The Diploma in Pharmacy a niche programme of the faculty, being only Diploma of Pharmacy programme approved by the Public Services Department. The programme is aimed at training pharmacy assistants (formerly known as dispensers). Included in this programme are courses in the Life Sciences, Mathematics, Chemistry, Pharmaceutics, Pharmacotheraphy, Sterile Pharmaceutics and Communication Technology in Pharmacy. These courses are taught in the first and second years of the programme. Students undergo practical training in major hospitals to gain hands-on experience in the third (final) year.
Pharmacy assistants help registered, licensed pharmacists to dispense medications and healthcare products to patients. There is strong demand for Pharmacy Assistants in government and private hospitals, community pharmacies and the pharmaceutical Industry. The job prospect is expected to be further enhanced due to the current and future expansion of healthcare services in the country.
Qualified Diploma of Pharmacy holders of students can apply to pursue Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons.) programme
Pass Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia or equivalent with FIVE (5) credits inclusive of Bahasa Melayu AND History (Since SPM 2013).
Candidates: SPM holder
Special criteria: General criteria of university with a minimum grade of C+ in the following subjects:
- Mathematics/Additional Mathematics
- Biology, AND
- English Language of minimum grade B
Candidates: Pre-Diploma Science UiTM (PD007/PD008)
Special criteria: Pass the upgrade process of UiTM Pre Diploma Science with CGPA 3.30
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:
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