Master of Pharmaceutical Sciences in Chinese Medicine
Programme Director: Prof YU, Zhiling
The programme adopts a pragmatic approach to strengthen students’ knowledge and skills in pharmaceutical sciences in Chinese medicine. It aims at upgrading students’ ability to comprehend and master the theoretical knowledge of CM pharmacy so that their research ability and problem solving skills can be enhanced through learning of the latest research methodologies and technologies. The programme helps train a generation of modern and scientific professionals in applied CM pharmacy, especially in the areas of product development, quality assurance, drug safety assessment, production management and trading of Chinese medicines or/and healthcare products.
Programme of Study
For full-time basis, the normal programme of study for the programme is one year, and the maximum study period is two years. For part-time basis, the normal programme of study for the programme is two years, and the maximum study period is three years. Lectures, laboratory practice and dissertation are arranged.
It is a 29-unit programme comprised of Required Courses (23 units) and Dissertation (6 units).
Students who have not previously studied Chinese Medicine or Pharmacy in Chinese Medicine must take, in addition to the above, a supplementary course titled "Overview on Chinese Medicine and Chinese Materia Medica".
The structure of the curriculum is as follows:
|I)||Required Courses||23 units|
|I.||Required Courses||23 units|
|MPS 7010 Research Methodology and Practice in Chinese Medicine||3 units|
|MPS 7020 Utilization of Medicinal Plant Resources and Advanced Pharmacognosy||3 units|
|MPS 7030 Mechanism of Action and Safe Application of Chinese Medicines||3 units|
|MPS 7040 Methods and Techniques for Quality Control of Chinese Medicines||2 units|
|MPS 7070 Advancement in Contemporary Chinese Medicines||3 units|
|MPS 7100 Marketing and Management of Industry for Chinese Medicines||2 units|
|MPS 7110 Translational Medicine and Drug Discovery: Theory and Practice (Chinese Medicines)||3 units|
|MPS 7120 Advanced Pharmaceutics in Chinese Medicines||2 units|
|MPS 7131 Laboratory Practice in Chinese Medicines||1 unit|
|MPS 7132 Laboratory Practice in Chinese Medicines||1 unit|
|MPS 7081 Dissertation||3 units|
|MPS 7082 Dissertation||3 units|
|* Students can take either (1) MPS 7081/MPS 7082 Dissertation or (2) MCM 7030 Thinking Approach and Methodology of Chinese Medicine and MCM 7060 Formulation Theories and Practices of Chinese Medicinal Formulae.|
|Supplementary Course (for those who have not previously studied CM or CM Pharmacy):|
|MPS 7520 Overview on Chinese Medicine and Chinese Materia Medica||0 unit|
|The academic results of the supplementary course obtained by the students will be recorded in the transcript (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory) without GPA grading.