Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy

  • Type : Undergraduate
  • Credit Hours : 160hrs
  • Language : English
  • Campuses : Al Ain & Abu Dhabi

Overview

Overview

The Bachelor of Science in pharmacy program is a four and a half year integrated program spread over nine semesters and leading to a degree in B.Sc in Pharmacy. The program provides a balanced education in pharmaceutical sciences and opens the door to a career in the professional pharmacy, drug research, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and other health industries, enabling program graduates to practice the pharmacy profession in an ethical and competent manner.

The program curriculum offers a solid foundation in core pharmacy competencies, by offering courses in biomedical sciences, pharmaceutical sciences and clinical sciences. In recognition of the pharmacist’s expanding role in the provision of health care, the curriculum also includes placements in advanced professional and training programs based at reputable hospitals in the UAE. The training programs provide students with a greater knowledge of the responsibilities of a pharmacist in understanding and dispensing medicine, providing expertise about the composition of drugs, physical, chemical and biological properties, educating patients about their medication, and working with clinicians to promote the effective use of drugs.

 

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this program, the graduate will be able to:

  • Describe in depth the underlying principles and theoretical concepts in biomedical, pharmaceutical, clinical and social sciences which are related to pharmacy practice.
  • Demonstrate the ability to correctly dispense, manufacture, store, control inventory and distribute prescription and non-prescription products
  • Optimize drug therapy and create an individualized care plan based on the principles of evidence-based medicine.
  • Practice decision-making independently and in collaboration with the healthcare professional by utilizing guidelines and research skills to ensure the safety and effectiveness of patient's therapy.
  • Practice as an effective member within the healthcare system and community to promote health, quality use of medicine and to provide advice about disease prevention and control.
  • Practice pharmacy in legal, ethical and professional ways and appraise the importance of self-development and continuous education.

 

Job Opportunities

  • Private Pharmacies
  • Private and Governmental hospital pharmacies
  • Medical Laboratories
  • Drug manufacturing companies
  • Drug Marketing and Sales 

Admission Requirements

  • UAE Secondary school Certificate (Science) or its equivalent approved by the UAE Ministry of Education, with a minimum average of 70%.
  • A valid English Language Proficiency Certificate in one of the below certificates or its equivalent, at least as the following:

 

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1100 500 61 173 5 B1

Graduation Requirements

To obtain a “Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy”, a student must successfully complete 160 credit hours, including 21 credit hours of training, with minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2 out of 4.

Study Plan

Course No Course Title CR.H. Prerequisite
First: General University Education (33) CR.H
(1) Compulsory Courses (27) CR.H
0102120 Computer Skills 3  
0200100 Biology 3  
0401120 English(1) 3  
0401121 English(2) 3 0401120
0405100 Arabic Language 3  
0406110 Islamic Culture 3  
0408100 Introduction to Psychology 3  
0501170 Fundamentals to Innovation and Entrepreneurship 3  
0508203 Scientific Research Methodology 3  
(2) Elective Courses (6) CR.H.
The student is required to choose Only One course from each of the following groups:
(a) Society and Civilization (3) CR.H.
0407224 Ethical Awareness 3  
0407252 Arab Society 3  
0407298 Arabs and Muslims' Contributions to Arts and Science 3  
0407392 Environmental Awareness 3  
0408101A Physical Education & Health 3  
(b) Managerial Skills (3) CR.H.
0407111 Thinking Skills 3  
0407251 Self Assessment 3  
0501100 Introduction to Time Management 3  
0501150 Leadership and Teamwork 3  
Second: College Requirements (15) CR.H
0107101 Calculus I 3  
0108103 Physics I 3  
0200110 Human Anatomy and Histology 3 0200100
0201100 Chemistry 3  
0203100 Orientation to Pharmacy and Pharmacy Law 3  
Third: Specialization Courses (91) CR.H.
(1) Biomedical Sciences (12) CR.H.
0200220 Physiology 3 0200110
0200230 Pathophysiology 2 0200220
0200240 Microbiology and immunology 4 0200110
0201240 Biochemistry and Biotechnology 3 0201210
(2) Pharmaceutical Sciences (43) CR.H
0201120 Pharmaceutical Analytical Chemistry 4 0201100
0201210 Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry - 1 3 0201100
0201211 Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry - 2 2 0201210
0201450 Medicinal Chemistry 1 3 0203380
0201451 Medicinal Chemistry 2 3 0201450
0203210 Physical Pharmacy 3 0108103
0203220 Pharmaceutics 1 3 0203100
0203230 Pharmacognosy 3 0201210
0203270 Phytochemistry and Complementary Medicine 2 0201211 & 0203230
0203320 Pharmaceutics 2 3 0203220
0203350 Medication Dispensing and Distribution Systems 3 0203320
0203360 Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics 4 0203320
0203380 Pharmacology 1 3 0200220 & 0201240
0203480 Pharmacology 2 4 0203380
(3) Clinical Sciences (29) CR.H.
0203340 Pharmacoepidemiology and Biostatistics 3 0203380
0204300 Pharmacogenomics 2 0203480
0204370 Non-Prescription Drugs 4 0203380
0204410 Toxicology & First-Care 3 0203480
0204430 Pharmacotherapy 1 3 0203480
0204431 Pharmacotherapy 2 3 0204430
0204432 Pharmacotherapy 3 3 0204431
0204433 Pharmacotherapy 4 3 0204431
0204440 Patient Assessment & Clinical Chemistry 3 0201451
0204460 Medication Information and Literature Evaluatior 3 0203340
(4) Social Behavioral and Administrative Sciences (7) CR.H
0204420 Marketing and Pharmacoeconomics 3 0204450
0204450 Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Care 4 0203350
Fourth: Professional Practice Experience (21) CR.H.
1- Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (Summer Training) (9) CR.H
0203290 Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience 1 3 0203220
0203390 Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience 2 3 0204370
0203490 Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience 3 3 0203360
2- Advanced Professional Practice Experience (12) CR.H.
0204590 Hospital Pharmacy - Training 3 0204433
0204591 Clinical Pharmacy - Training - 1 3 0204433
0204592 Clinical Pharmacy - Training - 2 3 0204433
0204593 Industrial Pharmacy - Training 3 0203360

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Contact Us

College of Pharmacy

Al Ain University Of Science and Technology

P.O. Box. 64141 Al Ain - United Arab Emirates

Tel. : +971 3 7024888  

Fax : +971 7024777