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

The 2020/21 annual subsidy amount under the Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors (SSSDP) is $37,300

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

Graduates may further study in health-related bachelor programmes including but not limited to:

  1. Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) (Part-time Top-up degree), Caritas Institute of Higher Education (CIHE)
  2. Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) (with or without Senior Year entry), CIHE and various institutes
  3. Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Physiotherapy, CIHE and various institutes

Our graduates are also recognized by overseas degree programmes for credit exemption which include

  1. Bachelor of Pharmacy, University of South Australia, Australia
  2. Bachelor of Public Health, Regis College, U.S.

The programmes suggested above are for reference only. You should contact the institutions directly for the admission requirements and programme information.

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 2020-21 intake of the 2-year Higher Diploma in Pharmaceutical Dispensing Programme (Full-time) are as follows:
  Local Student Non-Local Student
Year 1 $65,030 $85,030
Year 2 $69,490 $89,490

The tuition fees for the 2020-21 intake of the 3-year Higher Diploma in Pharmaceutical Dispensing Programme (Part-time) are as follows:
  Local Student Non-Local Student
Year 1 $44,430 N/A
Year 2 $44,430 N/A
Year 3 $44,430 N/A

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