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What will I learn?

In response to the changing health care environment, Pharmacy as a profession is continually evolving to expand its scope of services and responsibilities to meet the needs of patients, health care systems, and other professionals. Traditionally, the primary responsibility of the pharmacist was the safe and accurate dispensing of drugs prescribed by the physician. Today, pharmacists are involved in the clinical care of their patients. To face the challenges in the practice of pharmacy in Singapore and abroad, pharmacists have to be equipped with not only the knowledge, but also the skills, attitudes and values required to deliver high quality, consistent and safe treatments to patients in collaboration with other health care professionals.

The primary objective of the NUS Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) programme is to train pharmacy practitioners to possess leadership qualities, advanced expertise and clinical experience that enable them to be at the forefront of the Pharmacy profession and health care in a variety of settings – institutional, community practice, government, academia, industry, translational research and drug development. The curriculum emphasizes a patient-centred course of study and involves a structure that will enable the students to develop into reflective practitioners with skills and attitudes to evaluate critically and modify practices in a timely and effective manner.

Essential Modules (28 MC)

  • PR5113 Clinical Pharmacokinetics and Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (4 MC)
  • PR5130 Advanced Pharmacotherapy I (Infectious Diseases, Neuropsychiatric Disorders) (4 MC)
  • PR5131 Advanced Pharmacotherapy II (Thyroid Disorders, Fluid and Electrolyte Disorders, Cardiovascular Therapeutics, Toxicology, Emergency Medicine) (4 MC)
  • PR5132 Advanced Pharmacotherapy III (Haematologic, Oncologic and Immunologic disorders) (4 MC)
  • PR5133 Advanced Pharmacotherapy in Special Populations (Paediatric and Geriatric Diseases/Conditions) (2 MC)
  • PR5134 Physical Assessment and Diagnostic Tests (Medication History, Communication Skills, Physical Assessment Skills) (4 MC)
  • PR5135 Foundations in Advanced Pharmacy Practice (Literature Evaluation & Drug Information, Biostatistics, Research Methodology & Clinical Research) (4 MC)
  • PR5136 PharmD Seminar (2 MC)

Elective Modules (16 MC) – undertake all coursework modules OR the clinical research project (PR5239) + coursework module(s)

  • PR5230 Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (4 MC)
  • PR5231 Complementary and Alternative Medicine (4 MC)
  • PR5232 Nutrition, Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (2 MC)
  • PR5233 Pharmacy Practice Management (4 MC)
  • PR5234 Pharmacogenomics and Pharmacogenetics (4 MC)
  • PR5235 Ethics in Pharmacy Practice (2 MC)
  • PR5239 Clinical Pharmacy Research Project (12 MC)

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
SG$90,000.00 (50,81,875) per year
Start date

Expected August 2022


Faculty of Science

Block S16, Level 9,

6 Science Drive 2,

117546, Singapore

Entry requirements

For students from United States

PhD programme requires a good Master’s degree in a relevant discipline, or at least a Second Class Upper Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline. English Language Requirements: TOEFL scores for Internet Based Test (IBT) is 90; or IELTS score of 6.0. 

For international students

Candidates must be holders of the following degree, or its equivalent: Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy (Honours).
Candidates must have fulfilled the pre-registration pharmacist training requirements and registered to practise Pharmacy.
Preference for those with relevant work experience as a pharmacist (hospital, community etc.)
Candidates will also be evaluated based on an interview, their written statement of career goals and at least three letters of recommendation.


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