Higher Diploma in Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Science

Faculty of Health Sciences has successfully initiated a Higher National Diploma in Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Science. It is a professional pathway for students who are seeking to obtain higher qualifications up to degree level. Participants will greatly benefit from the experience of undergoing the educational programs offered by the Department of Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Science, Faculty of Health Sciences CINEC Campus, Malabe. This Higher National Diploma is designed for students to develop a good understanding of industrial pharmacy and cosmetic science in general and the importance of applying the knowledge and skills into the practice in the pharmaceutical industry and cosmetic science field in Sri Lanka and other countries.

Course Type

Full Time / Part Time

Course Commencement Dates

March 2021

Duration

2 years : 4 semester programs mixed with blended learning modules

Course Modules

Year 1 Semester 1

HNDPCSY1S101

Information Technology

HNDPCSY1S102

Chemistry

HNDPCSY1S103

Professional English

HNDPCSY1S104

Personality Development

HNDPCSY1S105

Anatomy and Physiology

Year 1 Semester 2

HNDPCSY1S201

Biochemistry

HNDPCSY1S202

Cosmeceutics and Pharmaceutics

HNDPCSY1S203

Physical Pharmacy

HNDPCSY1S204

Pharmacology 1

HNDPCSY1S205

Anatomy and Physiology II

Year 2 Semester 1

HNDPCSY2S101

Cosmetic Technology

HNDPCSY2S102

Pharmacology II

HNDPCSY2S103

Pharmaceutical Microbiology

HNDPCSY2S104

Pathology of Diseases

HNDPCSY2S105

Dermatology

Year 2 Semester 2

HNDPCSY2S201

Perfumes and Colors

HNDPCSY2S202

Beauty Culture

HNDPCSY2S203

Law

HNDPCSY2S204

Management & Marketing

HNDPCSY2S205

Pharmaceutical

HNDPCSY2S206

Cosmeceutical Engineering and Quality Control of Products

Entry Requirements

  • G.C.E (A/L) in Sri Lankan/ London with minimum of 2 passes in  (Biology, Chemistry and Physics subjects) with a credit pass for English in G.C.E (O/L) /or a simple pass for English in GCE (A/L) Sri Lankan/ London
  • and
  • Completion of the CINEC Advanced Certificate of Health Sciences (SLQF 2) (this is not necessary for students with 3 passes in AL in Bio Science Stream as mentioned above )
  • Or
  • Recognized Diploma (NVQL 4) in Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical/ Cosmetic Sciences with a credit pass for English in GCE (O/L) Sri Lanka /London.