International Undergraduate Programme in Pharmacy

Programme overview

The International Undergraduate Programme (IUP) in Pharmacy at Faculty of Pharmacy, Airlangga University is an undergraduate programme for prospective pharmacists. Our programme covers industrial pharmacy, clinical pharmacy and community pharmacy which can be taken for 8 semesters with a credit equivalent of 234.46 ECTS. In addition to having world-class lecturers, we also have strong international research collaborations and advanced teaching and learning facilities and technology. Our programme has been accredited by both national and international institutions. Our students have the opportunity to obtain join degree with Management and Science University (MSU) Malaysia and carry out student exchanges at our partner universities abroad. All activities in this study programme are carried out in English.

Pharmacy graduates may proceed to the Apothecary Educational Programme after fulfilling the required requirements. Those who wish to continue will join the regular Apothecary Educational Programme.

Programme Objectives

  • To generate dignified graduates that are innovative and adaptive to the recent development of pharmaceutical care and industries; providing graduates with the ability to compete at national and regional levels and able to overcome the global challenges.
  • To create excellent graduates in national, regional and global levels; having the ability to integrate, apply and develop pharmacy-related knowledge and skills in addressing national issues and contributing to the government’s Programme to improve the health and resilience of the nation.
  • To apply advanced science and technology through research in the fields of health and pharmaceutical science and technology as well as focusing on the benefits for society and resolving problems of the Nation.
  • To develop science and technology by conducting basic, innovative and applied researches to utilize natural resources of Indonesia that will provide competitive value and advantage for improving the quality of life.
  • To provide community services by using the resources and capabilities that are relevant for any purposes in accordance with the needs of society and to solve the nation’s problems.
  • To develop networking with various educational and research institutions, government and industries as well as non-governmental institution to solve the nation’s problems.

Programme Desired Outcomes

Graduates are expected to have the following profile:

a. Care-giver A pharmacist can provide pharmacy services and to interact professionally with individuals and communities. Pharmacists must demonstrate the sustainable high quality of pharmacy practice and built good collaboration with all parties involved in the healthcare system, including other pharmacist colleagues.
b. Decision-maker A pharmacist in pharmacy practise should have the ability to evaluate, synthesize, and decide / decision-making, hence able to do his job correctly, precisely, and effectively in utilizing all available resources (eg personnel, drugs, chemicals, equipment, and procedures).
c. Communicator A pharmacist is a person who has the knowledge, confidence and good communication skills (verbal, non-verbal, listening and writing skills), to bridge the pharmacy practice between physicians and patients and other health professionals at the time of interaction among health professionals as well as with the public.
d. Leader A pharmacist should be able to become leaders in various fields and situations (e.g. in a team), has leadership qualities including the ability to empathize, to communicate, to make decisions, to manage effectively and to be a leader in times of limited health care personnel, for the public welfare.
e. Manager A pharmacist should be able to manage all pharmacy resources (human, physical and financial) and information; to work with the team as a supervisor and as a manager/leader in the healthcare team. A pharmacist must have a high responsibility for disseminating information about drugs and related pharmaceutical products.
f. Life-long-learner A pharmacist must have the spirit, concepts, principles and commitments as a pharmacist, to constantly learn and upgrade his pharmaceutical knowledge  throughout his career
g. Teacher Pharmacists should have the responsibility of assisting pharmacy education in the future, as a pharmacist as well as a teacher who is expected to develop science and to disseminate knowledge and new information to the health professionals and public.
h. Researcher A pharmacist must have the competence and commitment to do the research and to take strategic decisions with full responsibility, in all aspects relevant to pharmaceutical problems.

Programme Structure

To earn a bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy, students must fulfil the programme requirements. These requirements include having earned 156 credits and a minimum GPA of 2,00. The required total credits to graduate can usually be completed eight semesters (4 years). Upon the completion of the programme, graduates will be awarded Sarjana Farmasi (S.Farm) or equivalent to Bachelor of Pharmacy. After getting a bachelor’s degree, students are required to take professional education with a load of 33 credits (2 semesters) and will get an Apt. degree.

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Majors and Minors

In the early years (year 1 and 2) students receive general Pharmacy related courses and starting from year 3 (the fifth semester) students may freely choose elective courses according to their interests.

Assessment of students’ performance is based on formative and summative evaluation conducted throughout each semester.

Unique features

The Faculty of Pharmacy has several facilities that are rarely found in other tertiary institutions, namely teaching hospitals, educational pharmacy, and analytical laboratory testing services. The existence of these facilities provides hands-on experience for students hence it is important to support in achieving the learning outcomes of the study programme.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of bachelor’s in pharmacy have broad career prospects as a Pharmacist. Besides that, graduates are also able to work as:

  • Industrial pharmacist
  • Community pharmacist
  • Clinical pharmacist
  • Regulatory affair officer
  • Research scientist
  • Product/process development scientist
  • Medical science liaison

International Exposures

Our partnerships with other universities and networks open up global opportunities for students and staff. Collaboration increases the learning process and self-development at Universitas Airlangga and various leading universities in the world.

This programme aims to provide students with experience in studying abroad for 4 to 12 weeks. At our partner universities, students can choose sit-in activities in class, carry out research, or internship according to their field of interest. In addition to the learning experience in a different academic atmosphere, students can also obtain credits (terms and condition apply) or research their undergraduate thesis.

Queen University Belfast Northern Ireland Active MoU
Management and Science University Malaysia Active MoU
Osaka University Japan Active MoU
Queensland University of Technology Australia Active MoU
Universiti Teknologi Mara Malaysia Active MoU
Manipal University India Active MoU
National Chiayi University Taiwan Active MoU
Hoshi University Japan Active MoU
University Brunei Darussalam Brunei Darussalam Active MoU
Naresuan University Thailand Active MoU
University Kebangsaan Malaysia Malaysia Active MoU
Universiti Malaya Malaysia Active MoU
Kobe University Japan Active MoU
Universiti Sains Malaysia Malaysia Active MoU
Burapha University Thailand Active MoU
Kobe Gakuin University Japan Active MoU
Universiti Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Active MoU
Chitkara University India Active MoU

Our faculty collaborates with Management and Science University (MSU) Malaysia in a double degree programme. During the two years of teaching and learning activities will be carried out at the Faculty of Pharmacy, Universitas Airlangga (FFUA), and the other two years carried out at MSU Malaysia. Students will receive S.Farm (Sarjana Farmasi ) from FFUA and a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from MSU.

Management and Science University Malaysia Active MoU

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