Bachelor of Pharmacy (B. Pharm.) Program

This academic program was initiated to help meet the country’s growing demand for medication experts.

The College of Pharmacy provides its graduates with the knowledge and skills necessary to become competent pharmacists, to meet the health care needs of this society. As a new we are undergoing constant change as we strive to achieve excellence while meeting our mandate.

Role of a Pharmacist

Pharmacists are medication experts. They function as clinical practitioners in hospital or community settings, educators, researchers and as consultants in many other settings. Pharmacy practice focuses on the rational use of medications. Historically, professional functions were limited to drug dispensing and counseling. The profession has now evolved to include a broader scope of functions and responsibilities in response to the increasing complexity of pharmacotherapy.

As identified by the WHO, today’s pharmacists must possess specific knowledge attitudes, skills and behaviours in support of their critical role in health care. WHO describes “the seven star pharmacist” as a health care profession who is a:

  1. Care-giver – the pharmacist provides caring services. Whether these services are clinical, analytical, technological or regulatory, the pharmacist must be comfortable interacting with individuals and populations. The pharmacist must view his or her practice as integrated and continuous with those of the health care system and other pharmacists. Services must be of the highest quality.
  2. Decision-maker – the appropriate, efficacious and cost effective use of resources (e.g., personnel, medicines, chemicals, equipment, procedures, practices) should be at the foundation of the pharmacist’s work. Achieving this goal requires the ability to evaluate, synthesize and decide upon the most appropriate course of action.
  3. Communicator – the pharmacist is in an ideal position between physician and patient. As such, he or she must be knowledgeable and confident while interacting with other health professionals and the public. Communication involves verbal, non-verbal, listening and writing skills.
  4. Leader – whether the pharmacist finds him/herself in multidisciplinary (e.g., team) caring situations or in areas where other health care providers are in short supply or non-existent, he/she is obligated to assume a leadership position in the overall welfare of the community. Leadership involves compassion and empathy as well as the ability to make decisions, communicate, and manage effectively.
  5. Manager – the pharmacist must effectively manage resources (human, physical and fiscal) and information; he or she must also be comfortable being managed by others, whether an employer or the manager/leader of a health care team. More and more, information and its related technology will provide challenges to the pharmacist as he/she assumes greater responsibility for sharing information about medicines and related products.
  6. Life-long-learner – it is no longer possible to learn all one must learn in school in order to practice a career as a pharmacist. The concepts, principles and commitment to life-long learning must begin while attending pharmacy school and must be supported throughout the pharmacist’s career. Pharmacists should learn how to learn.
  7. Teacher – the pharmacist has a responsibility to assist with the education and training of future generations of pharmacists. Participating as a teacher not only imparts knowledge to others, it offers an opportunity for the practitioner to gain new knowledge and to fine-tune existing skills.

Credit hour allocation and Subject sequence
For pharmacy Generic group ( Total Cr. Hrs 173)

Year I Semester I

Course code Course Title Credit hour(s)
ENG 101 English I 3
Phar 101 Cell Biology 4
Phar 101 Mathematics for Medical Sciences 3
Phar 101 Chemistry I&II 4
SH 101 Ethics and Islamic Studies 2
Phar 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
Total 19

Year I Semester II

Course code Course Title Credit hour(s)
ENG 102 English II 2
Anat 101 Anatomy and Histology 4
Chem 101 Organic Chemistry I&II 4
HRD102 Introduction to Sociology 3
Phar 101 Introduction to Pharmacy 1
Phar 101 Complimentary and Alternative Medicine 3
Phar 102 Pharmaceutical Calculations 1
Total 18

Year I Semester III

Course code Course Title Credit hour(s)
HRD Developmental psychology 3
Bioc 102 Biochemistry I 3
Phyl 102 Physiology I 3
Phar 102 Integrated Physical Pharmacy and Pharmaceutics I 4
Phar 102 Pharmacology I 4
Total 17

Year II Semester I

Course code Course Title Credit hour(s)
Bioc 103 Biochemistry II 3
Phyl 103 Physiology II 3
Phar 103 Chemistry of natural products 3
Phar 103 Integrated Physical Pharmacy and Pharmaceutics II 4
Phar 103 Pharmacology II 4
Phar 103 Medical Supplies, Equipment and Reagents 1
Total 18

Year II  Semester II

Course code Course Title Credit hour(s)
MedL 201 Clinical Labs Method 2
Comh 201 Health Service Management and Policies 3
Comh 201 Biostatistics and epidemiology 4
Phar 201 Medicinal Chemistry I 4
Phar 201 Drug Supply Management 3
Phar 201 Biopharmaceutics and Clinical Pharmacokientics 3
Total 19

Year II Semester III

Course code Course Title Credit hour(s)
Phar 202 Integrated Therapeutics I 4
Phar 202 Medicinal Chemistry II 3
Phar 202 Immunological and Biological Products 2
Phar 202 Pharmaceutical analysis I 4
Phar 202 Pharmacology II 4
Total 17

Year III Semester I

Course code Course Title Credit hour(s)
Phar 203 Applied Toxicology 2
Phar 203 Pharmaceutical analysis II 4
Phar 203 Pharmacognosy 4
Phar 203 Integrated Therapeutics II 4
Phar 203 Communication in pharmacy practice 2
Health care Ethics and constitutional and Family law 1
Total 17

Year III Semester II

Course code Course Title Credit hour(s)
Phar 301 Introduction to pharmacoeconomics 3
Phar 301 Industrial Pharmacy 4
Phar 301 Integrated Therapeutics III 4
Phar301 Pharmacy practice I 3
Phar301 Pharmacy Law and Ethics 2
Phar301 Human rights 2
Total 18

Year III Semester III

Course code Course Title Credit hour(s)
Phar 302 Integrated Therapeutics IV 4
Phar 302 Pharmacy practice II 3
Phar 302 Health and drug education 3
Comh 302 Nutrition 2
Nurs 302 Physical diagnosis 2
Phar 302 Pharmaceutical Microbiology, Immunology and parasitology 4
Total 17

Year IV Semester I

Course code Course Title Credit hour(s)
Comh 303 Research Methods & dissertation 2
Phar 303 Ambulatory care clerkship 4
Phar 303 Pediatric clerkship 4
Phar 303 Surgery clerkship 2
Phar 303 Hospital pharmacy clerkship 3
Total 15

Year IV Semester II

Course code Course Title Credit hour(s)
Phar 401 Directed Studies 3
Phar 401 Internal medicine clerkship 4
Phar 401 Community pharmacy clerkship 3
Phar 401 Drug information centre clerkship 2
Phar 401 Emergency medicine clerkship 2
Phar 401 Professional Electives 3
Total 17

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