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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 details of the undergraduate curriculum, please click here.

Requirements

  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGE 3
CITIZENSHIP AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT Attained
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 3
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
ANY 2 SUBJECTSNOTE 3
NOTES:
(1) The two subjects may include:
  (i) 2 elective subjects; or
  (ii) 1 elective subject and Mathematics (Extended Part) Module I or Module II.
(2) Chemistry at Level 3 or above is preferred

Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGENote1 3
CITIZENSHIP AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENTNote2 Attained
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 2
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
ANY 2 SUBJECTSNote3 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:
For Liberal Studies (LS) subject taken in 2023 or before, a Level 2 or above will be considered as “Attained” in Citizenship and Social Development. The LS level will not be considered in the calculation of admission scores.

Note 3:
The two subjects may include:
(i) 2 elective subjects; or
(ii) 1 elective subject and Mathematics (Extended Part) Module I or Module II or Other Language subjects (Grade E or above).
(iii) For Integrated Science or Combined Science subject(s) taken in 2023 or before, a Level 3 or above will be considered as an unspecified elective subject where applicable.

Note 4:
"Attained with Distinction I/II" 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 2024-25 entry will be finalised and posted at the admissions website (admission.cuhk.edu.hk).

First Year Tuition Fee

HK$ 42,100

Contacts

Enquiries:

Email: pharmacy@cuhk.edu.hk

Tel: 852 3943 6860

Statistics

Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2023 307 233 414 586 518 2058
2022 242 189 433 495 472 1831
2021 205 142 338 431 395 1511
2020 128 157 281 385 373 1324
2019 173 134 249 354 360 1270
2018 91 89 185 293 310 968
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
2023 60 0 0 0 0 60
2022 56 0 0 0 0 56
2021 52 0 0 0 0 52
2020 49 0 0 0 0 49
2019 24 0 0 0 0 24
2018 29 0 0 0 0 29
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