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Diploma in Pharmacy
Diploma Farmasi

This course aims to provide the student with an appreciation of the role of a pharmacy assistant working in a community pharmacy environment. Futhermore, the course provides an introduction to knowledge and skills to provide a high quality clinical pharmacy service, as well as enabling students to develop skills in providing pharmaceutical care to serve the nation. Constant expansion of health care programmes and increasing need for quality pharmaceutical care ensure a continuing demand of well educated pharmacy assistants in the country.

The student will spend 3 years full time studying with practical experience at several government and private hospitals. The curriculum is designed to meet the requirements of the health sector. A key element of the course is the hospital based practical activities (during health semester 4 & 5) which provides the opportunity for students to put theory into practice. Upon successful completion of the programme, a Diploma will be awarded by the University.

Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)

  • PEO 1 :
    To produce graduates who are knowledgeable, competent and capable of providing quality patient care through contemporary and forward looking training programme.
  • PEO 2 :
    To produce graduates who have effective leadership and teamwork skills to optimize patient safety and improve health outcomes.
  • PEO 3 :
    To produce graduates who are committed to the importance of lifelong learning and continuous improvement.
  • PEO 4 :
    To produce graduates who practice professionalism with ethics and social responsibility.
  • PEO 5 :
    To produce graduates who are equipped with technopreneurial skills and ability to recognize

Programme Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

Majors in pharmacy will be able to:

  • PLO 1 : Knowledge
    Demonstrate pharmaceutical knowledge competency in providing pharmacy related services.
  • PLO 2 : Practical skills
    Apply appropriate skills in delivering pharmaceutical care services.
  • PLO 3 : Social skills and responsibilities
    Demonstrate an awareness and understanding of social issues and appreciate strategies towards resolving related problems.
  • PLO 4 : Ethics, professionalism and humanities
    Demonstrate an understanding and commitment to uphold the professional ethics in the delivery of pharmacy services to the community.
  • PLO 5 : Communication, leadership and team skills
    Demonstrate effective leadership, team work and communication skills.
  • PLO 6 : Scientific methods, critical thinking and problem solving skills
    Appreciate evidence-based practices and current approaches towards enhancing pharmacy services, research and development and technopreneurial ventures.
  • PLO 7 : Lifelong learning and information management skills
    Recognize the need for and have the ability to engage in independent and lifelong learning.
  • PLO 8 : Entrepreneurship and managerial skills
    Demonstrate an understanding of management, business practices and technop reneurial competencies.

Career Information

  • Assistant Pharmacist (Retail Pharmacy)
  • Assistant Pharmacist (Hospital)
    • Compounding
    • Dispensing
    • Cytotoxic Drug Reconstruction
    • Aseptic Preparation
  • Assistant Pharmacist (Private Medical Practitioner)
  • Pharmaceutical Industry Technician
  • Medical Nutritional Sales Representatives
  • Academic Instructor
Semester 1
  • Biochemistry
  • Basic Physiology
  • Basic Physical Chemistry
  • Introduction to Pharmaceutics
  • Basic Formulation
  • Basic Organic Chemistry
  • Introduction to Information Communication Technology
  • Competency English

Semester 2
  • Basic Physical Chemistry
  • Basic Microbiology
  • Basic Pharmacology
  • Systemic Pharmacology
  • Behavioral Science
  • Drug Delivery System I
  • Communication English 1

Short Semester
  • Pengajian Malaysia 2 (Local) /Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1 (International)
  • Amalan Islam di Malaysia / Religious Practices in Malaysia (Local)
  • Siswa-siswi Pertahanan Awam

Semester 3
  • Autonomic Pharmacology
  • Antimicrobial Treatment and Chemotherapy
  • Introduction to Research Methodology
  • Drug Delivery System II
  • Pharmaceutical Microbiology
  • Analytical Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Communication English 2
  • Mandarin I
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship

Semester 4
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Elective
  • Applied Pharmacology
  • Introduction to Pharmacy Services
  • Management in Pharmacy Services
  • Occupational Safety and Health
  • Dispensing Technique and Communication
  • Mandarin II
  • Interpersonal Skills

Short Semester
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Malaysian Studies
  • Co-curriculum II
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship

Semester 5
  • Practical Training I

Semester 6
  • Practical Training II
  • Fees:
    Local Student
    International Student: RM 8,450(Per Semester)

  • Entry Requirement:
    Local Student
    • Pass in SPM or its equivalent with pass in Bahasa Melayu and English and five (5) credits in the following subjects:Mathematics, one (1) Science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, General Science/Applied Science) and any other three (3) subjects including Bahasa Melayu and/or English; OR
    • Certificate related to Health Sciences with minimum CGPA 2.75

    International Student

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Quick Points


Status Programme:

Program Code:
JPT/BPP (R2/727/4/0055) 06/24, MQA/ A 10343

Medical & Allied Health Sciences

Study Level:

July only

3 years

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