MSc. Clinical Pharmacy

MSc Clinical Pharmacy

(In Academic partnership with School of Pharmacy, West Virginia University, USA)

About this program

The M.Sc. Program in Clinical Pharmacy is designed in academic partnership with West Virginia University (USA) to prepare professionally competent graduate students with deep subject knowledge and skills to match with the growing need of patient-centered pharmaceutical care services in Oman and abroad.

The program will enable the students to possess knowledge of the use of drugs, work as competent members of multidisciplinary healthcare teams for patient care, and correlate knowledge of drug therapy and disease conditions.

Obtaining the MSc degree in Clinical Pharmacy will provide students the competency to practice the profession effectively in a clinical pharmacy setting as a clinical practitioner involving medication management and pharmaceutical care.

The core courses will provide advanced knowledge and understanding of patient care services required in the healthcare delivery system. The clinical research methodology course will inculcate the skills of inquisitiveness, propose research questions and design, develop, and conduct meaningful clinical research in a hospital setting. Further, the elective courses will provide additional competency of the graduates in the areas of specialisation and contemporary significance.

The students will undertake clerkship and clinical rotations in hospitals in Oman and abroad to gain clinical competency and to resolve pharmaceutical care challenges in clinical settings.

The program is featured with a flexible delivery   model that will suit the front-line healthcare workers and working professionals.

Awards

  • Students who successfully complete 42 credits will be awarded MSc Degree in Clinical Pharmacy by National University of Science & Technology

Entry Requirements

  • B. Pharm. degree (or equivalent) from any university recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, Sultanate of Oman with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 based on a record of 4-point scale or its equivalent.
  • Two year’s work experience in a Hospital Pharmacy is a must for candidates with GPA between 2.5 and 2.74 in the Bachelor’s degree. Bridging courses for up to one year to raise their GPA might be requested from some students based on the Program Committee evaluation.
  • English proficiency with a minimum of 550 in the international paper-based TOEFL or 6.0 points in the academic IELTS and a satisfactory personal interview.

Career opportunities:

  • Clinical Pharmacists
  • Hospital Pharmacists
  • Government/Private Sector Regulatory Affairs
  • Pharmaceutical Quality Control and Quality Assurance
  • Research and Development
  • Drug Information Experts
  • Academia
  • Consultant Pharmacists in Industry and regulatory Bodies

Mode of Study: Full Time/Part time  (Flexible Weekend Sessions)

Full Time: 2 years (4 semesters)
Part time: 3 years (6 semesters)

What will you study?

Semester 1
Course Name Credit hours
Clinical Pharmacy Practice 4
Antimicrobial Chemotherapy 3
Clinical Pharmacokinetics &  TDM 3
Advanced Pharmaco-therapeutics I 4
Semester 3
Course Name Credit hours

Clinical Rotation
A minimum of 500 contact hours in various assigned medical specialities

5
Semester 2
Course Name Credit hours
Advanced Pharmaco-therapeutics II 4
Cancer Chemotherapy 3
Medicine Management & Optimization 4
Clinical Research Methodology

Electives (Any one course)
A. Critical Care Medicine
B. Parenteral Nutrition
C. Pharmacogenomics
D. Pharmacovigilance

3
Semester 4
Course Name Credit hours

Master’s Thesis (Clinical Research)

5
Research Seminar 1

Contact Details

For administration related inquiries:
GSM: 79161001
landline: 24536165  Ext 212/213
Email Address: masters@nu.edu.om

For academic related inquiries:
Landlines:   24235046 / 24235090
Emails:    abdulsalam@nu.edu.om   and   dhanalekshmi@nu.edu.om


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