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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.

Programmes Offered

Message from the Dean

Prof Ong Chin Eng

Dean, School of Pharmacy
BPharm (Hons), PhD (Pharmacology)

“The IMU School of Pharmacy offers honours Bachelor programmes in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Chemistry. The teaching and learning activities in both programmes have been designed to inculcate the core knowledge, skills and attributes to prepare competent, caring, ethical and job-ready professionals in pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences. Our students develop extensive practice skills in well-equipped laboratories, and clinical skill and simulated centre, using the latest high-tech facilities, and are taught by research active academic staff, ensuring their learning is at the forefront of the industry. In addition, our students participate in community outreach and service-learning activities, hence the unique opportunity for them to become active members in the communities, creating a positive societal impact.”

Achievement & Engagement Activities

  • School of Pharmacy Live-Talk Series  
The School organised a series of live talks on the learning experiences, professions, local and international opportunities of pharmacists and pharmaceutical chemists. Alumni of the IMU BPharm and BSc (Hons) in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from different industries are invited to do sharing in the live talks. View all videos on IMU YouTube Channel : School of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy Week & Pharmaceutical Chemistry Week
The School is organising Pharmacy Week and Pharmaceutical Chemistry Week annually since 2019 with the aims of providing a professional identity development platform for Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Chemistry students to develop their professionalism, leadership, interpersonal and organisation skills. Professional bodies and relevant organisations are invited to be the event collaborators. Industry experts, academician and alumni working in the industries are invited to deliver expert sharing, webinars and workshops during the event week.

Read More on IMU News:
- Pharmaceutical Chemistry Week 2022: Insight into the Phenomenal World of Chemistry
- Pharmaceutical Chemistry Week 2021: Chemistry for Health and Well-Being
- The Elements Revealed: IMU Built Largest 3D Periodic Table From Recycled Materials
  • Dramatisation
In IMU BSc (Hons) Pharmaceutical Chemistry programme, physical dramatisation has been utilised for ethics education to demonstrate effective communication in creating awareness about the ethical issues in scientific research. In this dramatisation, the students are required to explore the ethical dilemmas and arguments that have appeared under the laboratory setting. In particular, their production should explore the incidents that have shaped the development of science(s). The dramatisation presentation will be assessed by the faculty and the teamwork will also be assessed using peer assessment.
  • IKM Graduate Chemistry Awards
The IMU BSc (Hons) in Pharmaceutical Chemistry is recognised by the Institut Kimia (IKM). Graduates are eligible to register with IKM to become a Registered Chemist with the title of ChM. The IMU BSc (Hons) in Pharmaceutical Chemistry graduates is invited for the annual IKM Graduate Chemistry Awards nominations. The recipients are selected based on best performance in chemistry final year examination in any branch of chemistry discipline.

2021 – Ms Ong Yee Swen
2020 – Mr Wong Xi Khai
2019 – Ms Kiew Wei Qi
2018 – Mr Eddy Yi Chung Ann
2017 – Ms Cheng Miaw Chin
2015 – Ms Hovah Marie Emilia Leiticia
2014 – Mr Chong Ming Kang

Read More on IMU News:
- My Journey as a Pharmaceutical Chemistry Scholar at IMU
- IMU Pharmaceutical Chemistry Alumna Awarded IKM Graduate Chemistry Medal
- Alumni Gathering in Singapore: Inspiring, Informative & Invaluable
- An Award-Winning Alumna Reflects on Her Journey Studying Pharmaceutical Chemistry at IMU

Engagement Activities

  • School of Pharmacy Live-Talk Series  
The School organised a series of live talks on the learning experiences, professions, local and international opportunities of pharmacists and pharmaceutical chemists. Alumni of the IMU BPharm and BSc (Hons) in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from different industries are invited to do sharing in the live talks. View all videos on IMU YouTube Channel : School of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy Week & Pharmaceutical Chemistry Week
The School is organising Pharmacy Week and Pharmaceutical Chemistry Week annually since 2019 with the aims of providing a professional identity development platform for Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Chemistry students to develop their professionalism, leadership, interpersonal and organisation skills. Professional bodies and relevant organisations are invited to be the event collaborators. Industry experts, academician and alumni working in the industries are invited to deliver expert sharing, webinars and workshops during the event week.

Read More on IMU News:
- Pharmaceutical Chemistry Week 2022: Insight into the Phenomenal World of Chemistry
- Pharmaceutical Chemistry Week 2021: Chemistry for Health and Well-Being
- The Elements Revealed: IMU Built Largest 3D Periodic Table From Recycled Materials

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

Tan Ching Yee

Alumna, Pharmaceutical Chemistry

I have been fortunate to be offered a position in the In-Licensing Department of Duopharma Innovation Sdn Bhd for my internship. After my internship, I managed to secure a working position in the Analytical Department of the same company, in which I have a great interest in. Modules which I had learnt at IMU including Pharmaceutical Analysis, Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry and Pharmaceutics have been useful to me in my work as an analytical chemist because these modules have provided me with the basic knowledge on method development and validation. Apart from studies, I also had opportunities to participate in various extracurricular activities through the scholarship programme, such as the IMU Scholar Fund Raising Event, IMU Research Forum and Giving Vision Project.

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.

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.

Get to Know Faculty Members of the School

The academic community of IMU pursues and achieves excellence in a wide range of research activities. Our faculty members are highly qualified and experienced in different disciplines.