BACHELOR OF PHARMACY (HONS)

KPT/JPS ( R/727/6/0071 ) ( MQA/FA 4664 ) 10 / 20
INTAKE : AUGUST
 
Our bachelor degree programme in pharmacy equips students with scientific, clinical and professional knowledge as well as strong communication skills, giving them the ability to positively impact the healthcare system.

The curriculum is designed to encourage students to become independent learners who are capable of undertaking and understanding challenges in the use of medicine and in healthcare. Ultimately, our pharmacy degree students will gain the ability to integrate fundamental scientific principles into healthcare practice.
 
4-YEAR PROGRAMME
 
360° Learning Experience
  • Early exposure to realworld experience through field visits, study trips, and campaigns, as well as internship and research opportunities, prepares students for their future careers.
Highly-qualified Faculty
  • Classroom teaching is influenced and informed by faculty members who are experienced in the field of pharmacy (public or private sectors) and continuously undertake research in their respective fields.
  • Students obtain a broad understanding and perspective of the subject matter, due to the good mix of local and international lecturers.
  • Over 70% of the lecturers are Ph.D. holders and many undertake research in their respective areas of interest, contributing to the enhancement of knowledge delivered in the classroom.
In-depth Knowledge
  • The curriculum provides an in-depth insight in pharmaceutical sciences, physiology and pharmacy practice. Emphasis is placed on clinical skills, specifically with response to symptoms and differential diagnosis built on the application of scientific principles.
Comprehensive Placement
  • Exposure to the three major healthcare areas in pharmacy, via 5-week placement in Community Pharmacy, 15-week of Hospital Pharmacy and 3-week placement in Industrial Pharmacy.
 
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PROGRAMME STRUCTURE:
 
Year 1
Semester 1
  • Introduction to Pharmacy
  • Drug Discovery, Development & Marketing
  • Basic Chemical Properties of Drugs & Action I
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology
  • MPU (U1) – Module 1*
  • MPU (U1) – Module 2*
 
Semester 2
  • Communication in Healthcare
  • Pharmaceutical Microbiology
  • Basic Chemical Properties of Drugs & Action II
  • Basic & Peripheral Nervous System Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical Compounding & Dispensing
  • MPU (U2)*
  • MPU (U3)*
 
Year 2
Semester 3
  • Antimicrobials, Anti-Neoplastic Agents & Immunomodulators
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis
  • Central Nervous System Pharmacotherapeutics
  • Biochemistry
  • Physical Pharmaceutics
  • Professional Pharmacy Practice I
 
Semester 4
  • Biostatistics & Research Methodology
  • Cardiovascular, Respiratory & Endocrine Pharmacology
  • Biopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics
  • Medicinal Chemistry & Drug Design
  • Pharmaceutical Formulation & Development I
  • Professional Pharmacy Practice II
 
Year 3
Semester 5
  • Pharmacy Legislation
  • Pharmacognosy & Phytochemistry
  • Renal & Gastrointestinal System Pharmacotherapeutics
  • Clinical Pharmacokinetics
  • Pharmaceutical Processing
  • Pharmaceutical Biotechnology & Immunology
 
Semester 6
  • Pharmaceutical Formulation & Development II
  • Pharmaceutical Formulation & Development III
  • Industrial Pharmacy
  • Quality Use of Medicines
  • Pharmacoepidemiology & Pharmacoeconomics
  • Hospital Pharmacy
 
Year 4
Semester 7
  • Industrial Pharmacy Attachment
  • Regulations of Pharmaceuticals
  • Applied Therapeutics I
  • Applied Therapeutics II
  • Research Project
  • Elective
 
Semester 8
  • Applied Therapeutics III
  • Applied Therapeutics IV
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • MPU (U4)*
 
Electives
  • Nuclear Pharmacy
  • Toxicology
  • Traditional & Complementary Medicines (ENT)
Besides the list above, students can also choose to take any elective offered by other schools at Taylor’s University.
 
 
Career Options
  • Academic Pharmacist
  • Community Pharmacist
  • Hospital Pharmacist
  • Industrial Pharmacist
  • Pharmacologist
  • Primary Health Care Pharmacist
  • Regulatory Pharmacist
  • Research Scientist
  • Toxicologist
  • Veterinary Pharmacist
 
NOTE:
* The Ministry of Education (MOE) requires all students to take Mata Pelajaran Umum (MPU) (i.e. General Studies) which is categorised under U1, U2, U3 and U4 within the duration of their studies. U1 modules are prescribed by MOE whereas U2, U3 and U4 modules are from a list of University Core Modules (UCM) prescribed as per the Programme Guide.  
 
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