Pharmacy is the science concerned with therapeutic substances – their discovery, origin and nature, their development into medicines and their use in disease prevention and treatment. Pharmacy also denotes the profession which uses its unique knowledge of medicines in the service of society.
A career in pharmacy can be versatile and highly rewarding. Pharmacy graduates can choose to work mainly with people, by using their unique knowledge and skills in patient care. Pharmacists supply medicines, provide medicines, health information and advice, and help to manage long-term illness. Pharmacy graduates can also choose to focus mainly on products – pharmacists hold key responsibilities in the Malaysian pharmaceutical industry and are in constant demand. Skilled graduates are needed in clinical research, in formulation research and development, production, quality assurance, regulatory affairs and marketing.
"The role of pharmacist has evolved tremendously from just dispensing medicines to a prominent and crucial member in the integrated health care team. As a pharmacist, you are also responsible in providing patient centred care through the effective nad safe use of medicines. First launched in 2004, the BPharm (Hons) at IMU has grown to become a programme that prepares future pharmacists, who is knowledgeable, caring, competent and someone who is able to move forward with the ever changing healthcare system."
Dr Norman Chieng
Lecturer and Programme Coordinator
BPharm only: Credit transfer options to the University of Queensland, Australia and University of Otago, New Zealand*. * Students who choose to transfer to the University of Queensland and University of Otago are required to take a bridging course before joining the partner pharmacy schools