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.

 

Vision

To emerge as a leading pharmacy program by offering excellence and value-based quality in pharmaceutical education, pharmacy practice to serve the society and the profession, and thus improve the healthcare of the community and the country.

 

Mission

The mission of the Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy (B.Sc. Pharm) program is to graduate outstanding, highly competent and motivated pharmacists with advanced knowledge and understanding of pharmacy practice; problem solving and transferable skills; ability to think independently to meet higher level expectations in the health care needs of the society, improve delivery of essential pharmacy services, ensure human health through optimization of using effective, safe and economic drug therapy and enhance pharmaceutical activities through pharmaceutical care and pharmaceutical industry, especially in areas of continued-education, services and research.

 

Learning Outcomes

#Program Learning Outcomes
1 Demonstrate knowledge and ability to integrate and apply basic concepts and principles of biomedical science, pharmaceutical sciences, clinical sciences and social and behavioral sciences required for drug discovery, drug development, and pharmacy practice context, to promote population health and patient centered care.
2 Recognize and use pharmacy operational systems, appropriate medication dispensing, medication storage, and inventory control, appropriate distribution of prescription and non-prescription products and patient’s education and counselling.
3 Provide patient-centered care by collecting, reviewing and utilizing relevant patient socioeconomic and medical data; to assess, develop, modify and implement a care plan in collaboration with the patient and other healthcare providers.
4 Locate and employ relevant medical literature, guidelines and evidence-based practice to enhance clinical decision making and to ensure the appropriateness, safety and effectiveness of medication. 
5 Apply the relevant cognitive and technical skills to each stage of drug discovery, drug development, and pharmacy practice context.
6 Operate in a professional attitude and behavior by being qualified, patient advocate, altruist, accountable, empathetic, responsible and respectful to the patient and the other healthcare providers. 
7 Describe, conduct, interpret and appraise pharmaceutical and clinical research, ethics, principles and methodologies.

 

Job Opportunities

B. Sc. (Pharm) graduates must apply for and undertake 6 months a pre-registration training then pass the Department of Health-Abu Dhabi registration examination to be registered and licensed as pharmacist. As a pharmacy professional you will be a frontline healthcare provider and can have a direct impact on people's lives and health. Graduates from the College of Pharmacy program will be prepared to pursue careers in many fields such as:

  • Community Pharmacy
  • Hospital Pharmacy
  • Drug Regulatory affairs
  • Medical Representative and Marketing
  • Pharmaceutical industry (e.g. Quality Control, Research and Development)
  • Academia (Research and higher education)
  • Research Centres
  • Drug information centre

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.
0406100 Arabs and Muslims' Contributions to Arts and Science 3  
0408101A Physical Education & Health 3  
0409100 Ethical Awareness 3  
0409101 Arab Society 3  
0409102 Environmental Awareness 3  
(b) Managerial Skills (3) CR.H.
0303100 Law and Society 3  
0408103 Thinking Skills 3  
0408104 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

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

Tel. : +971 3 7024888  

Fax : +971 7024777