Bachelor of Pharmacy(B. Pharm)

About this program

Pharmacy

The College of Pharmacy offers a four year program leading to the Bachelor of Pharmacy degree. The college is in academic partnership with West Virginia University USA and has been approved by the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Higher Education. Our vision is to be recognized nationally and internationally for quality education in pharmacy and research in pharmaceutical and health-related topics. The curriculum is integrated throughout.

The Pharmacy Curriculum has significant focus on active student learning strategies enabling the students to be good learners while they pursue their academic program. The modules on model pharmacy, biomedical seminar and gross anatomy laboratory exercises constitute the major stream of its integrated curriculum. The program has a thrust on theoretical concepts for which a rigorous laboratory procedures are prescribed. Components on professional skills, ethics and values along with adequate provision for communication skills are embedded in the curriculum and assessment methods.

Bachelor of Pharmacy Program of the College of Pharmacy, National University of Science & Technology comprises 139 credits of coursework, 6 credits of electives and 600 hours of training components. A student has to successfully complete 145 credits of coursework and 600 hours of training to graduate.

Program Objectives:

  • To impart knowledge, skills and values to practice the profession of Pharmacy anywhere in the globe
  • To provide students with the basic knowledge of clinical science for patient centered pharmaceutical care
  • To improve students’ knowledge in information technology and other soft skills to practice profession of pharmacy in any sector
  • To help students become self-directed lifelong learners and display self-awareness and self-improvement
  • To foster students curiosity and inquisitiveness to build their research capability in clinical pharmacy or pharmaceutical sciences
  • To prepare students to practice the profession with utmost dignity, integrity and ethics
  • To inculcate professional competency to become leaders in practice setup and able to tackle the future challenges successfully
  • To encourage the student's mindset for creativity and innovation for entrepreneurship.

Program Learning Outcomes

Knowledge:

  1. Apply basic knowledge and fundamental skills from chemical, biological, biomedical, phyto-chemical and behavioral sciences to develop concepts of disease, disorder and drug therapy.
  2. Correlate the physicochemical properties of drugs to their biological action and use this knowledge in the development and formulation of drug delivery.
  3. Prepare formulation of various drug dosage forms, analyse composition and assess their quality according to official guidelines/publications.
  4. Construct patient care plan based on patient history, clinical condition, medication regime and the knowledge of biochemical, microbiological, pharmacological, pharmacokinetic, therapeutics and safety profile of medication.
  5. Explain communicable and non-communicable diseases, effective methods to prevent, control and treat with due emphasis on antimicrobial and antiviral resistance.
  6. Apply pharmaceutical science knowledge to each stages of develop drug discovery, development and commercialization.
  7. Serve as an expert and a team player in the field of pharmaceutical sciences, trainer in professional development activities and in committees to develop policies and procedures required for good pharmacy, clinical, warehouse and manufacturing practices.
  8. Demonstrate written, verbal and digital communication skills required for interpersonal communication and collaborative professional activities to excel at workplace.

Skills:

  1. Demonstrate practical skills in formulation of dosage forms and evaluation.
  2. Apply leadership knowledge, qualities and skills to engage in innovative activities to accomplishing professional and/or business goals.
  3. Organize logistics in pharmacy management in liaison with regulatory authorities and demonstrate entrepreneurship skills
  4. Critically appraise, evaluate and recommend safe and effective drug dosage regimen and resolve drug therapy challenges using knowledge of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of agents
  5. Demonstrate effective critical thinking to synthesize, integrate, and evaluate data from diverse sources into research question, ethical decisions making and in carrying out meaningful research.

Values:

  1. Demonstrate professional behaviour, display self-awareness, self-improvement and practice the profession in an ethically responsible manner.
  2. Demonstrate leadership quality, teamwork and ability to advocate health and wellness promotional activities to provide cost-effective optimal care through quality pharmaceutical care practice.

Career Opportunities

The graduates of Pharmacy have a pivotal role in the healthcare system and are mostly employed as hospital pharmacists in the government and private sectors. There are also challenging job opportunities in community pharmacies, pharmaceutical marketing, and drug regulatory affairs. The Pharmacy graduates are appointed in the pharmaceutical industries as production chemists and quality control analysts. Most of the graduates pursue their higher education in specialized branches like clinical pharmacy, pharmacology, management, industrial pharmacy, biotechnology, and drug discovery to excel their career in health care sectors, research, academia and industry. The curriculum gives ample skills and knowledge to the graduates to evolve as entrepreneurs and start their own pharmaceutical businesses.

Course Name Credit hours
Year 1 – 33 Credits
Introduction to Cell Biology with Lab 4
General Chemistry with Lab 4
Orientation to Pharmacy 2
Introduction to Calculus 2
University Elective  
Human Anatomy and Physiology-I 2
Pharmaceutical Inorganic Chemistry with Lab 4
Physical Pharmacy with lab 4
Communication Skills for Pharmacists 2
University Elective  
Oman history and Islamic culture 3
Entrepreneurship workshop and seminars 1
Year 2 – 37 Credits
Human Anatomy and Physiology-II with Lab 4
Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry I 3
Biochemistry with Lab 4
Pharmaceutics I with Lab 4
University English 3 (Technical Writing Skills) 2
Pharmaceutical Organic chemistry  II with lab 4
Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development 2
Pharmaceutics II with lab 4
Introduction to Pharmacology with lab 3
Pharmaceutical Microbiology with lab 4
Pharmacognosy and Complementary and Alternative Medicines with Lab 3
University Elective  
Year 3 – 43 Credits
Dosage Forms & Quality control with Lab 3
Medicinal Chemistry -I 3
Pharmacology –I 3
Pharmacotherapeutics -I 4
Pharmaceutical Biotechnology 3
Pharmacy Practice - I (Community Pharmacy) with Lab 3
Biopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics 3
Medicinal Chemistry –II 3
Pharmacology –II 3
Pharmacotherapeutics -II 4
Biostatistics and Research methodology 3
Pharmaceutical Analysis with lab 4
Toxicology 1
Public Health and Epidemiology 2
Pharmacy Rules 1
Year 4 – 32 Credits
Clinical Pharmacokinetics 3
Pharmacology-III 3
Pharmacotherapeutics -III 4
Pharmacy Practice - II (Hospital Pharmacy) with Lab 3
Organizational behavior and management 3
Research Project –A (study design & development ) 1
Pharmacy Practice -III  (Clinical Pharmacy) with lab 3
Pharmaceutical Management 1
Research Project Part: B (Data collection, analysis and submission of report) 2
Pharmacology IV 3
Pharmacotherapeutics -IV 4
Clinical Practice Skills (OSCE) 2
Total 140
Elective 6
Total Credit Hours 146

College of Pharmacy 2019/20

Program

Duration of program

Fee for Credit Hour (OMR) Approx. Credits Per Semester
Total years Total semesters Local Students International Students

Bachelor of Pharmacy

4 3 140 165 15 & 6(Summer)


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