Find out what it is like to work at the forefront of drug therapy and get hands-on experience in managing pharmacies through the Diploma in Pharmacy Science (PHARM). This course will equip you with a foundation in biological, chemical and pharmaceutical sciences, and cover topics such as clinical trials, pharmaceutical operations, drug manufacturing and pharmacology.
In your final year, you will undertake a one-year Integrated Pharmacy Training Programme at the Pharmacy Department of National University Hospital (NUH). This will include attachments with pharmacies in NUH’s Cancer Centre and Satellite Wards, as well as the hospital's Clinical Trials Unit and Aseptic Dispensing and Compounding Laboratory — all designed to allow you to engage and learn directly from practising doctors and pharmacists.
In addition, you will take up a research project at NUH and choose one of the following three electives in your final year:
In the Complementary Medicine & Traditional Chinese Medicine elective, you will learn to evaluate the evidence behind alternative therapies and traditional Chinese medicines.
The 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.
The Cosmetic & Perfumery Science elective introduces students to the science and regulatory control behind the development of cosmetic products and fragrances.
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 Queensland (Australia)• University of Sydney (Australia)• University of Melbourne (Australia)• Griffiths University (Australia)• University of Otago (New Zealand)
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
This module is part of the Education and Career Guidance framework to provide students with the tools and resources necessary for their career and/ or further education. In this first module, students will undergo personal discovery and exploration of industry and career prospects. Students will learn how to and set achievable goals in preparation for their future. Students will also learn the importance of passion and professionalism, and basic teamwork and interpersonal skills.
YEAR 2 MODULES
YEAR 3 MODULES
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