Diploma in Pharmacy is one of the programme offered at KPJUC Nilai and KPJIC Penang. The programme is aimed to produce a qualified Pharmacy Assistants (PA) with wide knowledge and experiences. Throughout the 3 years of study, students will undergo several modules, which are subcategorized into Basic Science (Biology, Physiology, Chemistry, and Mathematics etc), Pharmacy Core Subjects (Pharmacology, Pharmaceutics, Dispensing, Management etc) and Compulsory Subject such as MPU and English.
After the first semester, student will undergo practical training at 17 esteemed KPJ hospitals for every semester onwards to gain hands-on, real life clinical and pharmacy practice experience. Upon completion of the study, the student shall be ready to work in pharmacy departments of private hospitals or clinics, retails outlets and manufacturing companies which are expected to raise in demand. This is in line with the expansion of healthcare industry in Malaysia and the increasing demand for Pharmacy Assistants.
Diversification in career pathways with the qualification of Diploma in Pharmacy:
Hospital Based: Pharmacy Assistant in hospitals
Community Pharmacy: Pharmacy Assistant/ Supervisor in community pharmacy
Clinics: Pharmacy Assistant at dispensary counter
Pharmaceutical Industry: Manufacturing / Quality control / Marketing department
Research Company: Research officer
Academic/Education: Tutor, pharmacy instructor and lab assistant at relevant pharmacy schools or institutes.
Financing your Study
For 2020, 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.
*BSH=Bantuan Sara Hidup