Originally Posted by -ELaiNE-
Haha..finally a reply..after finishing 1 sem in biochem..i'm nt sure whether i shd submit my appeal in sem 2..half of me don't feel like wasting 1 sem, the other half of me..still wondering what on earth cn i do with biochem..sigh..u'r a pharm student? Is it very stressful there? Which RC r u in btw? =)
P.S: War over for me!! XP
I am taking pharm now, but not in UM...
While u may try ur luck a bit, y not u continue ur degree first then only consider moving to pharm fields? i know it is pretty hard to move up the ladder to become a pharmacist as u may have to repeat the whole courses again, but if u do have the strong passion to be in pharm fields, i don't see why you don't have urself a chance to become a pharmacist and enjoy this professional rewarding career.
While my sister is also a pharmacy student, i strongly encouraged u to try to appeal though i know the chances are slim, but yet pharm and biochem are two different careers though they are somewhat related ,considering the dispensing rights being the most basic distingusher!
basically, pharmacy undergraduate programmed can be divided into 2 types...
..also known as community pharmacy...which always stated as Bachelor in Pharmacy
2. pharmaceutical science and technology
..normally they will say Bachelor in Pharmaceutical Science & Technology
if i was not mistaken..in Msia..only offered the no 1 ..i am not sure....better u check it first for more details.
no 1 ..is for those who r interested to work in hospital..open their own pharmacy...be a consultant..they r more likely to meet ppl...etc..so the syllabus are more about..clinical..learn bout name of drugs..its pharmacological effects..
2nd option...they also learn bout the previous things..but not too specific coz they r more majored in science n technology
they learn more details..n more towards industrial..
they learn from a to z..
panadol..it is analgesic drug..the active substance is paracetamol..so they will learn..where it comes from..if it came from plant..what plant..how to extract it..n make it into powder..how to make it into tablet..n what is the mechanism behind this and that...y must be in a form of tableT? can we make it in a form of liquid preparation?..what is others ingredients beside paracetamol..dosage strength..n they also learn bout what type of process that is suitable to make the tablet..there are many types of process..n may types of machine that r used in industrial sectors..n yes..they do learn bout all those machine steps by steps...so..2nd option..they learn more details bout all the drugs .themselves.. they r not very exposed with the case studies
( clinical students normally will get this thing).
so..if u're planning to further ur study in pharmacy field..it is better to know ur interest..coz diff ppl got diff talents and prefer diff working environment.
both programmed are beneficial..and has their pro's n con's
if u liked in making business n be a leader...create new products..then u can go to industrial..it is more about...quality control..research..marketing..financial.. it has a broad prospects..but not all pharmacy students like to go to industrial..coz they think it is boring..eventhough highest salary for pharmacist come from industrial.
you can become a scientist if you taking pharmacy or maybe bachelor of life sciences like biochem and biotech.
.u create a new drug / modified a drug , increase its safety..if it was succeed. trust me whole wide world will need it.u can just sit and goyang kaki at home..coz u're already rich.you can also own a company, produce ur own medicine / health products which pattern under your company's brand name..