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The Doctor of Philosophy (Pharmacy) is a postgraduate programme by research, designed to train students to possess a comprehensive understanding of the general field in Pharmacy, Pharmacology, Toxicology, Pharmaceutical Technology and Chemistry, as well as Biomedical Sciences such as Cell and Molecular Biology, Physiology and Biochemistry, through comprehensive training in the concepts and approaches of the specific field of studies, under the supervision of specific expertise in their particular area of interest. The students are anticipated to become proficient and successful investigators who are able to investigate and develop novel studies, formulate hypotheses based on current concepts in their specialization, conduct own research projects and develop ancillary skills, where necessary.
The programme holds a central place in pharmacy education, involving the following areas (but not limited to these):
- Clinical Pharmacy
- Pharmacy Practice
- Pharmaceutical Chemistry
- Natural Products
- Pharmaceutical Technology
- Pharmaceutical Analysis
- Basic Health Sciences (E.g. Physiology, Microbiology)
The programme is designed to develop independent, creative scientists and professionals with adequate knowledge and skill base to function in academics, research and overall development of pharmaceutical service to mankind.
PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES/ AIMS
The objective of the programme is to produce competent and compassionate pharmacists and pharmaceutical-related researchers who are capable of producing quality research to meet the diverse healthcare needs and demonstrate mastery of knowledge in pharmacy-related fields as well as demonstrate professional competency.
Graduates of Doctor of Philosophy (Pharmacy) programme may become pharmacists in hospitals, academicians, researchers and consultants in universities / academic institutes and within the community. Those pursuing a career as an industrial pharmacist may work in drug discovery and development, clinical trials, quality assurance, regulatory affairs, product registration, and marketing.