Applied Science Discipline
In-Service Training

Higher Diploma in Dispensing Studies
配藥學高級文憑 (AS524421)


This programme aims to provide students with comprehensive professional training of a wide range of knowledge, skills and techniques in pharmaceutical dispensing services.  It helps students to develop a responsible and respectful attitude as well as professional ethics.  It is suitable for students who are planning to pursue a career in dispensing services.
This programme is designed with an emphasis on generic and language training, whole-person development and workplace experience to better prepare students for further studies and employment after graduation.

Click here to view the programme highlights video (narration in Cantonese)

Entry Requirements:

Holder of S6 (NSS) Qualification :
Five HKDSE subjects at Level 2 or above, including English Language and Chinese Language; OR VTC Foundation Diploma (Level 3) / Diploma of Foundation Studies; OR VTC Diploma in Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Education; OR Yi Jin Diploma / Diploma of Yi Jin; OR Equivalent, with at least 1 year relevant working experience.
Remarks :

  1. An "Attained", "Attained with Distinction (I)" and "Attained with Distinction (II)" in an HKDSE Applied Learning (ApL) subject (Category B subjects) are regarded as equivalent to an HKDSE subject at "Level 2", "Level 3" and "Level 4" respectively, and a maximum of two ApL subjects (excluding ApL(C)) can be counted for admission purpose.
  2. A "Grade D or E" and a "Grade C or above" in an HKDSE Other Language subject (Category C subjects) are regarded as equivalent to an HKDSE subject at "Level 2" and "Level 3" respectively, and one Other Language subject can be counted for admission purpose.
  3. Applicable to holders of Diploma in Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Education (DVE) (students admitted to DVE in AY2017/18 or before are required to complete prescribed further studies modules).

Holder of S7 Qualification :
One HKALE A-Level subject / Two AS-Level subjects at Grade E or above AND Five HKCEE subjects at Grade E / Level 2 or above, including English Language and Chinese Language; or Equivalent, with at least 1 year relevant working experience.
Remarks :

  1. Successful completion of one Applied Learning (ApL) course recognized by the Education Bureau in or before 2010 is comparable to one HKCEE subject pass.
  2. HKCEE English Language taken in 2006 or before should have attained Grade E or above (Syllabus B) / Grade C or above (Syllabus A).
Study Mode:Part time Evening

IVE(Kwai Chung)(Some modules of the programme will be conducted at IVE (Chai Wan).)

Curriculum Structure:

Semester 1 :

  • Essential Chemistry and Applications (6)
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry (6)
  • Human Physiology (12)
  • Introduction to Professional Practices in Pharmaceutical Services (6)
  • English and Communication : Workplace Interaction (6)

Semester 2 :

  • Pharmaceutics (9)
  • Human Disease (15)
  • Information Technology Essentials - Applied Science (6)
  • English and Communication : Workplace Correspondence (6)

Semester 3 :

  • Basic Pharmacology (15)
  • English and Communication : Persuasive Presentations (9)
  • Vocational Chinese Communication : Putonghua Conversation and Reports (6)
  • Industrial Attachment (10)

Semester 4 :

  • Introduction to Dispensing (15)
  • System Pharmacology I (15)
  • Hospital Pharmacy Practice (11)
  • English and Communication : Promotional Materials (10)
  • Whole Person Development - MindShift: Achieving Personal Growth & Effectiveness (6)

Semester 5 :

  • Dispensing Practice I (15)
  • System Pharmacology II (15)
  • Vocational Chinese Communication : Putonghua Presentation, Administrative and Technical Text Writing (9)
  • Whole Person Development - Collaboration, Teamwork & Social Engagement (6)

Semester 6 :

  • Dispensing Practice II (15)
  • Pharmaceutical Microbiology and Infection Control (15)
  • Enrichment Module (6)

Semester 7 :

  • Drug Therapeutics (15)
  • Pharmaceutical Services in Residential Care Home (8)
  • Project (9.5)
  • English and Communication : Reports (9)
  • Whole Person Development - Enhancing Competencies in the 21st Century Workplace (3)

Semester 8 :

  • Dispensing Practice III (19)
  • Patient Counseling and Education (8)
  • Project (9.5)

 [Required No. of Credits for Graduation: 331]
Note :
All students will be required to take and pass all of the Structured Whole Person Development modules before graduation. Students possessing at least two-year full-time work experience (from the date of attaining the qualifications that can meet the entry requirements of Higher Diploma Programme) can apply for module exemption subject to passing the related assessment. Please click here  for details.


Mr Hui (Email: Tel: 2595 8243)

Relative Professional Certificate

Module Certificate