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What will I learn?

Pharmacy as a profession is evolving continuously and new practices are introduced to provide better healthcare for people. If helping the sick recover from the appropriate use of medicines and promoting of wellness and healthy lifestyle gives you a sense of purpose, then pharmacy will be a good choice of study. In addition, pharmacy education provides one with the grounding in physicochemical, biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences. This can also open career opportunities into the exciting arena of pharmaceutical industry where you can be involved in the research and development of drugs, clinical trials, pharmaceutical marketing and pharmaceutical sales.

The primary aim of the pharmacy course is to provide the relevant knowledge and skills that are required for entry into the profession. The course focuses on laying a strong foundation in topics related to pharmaceutical sciences and pharmacy practice so that graduates can readily apply these fundamental principles to their future employment, be it in the community practice, hospital service, healthcare business, pharmaceutical industry or research. In addition, interprofessional education is integrated into the curriculum as an essential component to prepare graduates for interprofessional collaborative patient-centered practice as healthcare professionals. The curriculum is enriched with experiential learning in the form of laboratory training, interactive flipped classroom learning models and one-on-one coaching on professional skills (such as patient counselling), and finally culminating in a capstone year (i.e. Year 4) by completing a final year research project and internships.

Objectives of the Programme

The programme aims to impart the following competency base to the students during the learning process. Students are expected to demonstrate the following qualities before graduation.

(i) Gain knowledge base in pharmaceutical sciences, biomedical sciences and clinical science through lectures and self-directed learning. Students are expected to be able to integrate and apply this knowledge base to solve pharmaceutical and clinical problems.

(ii) Carry out scientific experiments independently through the acquisition of laboratory skills during essential practical sessions.

(iii) Carry out preparation of medicines independently through the mastery of compounding techniques during mandatory practical sessions.

(iv) Demonstrate professional behaviour through role play sessions in skill development modules.

(v) Demonstrate cognizance of ethical practices during experiential learning.

(vi) Communicate clearly and effectively through role play sessions, power point presentations, small group discussion, poster presentation, scientific writing.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
SG$19,350.00 (10,76,196) per year
Start date

Expected August 2022

Venue

Faculty of Science

Block S16, Level 9,

6 Science Drive 2,

117546, Singapore

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants should have completed a high school. English Language Requirements: EL1119 minimum acceptable score C6; IELTS - 6.5 overall with 6.5 in Reading and Writing components; MUET-200; TOEFL - 580 for paper-based / 92-93 for internet-based.

For international students

Very good passes in Chemistry (H2) and in either Biology (H2) or Physics (H2) or Mathematics (H2) or Further Mathematics (H2) taken at the GCE ‘A’ Level Examinations or equivalent examinations.

English Language Requirement: Applicants may present any of the following to fulfill the English Language requirement: IELTS - 6.5 overall with 6.5 in Reading and Writing components; MUET – 200; TOEFL - 580 for paper-based / 92-93 for internet-based; EL1119 - C6.

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