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Diploma in Pharmacy

Diploma in Pharmacy


Pharmacy is the science and technique of preparing, dispensing, and reviewing drugs and providing additional clinical services.

It is a health profession that links health sciences with pharmaceutical sciences and aims to ensure the safe, effective, and affordable use of drugs. The professional practice is becoming more clinically oriented as most of the drugs are now manufactured by pharmaceutical industries.

Diploma in Pharmacy

Diploma in Pharmacy (often shortened as D. Pharm or D. Pharmacy) is an entry level tertiary pharmacy credential. It is obtained following two-year of training. Students can enroll in the course after successfully completing higher secondary education in science stream with physics, chemistry and either biology or maths as subjects. After obtaining the diploma, registration with the pharmacy council is required to be a registered pharmacist. A D. Pharmacy holder can also enroll for a professional (undergraduate) degree course of Bachelor of Pharmacy via lateral entry scheme.

A diploma holder can be employed as a registered pharmacist in a hospital or pharmacy dispensing drugs and pharmaceuticals. It is mandatory that at least one person employed in a pharmacy be a qualified and registered pharmacist.

Career Opportunities

  • Medical Transcriptionist
  • Technical supervisor
  • Chemist / Pharmacist
  • Quality analyst
  • Medical representatives
  • Production executive
  • Scientific Officer