Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons) – Asia Metropolitan University

Length of Study

4 Years

Course Fees

Rm 118,000 (Estimated)


Taman Kemacahaya, Batu 9, 43200 Cheras, Selangor

Availablity : (MQA/PA1138 [11/2017]) Cheras.

Course Detail:

Being a pharmacist; we are bound by code of conduct and strict regulations to meet the professional standards. Sometimes few people know that the profession requires one to uphold the standards similar to the medical profession. The license issued to pharmacists holds great responsibility to ensure professionalism. Pharmacists like to help and assist people when they require some support and assist them to attain wellness and quality of life.

The teaching of pharmacy modules in AMU, has many approaches to fulfill the requirements of the Malaysian Pharmacy Board (MPB) and also Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA).Pharmacists need to be a 7-star pharmacist, the traits that is recognized by WHO.

Pharmacists must be able to do various roles. A pharmacist must be someone, who people will look up to for their health advice, live up to one of the top ten trusted professionals in the world. In keeping with the commitment to nurturing the very best in an environment of academic freedom and excellence, I have every faith that students in AMU will achieve so much more in the years to come, and look forward to their excellence in their profession in years to come.The information provided in this document is intended for informational purposes only and is subject to change without notice.


Admission Required:

  • Foundation in Health Science:
    • Pass with min. CGPA 3.00 including B in Chemistry.
  • Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM):
    • Min. CGPA 3.00 with grade BBB / ABC / AAC in Biology, Chemistry and Physics / Mathematics with min. B in Chemistry.
  • Unified Examination Certificate (UEC):
    • Pass with min. 5Bs. Min with B4 (70%) in Chemistry and Biology, and B5 (65%) in Mathematics / Physics.
  • South Australian Matriculation (SAM) / SACE International:
    • Min. ATAR 75 including B in Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics / Physics.
  • Canadian Pre-University (CPU):
    • 6 Grade 12 U/M subjects including Grade 12 U English (if not offering other English Language qualification). Pass with minimum 70% aggregate for 6 subjects including min. 75% in Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics / Physics.
  • International Baccalaureate (IB):
    • Min. 34 points including scores of 6 in Chemistry and Biology, Mathematics / Physics at Higher Level (HL).
  • Diploma in Sciences:
    • Min CGPA 3.75 including B in Chemistry.
  • Diploma in Pharmacy:
    • Min CGPA 3.50.
  • First Degree in a Science subject:
    • Min. CGPA 2.75.
  • HSC-New South Wales:
    • UAI average of 80% in 5 subjects including Chemistry (75%), Biology (75%) and Mathematics / Physics (70%).
  • A levels:
    • Minimum ABC/ BBB/ AAC in Chemistry , Biology and Mathematics/ Physics with minimum B in Chemistry.


Students with the following entry qualifications are required to meet certain SPM pre-requisites:

  • Diploma in Science/Pharmacy.
  • Matriculation in Science.
  • Pre-Medical studies or Pre-Pharmacy.
  • Foundation in Science / Health Science

The SPM pre-requisites are as follows: A pass in SPM / O Level or equivalent with 5Bs each in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics / Additional Mathematics and another subject. Malaysian students are required to attain a credit in Bahasa Melayu and English. The minimum entry requirements may be subject to changes to meet the requirements of the Malaysian Pharmacy Board.

English Requirement: 

The statutory requirement of competency in English (Band score of 3 in MUET or its equivalent) to be completed within 4 years of the undergraduate programme.


Course Structure:

Semester 1

  • General Chemistry
  • Human Anatomy
  • Human Physiology
  • Introduction to Pharmacy Practice
  • Pharmacy Informatics
  • Malaysian Studies
  • Hubungan Etnik
  • Tamandun Islam & Tamadun Asia (TITAS)

Semester 2

  • Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry I
  • Dosage Form I – Pre-formulation
  • Basic Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical Microbiology
  • Physical Pharmacy
  • English

Semester 3

  • Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry II
  • Dosage Form II -Semisolids and Powders
  • Pharmacology of Central Nervous System
  • Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • ICT Application

Semester 4

  • Pharmaceutical Technology I
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis I
  • Immunology and Toxicology
  • Pharmacology of Gastrointestinal and Respiratory System
  • Co-Curriculum

Semester 5 

  • Introduction to Clinical Pharmacy
  • Pharmacology of Peripheral Nervous System
  • Pharmacology of Cardiovascular, Blood and Renal System
  • Bio-pharmaceutics and Basic Pharmacokinetics
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis II
  • Pharmacy Law and Ethics

Semester 6

  • Research Methodology and Biostatistics
  • Pharmaceutical Technology II
  • Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance
  • Clinical Pharmacy Practice
  • Pharmacology of Endocrine and Reproductive System
  • Hospital Pharmacy Services

Semester 7

  • Cancer chemotherapy and Management
  • Clinical Clerkship 1
  • Clinical Therapeutics 1
  • Pharmacoeconomics
  • Clinical Pharmacokinetics
  • Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

Semester 8

  • Clinical Therapeutics II
  • Clinical Clerkship II
  • Research Project
  • Electives Subject
    • Pharmaceutical Marketing and Management
    • Complementary Medicine
    • Pharmaceutical Biotechnology


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