Bachelor of Pharmacy
Why study the Bachelor of Pharmacy?
Pharmacists make a difference to people's health in hospitals, aged-care facilities and local communities. Our course gives you the knowledge, experience and expertise you need to make a difference from the moment you graduate as a medicine expert and healthcare professional. Pharmacists are in high demand in Malaysia, with the ratio to population about 1:4000.
As part of your degree, you will cover applied pharmaceutical sciences, enabling sciences, clinical and therapeutic sciences, and pharmacy practice, and gain the professional skills and other attributes required of a pharmacist.
Pharmacists are health professionals with the skills and knowledge to help patients understand and use medication. They also play a significant role in new drug development and innovation. We will give you the skills, knowledge and confidence to make a difference too.
Areas of study
Enabling knowledge base
Includes physical, organic and medicinal chemistry, physiology, biochemistry, microbiology, molecular biology and immunology.
Deals with the formulation of medicines, pharmacokinetics (what happens to medicine in the body) and the different dose-forms used in therapeutics.
Covers the major disease states and their epidemiology, pathophysiology and diagnosis, the chemistry and pharmacology of medicines used to treat these conditions, and the clinical and practice aspects of treating patients.
Explores the role of the pharmacist, professionalism, dispensing, health and the individual, as well as health care in society. Students also study pharmacoepidemiology, the psychosocial aspects of medicine treatment, communicative skills, patient counselling, and legal aspects of practice.
The course takes four years of full-time study to complete.
The Monash University Handbook has detailed information about the structure and requirements for the Bachelor of Pharmacy.
Graduates can work in fields such as:
- community pharmacy
- hospital pharmacy
- pharmacy consultancy
- the pharmaceutical industry.
To be a registered pharmacist in Malaysia, you must complete an additional one-year, pre-registration program under the supervision of the Pharmacy Board of Malaysia. More on career opportunities for pharmacists in Malaysia is available from the School of Pharmacy.
You will need the following entry scores for the Bachelor of Pharmacy:
|A Level GCE||12||12|
|Australian Year 12 ATAR||90||90|
|Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education||22||22|
|Indian School Certificate||77%||77%|
|All India Senior School Certificate||82%||82%|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma||33||33|
|Kenya Secondary Education||11||11|
|Ontario Grade 12||83%||83%|
|Scholastic Aptitude Test SAT||2115||2115|
|South African National Senior Certificate||37||39|
|Sri Lanka A Level||13||13|
|Thailand Matayom 6||3.4||3.4|
|Vietnam High School Certificate||8.5||8.5|
▲Subject to change / additional requirement for future intakes.
|Monash University Foundation Year||77.5%*||77.5%*|
|Trinity Foundation Year||86%||86%|
|Sunway Foundation in Arts||N/A||N/A|
*The score is only applicable for students commencing MUFY in 2013 or 2014.
Chemistry and Mathematics (Australian Year 12 equivalent, with excellent results) are formal prerequisites for the Bachelor of Pharmacy. A third subject must be a Biology subject. Please contact the School of Pharmacy for more information.
In 2014, annual tuition fees for this course are:
- RM45,000 for Malaysian students
- RM49,500 for international students.
- Application - RM100
- Registration - RM200
- General amenities - RM100
- New student visa application fee - RM1860
There is one intake period each year in February for the Bachelor of Pharmacy.
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For more information about this degree, contact us.