What will I learn?

Exclusive one-year Integrated Pharmacy Training Programme with the National University Hospital’s Pharmacy Department and train under practicing pharmacists and doctors

Broad-based training in pharmacy practice and pharmaceutical sciences will open doors to more career options

Choice of three final-year electives: Complementary Medicine & Traditional Chinese Medicine, Nutrition & Dietetic Science or Cosmetic & Perfumery Science

Find out what it is like to work at the forefront of drug therapy and get hands-on experience in managing pharmacies through the Diploma in Pharmacy Science (PHARM). This course will equip you with a foundation in biological, chemical and pharmaceutical sciences, and cover topics such as clinical trials, pharmaceutical operations, drug manufacturing and pharmacology.

In your final year, you will undertake a one-year Integrated Pharmacy Training Programme at the Pharmacy Department of National University Hospital (NUH). This will include attachments with pharmacies in NUH’s Cancer Centre and Satellite Wards, as well as the hospital's Clinical Trials Unit and Aseptic Dispensing and Compounding Laboratory — all designed to allow you to engage and learn directly from practicing doctors and pharmacists.

In addition, you will take up a research project at NUH and choose one of the following three electives in your final year:

In the Complementary Medicine & Traditional Chinese Medicine elective, you will learn to evaluate the evidence behind alternative therapies and traditional Chinese medicines.

The Nutrition & Dietetic Science elective provides you with a basic understanding of nutritional and dietetic concepts, including the study of nutrients in the diet and their effects on health.

The Cosmetic & Perfumery Science elective introduces students to the science and regulatory control behind the development of cosmetic products and fragrances.

Careers

PHARM graduates enjoy a wide range of careers in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries upon graduation.

Position ​

• Pharmacy technician ​

• Restructured and private hospitals

• Polyclinics

• Retail pharmacies (eg Guardian, Watsons, and Unity)

• ​Retail manager ​

​• Retail pharmacies (eg Guardian, Watsons, Unity)

• Health supplement and nutrition shops (eg. GNC)

​• Regulatory executive ​

• ​Pharmaceutical companies

• Health Sciences authority

​• Healthcare product specialists

• Pharmaceutical sales representative

​​• Pharmaceutical industry (eg GSK, Pfizer, Baxter)

• Pharmaceutical wholesalers and distributors

• ​Research assistant ​

• ​Research institutions

• University laboratories

• Clinical research coordinators ​

​• Clinical research organisations (eg Quintiles)

• Hospitals and medical schools

• Analytical / assistant chemist ​

Which department am I in?

School of Life Sciences and Chemical Technology

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
SG$9,050.00 (4,94,265) per year
Start date

Expected October 2021

Venue

School of Life Sciences and Chemical Technology

Ngee Ann Polytechnic,

535 Clementi Road,

599489, Singapore

Entry requirements

For international students

AGGREGATE TYPE ELR2B2-B

To be eligible for our diplomas, candidates must have the following GCE ‘O’ Level examination (or equivalent) results.

Subject : English Language as a First Language: 1–7 ('O' Level Grade); Mathematics (Elementary/Additional): 1–7 ('O' Level Grade); Science (with Physics or Chemistry or Biology component) or Biotechnology or Fundamentals of Electronics: 1–6 ('O' Level Grade)

You must also fulfil the aggregate computation requirements.

Candidates with English as a second language (EL2) must have attained a minimum grade of 6.

Candidates with hearing deficiency or severe vision deficiency should not apply for the course.

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