Doctor of Pharmacy

Doctor of Pharmacy

KPT/JPS(R/727/7/0048) 12/23 (MQA/FA 2389)

The Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D) programme at the University of Cyberjaya is a full-time, two-year coursework programme that aims to produce competent pharmacy specialists in the expanding health care system who can provide advanced clinical / health care services including medication therapy, disease-state management as well as patient education and consultative activities.

Local Pharm.D candidates are eligible to apply for Provisional Registered Pharmacist (PRP) training at the University of Cyberjaya.

PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES

To provide an extensive clinical training for pharmacy graduates to further their professional careers in a variety of practice settings including hospitals, home health, community pharmacies, managed care systems in the government, and private health agencies.

To produce competent pharmacy specialists in the expanding health care system who can provide advanced clinical / health care services including medication therapy, disease-state management as well as patient education and consultative activities.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

This professional Master-level postgraduate programme is designed to produce clinical pharmacists who have the abilities and skills to perform advanced patient medication management, therapeutic planning and monitoring. Upon completion, the students should be able to;

• Apply knowledge and provide pharmaceutical care to patients
• Develop and manage the pharmacy specialties, drug therapy process, medication distribution and control systems
• Provide and promote public health care
• Provide drug information, education and collaborate with patients and health care providers

Study Mode

Full-time

  • Interactive Lectures & Cases Discussions
  • Case-Oriented Problem Solving
  • Literature Appraisal
  • Objective Structured Clinical Examination
  • Clinical Clerkships
  • Portfolio & Reflective Writing
  • Thesis & Manuscript Writing
  • Undergraduate Mentoring

Course Structure

The duration of study for the Pharm.D programme is 2 full-time academic years which encompasses 4 semesters. The maximum duration of candidature is 5 years. Students have to register and pass all credit hours of coursework (taught courses and clerkships) as well as research dissertation.

Didactic Courses:
Pharmacy Practice & Management
Research Methodology & Evidence Analysis
Pharmacotherapy in Internal Medicine
Pharmacotherapy in Infectious Diseases & Oncology
Pharmacotherapy in Critical Care & Nutritional Support

Pharmacotherapy in Special Populations Clinical Pharmacokinetics

Compulsory Clerkships:
Internal Medicine Clerkship

Paediatrics Clerkship

Infectious Diseases Clerkship

Critical Care Clerkship

Elective Clerkships:
Psychiatry Clerkship
Parenteral Nutrition Clerkship
Therapeutic Drug Monitoring Clerkship
Oncology Clerkship
Nuclear Pharmacy Clerkship
Geriatrics Clerkship
Ambulatory Care Clerkship
Research Project
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS = 67

Entry Requirements

Applicant for the PharmD Programme must possess:

Bachelor of Pharmacy Degree with honours (CGPA>2.5) from UoC; or
Bachelor of Pharmacy Degree with honours (CGPA>2.5) or its equivalent from any other University recognised by the University Senate; or
Bachelor of Pharmacy Degree with honours (CGPA 2.0-2.5), subject to rigorous internal assessment.
For international students only:

• Minimum TOEFL score of 550 (PBT) or 80 (IBT)
• Or minimum IELTS score of 6.0

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