Life & Health SciencesPharmaceutical Studies
Pharmaceutical sciences covers knowledge from different fields of medical sciences, including biochemistry, physiology, pharmaceutics, pharmacology, drug dispensing, cosmaceuticals and pharmaceutical analysis.
Pharmaceutical Science and Clinical Pharmacy
Graduates from Advanced Diploma in Pharmaceutical Science programme can pursue overseas education in pharmacy or pharmaceutical science. They can also enrol in HKU SPACE's BSc (Hons) Pharmaceutical Science programme. MSc Clinical Pharmacy programme further enriched the practicing pharmacist with skill and knowledge in clinical pharmacy.
Drug Dispensing and Administration
Foundation Certificate in Basic Dispensing Practice and Use of Medicines, together with Diploma in Pharmaceutical Services in Primary Care programmes, provide 300 hours of structured training in the field of drug dispensing, management and pharmaceutical services.
The programme intends to develop frontline health professionals’ clinical competency on understanding and management of health and drug issues in elderly people. The programme content aims to enhance the understanding of the management of the health issues, the interpretation of the health status, therapeutics for chronic diseases, infectious diseases and cancer. The programme will also highlight the duties and tasks of care givers.
This programme demonstrates how professional helpers – doctors, nurses, psychiatrists and social workers can develop a genuine compassion for, and harmonious understanding of those whom they aim to help. This can be achieved through a Zen perspective. Concentration on the here and now, as practised in meditation, allows for an unorthodox but practical and effective way of helping, free from egotism and the harmful intrusion of self.