Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Pharmaceutical Technology

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Pharmaceutical Technology

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Course title Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Pharmaceutical Technology
Course code UBSCPTCHFT
Postnominal B.Sc. (Hons) Pharm. Tech.(Melit.)
Level of qualification First Cycle
National Qualifications Framework level Level 6
Duration 3 Years
Mode of attendance Full-time
Total ECTS credits 180
Coordinator Janis Vella
Delivered by Faculty of Medicine and Surgery
The programme is intended to provide:

a) An understanding of underlying scientific basis of current and future operations and processes involved in the development, manufacture and handling of medicines and medical devices

b) Training in an approach to trouble-shoot product and process technologies that are used in the development and use of medicines

c) Skills in dispensing and compounding of medicines

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To be registered as regular students in the Course, applicants shall:

either (a) satisfy the general requirements for admission, namely, the Matriculation Certificate and Secondary Education Certificate passes at Grade 5 or better in Maltese, English Language and Mathematics and be in possession of a pass at Advanced Matriculation Level at grade D or better in Chemistry,

or (b) be in possession of the MCAST Diploma for Pharmacy Technicians, together with a pass at Advanced Matriculation Level in Chemistry, and a pass at SEC Level at grade 5 or better in Maltese,

or (c) be registered as a pharmacy technician with the Pharmacy Council, and have 2 years of experience as a pharmacy technician in a pharmaceutical setting, together with a pass at Advanced Matriculation Level at grade D or better in Chemistry.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2020.

For more detailed information pertaining to admission and progression requirements please refer to the bye-laws for the course available here.

UM currently hosts over 1,000 full-time international students and over 450 visiting students. The ever-increasing international students coming from various countries, in recent years, have transformed this 400-year old institution into an international campus.

Our international students generally describe Malta as a safe place, enjoying excellent weather and an all-year varied cultural programme. Malta is considered as the ideal place for students to study.

You can compare your national qualifications to the local requirements by visiting our qualifications comparability webpage.

Access more information about our admission process and English language requirements.

After you receive an offer from us, our International Office will assist you with visas, accommodation and other related issues.

Local/EU/EEA Applicants: No fees apply

Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants: Fee per academic year: Eur 10,800
The graduates from this programme are trained and educated to work in a variety of areas related to medicines including the pharmaceutical industry, pharmaceutical and healthcare organisations. The graduates will be able to:

1. understand the standards required in handling medications

2. apply chemical principles in the manufacture of medications

3. apply communication skills required in the pharmaceutical industry and in health service provision institutions


Skills developed:

1. accurate processing of instructions and procedures

2. ability to completely follow written instructions and Standard Operating Procedures

3. ability to follow rules, regulations and standards according to local, European and international requirements

3. ability to use computer systems and to operate IT-driven processes

4. ability to deal with details and ensure safety

5. communication skills: active listening, speaking skills

6. mathematical skills

7. understanding and application of medical and pharmaceutical terminology

8. correct handling, storage and stock maintenance of medicines
Students who wish to participate in an ERASMUS exchange are encouraged to do so during the first semester of the third year of the course.
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2020/1.

Last Updated: 7 May 2020

The University makes every effort to ensure that the published Courses Plans, Programmes of Study and Study-Unit information are complete and up-to-date at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to make changes in case errors are detected after publication.
The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.

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