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Degree in Pharmacy

Our college offers a bachelorette degree, Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.), to students enrolled in the program.

Departments

  • Pharmacy Practice Department
  • Pharmaceutical sciences Department
Laboratories

The college of Pharmacy at Almaarefa University has 8 laboratories. The female section has 4 labs and the male section has 3 to conduct the experiments for Pharmaceutics, Chemistry, Natural product, biochemistry, Pharmacology and Microbiology courses. One lab, which is skills lab, is shared between male and female sections to conduct tutorials of Patient counseling and Drug and poison information courses. All the Labs are furnished with sufficient equipment and instruments such as HPLC, UV spectrophotometer, Semiauto-Analyzer, Rotavap, Disintegration apparatus, Biopac organ bath systems, physiography, Actophotometer, plythesmometer etc., to carry out the expected experiments. All labs are equipped with essential lab safety equipment such as fuming hood, safety shower station, eye wash fountain, first aid box, chemical spill kit, fire extinguisher etc. The college of Pharmacy follows the best practice in disposing off the general lab waste and biohazard waste. In each lab, there is a lab safety manual. The lab committee at the College of Pharmacy inspects and monitors all laboratories at regular intervals.

Degree Requirements
  1. Successfully complete a minimum of five years of study (171 Credit Hours). through completing a number of accredited units from the general curriculum of Al Maarefa University alongside a number of accredited units from the compulsory courses taught at The College of Pharmacy as well as a number of accredited units from their chosen discipline.
  2. In addition to a successful completion of internship during the last year (not less than 48 weeks of training) Where students will practice the knowledge and skills they have gained in numerous areas of the profession.
Stages of the study plan

The study plan is divided into three stages, as follows:

The first stage: one preparatory year (two semesters) in which science and general subjects are taught, in addition to the English language.

The second stage: Four years (eight semesters) in which basic medical and pharmaceutical sciences and professional pharmacy practice courses are taught.

The third stage: a full year (not less than 48 weeks of training, 1800 hours of training) of applied clinical training and pharmaceutical skills (Internship) that the student spends in different departments in hospitals accredited by the university, drug companies, community pharmacies and health regulatory authorities.

Graduation requirements

General summary of graduation requirements

Courses Credit hours
General university requirements 45
Pharmacy program requirements - Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences 84
Pharmacy Program Requirements - Department of Pharmacy Practice 73

University Requirement

Course Code Course Name Credit Hours
ISLM 101 Islamic Culture 2
ISLM 103 Economic System in Islam 2
ISLM 301 Contemporary Islamic Issues 2
PHYS 101 General Physics 3
BIOS 101 Biostatistics 3
ENGL 101 General English I 5
ARAB 101 Arabic Language 1 2
ENGL 102 General English 2 5
COMM 201 Communication skills 2
COMP 100 Computer Essentials 3
ARAB 101 Arabic Language 1 2
PSYC 201 Introduction to Psychology 3
CHEM 101 General Chemistry 4
BIOL 101 General Biology 4
ENGL 103 Medical Terminology 3
45 15

Requirement for Pharmaceutical Sciences

Course Code Course name Credit hours
MATH 201 Mathematics for Pharmacy 2
ANAT 201 Anatomy 3
PHSL 205 Human Physiology-I 3
PHSL 206 Human Physiology -II 2
PHCL 241 Intro to Pharmacy Profession 1
BIOC 201 Biochemistry-I 2
BIOC 202 Biochemistry-II 3
PHCH 212 Pharmaceutical analytical Chemistry 3
PHCH 211 Pharmaceutical organic Chemistry 4
PHCH 214 Medicinal Chemistry -I 2
PHCH 316 Medicinal Chemistry -II 3
PHCH 317 Medicinal Chemistry -III 3
PHCT 232 General Immunology 2
PHCT 234 Microbiology - I 3
PHCT 335 Microbiology –II 3
PHCL 342 Pathophysiology - I 2
PHCL 345 Pathophysiology -II 2
PHCT 231 Pharmaceutics - I 3
PHCT 332 Pharmaceutics - II 3
PHCT 431 Pharmaceutics - III 3
PHCT 334 Biopharmaceutics and Basic Pharmacokinetics 3
PHCH 315 Natural Products - I 3
PHLG 326 Natural Products -I I 2
PHLG 321 Pharmacology - I 3
PHLG 3221 Pharmacology - II 3
PHLG 421 Pharmacology - III 2
PHLG 422 Pharmacology - IV 2
RSCH 460 Research Methods for health sciences 3
PHLG 522 Research Seminar 3
PHCL 448 Pharmacoinformatics 2
PHCT 530 Pharmaceutical industry & Marketing 3
PHCL 542 Pharmacy Management and Pharamcoeconomics 3
84 32

Requirements for Pharm D program – Pharmacy practice department

Code Course name Credit hours
PHCL 346 Pharmacotherapy (1) 3
PHCL 443 Pharmacotherapy (2) 3
PHCL 444 Pharmacotherapy (3) 3
PHCL 545 Pharmacotherapy (4) 4
PHCL 546 Pharmacotherapy (5) 4
PHCL 445 Institutional Practice I 3
PHCL 446 Institutional Practice II 3
PAAS 230 Patient Assessment 3
PHLG 423 Clinical Toxicology 2
PHCL 447 Clinical Nutrition and TPN 3
PHCL 502 Basic life Support 2
PHCT 432 OTC Medications 2
PHCL 449 Applied Pharmacokinetics 2
PHCL 544 Evidence Based Pharmacy 2
PHCL 531 Dispensing of Medications and Patient Counselling 3
PHCL 543 Drug and Poison Information Services 2
ETHC 401 Ethics and Pharmacy Law 2
PHCL 611 Clerkship - 1 3
PHCL 612 Clerkship - 2 3
PHCL 613 Clerkship - 3 3
PHCL 614 Clerkship - 4 3
PHCL 616 Clerkship - 5 3
PHCL 617 Clerkship - 6 3
PHCL 618 Clerkship - 7 3
PHCL 619 Clerkship - 8 3
PHCL 620 Clerkship - 9 3
73 26 courses

Study plan

Degree: Bachelor

First
Code Course Name Hr  Prerequisite Requirement Type
BIOS 101 Biostatistics  3 - U
COMP 100 Computer Essentials  3 - U
ISLM 101 Islamic Culture  2 - U
ARAB 101 Arabic Language I  2 - U
PHYS 101 General Physics  3 - U
ENGL 101 General English I  5 - U
Second
Code Course Name Hr  Prerequisite Requirement Type
BIOL 101 General Biology  4 - U
ARAB 103 Arabic Language II  2 - U
CHEM 101 General Chemistry  4 - U
ENGL 102 General English II  5 ENGL 101 - / P U
ENGL 103 English for Health Sciences  3 ENGL 101 - / P U
Third
Code Course Name Hr  Prerequisite Requirement Type
MATH 201 Mathematics for Pharmacy  2 - U
PSYC201 Introduction to Psychology  3 - U
ANAT 201 Anatomy  3 BIOL 101 - / P P
PHCL 241 Introduction to Pharmacy Profession  1 - P
PHSL 205 Human Physiology I  3 BIOL 101 - / P U
PHCH 211 Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry  4 CHEM 101 - / P P
BIOC 201 Biochemistry I  2 CHEM 101 - / P P
COMM 201 Communication Skills 2 - U
Forth
Code Course Name Hr  Prerequisite Requirement Type
ISLM103 Economic System in Islam  2 - U
PHCT231 Pharmaceutics I  3 MATH 201 - / P P
PHCT232 General Immunology  2 - P
PHCT234 Microbiology I  3 BIOC 201 - / P P
PHSL206 Human Physiology II  2 PHSL 205 - / P U
PHCH214 Medicinal Chemistry I  2 PHCH 211 - / P P
BIOC202 Biochemistry II  3 BIOC 201 - / P P
PHCH212 Pharmaceutical Analytical Chemistry 3 CHEM 101 - / P P
Fifth
Code Course Name Hr  Prerequisite Requirement Type
PHLG 321 Pharmacology I  3 BIOC 202 - / P P
PHCL 342 Pathophysiology I  2 PHSL 206 - / P P
PHCL 332 Pharmaceutics II  3 PHCT 231 - / P P
PHCL 335 Microbiology II  3 PHCT 234 - / P P
PHCL 315 Natural Products I  3 CHEM 101 - / P P
PHCL 316 Medicinal Chemistry II  3 PHCH 214 - / P P
Sixth
Code Course Name Hr  Prerequisite Requirement Type
PHLG 322 Pharmacology II  3 PHLG 321 - / P P
PHLG 326 Natural Products II  2 PHCH 315 - / P P
PHCL 345 Pathophysiology II  2 PHCL 342 - / P P
PHCL 346 Pharmacotherapy I  3

PHCL 342 - / P

PHLG 321 - / P

P
PHCT 334 Biopharmaceutics and Basic Pharmacokinetics  3

PHCT 231 - / P

MATH 201 - / P

P
PHCH 317 Medicinal Chemistry III  3 PHCH 316 - / P P
Seventh
Code Course Name Hr  Prerequisite Requirement Type
PAAS 230 Patient Assessment  3 PHSL 206 - / P P
PHLG 421 Pharmacology III  2 PHLG 322 - / P P
PHLG 423 Clinical Toxicology  2 PHLG 322 - / P P
PHCL 443 Pharmacotherapy II  3

PHCL 345 - / P

PHCL 346 - / P

PHLG 322 - / P

P
PHCL 445 Institutional Practice I  3

PHCL 346 - / P

PHLG 322 - / P

P
PHCT 431 Pharmaceutics III  3 PHCT 332 - / P P
Eighth
Code Course Name Hr  Prerequisite Requirement Type
PHLG 422 Pharmacology IV  2 PHLG 421 - / P P
PHCL 444 Pharmacotherapy III  3

PHCL 443 - / P

PHLG 421 - / P

P
PHCL 446 Institutional Practice II  3 PHCL 445 - / P P
PHCL 447 Clinical Nutrition and TPN  3 PHCT 431 - / P P
PHCL 448 Pharmaco Informatics  2 COMP 100 - / P P
PHCL 449 Applied Pharmacokinetics  2 PHCT 334 - / P P
PHCT 432 OTC Medications  2

PHCT 332-/P

PHLG 421-/P

P
Ninth
Code Course Name Hr  Prerequisite Requirement Type
RSCH 460 Research Methods for Health Sciences  3 BIOS 101 - / P P
PHCL 502 Basic life Support  2 - P
PHCL 543 Drug and Poison Information Services  2

PHCL 444 - / P

PHCL 448 - / P

P
PHCL 544 Evidence Based Pharmacy  2 - P
PHCL 545 Pharmacotherapy IV  4

PHCL 444 - / P

PHLG 422 - / P

P
PHCT 530 Phamaceutical Industry and Marketing  3 - P
Tenth
Code Course Name Hr  Prerequisite Requirement Type
ETHC 401 Ethics  and Pharmacy Law  2 - P
PHLG 522 Research Seminar  3 RSCH 460 - / P P
ISLM 301 Contemporary Jurisprudential Medical Issues  2 - U
PHCL 531 Dispensing of Medications and Patient Counselling  3 COMM 201 - / P P
PHCL 542 Pharmacy Management and Pharmacoeconomics  3 - P
PHCL 546 Pharmacotherapy V  4 PHCL 545 - / P P
Level 11
Code Course Name Hr  Prerequisite Requirement Type
PHCL611 Clerkship – 1  3 - P
PHCL612 Clerkship – 2  3 - P
PHCL613 Clerkship – 3  3 - P
PHCL614 Clerkship – 4  3 - P
Level 12
Code Course Name Hr  Prerequisite Requirement Type
PHCL616 Clerkship – 5  3 - P
PHCL617 Clerkship – 6  3 - P
PHCL618 Clerkship – 7  3 - P
PHCL619 Clerkship – 8  3 - P
PHCL620 Clerkship – 9  3 - P

U: University Level

P: Program Level