Ø Background to the program and subject area:
The curricular philosophy and model of Pharm D directed the curriculum to provide knowledge, skills, abilities, attitudes and values:
1. Participate effectively in the manufacturing of safe and effective pharmaceutical products
2. Safe and effective dispensing of pharmaceutical products
3. Provision of patient-centered care
The undergraduate program curriculum is designed on the basis of credit hours and pre-requisite courses. The duration of the 216 credit hours of the PharmD program conventionally lasts 6 years (12 semesters).
The design and the component of the curricula follows the University design and structure where each curricula should include the following elements; a. Preparatory requirements b. University Requirements c. School Requirements d. Specialty requirements which are further divided into Mandatory and Elective Courses.
PharmD program is earned upon the successful completion of:
(0-15) credit hrs of preparatory courses,
18 credit hrs of mandatory University requirements,
9 credit hrs elective University requirements,
34 credit hrs School requirement,
143 mandatory Specialty requirements
12 credit elective Specialty requirements.
The curriculum is flexible by giving the students the chance of choosing certain elective courses in their fifth year based on their own interests.
The curriculum consists of a balanced foundational sciences including:
Professional experience, including variety of practice experiences acquired throughout the curriculum as a continuum, progressing from the introductory pharmacy practice experiences to the advanced pharmacy practice experiences, which include outreach clinical clerkship at institutional and community sites