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 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.
PHARM graduates enjoy a wide range of careers in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries upon graduation.
• Restructured and private hospitals• Polyclinics• Retail pharmacies (eg Guardian, Watsons, Unity)
• Healthcare product specialists
• Pharmaceutical sales representative
PHARM graduates can pursue a wide range of degrees offered by NUS and NTU. Applicants may be granted selective exemptions from first year modules for some of these degree programmes. Here are some examples of the type of degree programmes that pharmacy science graduates can apply for.
• Science (Life Sciences)• Dentistry• Medicine• Nursing
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• Biological Sciences• Biological Sciences with a Minor in Business• Biological Sciences with a Second Major in Chemical Biology• Biological Sciences with a Second Major in Food Science and Technology• Biological Sciences with a Second Major in Psychology• Biomedical Sciences and Chinese Medicine• Chemistry and Biological Chemistry• Medicine• Psychology• Psychology with a Second Major in Biological Sciences• Science (Education)
If you want to become a pharmacist, you can also enroll into a degree in Pharmacy offered by universities in Australia, New Zealand, and the UK. The following universities offer our pharmacy science graduates up to two years of exemption into their Pharmacy degree programmes.
• University of Dundee• University of London
New Zealand• University of Auckland
• University of Otago
Australia• Monash University
• RMIT University• University of Melbourne
• University of Queensland• University of Sydney• University of Western Australia• Queensland University of Technology
You can also deepen your skills and further your career by enrolling in the following post-diploma courses offered by Ngee Ann Polytechnic:
• Advanced Diploma in Medical and Pharmaceutical Technology • Specialist Diploma in Analytical Sciences* • Specialist Diploma in Veterinary Clinical Practice*
* 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.
Toll free: 1800-4607333 (admission to full-time courses) Tel: 6466 6555 Fax: 6468 3207 Email: JoinNP@np.edu.sg
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.