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Currently has the highest number of faculty members, registered students and alumni of any other private pharmacy school in Malaysia. We enjoy a lively and stimulating academic environment in which lecturers, researchers, practitioners and students interact.

The School delivers undergraduate pharmacy and pharmaceutical chemistry programmes that meet the needs of a changing world. Both these fields are in demand and our graduates successfully transition into careers within healthcare, the pharmaceutical sector and academia.

Since 2018, the School of Pharmacy has been a FIP (International Pharmaceutical Federation) academic institutional member. This membership opens doors to insights on higher-level Faculty functioning – such as partnerships, faculty building, and multidisciplinary-resource sharing, in turn paving the way towards quality pharmacy education.

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Message from the Dean

A/Prof Dr Mohd Zulkefeli Mat Jusoh

DEAN, School of Pharmacy | B.Pharm.Sc (Hiroshima), M.Pharm.Sc (Hiroshima), Ph.D (Hiroshima), RPh

“We are a dynamic school with a talented and internationally recognised faculty. The school offers honours Bachelor programmes in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Chemistry with various credit transfer options. Postgraduate degree programmes are offered in conjunction with the School of Postgraduate studies. The faculty embraces pedagogy focused on student-centred learning. In addition, our students participate in community outreach and service-learning activities. In our commitment to excellence in education and research, the School continually evolves its programmes in light of regional and global development.”

Achievement & Engagement Activities

  • Engagement with of BSc (Hons) in Pharmaceutical Chemistry Alumni
The Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry is actively engaging with alumni of BSc (Hons) in Pharmaceutical Chemistry. The department regularly invites the alumni of the programme to share their working experience, industry expectations and how to prepare themselves for work readiness with their Pharmaceutical Chemistry juniors. In addition, the Department also engaging alumni in the annual Pharmaceutical Chemistry Week event to give talks to the BSc (Hons) in Pharmaceutical Chemistry students, high school students and public.  
Alumni’s Name Cohort Company
Natasha Stella PC 216 Oncogen Pharma
Liaw Pu Kang PC 215 Arimino Co Ltd, a Japanese hair care product company
Jason Chuah Chong Ho PC113 Angelfun Sdn Bhd, cosmeceutical and personal care company
Zhang Yu Xin PC113 Q&Z Cosmetics Manufacturing Sdn Bhd
Nadaraj Paramasevam PC 113 Duopharma Sdn Bhd
Puvaneswari Marappan PC112 Postgraduate, IMU
Khor Fang Jin PC112 Johnson & Johnson Sdn Bhd
Lam Jun Rong PC111 Perkin Elmer Sdn Bhd
Wayne Chan Wei Xiang PC108 Airport Pharmacy Group
  • Enlightening Talk on the Emerging Role of Practice Pharmacists at IMU
25 May 2015- A talk entitled ‘Integration of a Pharmacist into General Practice Medical Centres: The Emerging Role of the Practice Pharmacist’ was held at the Senate Room of International Medical University (IMU)’s Bukit Jalil Campus. The talk is a joint collaboration of the Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society-Young Pharmacist Chapter (MPS-YPC) and IMU Alumni. It attracted an audience of nearly 60 people including a doctor and pharmacists as well as students from various IMU programmes, not only from Pharmacy programme. Read about the event here.
  • IMU’s Pharmacy Alumni Team Won Award for Community Project
27-November 2015 – A team comprising of IMU’s pharmacy alumni won the PhAMA President’s Community Impact & Awareness Award 2015 for their community project in conducting a deworming programme for children in an Orang Asli village at Kampung Ulu Tual, Kuala Lipis. The award was announced and presented to the winning team at the Pharmaceutical Association of Malaysia (PhAMA) Annual Dinner, witnessed by the Minister of Health, YB Datuk Seri Dr S Subramaniam. Read about their success, here.
  • Pharmacy Alumni awarded MPS-YPC Most Outstanding and Most Creative Committee 2016
The Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society Young Pharmacist Chapter (MPS-YPC) is a prominent chapter under the umbrella of Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society. It was set up with the aim to bring young pharmacists together in shaping the future of healthcare. Assuming the key role in MPS’ quest to advance pharmacy practice in Malaysia, MPS-YPC actively engages young pharmacists through a series of talks, conferences and dialogues pertaining to the latest updates and trends in the industry. It is deemed as the perfect platform to reach out to passionate young pharmacists.   The 2 winners are Cedric Chua, a BP1/11 IMU-Queensland Bachelor of Pharmacy Alumnus and Erin Ooi, a BP1/12 IMU Bachelor of Pharmacy Alumnus.

Engagement Activities

  • Engagement with of BSc (Hons) in Pharmaceutical Chemistry Alumni
The Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry is actively engaging with alumni of BSc (Hons) in Pharmaceutical Chemistry. The department regularly invites the alumni of the programme to share their working experience, industry expectations and how to prepare themselves for work readiness with their Pharmaceutical Chemistry juniors. In addition, the Department also engaging alumni in the annual Pharmaceutical Chemistry Week event to give talks to the BSc (Hons) in Pharmaceutical Chemistry students, high school students and public.  
Alumni’s Name Cohort Company
Natasha Stella PC 216 Oncogen Pharma
Liaw Pu Kang PC 215 Arimino Co Ltd, a Japanese hair care product company
Jason Chuah Chong Ho PC113 Angelfun Sdn Bhd, cosmeceutical and personal care company
Zhang Yu Xin PC113 Q&Z Cosmetics Manufacturing Sdn Bhd
Nadaraj Paramasevam PC 113 Duopharma Sdn Bhd
Puvaneswari Marappan PC112 Postgraduate, IMU
Khor Fang Jin PC112 Johnson & Johnson Sdn Bhd
Lam Jun Rong PC111 Perkin Elmer Sdn Bhd
Wayne Chan Wei Xiang PC108 Airport Pharmacy Group
  • Enlightening Talk on the Emerging Role of Practice Pharmacists at IMU
25 May 2015- A talk entitled ‘Integration of a Pharmacist into General Practice Medical Centres: The Emerging Role of the Practice Pharmacist’ was held at the Senate Room of International Medical University (IMU)’s Bukit Jalil Campus. The talk is a joint collaboration of the Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society-Young Pharmacist Chapter (MPS-YPC) and IMU Alumni. It attracted an audience of nearly 60 people including a doctor and pharmacists as well as students from various IMU programmes, not only from Pharmacy programme. Read about the event here.

Achievements

  • IMU’s Pharmacy Alumni Team Won Award for Community Project
27-November 2015 – A team comprising of IMU’s pharmacy alumni won the PhAMA President’s Community Impact & Awareness Award 2015 for their community project in conducting a deworming programme for children in an Orang Asli village at Kampung Ulu Tual, Kuala Lipis. The award was announced and presented to the winning team at the Pharmaceutical Association of Malaysia (PhAMA) Annual Dinner, witnessed by the Minister of Health, YB Datuk Seri Dr S Subramaniam. Read about their success, here.
  • Pharmacy Alumni awarded MPS-YPC Most Outstanding and Most Creative Committee 2016
The Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society Young Pharmacist Chapter (MPS-YPC) is a prominent chapter under the umbrella of Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society. It was set up with the aim to bring young pharmacists together in shaping the future of healthcare. Assuming the key role in MPS’ quest to advance pharmacy practice in Malaysia, MPS-YPC actively engages young pharmacists through a series of talks, conferences and dialogues pertaining to the latest updates and trends in the industry. It is deemed as the perfect platform to reach out to passionate young pharmacists.   The 2 winners are Cedric Chua, a BP1/11 IMU-Queensland Bachelor of Pharmacy Alumnus and Erin Ooi, a BP1/12 IMU Bachelor of Pharmacy Alumnus.

Views from Our Community

Prof Patrice François Boursier

Programme Director, Master in Health Informatics and Analytics

Delivered by a multidisciplinary team of experts in computing and health related disciplines, students in this programme will be able to learn about state-of-the-art technologies and systems, either related to IT (for example data analytics, mobile applications, sensors and wearables) or healthcare (for example electronic health records and remote monitoring). This integrated MHIA degree prepares graduates for a range of careers in the healthcare sector across various settings where health improvement is sought, enhanced by technology.

Eric

Alumnus, Pharmaceutical Chemistry

I had my industrial training at Oncogen Pharma. Fortunately, I am currently also working in Oncogen Pharma as a Formulation Executive in Formulation Development Department. I am responsible to develop the formulation of a generic product from the innovator by maintaining or improving the quality and therapeutic effects. Research and development were conducted by producing different batches of a product for analytical test to determine the generic formulation. My main activities are executing batches of a product to obtain analytical results similar to the innovator. I have experienced producing tablets or capsules from raw materials by going through all manufacturing processes. Basic knowledge to the machine allows me to operate machines alone after some practises. It also allows me to interpret, analyse and solve the problems while activities on going. Other than lab work, documentation is also part of the role of a formulation executive such as daily calibration reports, instrument logbook, laboratory notebook and documents for regulatory affairs. Oncogen Pharma, as a generic pharmaceutical which working on oncology medicine, has provided good learning opportunities and environment to introduce a fresh graduate into the pharmaceutical industries. I am very lucky to have this opportunities to start and build my career by gaining experiences and knowledge in Oncogen Pharma. I am very grateful to IMU by giving wonderful education and opportunities to expose and build foundation for the pharmaceutical industries.

Ziqian Ooi

Alumna, Pharmacy

The pharmaceutics modules together with the industrial attachment was an eye-opening experience for us to have a better understanding of how a pharmaceutical company operates. We were exposed to the departments, such as research and development, production, quality control, etc. The pharmaceutics modules in the IMU BPharm (Hons) had raised my interest and curiosity to know more in-depth about the pharmaceutical industry. The diversity in the role of a pharmacist can play in the pharmaceutical industry has shaped my career pathway in becoming an industrial pharmacist.

Marilyn Tee Cheng Ling

Alumna, Pharmacy

My final semester in IMU has helped me visualise a clearer picture of the working environment due to the attachments and hands-on experience. Through my community pharmacy placement, I was able to learn valuable soft skills that cannot be taught through the books which helped me tremendously in my personal development. On top of the strong academic foundation given by the remarkable lecturers of IMU, these external challenges I faced has also helped me to further enhance my knowledge, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Sarannya A/P Balakrishnan

Alumna, Pharmacy

The industry engagement activities and industry visit conducted in the different semesters of my study so far have been nothing short of eye-opening and very informative. I always look forward to attending any talks by the guest speakers from the industry and experience sharing sessions, as I feel inspired and motivated to follow in their footsteps. I could correlate our theoretical knowledge with the processes being carried out in the pharmaceutical industry. I am lucky to be able to gain such insights about the happenings in various fields such as production, quality control, and marketing in the workforce even when I am still studying. The initiatives taken by our lecturers enabled my learning process to be more meaningful as now I have a clearer vision of where I want to be after I graduate.

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