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The Degree of Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm) with Honours

The CUHK Bachelor of Pharmacy Programme (BPharm) was launched in 1992 as the first pharmacy programme in Hong Kong. The programme’s academic staff are dedicated to challenge students with a high quality, rigorous curriculum in a nurturing environment that values teamwork, leadership, and a commitment to civic responsibility. To date, it has graduated nearly 600 pharmacists, accounting for about 25% of the pharmacist work force in Hong Kong.

 

 

(Programme Leaflet: PDF)

Programme Characteristics

  • Knowledge- and practice-based teaching
  • Integration of western and traditional Chinese Medicines
  • Teaching partnership with future employers, such as Hospital Authority, community pharmacy, multinational Pharmaceutical companies, and local pharmaceutical manufacturers
  • Programme of choice of top students

Mode of Study

Students must complete four years of full-time study for graduation and one additional year of internship to be qualified as registered pharmacists. In their final year of study, students will have training in Research or Pharmacy Clerkship.

Programme Structure

Our programme is designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and attitude to be lifelong learners and innovators who accept the responsibility of meeting the public’s needs for safe, efficacious, and cost-effective medicine.

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Roadmap to a Registered Pharmacist

Pharmacy Degree (4 years) => Internship (1 year) => Registration of Pharmacists*

*Subject to the provisions of the Pharmacy and Poisons Ordinance (Cap.138, Laws of Hong Kong), any person who intends to practise as a pharmacist in Hong Kong should first be registered with the Pharmacy and Poisons Board. Applicants who hold a pharmacy degree awarded by the Chinese University of Hong Kong after the completion of a full time course of study at the university are required to undergo the Pharmacy and Poisons Board approved training in Hong Kong for an appropriate period determined by the Pharmacy and Poisons Board, which normally is one year. Although the internship program is separate from the school, the CUHK School of Pharmacy has been active in expanding the network of internship sites.

Future Career

The goal of the Bachelor of Pharmacy program at CUHK is to provide our graduates with the core knowledge, skills, and attitude to flourish in any career setting. In general, our graduates are attractive to the employers in all sectors of pharmacy practice. Practically 100% of our BPharm graduates are employed.

  • Hospital Pharmacist
  • Pharmacist in Teaching & Research
  • Pharmacist in Geriatric Care
  • Pharmaceutical Industrial Pharmacist
  • Government Pharmacist
  • Community Pharmacist

Admission Requirements

Applicants who are inquisitive, creative, and collaborative and who welcome the challenge of applying science to bring innovative, cost-effective medicine to patients are encouraged to apply. Pharmacists must also be able to communicate effectively with patients and other healthcare team members caring for the patient. Accuracy, attention to details, and a strong sense of ethics are integral to pharmacy practice.

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