JPT/BPP (R/727/4/0055) 06/19, MQA A 10343
The Diploma in Pharmacy Program aims to provide students with the skills and knowledge required to play the role of a Pharmacy Assistant in a healthcare establishment or in a community pharmacy environment. This course also equips students with the specialised knowledge and skills required to enhance their career through further study in the related field.
Students will spend three (3) years of full-time study together with practical experience at several government hospitals. The curriculum is designed to meet the requirements of the health sector and the key element of the course is the hospital-based practical sessions during semester 5 and 6 that provides the opportunity for students to put theory into practice.
Upon successful completion of the programme, graduates will be prepared to serve as Pharmacy Assistants at hospitals, community pharmacies or contribute their knowledge and expertise in the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry. Graduates can also further their study at the degree level in the same field or any other field of science depending on the entry requirements.
Programme Educational Objectives (PEO)
PEO1: To produce graduates who are knowledgeable, competent and capable of providing quality patient care through the contemporary and forward-looking training programme.
PEO2: To produce graduates who have effective leadership and teamwork skills to optimize patient safety and improve health outcomes.
PEO3: To produce graduates who are committed to the importance of lifelong learning and continuous improvement.
PEO4: To produce graduates who practice professionalism with ethics and social responsibility.
PEO5: To produce graduates who are equipped with technopreneurial skills and ability to recognize
Program Learning Outcomes (PLO)
Demonstrate pharmaceutical knowledge competency in providing pharmacy-related services.
PLO2: Practical skills
Apply appropriate skills in delivering pharmaceutical care services.
PLO3: Social skills and responsibilities
Demonstrate an awareness and understanding of social issues and appreciate strategies towards resolving related problems.
PLO4: Ethics, professionalism and humanities
Demonstrate an understanding of commitment to uphold the professional ethics in the delivery of pharmacy services to the community.
PLO5: Communication, leadership and team skills
Demonstrate effective leadership, teamwork and communication skills.
PLO6: Scientific methods, critical thinking and problem-solving skills
Appreciate evidence-based practices and current approaches towards enhancing pharmacy services, research and development and technopreneurial ventures.
PLO7: Lifelong learning and information management skills
Recognize the need for and have the ability to engage in independent and lifelong learning.
PLO8: Entrepreneurship and managerial skills
Demonstrate an understanding of management, business practices and technopreneurial competencies.
- Pharmacy Assistant (Retail Pharmacy)
- Pharmacy Assistant (Hospital):
- Cytotoxic Drug Reconstitution
- Aseptic preparation (Total Parenteral Nutrition, Eye and Ear preparation, IV admixture)
- Pharmacy Assistant (Private Medical Practitioner)
- Pharmaceutical Industry Technician
- Medical and Nutritional Sales Representative
- Inventory Management
- Academic Instructor