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 140 credits of coursework, 6 credits of electives and 600 hours of training components. A student has to complete 146 credits of study and 600 hours of training to graduate successfully with a degree Bachelor of Pharmacy.

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.

What will you study?

Year 1 –  34 Credits
Course  code Course Name Credit hour
FALL SEMESTER (15  credits)
PBIO0101 Introduction to cell Biology with Lab 4
PCHE0101 General Chemistry with Lab 4
PPRA0101 Orientation to Pharmacy 2
PMAT0101 Introduction to Calculus 2
UEL00101 University English 1 3
SPRING SEMESTER (15 Credits)
PBIO0102 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 2
PCHE0102 Pharmaceutical Inorganic Chemistry with Lab 4
PCEU0101 Physical Pharmacy with lab 4
PPRA0102 Communication Skills for Pharmacists 2
UEL00102 University English  2 3
SUMMER SEMESTER ( 4 Credits)
UHS00101 Omani History and Islamic Culture 3
UPD00101 Entrepreneurship workshop and seminars 1
Year 2 – 37 Credits
FALL SEMSTER ( 17 Credits)
PBIO0201 Human Anatomy and Physiology-II with Lab 4
PCHE0201 Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry I 3
PBIO0202 Biochemistry with Lab 4
PCEU0201 Pharmaceutics I with Lab 4
UEL00201 University English 3 (Technical Writing Skills) 2
SPRING SEMESTER (17 Credits)
PCHE0202 Pharmaceutical Organic chemistry  II with lab 4
UPD00201 Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development  2
PCEU0202 Pharmaceutics II with lab 4
PCOL0201 Introduction to Pharmacology with lab 3
PBIO0203 Pharmaceutical Microbiology with lab 4
SUMMER SEMESTER (3 Credits)
PCHE0203 Pharmacognosy & Complementary Medicines with Lab 3
UHS00201 Ethics at work place 0
Year 3 –  43 Credits
FALL SEMSTER (19 Credits)
PCEU0301 Dosage Forms & Quality control with Lab 3
PCHE0301 Medicinal Chemistry I 3
PCOL0301 Pharmacology I 3
PTHE0301 Pharmacotherapeutics I 4
PBIO0301 Pharmaceutical Biotechnology 3
PPRA0301 Pharmacy Practice – I (Community Pharmacy with Lab ) 3
SPRING SEMESTER ( 20 Credits)
PCEU0302 Biopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics 3
PCHE0302 Medicinal Chemistry II 3
PCOL0302 Pharmacology –II 3
PTHE0302 Pharmacotherapeutics -II 4
PMAT0301 Biostatistics and Research methodology 3
PCHE0303 Pharmaceutical Analysis with lab 4
SUMMER SEMESTER ( 4 Credits)
PCOL0303 Toxicology 1
PPRA0302 Public Health and Epidemiology 2
PPRA0303 Pharmacy Rules 1
Year 4 – 32 Credits
FALL SEMSTER ( 17 Credits)
PCEU0401 Clinical Pharmacokinetics 3
PCOL0401 Pharmacology III 3
PTHE0401 Pharmacotherapeutics III 4
PPRA0401 Pharmacy Practice – II (Hospital Pharmacy) with lab 3
UHS00401 Organizational Behavior and Management 3
PRES0401 Research Project A (study design and development) 1
SPRING SEMESTER (15 Credits)
PPRA0402 Pharmacy Practice – III (Clinical Pharmacy) with lab 3
PCEU0402 Pharmaceutical Management 1
PRES0402 Research Project B (Data collection, analysis and submission of report) 2
PCOL0402 Pharmacology IV 3
PTHE0402 Pharmacotherapeutics -IV 4
PPRA0403 Clinical Practice Skills (OSCE) 2
  Total credit hours for Bachelor of Pharmacy 146

 

Training courses (non-credit courses)

Students need to successfully complete Professional Practice Experience I, II, III courses in the summer vacation of 1st Year, 2nd year and 3rd year respectively as observationalships for two weeks each (50 contact hours for each).

After completing all requisite coursework of 146 credits, the students have to successfully complete Experiential Training in Community Pharmacy, and Hospital Pharmacy for 8 weeks each (200 contacts hours each) and industrial pharmacy for 2 weeks ( 50 contact hours)

Year 1 - Summer Vacation
PPPE0101
Professional Practice Experience-I
(Observational-ship in Community Pharmacy)
50 hrs.
Year 2 - Summer Vacation
PPPE0201 Professional Practice Experience-II
(Observational-ship in Health center)
50 hrs.
Year 3 - Summer Vacation
PPPE0301 Professional Practice Experience-III
(Observational-ship in medicine store)
  50 hrs.
Year 4 - Summer semester  and  5th year fall semester
PPET0401 Pharmacy Experiential Training
(Community Pharmacy)
200 hrs.
PPPE0401 Professional Practice Experience-IV
( Industrial Pharmacy )
50 hrs.
PPET0403 Pharmacy Experiential Training
(Hospital Pharmacy )
200 hrs.
  Total Hours 600 hrs.

 

Summary of the course work:
Theory and labs 146 credits
Training  in contact hours 600 hours (Professional Practice Experience and Pharmacy Experiential Training )

  

Fee Structure - College of Pharmacy

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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