Advanced Diploma in Pharmaceutical Sciences

A modern career opportunity in the employee dominated market! As one of the most lucrative professions in the world pharmaceutics is a rapidly developing area with continuous growth in new sectors. Pharmacists play a vital role in improving patient care through the medicine and information they provide.

Why Advanced Diploma in Pharmaceutical Sciences?

Pharmacy is a well-rounded career blending science, health care, direct patient contact, computer technology and business. In addition, a pharmacist has excellent earning potential and is consistently ranked as one of the most highly trusted professions due to the care and service pharmacists provide.

Advanced Diploma in Pharmaceutical Sciences programme is delivered exclusively according to the curriculum of external pharmacist examination developed by the Ceylon Medical College Council.

The Recognition

The Healthcare qualifications are highly recognized by educational and governmental establishments all around the world. We are proud to mention that PATHE Health programme graduates are working in more than 20 countries including UK, Italy, Sweden, Germany, France, Finland Dubai and Cyprus. PATHE Health Programmes is recognized by the Ministry of Health under PHSRC and Ministry of Youth Affairs and Skills Development under TVEC Sri Lanka.

Further education opportunities

Higher Diploma in Health Sciences – Pharmaceutical Sciences TOP UP

The successful Advanced Diploma students can enroll in the Higher Diploma in Pharmaceutical Sciences TOP UP programme which leads to guaranteed admission to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) – Health Care Leadership programme at Cleary University (USA). Or directly can apply for the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) final year – Healthcare Management, in the Cleary University (USA) after completing the Advanced Diploma at PATHE Academy.

Graduate abroad

Admission for 2nd year/Credit exemptions of Degree programmes in USA, Australia, New Zealand and Malaysia. Contact PATHE-Study Abroad for more information.





Programme delivery

The programme is delivered with emphasis stressed on vocational aspect of the course but not limiting to class room theory, assignments, exams, class room practices, demonstrations, job training and internships. Some of our modules may be delivered fully or party by through video presentations. PATHE management has the industrial training carried out in collaboration with major private healthcare institution networks.

PATHE Academy reserves the right to change the venue, date and time for some modules and practical which will not be more than 30% of the whole programme.




Electives (one subject out of the below list)

Pharmacy Practice Psychology 1
Pharmaceutics Sociology
Microbiology and Immunology Anatomy and Physiology 1
Basics of Quality Control and Quality Assurance
Natural Products in Pharmacy Practice (pharmacognosy)
Pharmacology and Therapeutics
General English
Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
2500hours CPT

Duration : Two years

Lecture Schedule Days & Time –
Lecture Schedule Days & Time –
Monday to Friday
9.00 to 4.00
Saturday & Sunday
9.00 to 4.00

Admission criteria

  • A/L pass for Chemistry with O/L pass for Mathematic and English, OR
  • Foundation Diploma in Health Sciences conducted by PATHE Academy, OR
  • Not less than one year working experience in related filed.
  • RPL: Special consideration and credit exemptions will be given to those who have past experience & qualification in the health sector.

Enroll to the programme:

Deadline for applications are 2 weeks before the commencement date:

To enroll you are required to come in person with a passport size colour photograph (with the softcopy), all educational and work experience documents and meet our Counselor or choose the online enrollment option to pay by credit card or through bank.

For further information contact the Course Coordinator +94 721 566 566 / +94 720 239 735

Official clinical training provider

Park Hospitals, a leading private hospital in Sri Lanka is the official practical training provider for the PATHE healthcare programmes. The delivery of the programme includes one day compulsory hospital demonstration work at Park Hospital.