Course Details

Diploma in Pharmacy

PICOMS International University College




  • Description

    Pharmacy is the study of the preparation, dispensing and review of drugs as well as the provision of additional clinical services. This program provides the basic knowledge that links health science with pharmaceutical science and aims to ensure the safety, efficacy, and affordable use of drugs.

    In this program, you will learn the scientific basis of medicine. This includes understanding how the body and major organs work as a whole (anatomy and physiology), the science of dosage form design (pharmaceutics) and the body’s reaction to drugs (pharmacology).

    The study of drugs also requires an understanding of how these drugs work on specific diseases, and alternative types of treatments that can be used in order to treat these diseases. As such, students will be exposed to the study of microbes as well as alternative medicine. To understand the chemical implications and background of the said drugs, students will also learn the basic chemistry and compositions of all medications.

    The programme will provide you with an excellent understanding of drugs and their effects, and position you for the next stage of undergraduate programme.

    Our course also emphasizes practical skills and experience at all stages, including retail and hospital training. The students will undergo a three-year programme in which the learning methods will include lecturing, tutorials, and practical applications.

    Field of Study

    Medicine & Healthcare

    Duration (Years)


    Course Fees

    RM 67,200 (USD 15,729)

    MQA No.

    MQA/FA 0328

    Degree Type

    Internal Degree

  • Intake (Month)

    January, April and September

Entry Requirements

  • O-Level/GCSE

    Pass GCE O Level and obtained credits in

    Any one science subject (Biology/Physic/Chemistry/Combined Science); and

    Any two (2) other subjects


     Pass Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) or equivalent with at least three credits including one of the subject in science 

  • English Requirements

    CEFR Low B1 

    MUET: Band 2

    IELTS: 4.0

    TOEFL (IBT): 30-31

    Pearson Test of English :36

    Cambridge English Qualifications and Tests: 140

Programme Structure

  • Year 1

    Introduction to Pharmacy

    Pharmaceutical Chemistry I

    Pharmaceutics I

    Pharmacology I

    Anatomy and Physiology

    Introduction to Pharmacy

    Pharmaceutical Chemistry  II

    Pharmacology  II

    Pharmaceutics  II

    Basic Microbiology


    Alternative Medicine

    Introduction to IT

  • Year 2

    Pharmacology  III

    Pharmaceutics  III 

    Introduction to Research Methodology

    Pharmaceutical Microbiology

    Medical Emergencies

    Pharmacology  IV

    Hospital Pharmacy

    Prescription Practice

    Pharmaceutics IV

  • Year 3

    Retail Training

    Hospital Training

Additional Information

  • Fees
    RM 67,200 (USD 15,729)

Product Tags

Use spaces to separate tags. Use single quotes (') for phrases.