In UCSI University, the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences has an established track record of training pharmacists and scientists since year 2000. The Faculty offers both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes with emphasis on serving the community. It has collaborations with hospitals, community pharmacies, pharmaceutical and other manufacturing industries.
The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences conducts the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons) degree plus the Master in Pharmaceutical Chemistry (mixed mode) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Pharmaceutical Sciences. In 2017, the Faculty had launched the Master in Pharmaceutical Technology and Master in Clinical Pharmacy Practice (mixed mode). The Faculty boasts dedicated academic staff, cutting-edge teaching and research facilities with seven fully equipped teaching laboratories and a research laboratory.
The Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons) is a four year degree programme which oﬀers an enriching experience to students under the tutelage of the University’s dedicated teaching staff. Our lecturers are active in research and publications. The dissemination of knowledge is enhanced by innovative teaching methods.
During the course, students are exposed to various student-linked experiences such as hospital pharmacy clerkship, community pharmacy clerkship, industrial training; visits to pharmaceutical industries, nursing homes and hospitals. Besides formal lectures, students also receive invaluable practical guidance from external partners, experienced industrial speakers, pharmacists and doctors.
Research is a signiﬁcant component in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Lecturers who are also experienced researchers lead the Faculty’s postgraduate programmes. This integration of coursework with research findings in our teaching enables learners to understand and extend their power of creative and critical thinking in their pursuit of new knowledge.
The Pharmaceutical service division, ministry of health recognises UCSI as a Provisionally Registered Pharmacist (PRP) training facility under the R&D pathway.
The Faculty aims to nurture students who will be able to:
- demonstrate knowledge and practical skills within the four disciplines of the programme, i.e. physiology and pharmacology, pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmaceutical technology and clinical pharmacy,
- demonstrate effective communication skills,
- demonstrate appropriate research skills in pharmacy,
- demonstrate acceptable values, ethics and professionalism,
- contribute to the social and public health responsibilities,
- demonstrate innovative and creative thinking in health-care issues,
- identify lifelong continuous professional learning and self-improvement.
Vision & Mission
To nurture graduates of the highest calibre to positively impact the national and global health care.
- To assemble a team of qualified and competitive graduates.
- To provide a platform of research and development for students and staff.
- To instil ethics and professionalism as core values.
- To advocate an innovative and holistic educational experience.
- To nurture teamwork, leadership and social responsibility skills.
- To inculcate lifelong deep-learning among students and staff.