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Master of Pharmacy - Clinical Pharmacy

The School also offers degree of MPharm (Clinical Pharmacy) by coursework.

In a continuing effort to advance, expand and promote the practice of Clinical Pharmacy, the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences offer a structured programme leading to the degree of the Master of Pharmacy (M. Pharm - Clinical Pharmacy). This M. Pharm programme will prepare students with specialised knowledge and skills to assume his/her roles in the provision of pharmaceutical care. The Clinical Pharmacy component has its training site at the Penang Hospital and Seberang Jaya Hospital where clinicians are also involved in collaborative projects on drug metabolism, bioavailability and pharmacokinetics.


Didactic Courses

Semester I

  • Pharmacotherapeutics I
  • Clinical Pharmacy Practice
  • Biostatistics, Study Design and Clinical Pharmacokinetics

Semester II

  • Pharmacotherapeutics II
  • Pharmacotherapeutics III
  • Pharmacotherapeutics IV
  • Pharmacotherapeutics V

Core Clerkship Courses

  • Internal Medicine
  • Intensive Care Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Surgery
  • Paediatrics

Research Project and Dissertation

Expertise available in the following School:
School of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Admission Requirements

Applicants should possess the following:

  • BPharm or BSc (Honours)(Pharmacy) degree from Universiti Sains Malaysia or an equivalent degree in Pharmacy from a recognized University, with CGPA of 3.0/4 or above (International applicant) OR CGPA of 2.75/4 or above (Malaysian applicant)
  • Preference is given to those with minimum 3 years of working experience (preferably Clinical Pharmacy)

Language Requirement

(Applicable to International Applicants Only)

  • A minimum score of 550 in Paper- Based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or
  • A minimum score of 213 in Computer- Based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or
  • A minimum score of 80 in Internet- Based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or
  • A minimum score of Band 6.0 in IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

(Applicable for Malaysian Applicants Only)

  • MUET Band 4


Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 4 semesters
*Intake commences in September only

Institute of Postgraduate Studies,
Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 Penang, Malaysia

Tel : +604 653 2606  |  Fax : +604 653 2940 
Email: dean_ips@usm.my @ helpdesk_ips@usm.my

Our support Hotline is available 8 hours a day
Monday - Friday:

8.10am - 5.10pm
Weekend: Closed

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