from patient care, clinical research, and leadership roles in all aspects of the healthcare system. Pharmacists can work in hospital and community settings, enjoying versatility in their choice of work preferences and schedule. Correct diagnosis of disease is imperative. Patients’ lives rely greatly on the results of clinical laboratory investigations conducted by capable biomedical scientists.
With the ever-increasing volume of medicines in the market, . Indeed, with pharmacists as part of the healthcare team involved in patient care, outcomes improve and costs decline.
Pharmacy graduates can also work on product development. In Malaysia and abroad, they are in great demand in the pharmaceutical industry for clinical research, formulation research and development, production, quality assurance, regulatory affairs and marketing.
The IMU Pharmacy programme offers the option to complete the entire or .
IMU Pharmacy Alumna, Christina Chan, received an award from the Pejabat Kesihatan Daerah Kota Tinggi (PKDKT) which is under Jabatan Kesihatan Negeri Johor (JKNJ) for the running of the Best Diabetic Medication Treatment Adherence Clinic at a Klinik Kesihatan in Felda Bukit Besar, Johor.
When I graduated, I aspired to be a clinical pharmacist in a medical ward. To my dismay, I was placed as a Provisionally Registered Pharmacist at the National Pharmaceutical Control Bureau (now known as the National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency, NPRA).
In Malaysia, many people have a limited understanding and knowledge towards the role of a pharmacist in a private hospital. With this in mind, IMU Alumna, Grace Chay, decided to share her journey as a clinical pharmacist in Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur.
IMU lecturers taught me the importance of lifelong learning, as medicine and science changed every day. Clinical pharmacists have to keep updated with the latest discovery and research in order to provide the best care for patients and this is one of the challenges of my work.
Being a pharmacist is never his first ambition. His first inclination to be a pharmacist rose after he suffered from a serious drug allergy which resulted in a 7-day hospital stay during Form 6. HIs initial intention was pretty simple, he wanted to be a pharmacist and manage his own medicine! His intentions have changed since then and he is now an advocate for the pharmacy profession.
I truly value what I learnt during the undergraduate programme back in IMU. The BPharm programme taught me to think critically as a Pharmacist and given me valuable experience in clinical attachments at the different hospitals, with guidance from the lecturers which set a good foundation right from the beginning to where I am now.
My 4-year-BPharm studies at IMU was one of the best experiences in my life. I think the unique education model offered by IMU is not just about the syllabus but the whole holistic approach in transforming students into competent and confident medical professionals.
IMU has indeed provided me with the knowledge and opportunity through their numerous and dedicated lecturers so that I am able to move ahead in this noble profession. For that, I am eternally grateful to all my lecturers who have sacrificed their sweat and tears for without them, I would not be where I am today.
Post Doctoral, Supermolecular Nano Polymers, 2014 (IBM Almaden Research, USA), Post Doctoral, Medicinal Chemistry, 2008 (Tokyo Universit of Science), PhD, Supramolecular Chemistry, 2005 (Hiroshima University), M. Pharm, Molecular Pharmaceutical Science, 2002 (Hiroshima University), B. Pharm, Pharmaceutical Sciences, 1998 (Hiroshima University)
Associate Professor DR
BSc Pharm (Strathclyde), MSc Clin. Pharmacy (Strathclyde), PhD
Senior Lecturer DR
PhD, MPharm, Bpharm (India)
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Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons) (IMU)
July & September
BPharm – Partner University
July & September
RM292,657 – RM314,450 (Malaysian)**
RM299,257 – RM321,050 (International)**
*The average total study duration may vary with each partner university.
**All overseas fees listed are estimates. This is subject to annual increase by Partner University and fluctuation of currency exchange rate.