Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)

KPT/JPT (R/727/6/0061) 03/20 - A7256

Why study the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)?

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

    As an undergraduate student studying pharmacy at Monash, you’ll cover the six fundamental theme:

  • The structure and function of the body - how the body works, including studies of anatomy, physiology and biochemistry relevant to the discipline.
  • Drug structure, disposition and action - how medicines work, including studies of medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, pharmaceutics and pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics relevant to the discipline.
  • Professional practice - what pharmacists do, including the sociocultural context in which the pharmacist and customer operates, social and health practice issues, as well as the ethical and legal context of pharmacy.
  • Comprehensive care - how to manage diseases and disorders, including the relationship between pathophysiology and the design and use of drugs in treating various health conditions.
  • Inquiry and innovation - how to employ problem-solving and innovative thinking skills in a laboratory, clinical, social or business environment.
  • Professional experience - work based training programs and internships.


Duration

The course takes four years of full-time study to complete.


Course structure

The Monash University Handbook has detailed information about the structure and requirements for the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours).


Career outcomes

The demand for pharmacists in Malaysia and the region is high, and pharmacists will likely remain a sought-after profession in the foreseeable future. Graduates will be able to find employment in the following sectors:

COMMUNITY PHARMACY
* Medication management
* Pharmaceutical care
* Retailing
* Management
* Health promotion

HOSPITAL PHARMACY
* Clinical pharmacy  
* Management
* Total Parenteral Nutrition
* Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
* Outpatient Pharmacy
* Drug Information Services

GOVERNMENT (THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH)
* The Pharmaceutical Control Bureau
* The Pharmacy Services Division

PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY
* Research and development
* Clinical research
* Regulatory affairs
* Product information
* Sales and marketing
* Management

ARMED SERVICES
* Pharmacy officer

EDUCATION AND RESEARCH
* Academia
* Research and development


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.


Entry requirements

To enter Monash University, students must satisfy particular academic, English language and age requirements.


Entry scores

You will need the following entry scores for the Bachelor of Pharmacy:

Year 2018

Qualification2018
Commencing Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY) in 2017/2018*77.5%*
A Level GCE 12
ATAR (International 2017) - Indicative score only90
Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education 22
Indian School Certificate Examination 77%
All India Senior School Certificate 82%
SMA3, Indonesia9
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma 33
STPM, Malaysia 10
UEC, Malaysia 2.6
Malaysia, Matriculation Program 3.33
Ontario Secondary School Diploma  84.9%
Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) 13
High School Diploma, Vietnam 8.56
UNSW Foundation Studies8.5

*The undergraduate entry requirements published are for students who commence the MUFY program in 2017/2018.


Prerequisites

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.


Fees


Tuition

In 2018, annual tuition fees for this course are:

  • RM49,000 for Malaysian students
  • RM53,900 for international students.


Once-only fees

  • Application - RM100
  • Registration - RM200


Per-semester fee

  • General amenities - RM100


Visa application fee for new international student

  • Indonesia - RM3,115
  • Other countries - RM2,215


Intake periods

There is one intake period each year in February for the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours).


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More information

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