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Course Fees and Duration

Course Duration:
(36 m) 3 years
Course Tuition Fees:
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Jalan Pandan Indah 4/2
Location of Study:
Kuala Lumpur
Full Time/Part Time:
Not applicable
Awarding University:
Integrated College of Allied Health and Nursing

Diploma in Pharmacy

  Institution: Integrated College of Allied Health and Nursing

Field Of Study:
Health, Medicine & Welfare
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 Programme Description

What is Pharmacy?
Pharmacy is a branch of health sciences dealing with the preparation, dispensing and proper utilization of medicines. It is a health profession that links the health sciences with the chemical sciences, and it is charged with ensuring the safe and effective use of medication.

What does a pharmacy technician do?
The role of a Pharmacy Technician is to dispense medication from doctors to patients and acting as advisors on the proper consumption of prescribed medication with supervising pharmacist. In addition, they are in charge of setting up equipment and keeping track of stock & supplies in the laboratories.

Introduction to the course:
The course was designed in view of the need to prepare future pharmacy assistants with the knowledge and skills to become successful practitioners in their field.

1 Chemistry
Instrumentation Biochemistry
Pharmacy Practice
2 Basic Microbiology
Pharmaceutical Microbiology
Management of Pharmacy
Introduction to Research Methodology
Dispensing Technique
Clinical Pharmacy Practice
Antimicrobial and Chemotherapy Agents
Introduction to Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy
Drugs in Society
Professional Development
3 Hospital Training:
Students are given real clinical exposure within the departments of outpatient setting, inpatient settings among others.
This programme is designed for 3 years following a semester system, consisting of 2 regular (long) semesters and 1 short semester. During the final year students have hospital placements and are subjected to the actual pharmacy conditions of preparing and dispensing.
Delivery of the curriculum is mainly in the form of lectures, tutorials, and practical sessions. Students will be exposed to hands-on clinical sessions, demonstrations and presentations during hospital attachments and are subjected to the actual clinical condition of patients

Applicants should have the following:

SPM/O-Level with credits, including one of which is science related subject
STPM graduates are encouraged to apply.
Aged 17 years and above.
Must be in good physical condition.

Graduates Diploma in Pharmacy from ICAN is certified professionals valued as an integral part of the medical industry. Graduates leave with modern and articulated skills have excellent career prospects in:

Government and private hospitals
Retail Pharmacy, Clinics & Medical Centers
Educational and / or research institutions
Health Care Industry-product specialist
Pharmaceutical manufacturing industry

Source :  Integrated College of Allied Health and Nursing