Higher Diploma in Pharmaceutical Sciences

A modern career opportunity in the employees 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 Higher Diploma in Pharmaceutical Sciences?

Pharmacy is a well-rounded career blending science, health care, direct patient contact, computer technology and business. In addition, pharmacy 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 in most countries and 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 higher Diploma 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

Graduate abroad

  • Guaranteed admission to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) – Health Care Leadership programme in the Cleary University USA.
  • 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 to vocational aspect of the course and 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.


  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Sociology
  • Practical
  • Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  • Natural Products in Pharmacy Practice (pharmacognosy)
  • Basics of Quality Control and Quality Assurance
  • Microbiology and Immunology
  • Pharmaceutics
  • Pharmacy Practice
  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  • General English
  • Research and Writing
  • Statistics
  • Financial & Management Accounting
  • Financial Management
  • 2500hours Internship
Duration: Three years

Admission criteria

A/L pass for Chemistry with O/L passes for Mathematic and English.

Foundation Diploma in Health Sciences conducted by PATHE Academy.

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 / +94 720 239 715

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 Hospitals.