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Introduction

The CUHK Bachelor of Pharmacy Programme (BPharm) was launched in 1992. The first and only UGC funded pharmacy programme in Hong Kong, the academic staff is dedicated to challenge students with a high quality, rigorous curriculum in a nurturing environment that values teamwork, leadership, and commitment to civic responsibility. To date, it has graduated more than 500 pharmacists, accounting for about 25% of the pharmacist work force in Hong Kong.

Students must complete at least 3 years of full-time study for graduation and one additional year of internship to be qualified as registered pharmacists.

Characteristics of Programme

  • knowledge- and practice-based teaching
  • integration of western and traditional Chinese medicines
  • complementary behavioural and social sciences studies
  • teaching partnership with future employers, such as Hospital Authority, community pharmacy, multinational pharmaceutical companies, and local pharmaceutical manufacturers
  • program of choice of top EAS and JUPAS students

Subjects to be Taught

Foundation courses in Biosciences (Anatomy/Physiology/Biochemistry/Microbiology)
Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Pharmaceutics, Dosage Form Science, Pharmacokinetics
Pharmacy Practice and Laws
Herbal and Traditional Chinese Medicine
Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Research Methods and Techniques
Pharmacy Clerkship and Project

Pharmacy Clerkship and Research

Rotation in all

  • clinical pharmacy
  • community pharmacy
  • pharmaceutical manufacturer / multinational pharmaceutical company

Special elective training in

  • clinical pharmacy
  • community pharmacy
  • drug product development and manufacture
  • promotion, evaluation, and pricing of drug products in multinational pharmaceutical company
  • research in drug discovery, development, evaluation, cost effectiveness analysis

Who should apply?

Students who are intelligent, creative, goal and team oriented. Good pharmacists should be sympathetic to patient’s needs, should be able to communicate effectively with patients and health care providers and should have a strong sense of commitment to help others. Accuracy and attention to detail are essential.