icon_pharmacyFaculty of Pharmacy

 

Vision

Our vision is to lead in innovative teaching research and pharmacy practice that develops scholar-practitioners and further enhance the health and well-being of the society we serve.

Mission

The mission of the Faculty of Pharmacy at Asia Metropolitan University, is committed to genertate pharmacist who will be dedicated for the betterment of health through quality education, excellent communication, and interpersonal skills. In order to achieve our mission we apply innovative and proven educational methods to produce pharmacists who possess the skills and knowledge they need to serve their patients in an ethical and professional manner.

Our mission is also served through faculty who conduct competitive therapeutic and clinical research that transcribe into improved patient care. It is an exciting time to embark upon the study of pharmacy and the demand for pharmacy career is expanding enormously in clinical, pharmaceutical care, and pharmaceutical industries. Here we enhance your professional opportunities, job security, and career success with a Pharmacy programme from the Asia Metropolitan University. We appreciate your interest in our Pharmacy programmes and we look forwad to addressing any questions you have concerning pharmacy education at the Faculty of Pharmacy at Asia Metropolitan University.

We meet our mission within a culture of understanding, inclusion, equity and respect. We support faculty members, staff members, and students who are diverse in gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion and socioeconomic status. We are collaborative, engaging in expertise of colleagues at AMU and beyond to meet one mission in mutually beneficial ways.

Dr. Afendi Dahlan
Dean, Faculty of Pharmacy

Welcome to the AMU Faculty of Pharmacy website, which we hope will provide an informative and attractive window to our teaching, research and engagement activities.

Pharmacy profession can be traced back to 1951 in Malaysia and has since evolved together with the rapid advancement in science and technology. As customers and patients grow more sophisticated, naturally there is a higher expectation of the service level and quality provided by healthcare professionals including pharmacists. In this regard, pharmacists have been and will continue to be part of the fabric of national’s public health policy and administration.

With that in mind, the Faculty is committed to produce competent and caring pharmacist through industry-focused curriculum and ‘bolt-on’ training relating to soft skills that ultimately prepares all our graduates both in their professional and personal life. At AMU, we believe in life-long learning and as such, our pharmacy programme has been purposely crafted with a strong emphasis on developing and harnessing problem solving and research skills that will be an indispensable asset in any specific pharmacy field chosen, be it clinical, retail or manufacturing.

YEAR 1


SEMESTER 1
  • General Chemistry
  • Human Anatomy
  • Human Physiology
  • Introduction to Pharmacy Practice
  • Pharmacy Informatics
  • Malaysian Studies
  • Hubungan Etnik
  • Tamandun Islam & Tamadun Asia (TIT AS)
SEMESTER 2
  • Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry I
  • Dosage Form I – Pre-formulation
  • Basic Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical Microbiology
  • Physical Pharmacy
  • English

YEAR 2


SEMESTER 1
  • Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry II
  • Dosage Form II -Semisolids and Powders
  • Pharmacology of Central Nervous System
  • Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • ICT Application
SEMESTER 2
  • Pharmaceutical Technology I
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis I
  • Immunology and Toxicology
  • Pharmacology of Gastrointestinal and Respiratory System
  • Co-Curriculum

YEAR 3


SEMESTER 1
  • 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 2
  • Research Methodology and Biostatistics
  • Pharmaceutical Technology II
  • Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance
  • Clinical Pharmacy Practice
  • Pharmacology of Endocrine and Reproductive System
  • Hospital Pharmacy Services

YEAR 4


SEMESTER 1
  • Cancer chemotherapy and Management
  • Clinical Clerkship
  • Clinical Therapeutics
  • Pharmacoeconomics
  • Clinical Pharmacokinetics
  • Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
SEMESTER 2
  • Clinical Therapeutics II
  • Clinical Clerkship II
  • Research Project

Elective Subjects:

  • Pharmaceutical Marketing and Management
  • Complementary Medicine
  • Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

Foundation in Science (Not less than 1 year in the same accredited institution)

  • Minimum CGPA of 3.0 and above with minimum grade B in Chemistry
  • Minimum Grade B in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics (or Additional Mathematics) AND another subject at SPM Level/”0″ Level
  • Minimum Grade C in Bahasa Malaysia and English at SPM Level or other equivalent
  • Minimum band score of 3 in MUET before graduation.

Matriculation {Not less than 1 year in the same accredited institution)

  • Minimum CGPA of 3.0 and above with minimum grade B in Chemistry
  • Minimum Grade B in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics (or Additional Mathematics) AND another subject at SPM Level/”O” Level
  • Minimum Grade C in Bahasa Malaysia and English at SPM Level or other equivalent
  • Minimum band score of 3 in MUET before graduation

STPM

  • Minimum CGPA of 3.0 and above with minimum grade B in Chemistry
  • Minimum Grade C in Bahasa Malaysia and English at SPM Level or other equivalent
  • Minimum band score of 3 in MUET before graduation

A-LEVEL

  • Minimum Grade BBB, AAC, ABC in Biology, Chemistry, Physic Mathematics with minimum grade Bin Chemistry
  • Minimum band score of 3 in MUET before graduation. *(Note: A+=140 A=120 B=100 source :UCAS)

Diploma in Sciences (Chemistry I Biology Physic)

  • Minimum CGPA of 3.75 and above with minimum grade B In Chemistry
  • Minimum Grade B in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics (or Additional Mathematics) AND another subject at SPM Level/”0″ Level
  • Minimum Grade C in Bahasa Malaysia and English at SPM Level or other equivalent.
  • Minimum band score of 3 in MUET before graduation.

Diploma in Pharmacy

  • Minimum CGPA of 3.5 and above
  • Minimum Grade B in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics (or Additional Mathematics) AND another subject at SPM Level/ “0” Level
  • Minimum Grade C in Bahasa Malaysia and English at SPM Level or other equivalent
  • Minimum band score of 3 In MUET before graduation.

First Degree in Science

  • Minimum CGPA of 2.75 and above
    *{Note: CGPA 2.75 =Grade C+)

The pharmacy graduates can join top career with high salaries right out of the university. Pharmacy is a career that offers wide spectrum of career prospects in the following areas.

Hospital Pharmacy
Interact closely with the prescriber; promote the rational prescribing and utilization of drugs

Community Pharmacy
Prescriptions screening, providing patient care and drug utilization review

Clinical Pharmacy
Responsible provision of drug therapy for the purpose of achieving definite outcomes which improves the patients quality of life

Regulatory Pharmacy
Works with a company for appropriate licensing, marketing and for the approval and registration of pharmaceuticals

Industrial Pharmacy
Manufacturing and quality assurance of bulk drugs and various dosage forms

Research & Development
Use scientific knowledge to develop new medications, create new dosage forms

Home Health Care
Health care services given at your home for any illness or injuries. Services are less expensive, more convenient and as effective as provided in hospital or any other health care facilities

Clinical Clerkships & Hospital Attachment

Our Panel Hospitals
Hospital Selayang, Selangor
Hospital Ampang, Selangor, Hospital Kajang, Selangor
Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah, Selangor
Hospital Kuala Lumpur

 

Community Placements

 

Industrial Placements

 

Hands-on Training in Alternative Medicine (Optional)

  • Provisional Accreditation by MQA and LFM.
  • Endorsed by Ministry of Education.
  • Premier status accreditation by Accreditation service for International Colleges, UK (ASIC).
  • ISO certified by Intertek Certification International

  PROGRAMME CODE

(PA1138) Cheras

 FACULTY

Pharmacy

 DURATION OF STUDY

4 years

 MODE OF STUDY

Full Time

 AWARDS/CERTIFICATES

Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons)

Pharmacy Lecturers

Sudhakar Sekar
Senior Lecturer
Academic Qualifications

  • M.Pharm (Pharmaceutics), The TN Dr MGR Medical University, Chennai, 2006- 2008
  • B.Pharm, The TN Dr MGR Medical University, Chennai, 1997- 2001

Membership

  • Registered Pharmacist, Pharmacy council of India, Life member, 2002

AP Dr. Haja Nazeer Ahamed
Lecturer
Academic Qualifications

  • PhD (Pharmacy) – Jadavpur University, Kolkata 12/2007
  • Master in Pharmacy (Pharmacology) The TN MGR Medical University, Chennai 6/20013
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy – The TN Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai 3/1998

Awards & Recognitions

  • Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) Travel Grant award New Delhi, India 2011
  • IBRO-APRC Fellowship, Hong Kong 2009
  • Dr. Manju Shree Pal Oration Award: SNPS, Jadavpur University 2005
  • Research Fellow: Dabur Research Foundation 2005
  • Outstanding student award: JSS College of Pharmacy, Ooty, TN. 2002

Membership

  • Member – Society for Neuroscience (SfN), USA
  • Life Member – Indian Pharmacological Society (IPS)
  • Member – International Brain Research Organization (IBRO)
  • Member – Malaysian Neuroscience society (MNS)
  • Life Member – Registered Pharmacist, Tamil Nadu Pharmacy Council, Chennai

M. Ahsan Iftikhar Baig
Lecturer
Academic Qualifications

  • University Sains Malaysia, Degree in MS Clinical Pharmacy, 2011 – 2014
  • Islamia University Bahawalpur, Degree in B-Pharmacy, 2001 – 2005

Membership

  • Pakistan Pharmacy Council (PPC), 2005

Ashok Kr Balaraman
Lecturer
Academic Qualifications

  • Postdoctorate Award, Charles Sturt University, 2013
  • PhD, Jadavpur University, 2011
  • M. Pharm , Jadavpur University, 2005
  • B. Pharm , The Tamilnadu Dr MGR medical University,Chennai, 2005
  • MBA (Human Resource Management, Vinayaka Missions University, Salem

Awards & Recognitions

  • Research Endeavour Award from the Senator Chris Evans, Leader of the Government in the Senate, Ministry of Tertiary Education, Skills, Science and Research, Australia, 2012
  • Young Scientist Travel Grant
    Department of Science and Technology (DST), New Delhi, India, 2011
  • CSIR Foreign Travel Grant
    Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi, India, 2011
  • Senior Research Fellowship
    University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi, India, 2008
  • Post Graduate Fellowship
    University Grants Commission (UGC), Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD), New Delhi, India, 2003

Membership

  • Life member
    The Indian Pharmaceutical Association (IPA), Mumbai-400 098, (Life/Ben/0245)2002
  • Life member
    The Tamil Nadu Pharmacy Council, Chennai (Certificate No 7712 A1)
  • Associate Member
    Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society, Malaysia, 2013

Mr. Syed Azizullah Ghori
Lecturer
Academic Qualifications

  • M. Pharm (Hospital and Clinical Pharmacy) Oct 2010 with Distinction JNTU- Hyderabad, Telangana,India
  • B. Pharm June 2007 JNTU- Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Awards & Recognitions

  • Academic Merit Award – “Best Teacher” 2013 from Deccan School of Pharmacy, Hyderabad, India

Membership

  • Associate Life Member of American College of Clinical Pharmacy,Lenexa (USA)

Mr. Venkata Srinivas Jakka
Senior Lecturer
Academic Qualifications

Awards & Recognitions

Membership

Dr. J. Victor Antony Santiago
Lecturer
Academic Qualifications

  • M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D Biochemistry
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry; Annamalai University, Annamalainagar, Chidambaram, Tamilnadu, India; Dec 2007 – Sep 2011
  • Master of Philosophy in Biochemistry; Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapalli, Tamilnadu, India; Aug 2005 – June 2007
  • Master of Science in Biochemistry; Bharathidasan University, Tamilnadu, India; June 2001 – Apr 2003
  • Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry; Bharathidasan University, Tamilnadu, India; June 1998 – Apr 2001

Awards & Recognitions

  • Award of Senior Research Fellowship Indian Council of Medical Research, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi, India (Jan 2011- Jan 2012, Ref No. 45/50/2008-PHA/BMS)
  • Award of University Research Studentship Annamalai University, Annamalainagar, Chidambaram, Tamilnadu, India (Jun 2008 – Jun 2009, Ref No. H5/2008-09)
  • 12th Rank at UniversityLevel in the Master of Science in Biochemistry, Percentage: 77.89% (Distinction)
  • 20th Rank at UniversityLevel in the Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, Percentage: 73.59%

Membership

  • Biochemical Society – Full Member
    Malaysian Society For Biochemistry & Molecular Biology2014 – 2016

M. Mohamed Shabi, M. Pharm
Lecturer
Academic Qualifications

  • B. Pharm, M. Pharm (Ph. D)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmacology Bharathidhasan University, Tamilnadu, India; Dec 2012 – Sep 2015 (Thesis will be submitted Dec, 2015)
  • Master of Pharmacology;Annamalai University, Tamilnadu, India; Sep 2003 – May 2005
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy Dr. MGR Medical University Oct 1996 – Apr 2001

Membership

  • Tamil Nadu Pharmacy council

Muthukumaran. G
Lecturer
Academic Qualifications

  • M.Pharmacy (Pharmacology), Delhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, Delhi University, New Delhi, India, 2008
  • B.Pharmacy, Arulmigu Kalasalingam College of Pharmacy, Krishnankoil, The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R.Med University, Chennai, India, 2000

Membership

  • Pharmacy council of India (Registered Pharmacist)

Nina Varghese
Lecturer
Academic Qualifications

  • Master of Pharmacy (M. Pharm), Specialization- PHARMACEUTICS, SRIPMS, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. March 2001
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy (B. Pharm) – College of Pharmacy, Sri Ramakrishna Institute of Paramedical Sciences,(SRIPMS) The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University.October 1998

Membership

  • Pharmacy Council of India, Chennai

M.Prabhu, M.Pharm
Lecturer
Academic Qualifications

  • M. Pharm (Pharmacy Practice), The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai, 2008 – 2010
  • B. Pharm, The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. MedicalUniversity, Chennai, 1998 – 2002

Awards & Recognitions

  • BEST PAPER AWARD – Indian Pharmaceutical Association 2010, Ramachandra Medical College, Chennai. (Topic- “Assessment of plasma homocysteine, vitamin B12 and folic acid in Type II Diabetes patients treated with Metformin.”)
  • Have organized house to house counseling of family members on drug therapy, proper drug administration and motivation to improve compliance, insist on completion of antibiotic course, exercise, personal hygiene, preservation of environmental hygiene and prevention of diseases etc.., in the following villages of Salem District, Tamilnadu

Membership

  • Life Member, Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India 2010
  • Life Member, The Indian Pharmacists Association 2010
  • Registered Pharmacist, The Tamilnadu State Pharmacy Council 2003

R.Radha, M.Pharm
Lecturer
Academic Qualifications

  • M. Pharmacy (Pharmaceutical Chemistry), Pondicherry University (A Central University), Pondicherry, 2009 – 2011
  • B. Pharmacy Pondicherry University (A Central University), Pondicherry, 2002 – 2006
  • HSCC, Thiruvalluvar GGHSS, Pondicherry, 2000 – 2002
  • SSLC, RK Vidhyalaya HS, Pondicherry, 1999 – 2000

Awards & Recognitions

  • Pondicherry University topper in M.Pharmacy and acquired Gold medal.
    PROFESSOR SURI BHAGAVANADHAM GOLD MEDAL for the outstanding Performance in the M.Pharmacy (Pharmaceutical Chemistry) during July 2011
  • Had won first prize in Science Forum Chennai held at Sri Ramakrishna Vidhyalaya Higher Secondary School (National level)

Membership

  • Life Member, The Indian Pharmacist Association 2013
  • Registered Pharmacist, The Pondicherry Pharmacy Council 2006

Venu
Lecturer
Academic Qualifications

  • B. Pharm. (Hons), Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS, Pilani, INDIA), 1988

Membership

  • Tamilnadu Pharmacy Council, India, Registered Pharmacist, 1988

Vision

Our vision is to lead in innovative teaching research and pharmacy practice that develops scholar-practitioners and further enhance the health and well-being of the society we serve.

Mission

The mission of the Faculty of Pharmacy at Asia Metropolitan University, is committed to genertate pharmacist who will be dedicated for the betterment of health through quality education, excellent communication, and interpersonal skills. In order to achieve our mission we apply innovative and proven educational methods to produce pharmacists who possess the skills and knowledge they need to serve their patients in an ethical and professional manner.

Our mission is also served through faculty who conduct competitive therapeutic and clinical research that transcribe into improved patient care. It is an exciting time to embark upon the study of pharmacy and the demand for pharmacy career is expanding enormously in clinical, pharmaceutical care, and pharmaceutical industries. Here we enhance your professional opportunities, job security, and career success with a Pharmacy programme from the Asia Metropolitan University. We appreciate your interest in our Pharmacy programmes and we look forwad to addressing any questions you have concerning pharmacy education at the Faculty of Pharmacy at Asia Metropolitan University.

We meet our mission within a culture of understanding, inclusion, equity and respect. We support faculty members, staff members, and students who are diverse in gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion and socioeconomic status. We are collaborative, engaging in expertise of colleagues at AMU and beyond to meet one mission in mutually beneficial ways.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Afendi Dahlan
Dean, Faculty of Pharmacy

Welcome to the AMU Faculty of Pharmacy website, which we hope will provide an informative and attractive window to our teaching, research and engagement activities.

Pharmacy profession can be traced back to 1951 in Malaysia and has since evolved together with the rapid advancement in science and technology. As customers and patients grow more sophisticated, naturally there is a higher expectation of the service level and quality provided by healthcare professionals including pharmacists. In this regard, pharmacists have been and will continue to be part of the fabric of national’s public health policy and administration.

With that in mind, the Faculty is committed to produce competent and caring pharmacist through industry-focused curriculum and ‘bolt-on’ training relating to soft skills that ultimately prepares all our graduates both in their professional and personal life. At AMU, we believe in life-long learning and as such, our pharmacy programme has been purposely crafted with a strong emphasis on developing and harnessing problem solving and research skills that will be an indispensable asset in any specific pharmacy field chosen, be it clinical, retail or manufacturing.