The Diploma in Pharmacy a niche programme of the faculty, being only Diploma of Pharmacy programme approved by the Public Services Department. The programme is aimed at training pharmacy assistants (formerly known as dispensers). Included in this programme are courses in the Life Sciences, Mathematics, Chemistry, Pharmaceutics, Pharmacotheraphy, Sterile Pharmaceutics and Communication Technology in Pharmacy. These courses are taught in the first and second years of the programme. Students undergo practical training in major hospitals to gain hands-on experience in the third (final) year.
Pharmacy assistants help registered, licensed pharmacists to dispense medications and healthcare products to patients. There is strong demand for Pharmacy Assistants in government and private hospitals, community pharmacies and the pharmaceutical Industry. The job prospect is expected to be further enhanced due to the current and future expansion of healthcare services in the country.
Qualified Diploma of Pharmacy holders of students can apply to pursue Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons.) programme.
a. A pass in SPM or its equivalent as recognized by the Malaysian Government with at least five (5) credits including Bahasa Malaysia and English:
b. A minimum Grade of 5C/C in
- Additional Mathematics/Mathematics
A pass in UiTM’s Pre Diploma Science (PD008) with CGPA of at least 3.50