

  • Aspects of handling chemical substances
  • Usage of drugs or poisons.
  • The good and bad effects of drugs on living organisms
  • Patient counseling on the appropriate usage of medicine
  • Manage and ensure patients’ medical records are complete
  • Provide information and advice on prevention of diseases and the maintenance of good health for patients

Programme Introduction

The Pharmacy profession is concerned with the handling of all aspects of chemical substances, referred to as medicine or drugs. This includes knowledge of the source (whether natural or synthetic), the physical and chemical properties, the good and bad effects on living organisms, the dosage forms, the formulation, compounding and manufacture, the storage, sale, laws and ethics governing the manufacture, import, export, storage, sale and usage of drugs or poisons.

A Pharmacist is trained in the counseling of patients on the appropriate usage of medicine, food supplements, and herbal preparations for related diseases, disorders or conditions. The pharmacist is also trained to provide information and advice on prevention of diseases and the maintenance of good health.

A Pharmacist is required to be registered yearly with the Pharmacy Board of the Ministry of Health, Malaysia to practice pharmacy, that involves importing, selling, storing, distributing and exporting of drugs, chemicals or poisons.

The program will prepare students with a scientific background in Biology and Chemistry as well as understand the interaction of these two components in pharmaceutical science

SEMESTER 1
  • Chemistry I
  • Physiology I
  • Pharmaceutics I
  • Introduction to Pharmacy Practice
  • Mathematics
  • English

 

 

 

SEMESTER 2
  • Chemistry II
  • Pharmaceutics II
  • Dispensed Preparation Methods I
  • Pharmacology I
  • Physiology II

 

 

 

 

 

SEMESTER 3
  • Malaysian Studies
  • Communicative English
  • Computer Application.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Pass SPM (Bahasa Melayu & Sejarah)
  • Pass Bahasa Inggeris
  • Minimum 3 Credits in General Science / Pure Science (Pass in 2 subjects) and 2 other subjects

– OR –

  • Any other equivalent qualifications
Career Prospect
  • Pharmacy Assistant
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Retail Pharmacy Assistant
  • Community Pharmacy Assistant
  • Procurement Pharmacy Assistant
  • Clinical Assistant
  • Medical Sales Representative

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