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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 a solid knowledge of pharmacy alongside their abilities to apply the core knowledge and skills effectively, humanely and ethically when it comes to the delivery of pharmaceutical care. By adopting the highest standard of professional practice, our graduates will contribute tremendously to the pharmacy sector and its professionalism as well as the general health and well-being of the patient community.

Clinical Pharmacy

With the support of Queen Mary Hospital and Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital, not only do HKU undergraduates enjoy early clinical exposure but also benefit from the interprofessional collaboration of pharmacists and clinicians through on-site education in wards and outpatient clinics.

New Learning Approaches

Diversified “fit-for-purpose” teaching pedagogies have been adopted to manifest the specific features of the curriculum, enhanced by the introduction of The Pharmacy Experiential Education Programme (PEEP) and the Enrichment Module. Besides, as an area of strength in the Medical Faculty, the problem-based learning (PBL) approach in teaching is applied to encourage critical thinking, self-directed learning skills and interdisciplinary inquiry from students and fostering their lifelong learning skills.

Training in Industrial Pharmacy

A wide spectrum of topics related to the practicality of industrial pharmacy is taught by the industry’s experts with extensive work experience.

Patient Counselling and Communication Skills

A key characteristic of the programme is to enhance students’ proficiency in providing primary healthcare services, particularly patient education. Students have various opportunities to acquire patient counselling and communication skills step-by-step.

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.

Exposure to Chinese Medicine plus Complementary and Alternative Medicine

The programme equips future pharmacists in Hong Kong with the knowledge of Chinese Medicine as well as Complementary and Alternative Medicines (CAM), including herbal medicines, nutraceuticals, healthcare products and cosmetics commonly used by local patients in conjunction with Western medicines.

Opportunity for Interprofessional Learning

The programme offers students invaluable opportunities for interprofessional learning, including a patient care project (PCP) and interprofessional education and a collaborative practice (IPECP) with students from the Medicine, Nursing and Chinese Medicine programmes. These interprofessional learning activities will utilise the expertise of students from diverse backgrounds and foster teamwork, cooperation, and communication between different healthcare professionals in the future.

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Requirements

  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGE 3
CITIZENSHIP AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT1 Attained
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 4
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 2
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
CHEMISTRY 3
ANY 1 SUBJECT (EXCLUDING APPLIED LEARNING)2 3
Or
MATHEMATICS EXTENDED MODULE 1 OR 2 3
CHEMISTRY 3

Remark:

  1. Level 2 in Liberal Studies achieved in previous sitting(s) will be considered in lieu of Citizenship and Social Development.
  2. Other Language subjects will be used as unspecified elective subjects. The minimum requirement is Grade E.

A good working knowledge of Cantonese is required.

The calculation of programme score considers category A subjects and M1/M2 only. Please refer to hku.hk/dse for details.

The result(s) of Liberal Studies, Combined Science and Integrated Science achieved in previous sitting(s) will also be considered.

Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGE 3
CITIZENSHIP AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT3 Attained
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 2
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
ANY 1 SUBJECT (EXCLUDING APPLIED LEARNING, OTHER LANGUAGE) 3
ANY 1 SUBJECT (EXCLUDING APPLIED LEARNING)4 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. Level 2 in Liberal Studies achieved in previous sitting will be considered in lieu of Citizenship and Social Development.
  4. Other Language subjects will be used as unspecified elective subjects. The minimum requirement is Grade E.
The result(s) of Combined Science and Integrated Science achieved in previous sitting(s) will also be considered.

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: +852 3917 9460 / +852 3917 9463

Statistics

Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2023 114 144 337 440 369 1404
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
2023 30 0 0 0 0 30
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