Diploma in Pharmacy

Programme Overview

Pharmacy is the study of the preparation, dispensing and review of drugs as well as providing additional clinical services. It provides the basic knowledge that links health sciences with pharmaceutical sciences and aims to ensure the safety, efficacy, and affordable use of drugs.

With pharmacy, you will learn the scientific basis of medicine. This include understanding that the body and major organs work as a whole (anatomy and physiology), the science of dosage form design (pharmaceutics) and the body’s reaction to drugs (pharmacology).

The study of drugs also requires an understanding of how these drugs work onto diseases involving microbes, and alternative type of treatments in order to treat the diseases. As such, students will be exposed to the study of microbes as well as alternative medicine. To understand the chemical implication and background of the said drugs, students will also learn the basic of chemistry and the composition of the medications.

The programme will provide you with an excellent understanding of the drugs and its effect, and position you for the next stage of undergraduate programme.

Our course also emphasizes practical skills and experience at all stages, including retail and hospital training. The students will undergo a three-year programme in which the learning spans on lecturing, tutorials, and practical.

Pharmacy Assistant may find work in various places like:

·        CommunityPharmacy

·        Pharmaceutical/Cosmetics/ Medical devices/ Food Industries

·        Government hospitals Health centres /clinics

·        Private hospitals and private practices

·        Universities and Colleges

·        National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency

Pass SPM / SPMV or O-level or its equivalent with at least 3 credits including one Science subject; or


Pass a certificate in the relevant field with a minimum CGPA of 2.00; or


Other qualifications recognized by the Government of Malaysia

This programme serves as an alternative pathway to pursue undergraduates’ study in pharmacy programmes. With Diploma in Pharmacy, it opens door to this various bachelor programmes in local or international universities:

·         Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons.)

·         Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Technology (Hons.)

·         Bachelor of Science in Pharmacology (Hons.)

Year 1

·         Introduction to Pharmacy

·         Pharmaceutical Chemistry I

·         Pharmaceutics I

·         Pharmacology I

·         Anatomy and Physiology

·         Introduction to Pharmacy

·         Pharmaceutical Chemistry  II

·         Pharmacology  II

·         Pharmaceutics  II

·         Basic Microbiology

·         Mathematics

·         Alternative Medicine

·         Introduction to IT

Year 2

·         Pharmacology  III

·         Pharmaceutics  III 

·         Introduction to Research Methodology

·         Pharmaceutical Microbiology

·         Medical Emergencies

·         Pharmacology  IV

·         Hospital Pharmacy

·         Prescription Practice

·         Pharmaceutics IV

Year 3

·         Retail Training

·         Hospital Training


Batu Muda

Programme Status:

Full Accreditation

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January, April and September


3 years