Pharmacy is the design, evaluation, production and use of medicine. Therefore, we require our students to have chemical, biological and medical sciences as the foundation for Clinical Practice. The career prospects for Pharmacy students are in the field of hospital and community pharmacy, pharmacovigilance, regulatory affairs, quality control & quality assurance, medical writing/journalism, pharmaceutical marketing, research & development, clinical trials and pharmaceutical manufacturing.
The BHSc Pharmacy programme began in August 2016. It is a 4 year degree programme whereby students will have the chance to conduct research in their Discovery Year in Brunei or overseas. The curriculum has been designed together with UBD stakeholders at the Ministry of Health and private institutions such as JPMC.
The main feature of the IHS BHSc Pharmacy programme will be the student-centered learning, in accordance with GenNEXT principles, concentrating on learning rather than teaching. There will be a combination of problem-based (or team-based) learning, didactic approaches and other innovative teaching & learning methods as deemed appropriate. Throughout the course, students will learn relevant practical and research skills in dedicated laboratory settings as applicable. Virtual patients or simulated patients will also be used for training and teaching. Some clinical care practices or pharmaceutical industrial practices will be taught at the facilities at Ministry of Health or other private sectors. Learning is patient-oriented from day 1. Students are trained to take into account the needs and expectations of patients, as well as their own needs. The importance of learning from the experiences of patients and their families is emphasised throughout the years.
Pharmacy programme in PAPRSB IHS has only one intake every year in August.
- Academic Requirements
- A minimum of 300 A-Level points (A=120, B=100 and C=80) for 3 A-Level passes in relevant science subjects, including minimum grade 'B' for Chemistry and minimum grade 'C' in at least two other science subjects (physics, mathematics or biology) OR an International Baccalaureate minimum score of 32 points (including chemistry as a mandatory subject, and a minimum of 5, 5, 5 points in relevant subjects from physics, mathematics or biology at higher level)
- Have demonstrated proficiency in the English language to either a credit C6 in English language at GCE O-Level examination OR a grade 'B' in IGCSE English OR an IELTS score of 6.5
- Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)
- Students must have performed to a good standard in a multiple mini-interview (MMI) covering the pre-requisite pharmaceutical knowledge, attitudes, ethics and other critical skills needed for the Pharmacy programme.
- Medical Fitness
- Required to go through prescribed medical fitness examination and must be certified as fit to join the programme