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Build a Competitive Advantage in One Year with an IMU Master in Pharmacy Practice!

17 Jul 2020

You are a working professional seeking to significantly improve your credentials and skill sets. You want to advance your practice, lead and develop professional services, build your career. You seek opportunities to systematically develop your abilities. Now you no longer need to spend years in postgraduate study. The I IMU Master in Pharmacy Practice is open to registered pharmacists and pharmacy graduates, can now be undertaken full-time in one year. Programme Curriculum It is an interesting time to be a pharmacist. Individual competence and professionalism are required more than ever, in all sectors and at all levels of practice. The healthcare environment continues to challenge established roles and ways of working, to offer opportunities to exploit technologies and to develop new roles, methods and systems. It is a world of disruption, automation, convergence, and emerging challenges to health. Knowledge and skills must be rapidly adaptive and dynamic, especially abilities of effective communication, data generation, critical analysis and decision making. The Master in Pharmacy Practice programme was the first of its kind to be offered at a Malaysian private university. The four main streams are Clinical Pharmacy, Social and Administrative Pharmacy, Pharmacy Management and Clinical Research. Stream-based modules facilitate your professional development and help you to gain advanced knowledge and skillsets. You undertake modules with specific learning outcomes that meet the requirements of the stream you have chosen. The Programme uses a combination of face-to-face and online interactive sessions, a blended delivery that can personalise education and combines the accessibility of online learning with social and instructional interaction. The online learning platform enables access to Programme content anytime, from anywhere with an internet connection. Blended delivery provides the flexibility to combine work with graduate. Weekend face-to-face scheduling helps working pharmacists plan their time.

Part-time options
If you have multiple responsibilities such as a full-time job and/or family and business commitments, the part-time option will help you to balance your life between studies, work, family, and other commitments. The duration of part-time programme is between 2-6 years.
Learn from the Leader
IMU is a leader in medical and health sciences education in Malaysia. IMU is Malaysia’s first and most established private medical and healthcare university with over 28 years of dedicated focus on health-related education. IMU received a 6-star SETARA rating (Outstanding) by the Rating for Higher Education Institutions in Malaysia.
Programme streams and research relevant to your field
The Programme offers streams in distinct areas of pharmacy and healthcare practice. You may undertake any one of four streams, based on your preferences, career needs and aspirations. Learning can be immediately applied, and if this is done regularly, creates a virtuous, enriching cycle of learning and continuing development. The research topic can be selected based on your stream. Working pharmacists can undertake research in their workplace.
Support for learning
IMU students have access to academic experts in pharmacy and other health professions education, and can benefit from the university’s research collaborations. Academic supervisory support is provided to all participants throughout the programme.

Key Facts
Duration Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2-6 years
Intake September and March
Total credits 40
IMU Alumni Bursary A 25% reduction in postgraduate tuition fees for all IMU Alumni who are self-funding their postgraduate study and meet the eligibility criteria.

To find out more about this Master’s programme contact the Programme Director Dr Mari Kannan at [email protected]  OR write to [email protected]

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