FOUNDATION IN SCIENCE (FIS)

KPT/JPS(R/010/3/0085)(A7920)06/17
INTAKES : JANUARY, MARCH, JULY
 
At Taylor’s University, our School of Pharmacy is always at the forefront of pharmaceutical education with a curriculum that is research-focused to keep up with medical developments and discoveries around the world.
 
Through our one-year Foundation in Science programme, students will learn practical skills at our state-of-the-art facilities and will be able to put them to test via hands on experiments through the Integrated Science Project. At Taylor’s University, students are given the opportunity to acquire cognitive functions, soft skills and analytical thinking that will help them vastly in their education.
 
Talks and workshops featuring academicians and industry leaders will help students gain insights on the relevant industries. We complement these learning experiences with a strong support system. Through our First Year Experience initiatives, we help students adapt to university life with motivational talks and peer-assisted study sessions.
 

 
1-YEAR PROGRAMME

Wide Range of Modern Facilities
  • Acquire practical skills with our science laboratories that are equipped with up-to-date instrumentation.
  • Experience learning supported by modern technology, such as lecture capture, and various online tools.
Balanced Learning Environment
  • Opportunity to acquire and demonstrate discipline specific knowledge, cognitive capabilities and soft skills.
  • A balanced assessment method, whereby 50% of the evaluation is allocated to various continuous assessments such as quizzes, class tests, projects and oral presentations while the remaining 50% to the final exam.
From Theory to Application
  • Holistic learning approach through the Integrated Science Project (ISP), which implements research skills and scientific concepts and balances learning outcomes with hands-on experimentation.
  • Cultivate independent and confident learners through continuous assessments which encompass public speaking, group work and creativity.
Conducive Learning Environment
  • Same access to the University’s facilities as undergraduate and postgraduate students, and able to contribute equally to the campus community.
  • Exposure to latest developments in science and technology through workshops and talks by local and international academicians and industry leaders.
Reliable Support System
  • First Year Experience (FYE) initiatives, such as motivational talks and peer-assisted study sessions, provide students the much-needed support to adjust to university life and excel in academic and extra-curricular activities.
 
PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
 
YEAR 1
Semester 1
  • English I
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemistry I
  • Mathematics
  • Elective I
Semester 2
  • English II
  • Human Biology
  • Chemistry II
  • Statistics & Probability
  • Elective II
  • Elective III
Electives*
Semester 1
  • Physics I
  • Creative Thinking Skill
Semester 2
  • Business Enterprise
  • Principles of Economics
  • Quantitative Techniques
  • Social Psychology
* Subject to module availability
 
Find out more about your programme by talking to our friendly education counsellors.