Excellent Career Prospects for Pharmacists in Malaysia therefore choose the Best Pharmacy School for a solid education

High Demand for Qualified Pharmacists in Malaysia

The demand for qualified Pharmacists in Malaysia are increasing. Currently, there are a total of 10,250 pharmacists are registered

Pharmacists will educate patients on how to use their prescription drugs properly

Pharmacists will educate patients on how to use their prescription drugs properly

in the country. The Pharmacist to people ratio is set to turn from 1:2,947 this year to 1:2,000 by 2016.  The starting salary is pretty good as well.

I talked to one recent graduate who was getting about RM4000 a month and another graduate’s parent told me the same information as well.

Malaysia’s generic pharmaceutical manufacturing industry is expected to see US$365 million (RM1.108 billion) in total annual revenue by end-2012 as indicated by the Malaysian Organisation of Pharmaceutical Industries (MOPI).

In 2011, the industry recorded slightly over US$350 million (RM1.063 billion) in revenue and it is growing about six to eight percent annually.

Compulsory Training for Pharmacy in Malaysia Shortened to 1 year

Furthermore, Pharmacy graduates can now go through their training outside of government hospitals and facilities. This was announced recently by the Health Ministry to help increase the pharmacist-people ratio for the next three years.Pharmacy graduates can undergo their Provisionally Registered Pharmacists (PRP) training at private pharmacy facilities, such as private hospitals, R&D industries and community pharmacies that are accredited by the Malaysian Pharmacy Board.In September
2011, PRP was shortened from a three-year period to only one year.
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Top Pharmacy Degree Programme at UCSI University

Established in 1986, UCSI University has offered the Pharmacy programme since 2000 as a 2+2 with Curtin University,

Pharmacology & Physiology lab at UCSI University

Pharmacology & Physiology lab at UCSI University

Australia. In 2005, the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at UCSI University offered its own Pharmacy degree programme.

To accommodate its rapid growth and expansion, the School has since moved twice before its current five fully-equipped laboratories that are dedicated to learning, teaching and research.

The Pharmacy degree at UCSI University is accredited by MQA and is recognised by the Malaysian Pharmacy Board. Graduates have been able to find work overseas as well.

Together with its cutting-edge facilities, the 4-year Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons.) degree offers quality learning experience under the tutelage of dedicated teaching staff using innovative teaching methods, and who, being actively involved in research, provide students with opportunities to participate in various research projects.

At the Faculty, student are provided early exposure to various pharmacy-linked experiences such as industrial training, public health campaigns, community clerkship, hospital pharmacy clerkship and also to Problem-based Learning(PBL).

Besides the formal lecture mode, student also receive invaluable practical guidance from our external partners, experienced industrial speakers, appointed pharmacists and doctors incorporated under the various Faculty departments.

Entry Requirements and Cost of Study of the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons) at UCSI University

UCSI University Pharmacy students gain invaluable practical experience through the Annual Public Health Campaign

UCSI University Pharmacy students gain invaluable practical experience through the Annual Public Health Campaign

There is only one intake each year which is in August. Actual A-Level or STPM results of a Minimum of 3 principals ‘B’ in Chemistry, Maths, and Biology or Physics. Academically qualified candidates will be required to attend an interview for admission and a Chemistry quiz.

The outcome of the interview will determine a candidate’s successful admission into the programme. Students must have a Minimum of 5B’s in Maths, Additional Maths, Chemistry, Biology and Physics in their SPM as well.

It will cost you about RM130,000 to study the whole Pharmacy degree at UCSI University. You will be able to apply for the PTPN Loan to cover some of the costs.

Programme Overview of the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons) at UCSI University

The School of Pharmacy at UCSI University strives to maintain updated curriculum to meet the rapidly changing demands of the Pharmacy industry in

State-of-the-art pharmacy labs at UCSI University

State-of-the-art pharmacy labs at UCSI University

Malaysia. The early part of this curriculum focuses students on the fundamental knowledge in pharmacy as the foundation for later years.

The curriculum is unique in that it starts off with integrated courses where four main disciplines are being taught in each body system.

Students appreciate this mode of learning as it enhances their understanding. This will serve as a strong foundation later as they practice as pharmacists.

The courses in the programme are arranged into four main disciplines within the School of Pharmacy as listed.

  • Physiology & Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutics & Pharmaceutical Technology
  • Clinical Pharmacy

The duration of the programme is 4 years as required by the Board of Pharmacy Malaysia.

In each year there are two long-semesters consisting of 14 weeks of instruction with 2 weeks of examinations, and one short-semester consisting of 7 weeks of instruction with 1 week of examinations. The long-semesters start in January and May, while the short-semester starts in September.

Pharmacy Practice Lab at UCSI University

Pharmacy Practice Lab at UCSI University

In the months of November & December students undergo industrial training under the Co-Operative Placement Scheme to learn and to familiarize themselves with real life working environment.

In addition, students also undertake a research and development project in their final year.

The number of contact hours per subject per week depends on the credit and teaching methodology of each subject. Each credit is approximately equivalent to 1 hour of class, or 2 hours of labs per week.

UCSI University School of Pharmacy assesses its students based on the main objective of training competent pharmacists. The ethics, communication, knowledge, analytical and critical thinking skills are incorporated into its

assessments. The assessment methods include various assignments, practical & visitation reports, oral presentations, research project viva, patient counseling, tutorials, problem based sessions and finally the examinations.

Pharmacy Degree Subjects at UCSI University

Some of the subjects that you will study in the degree are:

Public Health Awareness Campaign at UCSI University

Public Health Awareness Campaign at UCSI University

  • General Chemistry for Pharmacy
  • Introductory Physiology
  • Microbiology for Pharmacy
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Basic Pharmacology & Immunopharmacology
  • Basic Medicinal Chemistry
  • Professional Skills II
  • Biostatistics for Pharmacy
  • Introductory Clinical Pharmacy
  • Biochemistry for Pharmacy
  • Physical Pharmacy
  • Dispensing & Compounding
  • Antimicrobial Therapy I
  • Nervous System & Pharmacotherapy I
  • Antimicrobial Therapy II
  • Aseptic Dispensing
  • Pulmonary, Renal & Pharmacotherapy
  • Endocrine System & Pharmacotherapy
  • Nonprescription Drugs
  • Marketing for Pharmacy
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis I
  • Dosage Form Design I
  • Cardiovascular System, Blood & Pharmacotherapy
  • Gastrointestinal System & Pharmacotherapy
  • Evidence Based Medicine
  • Basic Pharmacokinetics

    Students at UCSI University have access to state-of-the-art labs

    Students at UCSI University have access to state-of-the-art labs

  • Pharmaceutical Analysis II
  • Pharmacognosy
  • Clinical Pharmacokinetics
  • Dosage Form Design II
  • Biotechnology & Pharmacogenomics
  • Nervous System & Pharmacotherapy II
  • Drug of Abuse & Society
  • Hospital Pharmacy Practice
  • Pharmacy Management
  • Pharmacotherapy I
  • Pharmacy Clerkship
  • Research Project
  • Geriatric Pharmacy
  • Cancer Chemotherapy
  • Pharmacotherapy II
  • Clinical Clerkship
  • Pharmacy Law & Ethics
  • Pharmacoeconomics
  • Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Industrial Management

Science Laboratories at UCSI University

Pharmacy students at UCSI University have access to state-of-the-art labs to enhance their learning experience.

Pharmacists need to be people persons as you will deal with the patients and public to provide information to them.

Pharmacists need to be people persons as you will deal with the patients and public to provide information to them.

  • Anatomy & Pathology Museum
  • Biology Labs
  • Cell and Tissue Culture Lab
  • Chemistry Labs 1 and 2
  • Chemistry Labs
  • Media Preparation Lab
  • Medical Clinical Skills Unit
  • Medical Problem-based Learning Rooms
  • Microbiology Lab
  • Molecular Biology Lab
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis (Instrument) Lab
  • Pharmacy Practice and Physical Lab
  • Pharmacy Project Lab
  • Physics Labs
  • Physiology & Pharmacology Lab
  • Simulator Community Pharmacy Lab
  • Special Instrument Laboratory

 

 

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Posted on March 2, 2013, in Career Choices, Choosing the right course, Choosing the right university, Health Sciences, Jobs with high salary, Pharmacy, Top University, UCSI University, University and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. I have heard that there is getting less and less vacancy job for pharmacist in Malaysia. Is that true?

  2. I am an Indian presently working in India only as a Pharmacist in government dispensary since 2006. I have done 2years diploma in pharmacy from India. I am looking for a pharmacy job in Malaysia. I have around 14 years experience. Can you suggest me something regarding a pharmacist job in Malaysia.

  3. My spm result is B in every subjects except Add maths. Am i still allowed to take pharmacy?

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