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.
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.”
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.
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
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
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.