Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons)

Bachelor of Pharmacy(Hons)

KPT/JPS (R3/727/6/0008) 01/28 (MQA/FA 3516)

The Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons) programme at UoC is a four-year course (8 semesters) that prepares students in becoming qualified and competent pharmacists, knowledgeable in all aspects related to drugs therapy, medicine and pharmaceutical care.

The programme aims to prepare students for different pharmaceutical fields such as hospital, community, industry, academia, research and enforcement. Students also receive extensive exposure to the military pharmacy as well as pharmacy management in disaster and humanitarian relief situations.

Designated hospitals and clinics under the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Defense are used for training and practical attachment of UoC pharmacy students. In addition to that, students will be placed under a few community pharmacies and industrial companies throughout their study years in UoC.


In their early years, students are instilled with the teamwork spirit amongst students from the pharmacy, medical and allied health disciplines and build self-confidence by engaging in various academic and co-curricular activities such as student-centred-learning (SCL), clinical health exposure and training (CHET), Young MERCY programme and more.

Career Prospects

Students will be well equipped to seek a career as a:-
  • Hospital/clinical pharmacist
  • Community pharmacist
  • Primary care pharmacist
  • Healthcare administrator
  • Higher education lecturer
  • Research scientist
  • International aid / Development worker
  • Industrial pharmacist
  • Military pharmacist
Students will find employment in organizations such as:-

• Public hospitals
• Private medical centres
• Community clinics
• Community/Retail pharmacies
• Pharmaceutical industries
• Research centres

Course Structure

Year 1 Courses
Introduction to Pharmacy
Pharmaceutical Biochemistry
Human Anatomy & Physiology I
Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry
Problem-Based Learning 1
Personal Professional Development (PPD)
General Pathophysiology
Sterile & Aseptic Technique
Compounding & Dispensing
Human Anatomy & Physiology II
Pharmaceutical Inorganic Chemistry
General Pharmacology
Elective : Alternative Medicine
Elective: Unified Theory Of Existence (UTE)
Affective Domain (AD)
Year 2 Courses
Medicinal Chemistry
Pharmaceutical Technology I
Pharmaceutical Technology II
Physical Pharmacy
Community Pharmacy Practice
Basic Immunology
Pharmacology of Peripheral Nervous System & Autocoids
Disaster & Relief Medicine (DRM)
Pharmaceutical Analysis I
Pharmacology Of Various Body System
Problem-Based Learning II
Pharmacology of Cardiovascular System
Medical Microbiology
Introduction To Clinical Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Care
Affective Domain
Year 3 Courses
Pharmacokinetic & Biopharmaceutics
Pharmacology of Antimicrobial
Pharmacology of Central Nervous System
Problem-Based Learning III
Pharmaceutical Analysis II
Hospital Pharmacy
Biostatistics & Research Methodology
Elective: Veterinary Pharmacy
Elective: Public Health In Pharmacy
Pharmacy Law
Clinical Pharmacokinetics
Good Industrial Practice
Primary Care and Medication Management
Pharmacology of Antiviral & Antineoplastics
Research Project I
Pharmaceutical Industrial Training
Affective Domain
Year 4 Courses
Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics I
Clinical Pharmacy & Therapeutics II
Clinical Pharmacy & Therapeutics III
Nuclear Pharmacy
Medical Toxicology
Research Project II
Pharmacy Management & Administration
Elective : Molecular Modeling & Drug Design
Elective: Sports Pharmacy
Social Pharmacy & Pharmacoeconomics
Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
Elective : Cosmetics & Nutraceuticals
Elective: Advanced Drug Delivery Systems
Affective Domain

Study Mode & Delivery


  • Lectures and tutorials
  • Written assessments
  • Laboratory experiment sessions
  • Hospital / clinical attachment
  • Industrial training

Entry Requirements

All applicants, except those with a degree qualification in art or humanities, must have passed and attained a minimum of the following:

Examinations Requirement
Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM); or

General Certificate of Education Ordinary (“O”) levels

5 Bs each in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics (or Additional Mathematics) and 1 additional subject.

Higher School Certificate level or its equivalent:

Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (STPM) Minimum CGPA 3.00 including minimum B in Chemistry.
General Certificate of Education Advanced (“A”) levels Minimum Grade 3B or 2A1C or 1A1B1C in Biology and Chemistry and Physics or Mathematic, including minimum B in Chemistry.
Matriculation from Local Institutions Minimum GPA 3.00 including a minimum B for Chemistry and provided the course is not less than 1 year. *with SPM
Foundation in Science (Medicine/Pharmacy) Minimum GPA 3.00 including a minimum B for Chemistry.
Foundation in Science from any HEI recognized by MQA Minimum CGPA 3.00 including a minimum B for Chemistry.
IB (International Baccalaureate) Minimum 30 points including at least grade 4 in Chemistry, Biology, Physics/Mathematics (highest level)
Diploma in Pharmacy Minimum CGPA: 3.50
Diploma in Science (Chemistry or Biology or Physic) from any HEI recognized by MQA and MOHE Minimum CGPA: 3.75 including minimum B for Chemistry.
South Australian Matriculation (SAM) Aggregate 80% each in 3 science subjects in Chemistry, Biology; and Physics or Mathematics including a minimum B in Chemistry.
New Zealand Bursary Aggregate 70% each in 3 science subjects in Chemistry and Biology; and Physics or Mathematics including a minimum B in Chemistry.
Canadian Pre-University (CPU) Minimum CGPA / Points 3.00
Degree in Science CGPA 2.75

Bahasa Malaysia and English requirements as per approved by the MoE. To serve as a government servant, Bahasa Melayu and English are set by Suruhanjaya Perkhidmatan Awam (SPA)

For International Students only:
– Minimum IELTS score of 5.0 or equivalent

Exit Requirements:

All applicants shall have attained a minimum of BAND 3 in the MALAYSIAN UNIVERSITY ENGLIST TEST (MUET) or TOEFL score of 550 or IELTS 6.0 with a minimum band of 5.5 for Writing, Reading, Listening/Speaking (WRLS).

Malaysian applicants shall have also attained a CREDIT IN BAHASA MALAYSIA AND ENGLISH at SPM or its equivalent

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