School's Strategy


Our Vision

To become a distinguished and pioneer Faculty in the field of pharmaceutical knowledge domain according to international standards

Our Mission
To provide the community with pharmaceutical experts in order to improve the level of care and pharmaceutical services in local, regional and global communities; to ensure drug safety, through providing suitable academic and research environment
Strategic Objectives

• To graduate distinguished and professional pharmacists, who are able to excel, to occupy prominent pharmaceutical positions and to attend local and international graduate programs, in the light of pluralism and change in societal and technological requirements of pharmaceutical and health sectors as well as various graduate studies. 
• To excel in academic and educational aspects at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
• To strengthen the loyalty of faculties, staff and students in the faculty and the university.
• To be prepared for any accountability in the field of quality of education, in terms of quality in the faculty programs, services and procedures, and its adhering to laws, regulations and instructions.
• To provide a safe and stable environment within the faculty, to encourage learning, innovation and excellence among students, faculties and staff.
• To excel in scientific production and graduate programs, to serve the local, regional and international community, and to develop the educational process.
• The investment and the optimum employment of human and other resources in a way to serve educational process and local community so as to fulfill its vision and mission.
• To improve its academic programs and staff, in a way that contributes to overcoming the administrative slack.
• To strengthen relations and cooperation with the local community, and national and international bodies in the fields of education, research and services through:
A- Strengthening cooperation with local regional and international pharmaceutical industry in the field of research and development.
B- Strengthening cooperation and professional interaction with the pharmaceutical community and various health institutions.
• To increase the effectiveness of faculties, to enhance and improve learning process, and to increase their personal, social, academic and technological knowledge.
• To contribute to spreading public awareness among local community and health sector about the importance of the pharmacist's role in the comprehensive health care.

 

Expected competencies for graduates of the Pharmacy program
      1. 1. Dispensing of Medicines

        1.1 Recognize pharmacological classes of drugs

        1.2 Identify available originator brands of medicines and their alternative generic products

        1.3 Characterize different dosage forms of medicines and their proper usage

        1.4 Identify different routes of administration of medicines

        1.5Obtain medicines from their legal and reliable sources

        1.6Recognize and follow proper storage conditions of medicines

        1.7 Verify that prescriptions are accurate, authentic and compliant with effective regulations

        1.8 Document and report fraudulent prescriptions

        1.9Contact prescriber to verify and correct any potential mistakes in prescriptions

        1.10Accurately interpret prescriptions’ instructions including medicine’s type, strength, dosage form and route of administration

        1.11Package medicines properly to ensure their stability, safety and patient accessibility

        1.12Label dispensed medicines with all necessary information and instructions

        1.13Advise patients on proper storage, usage and adherence of dispensed medicines

        1.14 Verify patient’s understanding of all instructions related to dispensed medicines

        1.15Recognise and properly compound extemporaneously-prepared medicine formulations

        1.16Identify over-the-counter medicines and advise patients on their selection and usage

        1.17Advise patients about the proper use of medical devices and other non-medicinal pharmaceutical products

        1.18Advise patients to seek further medical assistance whenever needed

        1.19Consider special needs of patients and act according to them

        2. Patient Care

        2.1 Recognize main physiologicaland biochemical principles that govern normal body functioning

        2.2 Identify pathophysiological basis of majorhuman diseasesand their effects on body fluid composition

        2.3 Identify indications, side effects and contraindications of medicines

        2.4 Identify drug-drug and drug-food interactions of medicines

        2.5 Identify basic principles of drug pharmacokinetics and recognize disease conditions and other factors that interfere with safety and efficacy of medicines

        2.6 Assess patients medical records

        2.7 Respect and protect the confidentiality of patient’s information

        2.8 Maintain, review and update medicine records of patients

        2.9 Advise patients and other health professionals on proper usage of medicines including their strength, frequency, dosage form and route of administration

        2.10 Able to interpret the patient biochemical laboratory results

        2.11 Recognize the significance and identify the principles of infection control

        2.12 Identify the main mechanisms of action of drugs

        2.13 Recognize the principles of drug safety and efficacy evaluation

        3. Pharmaceutical Industry

        3.1 Identify physiochemical properties of drug substances

        3.2 Recognize the role of pharmaceutical excipients and their uses in drug formulations

        3.3 Characterize various pharmaceutical dosage forms

        3.4 Identify formulation principles and product development stages

        3.5 Recognize various pharmaceutical manufacturing processes

        3.6 Demonstrate the ability to perform pharmaceutical calculations

        3.7 Comply with principles of good manufacturing practice (GMP) and good laboratory practice (GLP)

        3.8 Recognize quality assurance principles

        3.9 Recognize quality control principles

        3.10 Identify the principles of stability testing and shelf-life determination

        3.11 Identify analytical method development and validation used in pharmaceutical analysis

        3.12 Demonstrate the ability to perform proper documentation

        3.13 Identify the general principles of environmental control within pharmaceutical manufacturing sites

        4. Pharmaceutical Supply and Marketing

        4.1 Store pharmaceutical products in proper facilities under suitable storage conditions

        4.2 Store pharmaceutical products in secure, organized and systematic manner

        4.3 Apply appropriate stock management system

        4.4 Ensure proper shipping of pharmaceutical products to maintain their quality and stability

        4.5 Identify the principles of business management and effective communication to ensure effective business development

        4.6 Maintain proper business documentation

        and records

        4.7 Identify potential market targets to maintain positive and continuous relationships and to maximize product sales

        4.8 Comply with ethical marketing practice and legislative principles

        4.9 Identify major marketing concepts

        4.10 Identify available competitors in the market, critical market parameters and market trends

        4.11 Analyze market data to draw marketing recommendations and plans

        4.12 Recognize the importance of demand concept and how to use it in the pricing of pharmaceutical products

        4.13 Design and present appropriate educational materials such as marketing leaflets and brochures

        4.14 Demonstrate awareness of pharmaceutical promotion, representation and pharmacoeconomics

        4.15 Demonstrate awareness of health care finance and insurance policies

        5. Interpersonal and Communication

        5.1 Communicate effectively with patients and other healthcare professionals

        5.2 Prepare and deliver presentations effectively

        5.3 Express ideas, instructions and information in a clear and comprehensible manner

        5.4 Considers audience feedback to verify their proper understanding

        5.5 Respond effectively to enquiries presented by patients and other healthcare professionals

        5.6 Exhibit negotiation and influencing skills to resolve conflicts

        5.7 Build positive relationships with patients and other healthcare professionals

        5.8 Acknowledge and respect cultural and religious differences among patients and colleagues

        5.9 Listen to patients and respect their views and choice of treatment options

        6. Legal and Regulatory

        6.1 Identify valid and up-to-date drug laws and regulations

        6.2 Identify the principles of drug registration process

        6.3 Characterise the national health care system and the role of the pharmacist and other healthcare professionals

        6.4 Identify the principles of intellectual property

        6.5 Abide by appropriate drug policies and regulations

        6.6 Ensure patient confidentiality

        6.7 Respect the legal rights of patients

        6.8 Provide patients with equal services and treatment regardless their cultural or religious differences

        7. Professional Development

        7.1 Engage in continuing professional development

        7.2 Identify self-limitations and act upon them

        7.3 Engage in professional training activities

        7.4 Follow new advances in science related to the profession

        7.5 Utilize information technology tools to enhance working experience

Expected competencies for graduates of the PharmD program

1 Dispensing of Medicines

1.1 Recognize pharmacological classes of drugs

1.2 Identify available originator brands of medicines and their alternative generic products

1.3 Characterize different dosage forms of medicines and their proper usage

1.4 Identify different routes of administration of medicines

1.5 Obtain medicines from their legal and reliable sources

1.6 Recognize and follow proper storage conditions of medicines

1.7 Verify that prescriptions are accurate, authentic and compliant with effective regulations

1.8 Document and report fraudulent prescriptions

1.9 Contact prescriber to verify and correct any potential mistakes in prescriptions

1.10 Accurately interpret prescriptions’ instructions including medicine’s type, strength, dosage form and route of administration

1.11 Package medicines properly to ensure their stability, safety and patient accessibility

1.12 Label dispensed medicines with all necessary information and instructions

1.13 Advise patients on proper storage, usage and adherence of dispensed medicines

1.14 Verify patient’s understanding of all instructions related to dispensed medicines

1.15 Recognise and properly compound extemporaneously-prepared medicine formulations

1.16 Identify over-the-counter medicines and advise patients on their selection and usage

1.17 Advise patients about the proper use of medical devices and other non-medicinal pharmaceutical products

1.18 Advise patients to seek further medical assistance whenever needed

1.19 Consider special needs of patients and act according to them

2. Patient Care

2.1 Recognize the basic principles of anatomy and histology of different human body systems

2.2 Recognize main physiologicaland biochemical principles that govern normal body functioning

2.3 Identify pathophysiological basis of majorhuman diseasesand their effect on body fluid composition

2.4 Assess symptoms and diagnostic tests and correlate them with associated diseases

2.5 Provide first aid interventions for necessary cases

2.6 Identify basic nursing skills

2.7 Recognize important medical terms

2.8 Identify indications, side effects and contraindications of medicines

2.9 Identify drug-drug and drug-food interactions of medicines

2.10 Identify basic principles of drug pharmacokinetics and recognize disease conditions and other factors that interfere with safety and efficacy of medicines

2.11 Assess patients medical records

2.12 Interview patients to obtain further information about their medical history, use of medicines, drug allergies and any other factors potentially affecting their therapy

2.13 Respect and protect the confidentiality of patient’s information

2.14 Maintain, review and update medicine records of patients

2.15 Verify that patient therapy is based on best scientific evidence available

2.16 Engage patients in decisions about their therapy

2.17 Advise patients and other health professionals on proper usage of medicines including their strength, frequency, dosage form and route of administration

2.18 Identify any medicament-related problems and take appropriate actions to resolve them

2.19 Recommend necessary modifications to patient therapy to optimize its safety and efficacy

2.20 Able to interpret patient biochemical laboratory results

2.21 Recognize the significanceand identify the principles of infection control

2.22 Identify the main mechanisms of action of drugs

2.23 Recognize the principles of drug safety and efficacy evaluation

3. Pharmaceutical Industry

3.1 Identify physiochemical properties of drug substances

3.2 Recognize the role of pharmaceutical excipients and their uses in drug formulations

3.3 Characterize various pharmaceutical dosage forms

3.4 Demonstrate the ability to perform pharmaceutical calculations

3.5 Comply with principles of good manufacturing practice (GMP) and good laboratory practice (GLP)

3.6 Recognize quality assurance principles

3.7 Recognize quality control principles

3.8 Demonstrate the ability to perform proper documentation

3.9 Identify the general principles of environmental control within pharmaceutical manufacturing sites

3.10 Identify analytical method development and validation used in pharmaceutical analysis

4. Pharmaceutical Supply and Marketing

4.1 Store pharmaceutical products in proper facilities under suitable storage conditions

4.2Store pharmaceutical products in secure, organized and systematic manner

4.3Apply appropriate stock management system

4.4Maintain proper business documentation and records

4.5Design and present appropriate educational materials such as marketing leaflets and brochures

4.6Demonstrate awareness of health care finance and insurance policies

5. Interpersonal and Communication

5.1 Communicate effectively with patients and other healthcare professionals

5.2 Prepare and deliver presentations effectively

5.3 Express ideas, instructions and information in a clear and comprehensible manner

5.4 Considers audience feedback to verify their proper understanding

5.5 Respond effectively to enquiries presented by patients and other healthcare professionals

5.6 Exhibit negotiation and influencing skills to resolve conflicts

5.7 Build positive relationships with patients and other healthcare professionals

5.8 Acknowledge and respect cultural and religious differences among patients and colleagues

5.9 Listen to patients and respect their views and choice of treatment options

6. Legal and Regulatory

6.1 Identify valid and up-to-date drug laws and regulations

6.2 Characterise the national health care system and the role of the pharmacist and other healthcare professionals

6.3 Identify the principles of intellectual property

6.4 Abide by appropriate drug policies and regulations

6.5 Ensure patient confidentiality

6.6 Respect the legal rights of patients

6.7 Provide patients with equal services and treatment regardless their cultural or religious differences

7. Professional Development

7.1 Engage in continuing professional development

7.2 Identify self-limitations and act upon them

7.3 Engage in professional training activities

7.4 Follow new advances in science related to the profession

7.5 Utilize information technology tools to enhance working experience

Core values

• Transparency, Accountability and Academic Freedom: The faculty is committed to follow open and accountable approach in education, scientific research and management issues, as well as in the assessment process of faculties, administrative staff and students. The faculty is also committed to present its ideas and contributions in scientific knowledge to the community, professionals, and interested parties.
 
• Integrity; Equity and Justice: The faculty is committed to achieve justice and human values, freedom of speeches, individual rights, equal opportunities, ethics, fairness, and avoiding double standards in judgments.
 
• Creativity and Excellence: The faculty has devoted itself to encourage creative ideas and innovative solutions in education, learning and research in order to achieve excellence.
 
• Leadership and Teamwork Spirit: The faculty is fully committed to strengthen leadership roles of individuals and institutionalization that contribute to empowering and achieving comprehensive development along with a deep faith in professionalism, responsibility, and participation.

• Responsiveness: The faculty is committed to meet beneficiaries' requirements and needs in order to serve its mission. 

• Discipline: The faculty is committed to disciplined and professional performance and positive interaction.

 


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