Department of Pharmacy

PharmD

Introduction

Pharmacy as a profession is continually evolving to expand its scope of services and responsibilities to meet the needs of patients in a rapidly changing healthcare system. To face the challenges in the practice of pharmacy in Singapore and abroad, pharmacists must be equipped with knowledge, skills, attitudes and values required to deliver high quality, consistent and safe treatments to patients in collaboration with other health care professionals.


In tandem with the transformation of the health services in Singapore, postgraduate training of the pharmacist is needed to meet the demand for advanced generalist and specialist pharmacists to raise the quality of care in the healthcare system so as to manage the increased complexity and burden of both acute and chronic diseases.


The primary objective of the NUS Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm. D.) Programme is to prepare advanced generalist and specialist pharmacists to provide collaborative seamless and holistic care for patients across different stages of their healthcare journeys - from diagnosis and treatment to post-discharge follow-up. This programme is also strategic to Singapore as it meets the national health manpower training needs by supporting the specialisation of pharmacists as the Pharm. D. qualification is the benchmark for entry into the Specialist Pharmacist Register of the Ministry of Health, Singapore.


The Pharm. D. curriculum emphasizes patient-focused care to develop reflective practitioners with knowledge, skills and attitudes to critically evaluate personalised pharmaceutical care and modify therapy in a timely and effective manner.


Application:

  1. Closing date for application: 15 March
  2. Apply online via http://www.science.nus.edu.sg/graduate-studies/coursework-overview/application-information with

    (a) CV
    (b) Personal statement
    (c) Letter of good standing from the Singapore Pharmacy Council


Enrolment:

SINGAPORE HOSPITALS

Number of PharmD Candidates @ NUS SINCE AUG 2009

Y1 in-course

Y2 in-course

Graduated

TOTAL

SGH

6

5

11

22

TTSH

1

1

6

8

KKH

1

2

4

7

CGH

1

1

3

5

KTPH

1

1

3

5

NCC

0

1

3

4

IMH

0

1

0

1

NUH

0

0

1

1

Parkway Health

0

0

1

1

TOTAL

10

12

32

54

         


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