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PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY Pharmaceutical chemistry is an interdisciplinary science that deals with drug design and synthesis, drug formulation and testing, as well as the delivery of drugs in the body. In view of the increase in the occurrence of existing and new diseases, continuous work in the discovery of new drugs that have high therapeutic efficacies but minimal side effects is necessary. Pharmaceutical chemists play a significant role in this global effort in drug discovery and also in drug development. The IMU Pharmaceutical Chemistry programme introduces students to all aspects of the pharmaceutical industry, with a strong emphasis on the detailed understanding of the physical and chemical properties
of chemical compounds as well as their reactions. Students are trained in the application of modern information and scientific technologies in drug development, safety and efficacy studies. Elements of team work, communication and Lifelong Learning
skills are incorporated into the curriculum throughout the programme in order to prepare graduates who are versatile and adaptive in the future places of employment, which are not only limited to the pharmaceutical industry. "Through this course, the students will receive a focused and specialised training on various pharmaceutical drug development techniques. The programme will prepare graduates to be well-equipped with contemporary knowledge and skills that are pre-requisite for a rewarding career in the pharmaceutical sector as well as for a postgraduate study in a relevant field." DR OOI ING HONG Senior Lecturer and Programme Coordinator BSc (Hons), MSc (UM), PhD (USA), ACS
01 WHY CHOOSE THIS PARTICULAR PROGRAMME? Pharmaceutical chemistry contributes directly to the healthcare industry in ensuring that high quality pharmaceuticals are continued to be developed, produced and improved. Together with a team of scientists from a variety of disciplines as well as the healthcare professionals
, the pharmaceutical chemists can make a difference to the lives of patients and the general health of the human mankind.
Pharmaceutical chemists ensure the safety and efficacy of medicines
02 WHAT IS THE STRUCTURE OF THE PROGRAMME? The IMU Pharmaceutical Chemistry is completed in three years (6 semesters), and is undertaken entirely at IMU, Malaysia. The curriculum begins with foundation sciences in the early phase, and extends to the applied knowledge and skills associated with drug development activities in the later phase. Industrial attachment and research are essential components of the training in this programme.
03 WHAT ARE THE AIMS AND KEY FEATURES OF THE PROGRAMME? · First programme in Malaysia that provides a complete and specialised training in pharmaceutical chemistry. · Significant hands-on practical training, especially in volumetric and titrimetric techniques, instrumental techniques, basic synthetic chemistry techniques, spectroscopy and chromatography. · Extensive training in pharmaceutical analysis, including method development and validation, pharmaceutical formulation and pharmaceutical technology. · Exposure to research methodology
and opportunity to Conduct Research
, with training in preparation of professional-style Research reports
such as dissertation and oral presentations. · Industrial attachment that enables students to gain valuable industrial experience and establish networking with the industry. · Elective major modules that provide exposure to chemistry-related professions in industries other than the pharmaceutical industry. · Free elective that enables students to further develop interests of their choice. · Broad career options for the graduates. Besides the pharmaceutical industry, the graduates can find employment opportunities in the oleochemical, food, biotechnology, cosmetics and toiletries industries. They can also work as clinical trial coordinators or continue to pursue postgraduate training in related disciplines.
DEGREE Bachelor of Science (Hons) Pharmaceutical Chemistry (IMU)
TOTAL DURATION 3 years INTAKES June and September
· Graduates from the IMU's BSc (Hons) Pharmaceutical Chemistry will be given credit exemption* for the first semester modules of the Master of Pharmacy programme at the University of Sydney
(USYD). The full-time Master of Pharmacy programme in USYD is 2 years and is registrable for practice as a pharmacist in Australia and Singapore.** * Must meet criteria. ** Refer to their respective websites for more information. This qualification is not registrable for practice as a pharmacist in Malaysia at the moment. 04 WHO ARE THE teaching staff
? The programme is taught by a team of local and overseas trained full-time lecturers, many of them with extensive experience in various industries locally and abroad. Besides, Guest Lecturer
s from relevant industries are also invited to share with the students the latest industrial practices. The students will also be guided by industrial supervisors during the industrial attachment. 05 HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED? Students will be assessed through class tests, practicals, projects, workshops, written reports, logbooks, assignments, portfolios, presentations (oral/poster), dissertation, peer assessments and endof-semester examinations. 06 ARE THERE ANY INDUSTRIAL PLACEMENTS? Students will undergo industrial training in pharmaceutical or chemical industries in Semester 4. This industrial placement can be undertaken either locally or overseas.
07 WHAT ARE THE SEMESTER CONTENTS?
· Basic Mathematics · Biological Science · communication skills
· General Chemistry · Human Biology · Genetics · Pharmaceutical organic chemistry
I · Statistics · English for Academic Purposes
· Pengajian Islam / Pendidikan Moral · Ethics in Science · General Pharmacology · Laboratory Safety · Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry II · Pharmaceutics I · Physical Pharmacy · Physical Chemistry · Bahasa Kebangsaan A/B · Drug Metabolism · General Microbiology · Introduction to Bioinformatics · natural products
in Medicine · Pharmaceutical Analysis I · Pharmaceutics II · Elective · Environmental Chemistry
· Industrial Microbiology · Inorganic Chemistry · Medicinal Chemistry · Pharmaceutical Analysis II · Pharmaceutics III · Industrial Training · Pengajian Malaysia · Advanced Medicinal Chemistry · Introduction to Business Management · Pharmaceutical Biotechnology I · Pharmaceutical Engineering I · Pharmaceutics IV · Polymer Chemistry · Complementary Medicine · Selective · Synthetic Organic Chemistry · Heterocyclic Chemistry · Pharmaceutical Analysis III · Pharmaceutical Biotechnology II · Pharmaceutical Engineering II · Pharmacokinetics · Project · Selective · Toxicology
08 WHAT IS THE MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION? The medium of instruction is English. Students who come from a system of education in which the medium of instruction is not English are strongly recommended to improve their proficiency in English by making their own arrangements to attend additional English Language classes before entering IMU.
"I am motivated to excel in the field of pharmaceutical chemistry with the guidance from a team of experienced lecturers at IMU." Tan Yee Yein 1st year Pharmaceutical Chemistry student
09 WHO WILL AWARD THE DEGREE? The Bachelor of Science (Hons) Pharmaceutical Chemistry degree is awarded by IMU.
CAREER PATHS FOR PHARMCEUTICAL CHEMISTS IN MALAYSIA Basic Degree
POSTGRADUATE DEGREE MSc/PhD ~ teaching and / or research GOVERNMENT - quality assurance
INDUSTRY - Invention & discovery - Manufacturing & quality assurance
10 WHAT SORT OF JOBS/CAREERS CAN BE UNDERTAKEN WITH THIS DEGREE? Pharmaceutical chemists can be employed in: · Pharmaceutical industry, as members of research and development
, production, quality control
/quality assurance, sales and marketing teams. · Chemical industries in the areas of oleochemicals, food, biotechnology, cosmetics and toiletries, assuming active roles in research and development, quality control/quality assurance, sales and marketing activities. · Government laboratories such as the National Pharmaceutical Control Bureau, Chemistry Department, environmental protection unit and forensic science unit. · Multinational drug companies, as coordinators of clinical trial studies. Besides, graduates can undertake postgraduate degrees in related disciplines. 11 WHEN DO I APPLY FOR A PLACE IN IMU? You can apply using forecast or actual results.
The International Medical University (IMU) began in 1992 as the International Medical College, or IMC, Malaysia's first private medical college. IMC became a University in 1999, but the University has remained true to key elements of the IMC vision, which are to widen access to professional healthcare education, and to use innovative, integrated and student-centred means in providing that education. This vision required strong links to be forged, from the outset, with reputable Partner Medical Schools committed to excellence and who share our educational philosophy. It was our progressive, systems based, integrated medical curriculum that first caught the imagination of our Partner Medical Schools, and today we collaborate with partner universities
in Australasia, North America, Ireland and the United Kingdom
. This successful collaboration then expands to the pharmacy and health sciences programmes at world-class universities in Scotland, Australia, New Zealand
and China. Since 1999, the University's growth and development has been in developing clinical schools in Seremban, Batu Pahat and Kuala Pilah, our own Honours degree courses in Pharmacy and Nursing, and in establishing research as a core activity, together with development of postgraduate research Masters and PhD programmes. We are already the preferred private school
for medicine and pharmacy in Malaysia. Our growth has been supported by heavy investment in infrastructure development and expansion at Bukit Jalil and Seremban, and in the recruitment of staff of high calibre. In 2008, we have introduced Honours degree courses in Dentistry, Nutrition & Dietetics, Medical Biotechnology, Psychology, Biomedical Science and in Pharmaceutical Chemistry. In common with our MBBS, BPharm and BNursing, these courses have been designed from first principles by our faculty. Bachelor of Nursing Science (Hons) was introduced in 2009, a programme targeted solely for registered nurses
to upgrade their qualification from diploma level to a degree level. In 2010, we introduced Chiropractic programme, the first of its kind and only complete educational program
me in Malaysia as well as in all of SouthEast Asia
. Then, in February 2011, IMU launched the Chinese Medicine programme. The programme will focus on combining medical education and scientific research
, offering the full array of medical both Chinese Medicine and Western. To date, the University offers undergraduate Degree Program
mes in Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Nursing, Nursing Science, Nutrition & Dietetics, Psychology, Biomedical Science, Medical Biotechnology, Chiropractic, Chinese Medicine as well as postgraduate degrees MSc Medical Sciences or Community Health
by research, PhD in Medical & Health Sciences by research and MSc (Public Health). We believe our courses to be progressive and innovative, and we strive to use best practice in their delivery and assessment. We continue to seek to widen access to healthcare education, and to grow into a centre of healthcare educational excellence in the Asia-Pacific Region
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