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Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA)
Nursing Board Malaysia
 
Diploma in Pharmacy (KPT/JPS(PA9818)04/14)
INTRODUCTION

What is Pharmacy?
Pharmacy is a branch of health sciences dealing with the preparation, dispensing and proper utilization of medicines. It is a health profession that links the health sciences with the chemical sciences, and it is charged with ensuring the safe and effective use of medication.


What does a pharmacy technician do?

The role of a Pharmacy Technician is to dispense medication from doctors to patients and acting as advisors on the proper consumption of prescribed medication with supervising pharmacist. In addition, they are in charge of setting up equipment and keeping track of stock & supplies in the laboratories.

Introduction to the course:
The course was designed in view of the need to prepare future pharmacy assistants with the knowledge and skills to become successful practitioners in their field.

YEAR CORE SUBJECTS
1 Chemistry
Instrumentation Biochemistry
Physiology
Mathematics
Pharmacy Practice
Pharmaceutics
Pharmacology
2 Basic Microbiology
Pharmaceutical Microbiology
Management of Pharmacy
Introduction to Research Methodology
Dispensing Technique
Clinical Pharmacy Practice
Antimicrobial and Chemotherapy Agents
Introduction to Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy
Drugs in Society
Professional Development
3

Hospital Training:
Students are given real clinical exposure within the departments of outpatient setting, inpatient settings among others.

 

MODE OF DELIVERY
This programme is designed for 3 years following a semester system, consisting of 2 regular (long) semesters and 1 short semester. During the final year students have hospital placements and are subjected to the actual pharmacy conditions of preparing and dispensing.
Delivery of the curriculum is mainly in the form of lectures, tutorials, and practical sessions. Students will be exposed to hands-on clinical sessions, demonstrations and presentations during hospital attachments and are subjected to the actual clinical condition of patients


ADMISSION / ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Applicants should have the following:

SPM/O-Level with credits, including one of which is science related subject
STPM graduates are encouraged to apply.
Aged 17 years and above.
Must be in good physical condition.


PHARMACY CAREER PATHWAY
Graduates Diploma in Pharmacy from ICAN is certified professionals valued as an integral part of the medical industry. Graduates leave with modern and articulated skills have excellent career prospects in:

Government and private hospitals
Retail Pharmacy, Clinics & Medical Centers
Educational and / or research institutions
Health Care Industry-product specialist
Pharmaceutical manufacturing industry

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