STUDY PHARMACY AT TAYLOR’S

Our pharmacy students are taught by lecturers who over 80% are Ph.D. holders themselves and as an added advantage, our pharmacy programmes are fully completed in Malaysia, giving our students a keen understanding on the needs and advancements of the industry within our borders.
SCHOOL OF PHARMACY
WHERE CHEMISTRY MEETS HEALTHCARE
 
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WHY PHARMACY @ TAYLOR'S
Bachelor of Pharmacy, Master of Philosophy (Pharmacy) & Master of Philosophy (Pharmaceutical Sciences) has received full accreditation by the Malaysian Pharmacy Board.

Creating experiences that extends beyond the classroom via team building, conference participation and field visits. These initiatives help students widen their perspective through the practical application of their theory based knowledge.

An emphasis on research allows the school to anticipate issues affecting the industry. Students are encouraged to adopt the scientific approach and constantly question general truths.

Active industry linkages and compulsory training and attachment at hospitals, community pharmacies and pharmaceutical companies provide a multifaceted view of the various roles a pharmacist plays in the healthcare sector. The cumulative effect of this integrated approach places our students in an advantageous position when pursuing their pharmaceutical career.
ALL-ROUNDED LEARNING EXPERIENCE
We immerse our students in hands-on activities outside the classroom where experience is at the heart of the learning process. Through these activities, we cultivate self-confidence, a strong sense of teamwork and leadership capabilities amongst students.
RESEARCH-FOCUSED CURRICULUM
Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Medicinal chemistry (in silico design and synthesis of SCMs) and natural products isolation and chemistry

Pharmaceutical Technology
  • Oral controlled release drug delivery systems
  • Fast dissolving drug delivery systems
  • Preformulation studies

Pharmacology
  • Cardiovascular and renal pharmacology / physiology
  • Antihypertensive and toxicological effects of herbal extracts
  • Behavioural pharmacology
Pharmacy Practice & Clinical Pharmacy
  • Social and administrative pharmacy
  • Legislative and regulatory pharmacy
  • Pharmacoeconomics
  • Pharmacoinformatics
  • Quality of life studies
  • Pharmacy education
  • Adverse drug reaction research
  • Disease burden studies
  • Bioequivalence studies

Phytochemistry
  • Extraction of herbal drugs
  • Isolation and characterisation of herbal constituents
  • Design and development of herbal formulations and standardisation of herbal products
COMPREHENSIVE PLACEMENT
Before graduation, students will be given the opportunity to gain valuable insights into real-world practices and work with these international industry leaders.
The School has endeavoured to integrate an effective industrial attachment programme whereby students undergo compulsory training programmes.
HOSPITAL PHARMACY

Students will experience the procedures and diversified operations of pharmacy at major hospitals and health clinics in Malaysia including:
  • Out-patient pharmacy
  • In-patient pharmacy
  • Clinical pharmacy
  • Therapeutic drug monitoring
  • Total parenteral nutrition
  • Oncology pharmacy
  • Store pharmacy
  • Drug information centres
COMMUNITY PHARMACY

Gaining an understanding of business operations in community pharmacy establishments by observing pharmacists recommendation of medication to patients, students will be able to comprehend the professional role of a community pharmacist in promoting public health including:
  • Smoking cessation service
  • Health screening
  • Disease management
  • Nutritional consultation
  • Medical devices consultation
INDUSTRIAL PHARMACY

Students will understand the manufacturing and quality control process set up at well-established pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities and have the opportunity to intern in various departments including:
  • Clinical trials
  • Sales and marketing
  • Medical information
  • Production
  • Quality control
  • R&D
  • Product registration
FACILITIES
Taylor’s School of Pharmacy has customised labs that are designed to integrate the teaching, learning and understanding of pharmaceutical science in the context of pharmacy practice. Our facilities are also independently audited by both the Malaysian and UK Boards of Pharmacy, to ensure that standards are adhered to.
TESTIMONIALS FROM THE INDUSTRY
"Pfizer Malaysia has the vision to become a talent hub within the region. With Taylor’s Pharmaceutical Industry Student Adoption (PISA) programme, we're able to identify, train and develop future leaders for healthcare."

John McKendry
Country Manager
Pfizer, Malaysia
"The partnership between Novartis and Taylor’s allows students to learn more about the pharmaceutical industry with direct hands-on experience. This opens up opportunities for them to pursue a fulfilling career that has an impact on both society and patients’ lives."

Michaela Dinboeck
President & Managing Director
Novartis Corporation, Malaysia
"Partnering with Taylor's University PISA programme provides opportunities for selected students to learn about the industry while we get support through their contributions and are able to identify future employees."

Dr. Ait-Allah Mejri
General Manager
Roche, Malaysia
STUDENT TESTIMONIALS
"During the World Food Day campaign, I had the opportunity to collaborate with students from various programmes, to help the poor. I learned the importance of teamwork, and with the right strategy, our team managed to successfully complete the tasks we were assigned with."

JESSICA ANN GREGORY
Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons)
"One of my best experiences beyond the classroom was our trip to Kotra Pharma, Melaka. It gave me better insight on drug formulation, how drugs are made, and how their quality is maintained throughout the production process. It was an eye-opener on the diverse roles of a pharmacist."

LIONEL STEPHAN LIEW TECK JIN
Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons)
"I would highly recommend the PISA programme to my peers as the experience gained is invaluable and it provides students with an extra advantage over the others."

WONG SHEE MEI
Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons)
HEAR WHAT OUR INDUSTRY PARTNERS HAVE TO SAY
Ms Azwar Kamarudin, Director, Corporate Affairs, Health & Values, Pfizer Malaysia and Ms Wong Ee Fern, Regulatory Affairs Manager, Blackmores share their thoughts about PISA Programme and some advice for aspiring pharmacy students.
Ms Azwar Kamarudin, Pfizer Malaysia
Ms Wong Ee Fern, Blackmores