Higher Diploma in Pharmaceutical Dispensing
(Full-time / Part-time)

Programme Features

  • 2-year full time or 3-year part time programme
  • To provide students with a broad and enriched learning experience in the dispensing of medicine and related pharmaceuticals and to enhance the intellectual and personal developments of students
  • Students will need to complete at least 200 hours onsite training. Students have been arranged to complete their externship in pharmacies under the Hospital Authority, pharmacies of private hospitals, elderly homes and/ or community pharmacies
  • Graduates are qualified to apply for the job position Dispenser of the Hospital Authority, private organizations (including private hospitals, clinics, community pharmacies and homes for the elderly). Graduates can also develop their careers in other healthcare organizations and pharmaceutical industries
  • Articulate to Bachelor’s degree programmes

Programme structures

(Full-time)
Year 1 Courses

Core Course

  • Dispensing Practice
  • Fundamental Chemistry for Dispensing
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology
  • Human Pathophysiology
  • Introduction to Dispensing
  • Introduction to Pharmacology & Therapeutics

Language and GE Course

  • Chinese Communication
  • College Life & You
  • Numerical & IT Literacy
  • Use of English
  • GE Elective

Year 2 Courses

Core Course

  • Complementary & Alternative Medicine
  • Externship
  • Pharmaceutics Dosage Science
  • Pharmacology & Therapeutics I
  • Pharmacology & Therapeutics II
  • Pharmacy Law & Professional Ethics
  • Pharmacy Practice I
  • Pharmacy Practice II

Language and GE Course

  • Effective English Communication
  • Practical Putonghua
  • GE Elective

(Part-time)
Year 1 Courses

Core Course

  • Fundamental Chemistry for Dispensing
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology
  • Human Pathophysiology
  • Introduction to Dispensing

Language and GE Course

  • Chinese Communication
  • College Life & You
  • Numerical & IT Literacy
  • Use of English
  • GE Elective

Year 2 Courses

Core Course

  • Dispensing Practice
  • Introduction to Pharmacology & Therapeutics
  • Pharmaceutics Dosage Science
  • Pharmacology & Therapeutics I
  • Pharmacy Practice I

Language and GE Course

  • Practical Putonghua
  • GE Elective

Year 3 Courses

Core Course

  • Complementary & Alternative Medicine
  • Externship
  • Pharmacology & Therapeutics II
  • Pharmacy Law & Professional Ethics
  • Pharmacy Practice II

Language and GE Course

  • Effective English Communication


Tuition Fee

The tuition fees for the 2019-20 intake of the 2-year Higher Diploma in Pharmaceutical Dispensing Programme (Full-time) are as follows:
  Local Student Non-Local Student
Year 1 $63,510 $83,510
Year 2 $67,860 $87,860

The tuition fees for the 2019-20 intake of the 3-year Higher Diploma in Pharmaceutical Dispensing Programme (Part-time) are as follows:
  Local Student Non-Local Student
Year 1 $42,920 N/A
Year 2 $42,920 N/A
Year 3 $42,920 N/A

The College reserves the right to make final decision on offering of elective courses.