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Taylor’s University Leads Future-ready Workforce with Industry-Focused Pharmaceutical Science Programme
Published on: Friday, April 05, 2024
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Taylor’s University Leads Future-ready Workforce with Industry-Focused Pharmaceutical Science Programme
(From left to right) Dr. Brian Teo, Dr Renukha Sellappans, Professor Dr P.T. Thomas - Executive Dean of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Dr Wong Jia Woei, and Dr Chloe Chin at the brand new state-of-the-art Cosmetic and Perfumery Laboratory located on campus
In response to the burgeoning pharmaceutical sector's demands and growth prospects, Taylor’s University proudly unveils its latest academic offering, the Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science (Honours) programme. This innovative programme blends academic rigour with practical, holistic experiences, uniquely positioning students as the future-ready workforce coveted by the pharmaceutical industry.

Housed within the esteemed School of Pharmacy, Taylor’s University's Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science programme is trailblazing as Malaysia's first to incorporate the Work-Based Learning (WBL) mode and complementary studies in Cosmetic Science. Under the WBL option, students apply theoretical knowledge in real-world settings during their final years, gaining a competitive edge and expediting their entry into the job market.

The Cosmetic Science component of the programme equips students with a profound understanding of cosmetics' scientific and technological aspects. They delve into global cosmetic markets and regulations, while also learning to uphold sustainable, eco-friendly, ethical, and halal practices in the industry.

 

Dr. Wong Jia Woei, Programme Director of the Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science (Honours), emphasizes the programme's flexibility and industry relevance, offering students a choice between the traditional three-year programme and the WBL mode to tailor their learning experiences to their career aspirations. Complementary study options such as Drug Discovery & Development and Cosmetic Science, supported by a state-of-the-art Cosmetic and Perfumery Laboratory on campus, further enhance students' competitive edge.

The programme provides invaluable industry engagement opportunities through Taylor’s innovative WBL experience. Partnering with prominent industry players like Kotra Pharma, Sunward Pharmaceutical, and Duopharma Biotech, students gain practical insights and valuable networking connections. Additionally, students pursuing the conventional path benefit from the Pharmaceutical Industry Student Adoption (PISA) programme, securing internship placements with leading companies including multinational pharmaceutical giants like Abbott, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, and Pfizer.

Acknowledging the interconnectedness of the pharmaceutical industry with various business aspects, the programme equips students with a well-rounded understanding of scientific and business principles. This broadens their career horizons beyond traditional laboratory or research roles. Dr. Wong emphasizes that graduates will emerge from the programme with a comprehensive understanding of pharmaceuticals, drug design and development, manufacturing, compliance, regulatory practices, and even business, making them highly sought-after professionals in the rapidly expanding pharmaceutical market.

With expertise in Cosmeceutical Skincare, Dr Wong Jia Woei, and Dr Brian Teo Sheng Xian who is Senior Malaysia's pharmaceutical sector is experiencing remarkable growth, with an annual growth rate of 6.34 percent and market revenue projected to reach USD 1.6 billion in 2024. The country's New Industrial Master Plan 2030, led by the Ministry of Investment, Trade and Industry, identifies key growth segments in biologics, active pharmaceutical ingredients (API), niche botanicals manufacturing, and halal medicines. This strategic move aims to enhance the nation's production capabilities by integrating the value chain.

Lecturer at the School of Pharmacy and a Cosmetics Chemist conducts a personalised perfume workshop

The Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science (Honours) programme at Taylor’s University is now open for its first intake in April 2024, with subsequent intakes in September. For more information about the programme, please visit https://bit.ly/3TYAOeg.

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