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Diploma in Pharmacy

Offered by: MAHSA University
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Exam BodyInternal Dip., Malaysia
Course Duration3 Years
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FacultyFaculty of Pharmacy
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyDiploma Level
Field of StudyMedicine & Healthcare

The Diploma in Pharmacy is accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency and Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia and recognized by the Pharmacy Board Malaysia and Ministry of Health, Malaysia.

Course Description

Faculty of Pharmacy started as a Department of Pharmacy under the MAHSA College in 2005 offering a course in Diploma in Pharmacy, with the first intake in January 2006. The Department is located in the Pusat Bandar Damansara Campus.

Diploma in Pharmacy is a 3-year programme in which the students spend some 4 semesters in the University College and 2 semesters in hospital pharmacy training. Six batches of our diploma in pharmacy students have since graduated. The graduates will be able to gain employment as Pharmacy Assistants in public and private hospitals, health clinics, pharmaceutical laboratories and manufacturing facilities. The graduates may also continue their educational pursuit of a professional degree in pharmacy.

The Diploma in Pharmacy programme received its full MQA accreditation in March 2009.

The Faculty of Pharmacy came into being when MAHSA College was upgraded to MAHSA University College status in March 2009.


Semester 1

  • MDPH 1301: Pharmacology 1
  • MDPH 1103: Physical Chemistry
  • MDPH 1107: Mathematics
  • MDPH 1501: Pharmaceutics 1
  • MDPH 1601: English
  • LAN 1003: Malaysian Studies
  • MDPH 1602: Behavioural Science

Semester 2

  • MDPH 2401: Introduction to Pharmacy Practice
  • MDPH 2502: Pharmaceutics 2
  • MDPH 2301: Pharmacology 2 (Systemic)
  • MDPH 2104: Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • MDPH 2106: Computer Application for Pharmacy Technician
  • LAN 1004: Islamic Studies
  • LAN 1005: Moral Studies

Semester 3

  • MDPH 3503: Pharmaceutics 3
  • MDPH 3105: Pharmaceutical Microbiology
  • MDPH 3302: Pharmacology 3 (Autonomic)
  • MDPH 3108: Biostatistics for Pharmacy Technician
  • MDPH 3402: Dispensing Practice 1
  • MDPH 3603: First Aid and CPR

Semester 4

  • MDPH 4403: Dispensing Practice 2
  • MDPH 4504: Pharmaceutics 4
  • MDPH 4109: Research Methodology
  • MDPH 4403: Pharmacy Management
  • MDPH 4304: Pharmacology 4
  • MDPH 4604: Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA)

Semester 5

  • MDPH 5404: Hospital Pharmacy Training

Semester 6

  • MDPH 6605: Pharmacy Research Project
Entry Requirements



Pass with 3 credits including 1 science subject

(Biology/Physics/Chemistry/General Science [Sains Am]) and 2 other subjects

* Candidates who wish to further their studies to BPharm must obtain min. 5 B’s in Biology & Chemistry & Physics & Mathematics/Additional Mathematics & 1 other subject at SPM level/equivalent


O - Levels:


Pass with min. Grade C in 3 subjects




Pass Tahap 3 & Pass SPM with minimum 1 credit


Certificate in Science/Allied Science (with full accreditation): Pass with minimum CGPA 2.00


UEC Senior Middle Three (SM3): Grade B in 3 subjects including 1 science subject

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Career Prospects

The graduates will be able to work as Pharmacy Assistant in the following sectors:

  • Government hospitals / clinics
  • Private hospitals
  • Community pharmacy
  • Government enforcement pharmacy
  • Pharmaceutical factory
    1. Production
    2. Quality control staff
    3. Sales
    4. Marketing
  • Quality control lab
    1. Government e.g. NPCB
    2. Private
  • pharmaceutical industry
    1. Sales & marketing
  • Research assistant
  • Academic assistant

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

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