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Diploma in Pharmacy
Pharmaceutics involves the development, creation and processing of raw drug. Pharmaceutical chemistry is a field that has a relationship with the chemistry, biology in the case of synthesis and drug development. Pharmacy Practice is the discipline of pharmacy that applies the information in the pharmaceutics and pharmaceutical chemistry so that it will be practiced among the community. It emphasizes the use of rational, effective and safe use of drug in the society.
Diploma in Pharmacy prepare students to become pharmacy technicians who are knowledgeable in the field of pharmaceutics, pharmaceutical chemistry and pharmacy practice so they are ready to enter the job market in the pharmaceutical industry which emphasizes the application of pharmaceutics and pharmaceutical chemistry or entering the job market which focus on pharmacy practice such as hospital pharmacies and community pharmacies.
Among the pharmacy technician duties (known as pharmacy assistants) in the hospital is to assist the pharmacist in ensuring the provision, supply, drug use is rational, effective and safe. They also assist the pharmacist in ensuring that patients receive optimal pharmaceutical care as well serve as a drug consultant to the other professionals such as doctors and nurses
The duration of study is six semesters (3 years) Obtained approval from the MQA and is under supervision of the Pharmacy Board of Malaysia.
Students who have successfully completed the course can find employment in the private and public sectors as:
Graduates are able to pursue bachelor studies at any potential universities.