Diploma in Pharmacy is offered at two of our campuses: KPJUC in Nilai and KPJIC in Penang. This pharmacy programme aims to produce qualified Pharmacy Assistants (PA) equipped with relevant knowledge and skills as well as practical experience. Throughout the 3 years of study, students will undergo several modules, categorised as Basic Science Subjects (Integrated Mathematics & Statistics, Human Anatomy & Physiology, Microbiology, etc.), Pharmacy Core Subjects (Pharmacology, Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Hospital Pharmacy, etc.) and Compulsory Subjects such as English for Professional Communication and Mata Pelajaran Umum (MPU).
Students will undergo practical training at any 28 KPJ Specialist Hospitals in semester 3 and semester 6 to gain much-needed, hands-on, real-life clinical and pharmacy practice experience. Upon completion of the study, students shall be ready to work in pharmacy departments of public and private hospitals or clinics, retail pharmacy outlets and manufacturing companies. For those who are more ambitious and qualified may proceed with our Bachelor of Pharmacy to become a Licensed Pharmacists or Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science. As graduates of KPJUC and KPJIC you will have more advantage to be employed by KPJ Healthcare Group of Specialist Hospitals all over Malaysia.
Diverse job opportunities are available for Diploma in Pharmacy holders such as:
Pharmacy Practice/ Clinical: Pharmacy assistant in hospitals, clinics, retail pharmacy and community health centres
Pharmaceutical industry: In Pharmaceutical companies, such as manufacturing, process control, quality control and marketing
Academic/Education: Tutor, pharmacy instructor and lab assistant at relevant pharmacy schools or institutes.
Financing your Study
For 2023, KPJ offers a lot of opportunities for Scholarship in the form of Biasiswa by Merit that reflects our commitment in grooming future professionals and leaders in the healthcare sector. With the combination of PTPTN and our Scholarship, many students may not need to pay or pay very little tuition. Hostel accommodation for the whole duration of 3 years of your study which is readily included in the tuition and fee. Please refer the following Table for an indication of how much you will actually need to pay or will receive for your study. This calculation is based on the condition that you, like almost all our present students, are approved and receive PTPTN to pay for your tuition and fee. We would help you to apply for PTPTN during your orientation week.