Discover what it is like to work at the forefront of drug therapy and get hands-on experience in managing pharmacies when you take on the Diploma in Pharmacy Science (PHARM). This course will equip you with a foundation in biological, chemical and pharmaceutical sciences in your first year, before proceeding onto more advanced topics such as clinical trials, pharmaceutics, drug manufacturing and pharmacology.
In your final year, you will join the one-year Integrated Pharmacy Training Programme at the Pharmacy Department of NUH. This includes attachments with pharmacies in NUH’s Cancer Centre and Satellite Wards, as well as the hospital’s Aseptic Dispensing and Compounding Lab — all designed to engage you in learning directly from practising pharmacists.
In addition, you will take up a research project at NUH and choose one of these electives in your final year:
Biopharmaceutical Analysis elective will equip you with the knowledge and analytical techniques that are commonly used in the biologics-manufacturing industry.
Complementary Medicine & Traditional Chinese Medicine elective enables you to evaluate the evidence behind alternative therapies and traditional Chinese medicines.
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.
Translational Medicine elective will provide you with the knowledge on how basic scientific research is translated into new approaches for diagnosis and treatment of diseases.
As a qualified pharmacy technician, you are well
equipped for careers in healthcare services and clinical
research. What’s more, you can become a regulatory
executive or even an entrepreneur of healthcare
products and services. You can also work with clinical
research organisations and pharmaceutical companies
such as Baxter and GlaxoSmithKline.
You can apply for courses in biological science, biomedical science, chemistry, dentistry, life science, pharmacy, pharmaceutical science and medicine in local and overseas universities. You are also eligible to pursue a wide range of other degrees such as arts, architecture, business, education, psychology and social science offered by National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Management University, Singapore University of Social Sciences and Singapore Institute of Technology.
You may enjoy up to two years of exemption when applying for related degree programmes at the following universities:
You can also deepen your skills and further your career by enrolling in the following post-diploma courses offered by Ngee Ann Polytechnic:
* Offered under
SkillsFuture Earn and Learn Programme
AGGREGATE TYPE ELR2B2-CTo be eligible for consideration, candidates must have the following GCE ‘O’ Level examination (or equivalent) results.
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 colour vision deficiency should not
apply for the course.
YEAR 1 MODULES
YEAR 2 MODULES
YEAR 3 MODULES
This module is designed to equip students with knowledge and molecular techniques that are used to analyse raw materials and biological products. Topics include an overview on biologics production using microbial and mammalian systems, detection of adventitious agents in biological products using quantitative PCR (qPCR), endotoxin and pyrogen testing, bioburden test, and detection of residual host cell proteins using enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (HCP-ELISA). An overview on pharmaceutical law and regulatory landscape will also be covered.
Our PHARM Graduate Scholars
MOHH Healthcare Merit Scholarship
Lee Jia Xin
Pursuing a Degree in Nursing at the National University of Singapore
MOHH Healthcare Merit Award
Vivian Tan Zi Yu
Pursuing a Degree in Science in Physiotherapy with Honours at the Singapore Institute of Technology.