Launched in 2001, Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons) in Chinese Medicine of the Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) is the sole full-time undergraduate pharmacy programme funded by University Grants Committee in Hong Kong.
The aim of the programme is to equip students with the knowledge in (i) authentication, identification, quality analysis, quality control and patenting of Chinese medicines (CMs); (ii) the new dosage-form design of modern Chinese medicinal products; (iii) fundamental skills in research and development of Chinese medicinal products; and (iv) regulation and management of the pharmaceutical industry in Hong Kong.
The programme encompasses pharmaceutical science , identification, analysis and quality control of Chinese Materia Medica, basic theories of Chinese Medicine, basic biomedical sciences, western pharmacy and practicum training. During the four-year of studies, students are required to complete a 15-week practicum, and in the final year, students are required to carry out an Honours Project before graduation. Throughout the programme, research concepts and tools are emphasized, and the concept of “Whole Person Education” is also stressed by providing a student-oriented, adaptive and holistic education in the General Education Programme.