These degree programmes incorporate scientific, clinical and professional knowledge with communications skills to produce outstanding pharmacists who are able to positively impact the healthcare system.
The curriculum provides an in-depth grounding in pharmaceutical sciences, physiology and pharmacy practice. Students will enjoy various learning methods, from problem-based learning to workshops and laboratory work, as well as be exposed to a variety of clinical experience. The central focus of both programmes is on the patient in terms of the application of knowledge of the pharmaceutical sciences. The programmes cover four main themes:
- Pharmacology – The study of how drugs work in living organisms and how the body works in health and disease (incorporating genetics, biochemistry, immunology, physiology, pathology and microbiology)
- Medicinal Chemistry – The molecular properties of drugs (the active ingredients within medicines) and how to develop safe and effective drugs
- Drug Delivery – The design, manufacture, evaluation and stability of pharmaceutical products, such as tablets, creams, eye drops and injectables using appropriate quality standards
- Pharmacy Practice – The development of pharmacists’ professional roles, from interacting with patients and other healthcare professionals to dispensing prescriptions and giving advice on the use of medicines
Graduates will be ready to meet healthcare challenges and lead the discovery and delivery of medicines to enhance and extend human life.
The Pharmacy programme takes two forms:
- Taylor’s University BPharm (Hons) programme – Delivered entirely in Malaysia; based on the Cardiff University programme with a curriculum adapted in the final two years to exceed the requirements of the Malaysian Pharmacy Board; leads to a Taylor’s University award and Cardiff University Diploma in Higher Education in Pharmaceutical Studies.
- 2+2 MPharm (Hons) programme – The current MPharm (Hons) at Cardiff University is fully accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council (UK). Additionally the 2+2 MPharm (Hons) and BPharm (Hons) programmes have approvals from the General Pharmaceutical Council and Pharmacy Board of Malaysia to enroll students on these programmes from January 2011. The Welsh School of Pharmacy is also recognised by the Pharmacy Board of Malaysia. The first two years delivered at Taylor’s University with the final two years delivered at Cardiff University; leads to a Cardiff University award.
The first two years of both programmes are common and delivered in accordance with the requirements of Cardiff University.
Programme & Entry Requirements
- A Levels – B,B,B in Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics / Physics
- South Australian Matriculation (SAM) – Including 14B in Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics / Physics (award of SA Certificate of Education) plus TER 75
- Canadian (Ontario) Pre-University (CPU) – Six Grade 12 U/M courses including grade 12 U English ( if not offering other English Language qualification). Minimum of 70% in each and minimum 75% in Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics / Physics
- Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY) – Average of 75% including Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics / Physics
- Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) – B,B,B in Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics / Physics
- International Baccalaureate (IB) – 34 points including scores of 6 in Chemistry and ideally Biology, Mathematics or Physics at higher level
- UEC – 5Bs. Minimum 75% / B3 in Chemistry and Biology, 70% / B4 in Mathematics / Physics
- Foundation in Science – CGPA 3.5 and above including B in Chemistry, Biology and Mathematic / Physics**
- Matriculation in Science – CGPA 3.5 and above**
- Diploma in Science – CGPA 3.8 and above
- First Degree in Science Subject – CGPA 3.0 and above
- HSC-New South Wales – UAI average 80% in 5 subjects, including Chemistry (75%), Biology (75%) and Mathematics / Physics (70%)
Plus any other equivalent qualifications that are required by the accrediting bodies
* The above minimum entry requirements may be subject to change to meet the requirements of the Malaysia Government or the General Pharmaceutical Council (UK)
** Pre Condition: SPM with minimum 5 credits including 4B in Mathematics, Additional Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology
English Requirements Level
- GSCE / IGCSE – Grade C
- IELTS – Band 6.5 (Overall and in each component)
- TOEFL – Paper base 580 with TWE 4.0 / Internet Base 90
All eligible candidates are required to attend an interview. The interview panel will include the Dean of Taylor’s School of Pharmacy. The application of all successful interviewees will be reviewed and approved by a member of the Faculty and a representative of the Welsh School of Pharmacy.
Candidates must be medically certified as physically fit to carry out pharmacy training.
January (only for 2011) and September
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Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus Contact Details
No. 1 Jalan Taylor’s,
47500 Subang Jaya,
Selangor Darul Ehsan,
Phone: +6(03)5629 5000
Fax: +6(03)5629 5001