FACILITIES

Facilities
As part of our commitment to lifelong educational development, the School 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.
 

Aseptic Suite
This sterile preparation suite teaches students the theories and skills related to the specialised dispensing of injectables and other sterile medicines. This clean room facility mimics those found in hospitals and in the pharmaceutical industry, and meets stringent international industry standards.
 

Pharmaceutics Lab
This lab is specifically created to teach product and process development. Here, students learn procedures and methods for pharmaceutical product development, small to medium scale manufacturing and product quality control, and stability testing. The lab has many modern machinery and equipment, such as:
  • 10-station rotary tablet machine
  • High-intensity mixers, precision blenders and coating equipment to manufacture a wide variety of dosage forms
  • Quality control apparatus, namely disintegration tester, friability tester, hardness tester, tapped density tester, and dissolution tester
  • Perkin Elmer Fourier Transform Infrared
  • Spectrophotometer
  • UV-Visible Spectrophotometers
  • Karl Fisher apparatus
  • Other general instruments that aid in measuring moisture, conductivity, surface and interfacial tension and thermal effects
  • Franz Diffusion Cell to study diffusion and evaluation of topical dosage form

Pharmaceutical Chemistry & Analysis Lab
This lab is fitted with state-of-the-art shared core instrumentation. It houses a wide range of high-quality, modern equipment, operated and maintained by qualified personnel. The facility is used to provide routine chemical and biological sample analysis; training to students and postdoctoral associates to run the self-service equipment; and opportunities for collaborative research in chemical analysis. It is also utilised for analysing gases, liquids and solids in pure or complex mixture forms.
 

Biological Science Lab
This lab is equipped with modern teaching benches and equipment for the study of physiology, microbiology, biochemistry, pharmacology and genetics. It is complete with centrifuges, Real Time PCR machine, laminar air flow, biological safety cabinet, 2-D electrophoresis system and fluorescence motorised inverted microscope.
 

Dispensary Facility
This mock dispensary has been built, designed and fitted to the specification of an active community pharmacy. It is used for all aspects of practice, including counselling patients and health education. This facility is also part of a Clinical Skills Suite, with a mock hospital ward, where students will learn clinical skills relating to hospital and community practice. It comprises over 20 computers for labelling medicines and maintaining patient medication records.