Overview of Diploma in Pharmacy in KPJ Healthcare University College Malaysia
Diploma in Pharmacy is offered at two of our campuses: KPJUC in Nilai and KPJIC in Penang. This pharmacy programme aims to produce qualified Pharmacy Assistants (PA) equipped with relevant knowledge and skills as well as practical experience. Throughout the 3 years of study, students will undergo several modules, categorised as Basic Science Subjects (Integrated Mathematics & Statistics, Human Anatomy & Physiology, Microbiology, etc.), Pharmacy Core Subjects (Pharmacology, Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Hospital Pharmacy, etc.) and Compulsory Subjects such as English for Professional Communication and Mata Pelajaran Umum (MPU).
Students will undergo practical training at any 28 KPJ Specialist Hospitals in semester 3 and semester 6 to gain much-needed, hands-on, real-life clinical and pharmacy practice experience. Upon completion of the study, students shall be ready to work in pharmacy departments of public and private hospitals or clinics, retail pharmacy outlets and manufacturing companies. For those who are more ambitious and qualified may proceed with our Bachelor of Pharmacy to become a Licensed Pharmacists or Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science. As graduates of KPJUC and KPJIC you will have more advantage to be employed by KPJ Healthcare Group of Specialist Hospitals all over Malaysia.
Entry Requirement of Diploma in Pharmacy in KPJ Healthcare University College Malaysia
- Pass SPM/SPMV/ O-level/equivalent
- Credit in 3 subjects (1 of the subject must be Science)
- Pass UEC/equivalent
- Grade B in 3 subjects (1 of the subject must be Science)
Similar as Malaysian candidate, AND must possess IELTS ≥ 5.5 or TOEFL ≥ 550 or equivalent.
Career Prospects of Diploma in Pharmacy in KPJ Healthcare University College Malaysia
Diverse job opportunities are available for Diploma in Pharmacy holders such as:
Pharmacy Practice/ Clinical: Pharmacy assistant in hospitals, clinics, retail pharmacy and community health centres
Pharmaceutical industry: In Pharmaceutical companies, such as manufacturing, process control, quality control and marketing
Academic/Education: Tutor, pharmacy instructor and lab assistant at relevant pharmacy schools or institutes.