PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

There are various approaches in teaching and learning in the Faculty. These include lectures, problem-based learning, tutorials, practical    sessions, independent learning, computer-aided learning, clinical skills session and clinical pharmacy training. The duration of this programme is four (4) years.In the first year, students go through basic science courses in  pharmacy such as organic and inorganic chemistry, histology,   biochemistry, general aspects of physiology and pharmacology, and introduction to pharmaceutics. These provide the students with a strong basic knowledge for the subsequent three years. The second and third year courses offered are mainly system-based pharmacotherapeutics, pathology, microbiology and immunology, dosage form design, pharmacognosy, industrial pharmacy and pharmaceutical bioengineering. In the final year, students will spend a substantial amount of time in healthcare facilities including hospitals, clinics, sterile laboratories, and outpatient and satellite pharmacies. The final year focuses on clinical pharmacy practice including ethics and forensic pharmacy where students will be under the supervision of clinical pharmacy lecturers and medical practitioners. Students in this course are also required to undertake minor studies in management and  entrepreneurship.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

There is a great demand for pharmacy graduates in both the    government and private sectors. Employment opportunities are available in the hospital, retail and community pharmacies,     industrial pharmacy, business and commercial sectors, research institute, institutions of higher learning and enforcement         pharmacy services.Pharmacists in healthcare facilities dispense medications and  advise the medical staff on the selection and effects of drugs. Some pharmacists specialize in specific drug therapy areas such as therapeutic drug monitoring, intravenous nutrition  support, oncology (cancer chemotherapy), nuclear pharmacy, geriatric pharmacy and psycho-pharmacotherapy (the treatment of mental disorders with drugs).Pharmacists in community and retail pharmacies counsel patient and answer questions regarding prescription drugs including questions on  possible side effects and interactions with other drugs.Another area for a career in pharmacy is the pharmaceutical    industry where pharmacist manages and directs the manufacturing of chemicals, prescription and non-prescription drugs and other health products. Pharmacists may also be involved in marketing, research and product development, quality control, sales and administration.Pharmacists with a postgraduate degree and/ or training may  pursue a career in teaching and research.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Bumiputera with the following qualifications are eligible to apply:

For candidates from STPM Programme:

  1. Pass STPM or equivalent with a minimum CGPA of 3.00, and Grade B (GPA of not less than 3.00) in Chemistry
  2. Pass SPM or equivalent, inclusive of a credit in Bahasa Melayu and English and Grade B in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics or Additional Mathematics, and one other subject.
  3. MUET: Minimum of Band 3.
  4. Pass the interview conducted by the faculty.

For candidates from ASASI or Matriculation Programme 

  1. Achieved a minimum CGPA of 3.5 in Asasi UiTM/PASUM/Matriculation, with a minimum of Grade B in Chemistry
  2. Pass SPM or equivalent, inclusive of a credit in Bahasa Melayu and English and Grade B in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics or Additional Mathematics, and one other subject.
  3. MUET: Minimum of Band 3
  4. Pass the interview conducted by the faculty.

For candidates from the Diploma Programme:

Diploma of Pharmacy UiTM

  1. Diploma of Pharmacy from UiTM with a CGPA of at least 3.50
  2. Pass SPM or equivalent, inclusive of a credit in Bahasa Melayu and English and Grade B in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics or Additional Mathematics, and one other subject.
  3. MUET: Minimum of Band 3
  4. Pass the interview conducted by the faculty.

Diploma in Science UiTM

  1. Diploma in Science from UiTM with a CGPA of at least 3.75.
  2. Pass SPM or equivalent, inclusive of a credit in Bahasa Melayu and English and Grade B in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics or Additional Mathematics, and one other subject.
  3. MUET: Minimum of Band 3
  4. Pass the interview conducted by the faculty.

SPONSORSHIP : - Students may apply for scholarships or loans offered by various states, Public Service Department (JPA), Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA), Ministry of Defense, Perbadanan Tabung Pendidikan Tinggi Nasional (PTPTN) or the private sector.
STUDENT INTAKE:- September every year
Please submit your online application at: http://upu.mohe.gov.my/web/

For further enquiries, please contact:
Dean
Faculty of Pharmacy
Universiti Teknologi MARA Selangor, Puncak Alam Campus
Level 11, FF1 Building, 42300 Bandar Puncak Alam,
Selangor Darul Ehsan Tel: 03-3258 4645/4650 | Fax: 03-3258 4602

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