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The University of Hong Kong

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Bachelor of Pharmacy 藥劑學學士

BPharm

Short Description

The Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm) programme aims to nurture competent graduates with solid knowledge of pharmacy as well as abilities to apply the core knowledge and skills for effective, humane and ethical delivery of pharmaceutical care. They will contribute both to the profession of pharmacy and to the overall health of the patient body by adopting the highest standard of professional practice.

Clinical Pharmacy

With the support of Queen Mary Hospital, students studying at HKU enjoy early clinical exposure and also benefit from the inter-professional collaboration of pharmacists and clinicians through bedside teaching and outpatient clinics.

Patient Counselling and Communication Skills

A key characteristic of the programme is to enhance students’ proficiency in providing primary health care services, including patient education. Students have various opportunities to acquire patient counselling and communication skills step-by-step with a gradual increase in the degree of mastery and in the complexity of the situations encountered.

New Learning Approaches

As an area of strength of the Medical Faculty, the problem-based learning (“PBL”) approach is adopted to encourage interdisciplinary inquiry and foster life-long learning skills.

Exposure to Chinese Medicine as well as Complementary and Alternative Medicine

The programme equips future pharmacists who practise in Hong Kong with the knowledge of Chinese Medicine as well as Complementary and Alternative Medicines (CAM), which are commonly used by many patients in conjunction with Western medicines.

Training in Industrial Pharmacy

Students have the opportunity to experience the local industry for professional pharmacy service. A wide spectrum of topics on the practical aspects related to industrial pharmacy is taught by experts with extensive work experience in the industry.

Opportunity for Interprofessional Learning

With the opportunity to learn together with students from medicine, nursing and Chinese medicine programmes, these interprofessional learning activities will utilise the expertise of students from different backgrounds and foster cooperation.

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Requirements

  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGE 3
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 4
LIBERAL STUDIES 2
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 2
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
CHEMISTRY or COMBINED SCIENCE WITH CHEMISTRY COMPONENT 3
ANY 1 SUBJECT (EXCLUDING APPLIED LEARNING)1 3
Or
CHEMISTRY or COMBINED SCIENCE WITH CHEMISTRY COMPONENT 3
MATHEMATICS EXTENDED MODULE 1 OR 2 3

Remark:

  1. Other Language subjects will be used as unspecified elective subjects. The minimum requirement is Grade E.

A good working knowledge of Cantonese is required.

Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGE 3
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3
LIBERAL STUDIES 2
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 2
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
ANY 1 SUBJECT (EXCLUDING APPLIED LEARNING, OTHER LANGUAGE) 3
ANY 1 SUBJECT (EXCLUDING APPLIED LEARNING)3 3
Or
ANY 1 SUBJECT (EXCLUDING APPLIED LEARNING, OTHER LANGUAGE) 3
MATHEMATICS EXTENDED MODULE 1 OR 2 3

Remark:

  1. "Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education” is referred to as “HKDSE”.
  2. "Attained with Distinction" obtained prior to 2018, or "Attained with Distinction (I)" or "Attained with Distinction (II)" obtained in or after 2018, in Applied Learning subjects (other than Applied Learning Chinese) will be used as additional supporting information. In the meantime, student learning experiences in Applied Learning subjects may be considered within the context of other learning experiences in their application.
  3. Other Language subjects will be used as unspecified elective subjects. The minimum requirement is Grade E.

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

In general, most of the programmes offered by HKU consider the best results achieved by candidates in different combination of sittings, except for a few programmes which only consider the latest results.  Few programmes may also impose a penalty on HKDSE repeaters.  Please refer to https://www.hku.hk/dse for details.

First Year Tuition Fee

HK$ 42,100

Contacts

Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Email: bpharm@hku.hk

Tel: 3917 9460

Statistics

Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2022 129 152 289 381 304 1255
2021 122 137 268 375 318 1220
2020 147 147 243 347 355 1239
2019 100 98 212 249 264 923
2018 62 66 169 239 297 833
2017 116 106 188 238 312 960
2016 130 105 189 266 369 1059
2015 195 122 196 284 417 1214
2014 252 116 194 314 423 1299
2013 160 91 148 233 357 989
2012 149 82 154 257 355 997

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

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2022 30 0 0 0 0 30
2021 29 0 0 0 0 29
2020 32 0 0 0 0 32
2019 28 0 0 0 0 28
2018 12 0 0 0 0 12
2017 22 0 0 0 0 22
2016 19 0 0 0 0 19
2015 25 0 0 0 0 25
2014 29 0 0 0 0 29
2013 28 0 0 0 0 28
2012 23 0 0 0 0 23