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The Chinese University of Hong Kong

JS4525

Pharmacy 藥劑學

PHARMACY

Short Description

The Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) degree is awarded by CUHK upon satisfactory completion of at least four years of full-time study. To be considered for registration by the Pharmacy and Poisons Board as a practising pharmacist in Hong Kong, graduates must complete a one-year pharmacy internship training approved by the Board.

The fundamental theme of this programme is the science and practice of pharmacy in relation to the health care needs of Hong Kong. The Pharmacy Programme aims at preparing graduates to become integral members of the health-care team with primary responsibility in managing the safe and cost-effective use of medications and other therapies for the treatment and prevention of disease.

The following areas are covered in the curriculum:

  • Biomedical Sciences (Anatomy/Physiology/Biochemistry/Microbiology)
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutics, Dosage Form Science, Pharmacokinetics
  • Pharmaceutical Research Techniques
  • Pharmacogenomics
  • Contemporary Pharmacy Practice and Management
  • Herbal and Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  • Pharmacy Clerkships and Research Project

Upon the completion of the Pharmacy programme, the graduate is:

  • prepared with scientific and professional knowledge and skills for contemporary pharmaceutical practice;
  • able to adopt a systematic approach in analyzing and solving problems in the manufacture and quality assurance of pharmaceutical products;
  • able to communicate effectively with patients, peers, other health professionals and the public;
  • confident and competent in counselling patients and clients on prescription, non-prescription and consumer health products;
  • able to identify and appropriately utilize drug information resources to assist with patient-specific drug therapy monitoring;
  • confident in making decisions on patients’ drug therapy and recommending appropriate treatment; and
  • able to build upon his/her knowledge and skills and engage in lifelong continuing education and professional development

Remarks:
For the structure of the 4-year undergraduate curriculum, please click here.

Requirements

  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGE 3
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3
LIBERAL STUDIES 3
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 3
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
ANY 1 SUBJECTNOTE 3
CHEMISTRY 3
NOTE:
The subject can be any New Senior Secondary elective subject or Mathematics (Extended Part) Module I or Module II.
Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGENote1 3
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3
LIBERAL STUDIES 2
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 2
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
ANY 2 SUBJECTSNote2 3

Note 1
Applicants with very special circumstances may be granted waivers of this requirement on a case-by-case basis. For details, please click here.

Note 2:
The two subjects may include:
(i) 2 New Senior Secondary elective subjects#; or
(ii) 1 New Senior Secondary elective subject and Mathematics (Extended Part) Module I or Module II.    

#Other Language subjects (Grade E or above) will be considered as an unspecified elective subject in fulfilling (i) above.


Note 3:

"Attained with Distinction" in Applied Learning subjects will be accepted by some programmes as an extra subject for awarding bonus points. For details, please click here.     

Calculation of scores for applicants with more than 1 sitting in HKDSE Examination

Most programmes offered by CUHK consider the best results in the same subject taken by a candidate in more than one sitting of HKDSE.  Some programmes may have specific arrangements and the admission scores of candidates seeking admission on the strength of results from more than one sitting of HKDSE may be adjusted.  Details of calculation of scores in more than one sitting of HKDSE for the 2018-19 entry will be finalised and posted at the admissions website (www.cuhk.edu.hk/adm).

First Year Tuition Fee

HK$ 42,100

Contacts

Enquiries:

Email: pharmacy@cuhk.edu.hk

Tel: 39436860

Statistics

Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2017 101 117 189 297 323 1027
2016 160 103 197 289 387 1136
2015 126 118 217 325 429 1215
2014 140 118 222 339 439 1258
2013 260 118 222 313 438 1351
2012 202 131 246 382 467 1428

Offer Statistics (as at the Announcement of the Main Round Offer Results)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2017 23 0 0 0 0 23
2016 47 0 0 0 0 47
2015 40 0 0 0 0 40
2014 34 0 0 0 0 34
2013 36 0 0 0 0 36
2012 54 0 0 0 0 54
Footnote(s)
(1) These are indicative admission quotas, which are subject to adjustment. 
(2) For latest information on interviews for 2018 entry, please visit
http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/adm