The Diploma in Pharmaceutical Sciences (DPHM) will put you on the path to save lives. By learning how to develop new drugs and therapies, you will help improve human health.
Through the DPHM, you will gain critical knowledge in areas such as drug discovery and development, clinicalpharmacy, medication review, patient counselling, and alternative medicine. Depending on your interests, you canchoose to specialise in either Pharmacy Practice or Industrial Pharmacy and Marketing.
You’ll also gain real-world experience during industry attachments at hospitals, clinical research institutes, and otherorganisations.
Hands-on training in the new RP-KTPH Teaching Dispensary will give you valuable skills in compounding and dispensing drugs. The dispensary stocks more than 600 types of medicines and is a fully equipped teaching laboratory that will give you relevant and up-to-date training even before you start your attachment.
1. Pharmacy Practice
2. Industrial Pharmacy and Marketing
DPHM graduates are highly sought after in healthcare institutions, research laboratories, and companies that develop and distribute pharmaceuticals. You can look forward to a career in roles such as:
For more information about university pathways, visit RP's Further Studies.
To find out more about how you can apply for this diploma, visit Republic Poly's Admissions page.
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The course structure consists of general, discipline, and specialisation modules. There is also an industry orientation component.
Each module is equivalent to four modular credits (MC).
5 compulsory modules:
B102 Organisational Behaviour
G101 Cognitive Processes and Problem Solving
G107 Effective Communication
8 compulsory modules:
A103 Anatomy and Physiology
A202 Chemistry II
A222 Molecular and Cell Biology
A233 Pharmacology and Toxicology
A301 Laboratory Management
9 compulsory modules:
Choose one out of two specialisation.
3 compulsory modules:
G901 Character and Citizenship Education
A931 Industry Immersion Programme
Obtain a total of 4 modular credits from the prescribed range of modules offered by RP's schools and centres
Table 1: Minimum Entry Requirements
Table 2: Aggregate Type
Applicants with severe vision deficiency should not apply for this course. All successful applicants are required to pass a pre-admission medical examination to ensure suitability for the posted course. Applicants may be assessed on a case-by-case basis to verify the severity of the conditions to determine suitability for the course.
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To graduate with a Diploma in Pharmaceutical Sciences, you must must complete a total of 120 modular credits. You should be able to do this within three years of enrolment if you successfully complete on average five modules, or its equivalent, per semester.