Seminar Requirements & Graduate Modules

Seminar Requirements

  • MSc students: 3 seminars per semester whereby 2 must be department research seminar.
  • PhD students:
    • 6 seminars per semester whereby 4 must be department research seminar (full-time local and international students).
    • 3 seminars per semester whereby 2 must be department research seminar (part-time local and international students).
  • All students to submit seminar attendance sheet to the department each semester (during Research Progress Report Submission).
  • Failure to fulfil this requirement, candidate is subject to be embargoed from QE1, QE2 and thesis submission.

Module requirements

  • PhD students are required to complete a minimum of 24 modular credits (MCs).
  • MSc students are required to complete a minimum of 12 modular credits (MCs).

Graduate Seminar Module: PR5198

PR5198 (Graduate Seminar Module in Pharmacy) is a compulsory module for all graduate research students in the Department of Pharmacy. With effect from AY17/18 Semester 2, PR5198 will be a graded module. PR5198 is only offered in Semester 2 of each AY and all students have to clear PR5198 by their 2nd semester.

Statistics Module: MDG5108 or SPH5002

All students are required to take and pass one level 5000 module on statistics by the 2nd semester as it is considered a foundation module. MDG5108 (Biostatistics for Basic Research) is recommended by the Graduate Committee after reviewing all the potential modules on statistics. Alternative: Students in the Pharmacy Practice domain can choose to take SPH5002 (Public Health Research Methods) instead.

MDG5108 (4 MC) is offered by Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine in both Semesters 1 and 2 each AY, and it is a S/U module. The timetable for MDG5108 can be obtained from the School of Medicine Graduate Timetable website. SPH5002 (8 MC) is offered by Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health only in Semester 1 every AY, and it is a graded module.

As MDG5108 and SPH5002 are cross-faculty modules, students intending to take them are required to submit DGS1110 Module Registration Form prior to the registration deadline each semester.

Pharmacy Level 5000 Modules

The following graduate modules will be offered by the Department of Pharmacy in the following academic years (AY2018/19 and AY2019/2020):

Semester 1 AY18/19 (Aug 2018)

  • PR5211: Pharmaceutical Analysis IV
  • PR5217: Formulation Science
  • PR5218: Practical in Product Development (Lab Rotation)
  • PR5220: Bioprocess Technology
  • PR5214: Advances in Tablet Technology

Semester 2 AY18/19 (January 2019)

  • PR5198: Graduate Seminar Module in Pharmacy
  • PR5212: Advanced Topics in Medicinal Chemistry
  • PR5216: Advances in Drug Delivery
  • PR5219: Product Quality Management
  • PR5230: Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
  • PR5234: Pharmacogenomics and Pharmacogenetics

Semester 1 AY19/20 (Aug 2019)

  • PR5211: Pharmaceutical Analysis IV
  • PR5217: Formulation Science
  • PR5218: Practical in Product Development (Lab Rotation)
  • PR5220: Bioprocess Technology
  • PR5225: Preformulation Science
  • PR5221: Molecular Targets in Drug Discovery

Semester 2 AY19/20 (January 2020)

  • PR5213: Pharmaceutical Process Validation
  • PR5216: Advances in Drug Delivery
  • PR5224: Pharmacoepidemiology
  • PR5198: Graduate Seminar Module in Pharmacy
  • PR5222: Advanced Topics in Medicinal Chemistry
  • PR5230: Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
  • PR5234: Pharmacogenomics and Pharmacogenetics

For more information, please visit the NUS Module Bulletin.

Cross-faculty Level 5000/6000 Modules

Information on graduate modules from other faculties can be found on their respective websites or may be circulated prior to the start of each semester.

Module Registration

  • For Level 5000 modules offered by the Department of Pharmacy, please register via Science Intranet. (Exception: PharmD modules such as PR5230 require written permission from module coordinator and DGS1110 Module Registration Form).
  • For Level 4000 & below or cross-faculty/department modules, please submit DGS1110 Module Registration Form to the department for approval; separate forms are required for modules offered by different departments/faculties.

For more information, please refer to Information on Module Registration for FOS Graduate Students.

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