Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Chinese Medicinal Pharmacy

Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi)
Hong Kong
Bachelor's Degree
Study mode
4 years
Total tuition fee (local)
Contact the university / college
Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 49,176

About this course

This programme will equip students with a solid understanding of both traditional and scientific knowledge, practical skills and techniques in the Chinese Medicinal Pharmacy practice. It is an intergrated programme, whereby students will learn to cope with the complex requirements and modernisation of the industry. Students will also develop their critical thinking skills so that they can work effectively as supervisors and managers as they progress in their careers.  

Entry Requirements

International Students:

  • Applicants with academic qualifications obtained in secondary or tertiary institutions outside Hong Kong will be assessed individually by the departments concerned.
  • IGCSE, GCE, International Baccalaureate (IB) or other overseas qualifications which are comparable with the required levels of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education will be accepted.
  • IELTS overall score at 6 or equivalent. 


Year 1 :

  • GE Core Module: Chinese 1
  • GE Core Module: The Human Spirit
  • GE Core Module: English for Academic Studies 1
  • Principles of Chinese Medicine
  • Medicinal Botany
  • Essential Chemistry
  • General Biology
  • Chinese Materia Medica
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Human Physiology
  • Microbiology

Year 2 :

  • GE Core Module: Social Dynamics of Organisations
  • GE Core Module: Habits of Scientific Thinking
  • GE Core Module: General Education Elective 1
  • GE Core Module: General Education Elective 2
  • Processing of Chinese Materia Medica
  • Macroscopic Authentication in Chinese Materia Medica
  • Phytochemistry
  • Human Pathophysiology
  • Chinese Medicinal Formula
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Testing Techniques of Drug & Chinese Medicine
  • Molecular Biology

Year 3 :

  • GE Core Module: English for Academic Studies 2
  • GE Core Module: English for Professional Purposes
  • GE Core Module: Chinese 2
  • GE Core Module: General Education Elective 3
  • Chinese Medicine Laws and Regulations
  • Microscopic Authentication in Chinese Materia Medica
  • Research Methods and Statistics
  • Pharmaceutics in Chinese Medicine
  • Pharmacology
  • Programme Elective 1
  • Supervised Practicum (400 hours)

Year 4 :

  • GE Core Module: General Education Elective 4
  • Comprehensive Practice on GMP Production
  • Pharmacology of Chinese Medicine
  • Drug Safety and Rational Drug Use
  • Pharmaceutical Manufacturing & Operational Management
  • Adverse Drug Reaction and Pharmacovigilance
  • Operations and Management of Chinese Medicine Pharmacy
  • Programme Elective 2
  • Final Year Project

Remark: Programme Electives are: 1) Epidemiology & Public Health Management; 2) Functional Food & Nutraceuticals; 3) Human Resources & Healthcare Facilities Management; and 4) Legal & Ethical Issues in Healthcare Services.

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